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Two more one-minute plays to be produced in New York

Two more of my one-minute plays will be produced in New York.

Synergy Ensemble Theater will be producing two baseball-themed shorts — DEEP INTO OCTOBER and FIREBALLER — on July 18 at Geiger Park in Deer Park on Long Island.

As I understand it, the theater has found a new home and, to show its gratitude to its new host, is staging an evening of short works to show of its performers. It’s always good to be produced, but especially so when this helps give a theatre new life.

DEEP INTO OCTOBER has been produced twice before, both times in New York — there’s video of this production in the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival in 2011 and photos from this benefit for hurricane victims  in 2012.

So far in 2015: Read the rest of this entry »


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Two staged readings coming up in New York

I’m thrilled to announce that I have not one, but two staged readings of my full-length scripts coming up in New York.

Poetic Theater will do 39 HOURS IN THE SOVIET CITY OF ROSES, about Chernobyl, sometime in February, more or less. UPDATE: This will be Friday, February 13 at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street in New York City’s East Village.

Sundog Theatre will do SOFTBALL IS LIFE sometime in March, more or less. UPDATE: This will be Thursday, March 19, at St. George’s Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island.

These will mark the third and fourth staged readings of full-length work I’ve had in New York. In June 2013, Barefoot Theatre did THE BALLAD OF ALEJANDRO LOPEZ and in December, Gi60 Extended Play Series did KLAUS.

Stay tuned for dates and details! Here’s a synopsis of each show:

A dark look at what happened in the city next to the Chernobyl plant after the accident in 1986. It took 39 hours to evacuate the city. Most of the weekend, people went about their business, unaware they were being showered with radioactivity. Cast: At least 10 — 3 females, 3 children or teens of either gender, at least 4 males; number of males can be expanded up to 20 depending on how you feel about doubling.

A sports play for women that isn’t really about sports. A former high school softball star sits in prison, estranged from her 14-year-old daughter, who has inherited the woman’s talent for pitching but doesn’t realize it. While the mom tries to contact her daughter, the girl spends her time trying to avoid a dangerous situation in the home where she’s living. Cast: Eight — Four females (one to play a teenage girl), three males, one non-gender.

SOFTBALL IS LIFE had a previous staged reading in January 2014 at Showtimers in Roanoke, Virginia, and has been subsequently revised.

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More photos from my staged reading in New York

My daughter, Rain, took this panorama shot of me outside the Cherry Lane Theatre. That's Keith and Trina at right.

My daughter, Rain, took this panorama shot of me outside the Cherry Lane Theatre. That’s Keith and Trina at right.

Here are some more photos related to my recent staged reading that the Barefoot Theatre Company in New York did of my full-length script “The Ballad of Alejandro Lopez.”

First, some other links if you want to catch up:
* Photos from rehearsal, production and the after-party
* Photos of the cast and show poster
* The original announcement about Barefoot doing a staged reading of my script

And now, more photos, mostly taken by me: Read the rest of this entry »

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