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Video: ‘Joy To Other Worlds’ in Pennsylvania

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.

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Video: ‘The One-Word Christmas Carol’ in New Mexico

Blank Conversations Theatre Company in Las Cruces, New Mexico produced my one-act THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL as a one-man show.

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‘Let There Be Lights!’ in Maine

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!

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‘Joy To Other Worlds’ in Pennsylvania

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.

The earthly family with a lot of Christmas lights.

The aliens who notice them.

More aliens!

A virtual curtain call!

And the link to the show:
https://fb.watch/2wYX6yFVdt/

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‘Death By Poinsettia’ in Louisiana

PopUp Productions in Louisiana produced my Christmas one-act virtually in December 2020. Here are some screenshots.

Caroline talks to her webcam.


Caroline eats a “poinsettia.”


And there’s “Dwayne” showing up at her party.

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‘Death By Poinsettia’ in Chicago

Possibilities Theatre in Chicago produced my Christmas one-act DEATH BY POINSETTIA. It was directed by Rashaad Bond but, alas, I don’t have the names of the two wonderful performers.

The old mistletoe trick.

The title card.

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Photos: ‘Shakespeare’s Lost Christmas Play’ in Utah

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.

The cast included some musically-talented students so I wrote in some musical interludes.

More wonderful photos below:

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Video: ‘The Christmas Spiders’ in Ontario

Take Two Theatre in Timmons, Ontario held a reading of my one-act THE CHRISTMAS SPIDERS on Dec. 5, 2020:

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List of 2021 productions

  1. Jan. 3: THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL (one-act), Blank Conversations Theatre Company, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  2. Jan. 21-24: THE WEIRD SISTERS GO ROGUE (one-act), LAB Theatre Project, Tampa, Florida.
  3. Feb. 13: THE UNOPENED VALENTINE (ten-minute), Sandy Spring Theatre Group, Sandy Spring, Maryland
  4. Feb. 20: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (one-act), Zoom production by Milford Arts Council, Milford, Connecticut.
  5. Feb. 25-28: THE SANDSTORM (ten-minute), Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas. (Originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed to 2021 due to pandemic)
  6. March 12: MISS MITCHELL’S COMET (full-length), Powerstories Theatre, Tampa, Florida
  7. 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.
  8. TBA: THE GHOST LAMP (very short play), by Modern Classics Theatre, Lindenhurst, New York

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Video: ‘Shakespeare’s Lost Christmas Play’

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.

The cast:

* 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

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