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“Requiem for a Buzzard” is reprised in Ontario

Photo by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

Photo by Paddy Gillard-Bentley

My short piece “Requiem for a Buzzard” was produced this summer in Kitchener, Ontario as part of the Asphalt Jungle series. It’s an annual festival of outdoor theatre, in which the audience is taken on a walk around downtown and encounters short pieces of theatre at various venues.

The group is now holding a 10th anniversary festival — a “best of” its first decade, and I was honored to have “Requiem for a Buzzard” included. Artistic Director Paddy Gillard-Bentley shares this photo of the audience as it assembles at the staging point for my piece.

MORE ON THE BUZZARD PIECE:
* Photos from the June production
* Poster for the June production


REQUIEM FOR A BUZZARD

What do buzzards do when one of their own becomes roadkill? They say a few words of remembrance, then they eat him. Cast: Three, non-gender, but perhaps best as two male, one female.

This is one of many short pieces I have which are available royalty-free.

UPDATED: Here are some more photos from Paddy of the actual performance:

 

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Photos from “Requiem for a Buzzard” in Ontario festival

The buzzards in "Requiem for a Buzzard."

The buzzards in “Requiem for a Buzzard.”

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 »

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Two scripts to be produced in Canadian festival (and other news)

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I have more productions to report.

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.

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

Falcon Radio Theatre airs Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on kspu.org

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 »

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