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Photos from “The Beautiful Ogre and Other Fairy Tales” in Maryland

Here are some photos from a rehearsal of my 10-minute play THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES, being produced over three weekends in June and July at the Garfield Center in Chestertown, Maryland.

A damsel, state of distress uncertain, with an ogre.

A damsel, state of distress uncertain, with an ogre.

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“The Beautiful Ogre and Other Fairy Tales” gets a second production in Maryland

My 10-minute script THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES will be produced twice this summer — at two different theatres in Maryland.

Earlier, it had been accepted by Open Space Arts in Reisterstown, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore suburbs, for a production August.

Now I get word its been accepted into the Short Attention Span Theatre 2016 event at The Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown, Maryland. Those shows will be June 24-26, July 1-3, and July 8-10 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm).

These will be the seventh and eighth productions of that script.

A father reads his daughter a fairy tale as a bedtime story — which the characters begin to act out. The girl doesn’t like how the story is going — no strong female role models, for instance — so she changes it all around. This is the result. Cast: Five — three males, two females. Running time: Eight minutes.
* Produced by the Paw Paw Village Players, Paw Paw, Michigan, Feb. 15-16, 22-23, 2008.
* Produced by Youth Education on Stage Summer Shorts, Williston, North Dakota, June 24-26, 2008.
* Produced by Subversive Theatre, Buffalo, N.Y., various nights between May 2-17, 2009.
* Produced by Play’n’Well Players, Plainview, Michigan, last weekend of May 2009.
* Produced by Jeonju Players, Jeonju, South Korea, December 2014
* Produced as script-in-hand reading as radio play before a live audience, Hoosier Hometown Live, Mitchell, Indiana, Feb. 5, 2016.

* Scheduled to be produced by Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown, Maryland, June-July 2016.
* Scheduled to be produced by Open Space Arts, Reistertown, Maryland, August 2016.

Interestingly, three of my pieces were recommended by the play selection committee — which apparently submits a lit of accepted scripts for directors to choose from. Alas, THE PICTURE WINDOW and SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS LAST GAME PLAYS ON didn’t get picked, but at least they made the first cut.

So far in 2016:

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Scripts to be produced in Maryland and Oregon

Two theatres have notified me recently that they’ll be producing my work in upcoming months.

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre in Chestertown, Maryland will be producing my 10-minute script “The Mermaid’s Tattoo” in June. That was a theatre I had submitted to. The show dates are June 22-24 and June 29-July 1.

Meanwhile, the Post5 Theatre company in Portland, Oregon contacted me out of the blue, having found me via this very site! The e-mail from Post5 sent a brrrring through my phone just moments after my son, Keith, hit his first career home run in a high school game last week.

Post5 wanted to know if they could produce two of my 5-minute scripts as part of their intruigingly-titled program “Death/Sex: Portland,” which opens May 23 and runs through June 25. Specifically, they will said “Yvonne’s Worst Nightmare” and “Another Reason Why Yvonne Doesn’t Get Asked Out Very Much” would “fit perfectly” into their line-up of short pieces about either death or sex. Conveniently, those pieces deal with both.

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