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The playwright and his prize

The playwright and his prize.

The playwright and his prize.

My one-act “Follow the Money” took first place (in an audience vote) in the New Voice Play Festival at the Old Opera House Theatre in Charles Town, W.Va. in June.

Here’s the certificate to prove it.

MORE ON “FOLLOW THE MONEY”:
* Photos from the show
* Newspaper coverage of the festival

Here’s a close-up of the certificate:
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Newspaper coverage of my one-act “Follow The Money”

The festival was the cover story of the Martinsburg Journal's entertainment section, with a photo from my show as the main image.

The festival was the cover story of the Martinsburg Journal’s entertainment section, with a photo from my show as the main image.

My one-act about a kid who kidnaps the tooth fairy to find out where the money comes from — “Follow the Money: A Modern-Day Fairy Tale” — took first place in the New Voice Play Festival in Charles Town, West Virginia. (More on that here.)

The entire festival got nice press coverage from the local daily newspaper, the Journal in Martinsburg.

When I was in Charles Town for the festival, I saw some copies lying around but they were no longer available on the newsstand, so I ordered some — and here they are.

You’ll see it was a photo from my play that graced the cover of the paper’s weekly entertainment tab (above.)

And below is the two-page spread (a doubletruck, in newspaper language) on the festival: Read the rest of this entry »

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“Follow The Money: A Modern Day Fairy Tale” to be produced in West Virginia in June

A few weeks ago, I departed from my usual rule, which is to never pay to enter a contest.

However, I had a script which I thought was a sure winner for the New Voices Play Festival, an annual new works contest put on by the Old Opera House Theatre in Charles Town, West Virginia.

That script was “The Ring,” a sad little one-act about an elderly woman who breaks into the home of another elderly woman to steal her state championship ring, won many years back in a high school basketball game.

I was also motivated by the fact that a few years ago, I had a staged reading in the same festival of my one-act, “Larry’s New Guardian Angel.” Also, it’s the town where my maternal grandparents once lived, and now are buried.

The rules allowed for two submissions, so I also packed off “Follow the Money: A Modern Day Fairy Tale,” a cute little take on where the tooth fairy’s money comes from. That’s a script I’ve also been proud of, and entered elsewhere, but to no avail.

This week, I was informed that . . . low, “Follow the Money” had been accepted and will be one of four scripts produced June 21-23, with the audience voting on their favorites.

You can find details here.

Here’s my official synopsis:

FOLLOW THE MONEY: A MODERN FAIRY TALE
A precocious youth attempts to find the secret to the tooth fairy — by kidnapping her. Where do all those teeth come from? And the money? Cast: Six — two female, four male. Running time: Fifteen minutes.

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