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The Playhouse in McConnellstown, Pennsylvania produced my Christmas one-act JOY TO OTHER WORLDS in December 2020. Earlier I posted some photos. Here’s the video.
Blank Conversations Theatre Company in Las Cruces, New Mexico produced my one-act THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL as a one-man show.
The Belfast Maskers in Belfast, Maine have produced my one-act LET THERE BE LIGHTS! as a virtual production. To adhere to virus regulations, they filmed it using two actual familes. Here it is!
The Playhouse in McConnellstown, Pennylsvania produced my one-act JOY TO OTHER WORLDS as a virtual show on December 20, 2020. Here are some photos and a link.
And the link to the show:
PopUp Productions in Louisiana produced my Christmas one-act virtually in December 2020. Here are some screenshots.
Here are some photos from the dress rehearsal for SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY at Eskdale High School in Millard County, Utah. First, the back story: Director Lois Faber had produced two scripts of mine a few years ago. In September, she contacted me out of the blue to say she was looking for a Christmas play for her class to perform. She’d come up short. It need to fit a specific number of students, with a specific gender mix, a specific length, and needed to be performed socially distanced. Oh, and it would be nice if it would address the pandemic. So I wrote a script to fit those specifications — except I changed the setting from the COVID-19 pandemic to the plague in Shakespeare’s day.
More wonderful photos below:
Take Two Theatre in Timmons, Ontario held a reading of my one-act THE CHRISTMAS SPIDERS on Dec. 5, 2020:
- Jan. 3: THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL (one-act), Blank Conversations Theatre Company, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
- Jan. 21-24: THE WEIRD SISTERS GO ROGUE (one-act), LAB Theatre Project, Tampa, Florida.
- Feb. 13: THE UNOPENED VALENTINE (ten-minute), Sandy Spring Theatre Group, Sandy Spring, Maryland
- Feb. 20: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (one-act), Zoom production by Milford Arts Council, Milford, Connecticut.
- Feb. 25-28: THE SANDSTORM (ten-minute), Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas. (Originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed to 2021 due to pandemic)
- March 12: MISS MITCHELL’S COMET (full-length), Powerstories Theatre, Tampa, Florida
- March 12-13: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE INTERNET, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH (all 10-minute plays), PopUp Productions, Louisiana.
- TBA: THE GHOST LAMP (very short play), by Modern Classics Theatre, Lindenhurst, New York
On December 12, 2020, I held a video reading of my new Christmas play SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY. Here ’tis!
The back story: A teacher in Utah, who has previously produced some of my work, contacted me in September and asked if I would write a Christmas play for her class. It needed to fit her cast size, gender mix and time limits. Plus, it had to be done in a socially distanced fashion, plus she wanted it about trying to produce a show during the pandemic. I changed that to the plague in Shakespeare’s day.
* Erasmus a peasant who has perpetually bad luck on stage: Mason Micesvki, Hamilton, Ontario
* Ann, a peasant who doesn’t much like Erasmus and wants to be a snowflake in the pageant: Ella Kennedy, Hamilton, Ontario
* Thomasina, another peasant who wants to be a snowflake in the pageant: Kaiya Hoagland, Bonsack, Virginia.
* Bartholomew, a peasant who isn’t very bright: Scott Cooper, Waterloo, Ontario
* Susan, a peasant who is always hungry: Emily Bolyea-Kyere, Hamilton, Ontario
* Emma, a peasant who is depressed, until she’s not: Giselle Magie, Hamilton, Ontario
* Toby, a peasant who is naïve: William Thomas, Hamilton, Ontario
* Olivia, a peasant given to conspiracy theories: Irene Kenney, Memphis, Tennessee
* Roger, a peasant just returned from London, practical: Stephen Baltz, Christiansburg, Virginia.
* Joan the stage manager, the practical type : Arlene Thomas, Kitchener, Ontario
* Hortense the director: Cheryl Carter, Lynchburg, Virginia.
* The royal herald, who delivers a message Heather Sexton, Salem, Virginia
* The Plague Doctor, who appears in the costume of a medieval plague Doctor , Aisha Mitchell, Radford, Virginia
* Stage directions: B.A. Ciccolella, Norfolk, Virginia