Posts Tagged baseball plays

Photos from shorts on Long Island

The Ghost Lamp

Four of my short scripts were produced in April by the Babylon Arts Council, Lindenhurst, New York: DEEP INTO OCTOBER, FIREBALLER, THE GHOST LAMP and THE UNIFORM. Three of those deal with baseball so I’m not sure from the photos which ones are which but this is definitely THE GHOST LAMP.

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Video: Somewhere Tonight, The Last Washington Senators’ Game Plays On

Keith Thompson directed this script of mine at the Short Attention Span Festival in Chestertown, Maryland, June-July 2017.

SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS LAST GAME PLAYS ON
The last game the Washington Senators played – in 1971 – ended in a forfeit, when fans ran out onto the field and one of them stole first base. Now, on the night before a new Washington baseball team takes the field in 2005, the man who stole that base is trying to return it, and gets arrested. He tries to explain to the cop why the base is haunted. Cast: Two males.

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The cast of “The Picture Window” in West Virginia

George Piasecki (Bert), Sally (Stephanie Bachman) and Kimberly King (nurse).

George Piasecki (Bert), Sally (Stephanie Bachman) and Kimberly King (nurse).

My ten-minute play THE PICTURE WINDOW was produced Feb. 2-4 at Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia. It was the second full production of this bittersweet script.

THE PICTURE WINDOW

An old woman’s front window is shattered by a baseball. For her, it’s time to go get the instructions her late husband left her. There’s something special waiting for the kid who could hit a baseball that far. A poignant story about old age and regrets – and baseball. Cast: Three – one male two females.
* Produced at North Park Playwright’s Festival, San Diego, California, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016.
* Staged reading at Readers Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, California, January 25, 2017.
* Produced at Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, West Virginia, Feb. 2-4, 2017.
* Scheduled for staged reading at Storefront Theatre, Waxhaw, North Carolina, March 4-5, 2017.

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Q&A for my show at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre

My ten-minute play THE PICTURE WINDOW is included in this year’s new works festival at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia Feb. 2-4.

Here’s a Q&A with me and some of the other playwrights.

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Photos from “The Recruiter” in Houston

The recruiter talks with the football coach, oblivious to the softball phenom.

The recruiter talks with the football coach, oblivious to the softball phenom.

My five-minute piece THE RECRUITER is being produced in Houston Nov. 9-19 as part of the 2016 Five Minute Mile Play Festival by Cone Man Running Productions at the Obsidian Theatre. Here are some photos.

THE RECRUITER
A scene about gender discrimination in college sports. A college recruiter shows up at a rural school asking about a particular football player; oblivious to the softball player banging home runs in batting practice. Cast: Two adult males, one teenage girl.

This is also one of the short scenes in PLAY BALL!, a full-length collection of short baseball scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

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“The Recruiter” to be produced in Houston

Just got word that my five-minute play THE RECRUITER will be produced in Houston in the 2016 Five Minute Mile Play Festival at the Obsidian Theatre. The show dates are November 9-19.

THE RECRUITER
A scene about gender discrimination in college sports. A college recruiter shows up at a rural school asking about a particular football player; oblivious to the softball player banging home runs in batting practice. Cast: Two adult males, one teenage girl.

This is also one of the short scenes in PLAY BALL!, a full-length collection of short baseball scenes.

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“The Picture Window” to be produced in San Diego

My ten-minute play THE PICTURE WINDOW will be produced in San Diego at the annual North Park Playwright Festival. Show dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 1, October 2.

This will be the second time I’ve had my work featured in that festival.

THE PICTURE WINDOW
An old woman’s front window is shattered by a baseball. For her, it’s time to go get the instructions her late husband left her. There’s something special waiting for the kid who could hit a baseball that far. A poignant story about old age and regrets – and baseball. Cast: Three – one male, two females.

More below!

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“Washington Senators” to have staged reading in Virginia

My ten-minute play SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS’ LAST GAME PLAYS ON will have a staged reading July 21 by the Chincoteague Theatre Company in Chincoteague, Virginia. This is one of many baseball plays I have.

SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS LAST GAME PLAYS ON
The last game the Washington Senators played – in 1971 – ended in a forfeit, when fans ran out onto the field and one of them stole first base. Now, on the night before a new Washington baseball team takes the field in 2005, the man who stole that base is trying to return it, and gets arrested. He tries to explain to the cop why the base is haunted. Cast: Two males, envisioned as one white, one black. Running time: Ten minutes.
* Produced as radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, KSPU, Seattle Pacific University, February 7, 2013.
* Produced as radio play by Viking Radio Theatre, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, February 2014; rebroadcast in fall 2014
* Staged reading by Chincotague Theatre Company, Chincoteague, Virginia, July 21, 2016.

So far in 2016:

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Photos (and video!) from Synergy Ensemble Theater on Long Island

Synergy Ensemble Theater on Long Island performed two of my one-minute scripts on July 18 as part of an event to show off the group’s talent to the community. Synergy performed two of my baseball pieces — DEEP INTO OCTOBER and FIREBALLER.

A man working in his backyard envisions himself playing . . . DEEP INTO OCTOBER.

A man working in his backyard envisions himself playing . . . DEEP INTO OCTOBER.

FIREBALLER deals with the curious relationship between God, dinosaurs . . . and a fast ball.

FIREBALLER deals with the curious relationship between God, dinosaurs . . . and a fast ball.

You can find more about Synergy, as well as links to previous productions of DEEP INTO OCTOBER, here.

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Two short pieces to be produced in New York Dec. 18

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I will soon have something in common with Mick Jagger.

And Kanye West.

And Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and a lot of other famous people.

We’re all involved in benefit gigs in New York to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims in the Rockaways neighborhood of New York.

Mick, Kanye and many others are all performing a benefit concert for at Madison Square Garden — the 12-12-12 concert.

Meanwhile, I have two short pieces being produced as part of “Rockaway,” a day of theatre produced by the Barefoot Theatre Company at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan on Dec. 18.

Both of my pieces deal with baseball: “The Uniform” and “Deep Into October” were both previously produced at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in New York  (the links take you to video).  “The Uniform” was produced in June 2012; “Deep Into October” in June 2011.

I am indebted to Rose Bonczek of Brooklyn College, who helped make this happen, and to Francisco Solorzano, artistic director of Barefoot.

Here’s the full list of playwrights taking part (a list which is growing, by the way): Read the rest of this entry »

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