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Photos from “A Small Problem Down The Street” in Kitchener

My short play A SMALL PROBLEM DOWN THE STREET was featured in this year’s Asphalt Jungle Shorts festival, an annual walking-tour festival in Kitchener, Ontario. Here’s how it went down, thanks to photos from director and producer Paddy Gillard-Bentley:

A man approaches a construction site.

A conversation ensues about why the street is blocked.

More conversation.

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Photos of “Little Sugar” in Ontario

Deb Huggins and Brian (not sure last name).

Deb Huggins and Brian (not sure last name).

My short piece LITTLE SUGAR was included in this year’s Asphalt Jungle Shorts festival in Kitchener, Ontario.

Love the expression.

Love the expression.

The audience! It's a walking tour festival so the audience signs up and then goes on an adventure around downtown Kitchener, with theatre popping up in unexpected places.

The audience! It’s a walking tour festival so the audience signs up and then goes on an adventure around downtown Kitchener, with theatre popping up in unexpected places.

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Photos: “Three Trees Talking” in Kitchener, Ontario

Sam Liam Bentley, John Dibben and Arlene Thomas

Sam Liam Bentley, John Dibben and Arlene Thomas

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My short script THREE TREES TALKING was produced in the Asphalt Jungle Shorts walking-tour festival in Kitchener, Ontario in September 2015.

It was one of two scripts I had in the festival; THE WEAKEST FINGER was the other.

THREE TREES TALKING
Three trees contemplate the question: If they were human, what kind of human would be they? Cast: Three, non-gender. Running time: One minute.

You can find more about the festival, my previous productions there, and the group’s awesome publicity photos here.

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Photos: “The Weakest Finger” in Kitchener, Ontario

John Dibben and Deb Huggins

John Dibben and Deb Huggins

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My short script THE WEAKEST FINGER was produced in this year’s Asphalt Jungle Shorts walking-tour festival in Kitchener, Ontario in September 2015.

THE WEAKEST FINGER
An adulterous couple meet, and the man points out to the woman that the weakest finger is the ring finger – all seductively, of course. Cast: Two — 1 male, 1 female. Running time: Five minutes.

You can find more about the festival, my previous productions there, and the group’s awesome publicity photos here.

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Two of my short scripts to be produced in Ontario in September

The cast for this year's festival.

The cast for this year’s festival.

I’m once again thrilled to learn that my work will be included in ASPHALT JUNGLE SHORTS, an annual walking-tour theatre festival in Kitchener, Ontario. I’ve been in it before, and while I’ve never gotten there to see it, the photos and descriptions sound like a blast. Patrons sign up for a walking tour and along the route, live theatre breaks out in various locations.

This year, I’ve got two pieces in the festival:

THREE TREES TALKING
Three trees contemplate the question: If they were human, what kind of human would be they? Cast: Three, non-gender. Running time: One minute.
This was previously produced in England as part of the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in 2013; more on that here.

THE WEAKEST FINGER
An adulterous couple meet in a restaurant, and the man points out to the woman that the weakest finger is the ring finger – all seductively, of course. Cast: Two — 1 male, 1 female. Running time: Five minutes.

The show dates are Sept. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26th.

Here’s some of my previous work in Kitchener that will give you a feel for the event:
* Video of A NICE, RELAXING CUP OF TEA in 2009.
* Photos from REQUIEM FOR A BUZZARD in 2013.
* Photos from CAN I? IN 2014

This means this year I will have had my work produced in at least four countries — the U.S., Great Britain, Australia and now, Canada.

The poster for the 2015 festival.

The poster for the 2015 festival.

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Photos from “Can I?” in Ontario festival

My short script CAN I? was produced recently in the Asphalt Jungle Shorts Festival in Kitchener, Ontario. This is a site-specific walking-tour festival, where patrons buy a ticket and then are escorted as a group around downtown Kitchener and, at various spots, live theatre breaks out.

CAN I? is set in a restaurant between a surly waitress and a sheepish customer. He asks “can I have . . .” a certain menu item, and the waitress lectures him on his grammar.

Arlene Thomas and John Fielding in CAN I?

Arlene Thomas and John Fielding in CAN I?

Here's the kick-butt poster for the show.

Here’s the kick-butt poster for the show.

Here's another kick-butt poster for the show.

Here’s another kick-butt poster for the show.

Here's the crowd at one point in the proceedings.

Here’s the crowd at one point in the proceedings.

Arlene Thomas starts to let John Fielding have it.

Arlene Thomas starts to let John Fielding have it.

Poor John Fielding. All his character wanted was something to eat. Instead he got a lecture on grammar.

Poor John Fielding. All his character wanted was something to eat. Instead he got a lecture on grammar.

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Short script “Can I?” to be produced in Ontario in September

Just got word that my short script “Can I?” will be produced in September as part of Asphalt Jungle Shorts XI, an annual walking-tour theatre festival in Kitchener, Ontario.

Performances dates are Sept. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27th.

This is a site-specific festival, where patrons sign up for a walking tour and encounter theatres at various stops. “Can I?” is set in a restaurant.

CAN I?
A lesson in both grammar and assertiveness. A restaurant customer asks: “can I have the daily special?” A bossy waiter or waitress says “no.” Cast: Two, non-gender. Running time: Five minutes.

I’ve had pieces in this festival before. Here are some photos and video from previous ones:

* Photos from “Requiem for a Buzzard” in June 2013 and again in September 2013.

* Here’s video of “A Nice, Relaxing Cup of Tea” in 2009.

It joins this list of upcoming productions:

* August 1-3: THE OTHER SIDE OF OZ, full-length script, Backyard Theatre, Billings, Montana.
* August 16: THE FACE ON MARS, ten-minute play, Suffield Players, Suffield, Connecticut
* September 6: THE SKY IS FALLING, ten-minute play, Piano Fight Productions, Lagunitas (Marin County), California.
* September 18, 19,20, 25, 26, 27: CAN I?, five-minute script in Asphalt Jungle Shorts XI, Kitchener, Ontario.
* September 22-24: SOMETIMES ELEPHANTS DIE STANDING UP, ten-minute play, Ghost Dog Productions, The Horse and Stables, London, UK.
* November 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, and 23: A MARTIAN WESTERN and DEMOTING PLUTO, one-acts, Short Science Play Showcase at the Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

And here’s a partial list of productions this year:

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