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The radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short piece “Cat and Dog” as a radio play on April 2, 2013.
The audio is just now becoming available.
Here’s video of the same script being done in a competition in Arkansas.
he radio station at Seattle Pacific University produced my short script “The Secret Lives of Goldfish: The Breakout” as a radio play on Falcon Radio Theatre in January 2013.
The audio is just now becoming available.
It’s part of a series of short goldfish scripts. Here’s one that was also turned into a short film.
I have a series of short pieces that I call my “God and the Devil” series. In each one, the Almighty and the Evil One interact in some humorous (I hope) way with the Supreme Being always giving Ol’ Scratch his comeuppance at the end.
In April, Mike Allen (who makes a very good devil) and T.J. Anderson performed “God and the Devil Settle a Contract Dispute” at a reading at the Liminal alternative artspace in Roanoke. The theme that evening was on humanity and divinity.
I also have:
* Video of “God and the Devil Debate the Issues” (with Mike Allen again appearing as Satan)
* Video of “God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch”
Two of my short pieces were produced in June in the annual “Asphalt Jungle Shorts Festival” in Kitchener, Ontario. This is a walking-tour theatre, where patrons buy a ticket and are led around downtown, where they encounter theatre popping up at various places. (More details on the festival here and descriptions of each piece here.)
My two pieces were “Pandora and Shrodinger: What’s in the Box?” and “Requiem for a Buzzard.”
Here are some photos of the event, courtesy of artistic director Paddy Gillard-Bentley: Read the rest of this entry »
I learned this week that two of my short scripts (five minutes or less) will be produced in June as part of the Asphalt Jungle Shorts festival in Kitchener, Ontario.
This is a unique festival, staged by Flush Ink Productions, in which all the productions are site-specific. I gather that patrons buy a ticket and then are escorted on a walking tour of downtown Kitchener, where they encounter pieces happening . . . on sidewalks . . . on park benches . . . in coffee shops . . .or in bars.
My two pieces in this festival (which happens June 6-15) are “Pandora and Schrodinger: What’s in The Box?” and “Requiem for a Buzzard.” I’m guessing the first one is a park bench piece and the other might be a sidewalk piece. (Descriptions are below.)
I love the idea for this festival; I only wish I could be there to see in action! I previously had a piece (“A Nice, Relaxing Cup of Tea”) in the 2009 installment.
Meanwhile, Falcon Radio Theatre at KSPU in Seattle continues to produce some of my work as radio plays.
On April 16, the station (affiliated with Seattle Pacific University) produced “Damsel Not in Distress” and “The Viking Funeral of Harold Olalfson.”
On April 23, it was “The Last Day of School.”
Here’s a description of each show, with a notation about previous productions (if any): Read the rest of this entry »
I have many, many, many five-minute scripts available, almost all of them royalty-free.
In fact, I have so many I’m not even going to attempt to list them here, or I’d spend too much time updating the site.
I take part each week in No Shame Theatre, an open mic-style venue for original performance in Roanoke, Virginia. One of the three rules there is everything must be five minutes are less. (The others are, must be original, and can’t break anything, including the law.)
As a No Shame regular since 2003, I’ve now gotten into the habit of writing a piece each week, sometimes two.
I liken it to an athlete practicing or warming up. It’s my batting practice, if you will. Some of these short pieces have since grown into longer ones — one-acts or even full-length scripts (such as “57 Hours in the House of Culture.”) Most are just happy to stay five minutes long. Some are shorter still. There’s a whole sub-category of one-minute plays (or one-page plays, as some prefer to style them.)
Many are suitable for high schools (no bad words or inappropriate themes). Others are more, um, adult in nature, shall we say. I’ve had some of each produced around the country, and around the world. Some at schools. Some at theatre camps. Some at festivals that like very short pieces.
If you’re looking for royalty-free five-minute scripts, let me know your requirements at email@example.com and I can send you some that might work.