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“Death By Poinsettia” wins awards at Maryland festival

My play DEATH BY POINSETTIA won two awards at the annual Silver Spring Stage one-act festival in Silver Spring, Maryland.

It was one of two scripts honored for “outstanding ensemble.” I’m not sure if that means they tied for first or if there were an unlimited number of awards available. In any case, two productions got that award — one was mine, the other was A WOMB WITH A VIEW by Rich Orloff.

The show also was third runner-up for “outstanding production.”

There were 14 shows in the festival.


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Photos from “Death by Poinsettia” in Maryland

Silver Spring Stage in Silver Spring, Maryland (Washington suburbs) produced my one-act DEATH BY POINSETTIA August 18-20. Here are some photos.

A lonely woman tries to commit suicide at Christmas by eating a poinsettia, and broadcasting it via webcam.

She invited all her co-workers to a party, knowing they wouldn’t show up. But the nerdiest one did. He also knows something she doesn’t: Poinsettias aren’t really poisonous.

He also brought mistletoe. Love happens, reluctantly.

Theatre is that-a-way.

This was the third production of the script.

A lonely woman tries to kill herself at Christmas by eating a poinsettia, convinced the plant is poisonous. It’s not, though. A male co-worker shows up and a touching scene ensues. Cast: Two – one male, one female.
* Produced at Studio C, Hollywood, California, December 2015.
* Produced by Artists Exchange, Cranston, Rhode Island, August 2016.
* Produced by Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, Maryland, August 2017.

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Photos from “Black Market Bombs” in India

G.D. Birla Memorial School in Ranikhet, Amora, Uttarkhand, India produced three of my short plays June 29-30: THE FERRYMAN’S APPRENTICE, COPIER DEMON and BLACK MARKET BOMBS. Here are photos from BLACK MARKET BOMBS, which traces the path of a small nuclear weapon from Russia into the hands of a terrorist.

The businessman.

The middlemen.

Awesome fake tattoes!

More photos here.


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Video: “Grown Attached” in London

KDC Theatre in London produced my short play GROWN ATTACHED in June as part of an evening of short, scary shows. Here’s the whole production. My piece starts at 22:50 and runs until 26:37.


A young boy got his head stuck between the railings of an old house.Now he’s a teenager, and he’s still stuck there — and his parents are moving out. Sad and funny at the same time. Cast: Two — one adult female, one juvenile male.

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Photos from “The Sandstorm” in Texas

My 10-minute play THE SANDSTORM was produced May 12, 2017 at Rockwall Heath High School in Heath, Texas.

The inspector interrogates a government official about discrepancies in his account.

They’re Martians. He’s siphoning off money to pay for a vault to store Martian artifacts after the planet’s oceans dry up and no life remains. They drink a toast of Martian water.

A dark vision from the last days of Mars. A local official in charge of building canals instead diverts some of the money to build an underground library to store his civilization’s artifacts because he knows Mars is doomed. Cast: Two non-gender.
* Produced by Otherworld Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, July 2015.
* Produced by Rockwall Heath High School, Heath, Texas, May 2017.

Here’s video from the Chicago production.

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Photos from Gone in 60 Seconds Festival 2017 in Leeds, UK

I had three pieces in the 2017 edition of the Gone In 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in Leeds, Great Britain on May 13. Here are photos.

Cast photo.

“Two Squirrels On A Powerline.” Ignore the “Fincaster” on the screen. I’m from Fincastle. Even in English some things get lost in translation!

“The Science Fair Project.”

“Nobody Ever Asks Me.” Great product placement for the book about one-minute plays, which I am honored to be included in.

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Production photos from “Curiosity Killed The Cat” in Texas

The detective interviews Curiosity.

Here are some awesome productions from “Curiosity Killed The Cat,” which was produced May 5-6 by Red River Revue in Clarksville, Texas. Photos by Robyn Hutchinson Blount. The full gallery is here.


* Promotional video.
* Promotional posters and back-stage photos
* More posters and set-up photos.

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