So, here’s how rehearsal for this year’s 24-hour play project at Mill Mountain Theatre played out.
For the 7th time, I was a writer in OVERNIGHT SENSATIONS, the annual 24-hour play project sponsored by Mill Mountain Theatre and the Hollins University Playwrights’ Lab. I’ve been invited a few other times but had schedule conflicts.
Here are some photos to show how the process unfolds.
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An unexpected surprise arrived in the mail recently: My one-act play JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE won top honors at an April festival of staged readings in Middleburg, Virginia sponsored by Shakespeare In The Burg.
Here’s video of the actual reading.
In May, Horatio Theatre in London, UK produced my short play THE FACE ON MARS as part of a three-day festival of short science fiction plays. Here’s a note from the producer:
“Courtney Larkin tackled the bottomless depths of Dwayne Yancey’s imaginative and sharp script, and made it into a clean, dry, and twisted piece of wonderful stagecraft. It was uncomfortably funny, and it perfectly mirrored many of the things we hate about the world around us. The twist, unexpected as it was, was sold to perfection by Lindsey Huebner and Martin Lomas. After watching them, I really want to know more about that martian civilisation, that society that disappeared millions of years before we even existed.”
The script was previously produced in Connecticut. No photos from London but do have some from Connecticut.
Radcliffe Creek School in Chestertown, Maryland produced nine of my short plays in May — two ten-minute scripts and seven that run about five minutes. Of note: One of those 10-minute plays is “A Vampire Soap Opera,” which I wrote in 2010 as part of the annual 24-hour play festival Overnight Sensations in Roanoke, Virginia produced by Hollins University and Mill Mountain Theatre. I’ve participated in maybe a half dozen of those festivals; each time I try to write a script that I think will have a life beyond that particular festival. This, though, is the first time I’ve actually had one of those scripts go on to a second life.
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Peeskill High School in Peeskill, New York produced my 10-minute play SOMETIMES ELEPHANTS DIE STANDING UP on June 4, 2018. Terry Sandler shares these photos.
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I had two pieces in the 2018 edition of the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in Leeds, Great Britain: THREE POSSUMS AT THE BAR and MERMING. The former comes up at the 42:41 mark, the latter at 57:35.