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Infinite Arts in Birgmingham, England, UK produced my play SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY in December, and also sent along some fan mail!
Jack Seamus Conley of the Rainy Day Arts Collective in Seattle, Washington posts on the New Play Exchange this very nice review of MISS MITCHELL’S COMET, my two-person (but mostly one-woman) play about Maria Mitchell, America’s first female astronomer.
“Fascinating and well-rendered story about an important but not-well-enough-known figure in scientific history. The use of the supporting actor to play the whole cast of characters in Maria’s life is an excellent move and really brings the focus on what matters: centering Maria Mitchell in a world that doesn’t give her achievements enough credit. Fabulous piece, and I always love seeing amazing historical women centered. ”
You can find a video production of this script here.
Jack Seamus Conley of the Rainy Day Arts Collective in Seattle, Washington posts this lovely review on the New Play Exchange of my one-act THE WEIRD SISTERS GO ROGUE:
Love this piece! Incredibly creative female-centric take on Macbeth that is sure to delight Shakespeare lovers, witch enthusiasts, and appreciators of parody/comedy alike. I’m always enthralled by pieces that give additional voices to the more “minor” characters in well known tales, and “The Weird Sisters Go Rogue” does not disappoint. ”Love this piece! Incredibly creative female-centric take on Macbeth that is sure to delight Shakespeare lovers, witch enthusiasts, and appreciators of parody/comedy alike. I’m always enthralled by pieces that give additional voices to the more “minor” characters in well known tales, and “The Weird Sisters Go Rogue” does not disappoint. ”
Blank Conversations Theatre in New Mexico left this review of my play THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL on the New Play Exchange:
“ This is a really fun piece. Perfectly chaotic and versatile. We produced a Youtube production and, due to COVID, decided to do it with one actor and a greenscreen! The piece lends itself to whatever way you want to produce it which is perfect for a ten minute holiday play. ”
Here’s that video.
The Baltimore playwright Susan Middaugh left this review of my one-act DEATH BY POINSETTIA on the New Play Exchange.
“ What starts out as a downer evolves into an uplifting and romantic Christmas play about two lonely people who find each other at just the right time. Funny line: “They (poinsettias) might make your cat sick.” Dwayne to the rescue! ”
There’s been a real run of reviews on the New Play Exchange. A reviewer named Jared Kobre Alessandro — no more information available — left this review of my 10-minute play THE FERRYMAN AND THE THIEF:
“ A wonderful slice of greeco-roman mythology given to the modern audience. It manages to avoid the “Percy Jackson,” route, by not modernizing it and keeping true to the mythology while still being entertaining. A must read. ”
A reviewer named Isabella Castillo — don’t know more — left this review of my 10-minute play THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES on the New Play Exchange:
“This wonderful piece challenges the typical fairy tale stories that many of us have been fed in a fun, comedic way. The piece is a beautiful balance of being light-hearted and joyful, while also really compelling the audience to think about and challenge norms. ”
A reviewer named Angie Loveday — don’t know any more — left this review of my 10-minute play THE FERRYMAN AND THE THIEF on the New Play Exchange:
“ Well-thought story involving the basis of Greek afterlife. It leaves a nice message about the fear of the known and unknown, helping accept death. Albeit a dark ending as the child must pay his dues, but very appropriate within the story. ”
John Kelly, emeritus professor of theatre at Elmira College in Elmira, New York, has posted this review of my 10-minute play THE CONTACT LENS on the New Play Exchange:
“ A wonderfully farcical short about a woman, her lost contact lens, and oh, so much more. To say more would be… unfair. Let’s just say things get… very interesting! Give this fine bit of fun and foolery a good look! Bravo!”
The New Zealand playwright Rex McGregor has left this lovely review on the New Play Exchange for my Christmas full-length A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS:
“A delightful script with likable characters, witty dialogue and a twist I didn’t see coming.”
A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
Two orphan girls in Victorian London desperately want a proper Christmas dinner. At first, they conspire to sneak into a private club and pass themselves off as men. Their plans are frustrated by a retired military man, and two fellow orphans. That’s when they devise another plan that involves the mean old rich woman at the end of the street. Cast: Six – three male, three female.
Here’s a video of a virtual reading of the script in September 2020.