Infinite Arts in Birgmingham, England, UK produced my play SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY in December, and also sent along some fan mail!
The Valley Playhouse in Harrisonburg did a staged reading of my one-act THE GIRL WHO MADE EMUS BELIEVE THEY COULD FLY AT CHRISTMAS on December 5, 2021, as part of the city’s Winterfest festival.
My Christmas play SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY is getting lots of productions this holiday season. Here’s the poster for one production in Otley, Great Britain.
Early in the pandemic I wrote a 10-minute play called MACBETH, THE SANITIZED VERSION. In November 2021, it had a virtual production from the University of Toronto Scarborough. I especially liked the use of kitchen tools as as sword.
Emerson Arts in Hamilton, Ontario produced three short pieces of mine as part of their spooky October festival. Here’s a photo from one of them — ‘Delicacies.’ Don’t ask what she’s eating. That’s the punch line.
Here’s the promotional image for THE PICTURE WINDOW, a 10-minute play of mine that will be produced in November by The Orange Players in Orange, Connecticut.
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. ”
Chill Bucket Productions, based both in Seattle and Westchester County, New York, produced by 10-minute play SOMETIMES ELEPHANTS DIE STANDING UP, in July.
For the ninth time in 14 years, I was invited to be a writer in Overnight Sensations, the 24-hour play festival put on each year by Hollins University and Mill Mountain Theatre. This year it was virtual, which was not as much fun, but I still got a good script out of it. It was produced July 10.
THE SECRET AGENT
An incompetent Russian spy is given a make-or-break assignment: Instead, he hacks into a crystal ball of a fortune teller, who is being visited by a baseball scout. Comedy ensues. Cast: Four — three male, one female.