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Review for ‘The Debate At Bosworth Field’

My 10-play play THE DEBATE AT BOSWORTH FIELD just got a very nice review on the New Play Exchange:

“A delightful historical romp! Like Monty Python meets the History Channel – What fun characters, and cracking dialogue. Yancey’s imaginative set-up finds us out on Bosworth Field – the declarative WIN for Lancaster over York, duh – in this all-too-relevant satire. Thank you to this bold author for stuffing a short play with tons of characters! It’s hilarious, with all the farcical strings pulling in criss-crossing dimensions. You can say a ten-minute play can only have 2-3 characters, but then you wouldn’t have this epically hilarious gem! No wonder it was recently selected for a competitive festival. It’s a hoot.”

— Rachael Carnes

The festival she references is the Fight Like a Girl festival in Manchester, Great Britain in August (it’s a fund-raiser for cancer research). Here’s a synopsis:

THE DEBATE AT BOSWORTH FIELD
Imagine if Richard III and Henry Tudor had met in a campaign-style debate instead. This time, Richard wins. Cast: 8 – 5 male, 2 female, 1 non-gender.

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Review for ‘That Play About the Gurgling Mud Pit’

My 10-minute play THAT PLAY ABOUT THE GURGLING MUD PIT has gotten this nice review on the New Play Exchange:

“We’re not sucking the audience into a gurgling mud pit.” Yancey wholeheartedly embraces his meta concept and, in doing so, shines the spotlight on crucial theatrical positions in a very appealing way. It’s a scream as we learn more and more about the gurgling mud pit play, and the crew reacts to each bit of new information. A very good way to inform the audience about the hidden heroes who bring shows together, and an excellent way to celebrate all that goes into a production. ”
— Matthew Weaver


THAT PLAY ABOUT THE GURGLING MUD PIT

A director tries to explain a new play to the crew. Opinions vary. A meta-play about theatre. Cast: Five – all non-gender.
* Scheduled to be produced by The 10-10 New Plays Festival, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, June-July 2019.

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Now produced in 13 countries

This month (May 2019), my ten-minute play CHEF PIERRE DOES NOT DO SIMPLE is being produced in Kaiserslautern, Germany by KMC Onstage Studio Shows (which is affiliated with the U.S. Army; I believe this is at an Army base there).

This makes the 13th country in which my work has been produced.

The full list, in alphabetical order:

1. Australia (including one full-length script)
2. Cameroon
3. Canada
4. Germany
5. Great Britain
6. India
7. Ireland
8. New Zealand
9. The Philippines
10. Singapore
11. South Africa
12. South Korea
13. The United States (including seven full-length scripts)

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Rehearsal photos from ‘Veronica’s Dolls’ in Texas

Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas is producing my short one-act VERONICA’S DOLLS, along with five other scripts of mine (!). VERONICA’S DOLLS involves some dolls coming to life to rescue their now-teenage owner, who has overdosed in a suicide attempt. One of the dolls uses the girl’s cellphone to call 911. If you’re using humans to play dolls, then you need a phone scaled accordingly. And director Lisa Martin has created one!

The phone!

The toy box!

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Poster for ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’ in Ohio

My one-act CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT is being produced in May at Xenia Academy in Summit, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. Here’s the poster.

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Video: ‘This Rose Has Thorns’ in Australia

It’s been one year since THIS ROSE HAS THORNS played in Melbourne, Australia to sold-out crowds and I finally have a video of the production by BustCo — the Burwood Student Theatre Company at Deakin University. Here ’tis!

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Review: ‘Veronica’s Dolls’ called ‘most innovative and creative’

The staged reading for Veronica’s Dolls. Photo courtesy of Anthony J. Piccione

My short one-act VERONICA’S DOLLS was performed as a staged reading on March 10 in New York at the Dramatist’s Guild Theatre as part of a festival of short plays about mental health that was produced by Piccione Arts. The event got a nice review in Five-Star Arts Journal.

Here’s what it said about VERONICA’S DOLLS:

“Veronica’s Dolls” A teenagers dolls come to life in a desperate effort to save her life after she attempts suicide. Starring, LOUISE HELLER, EMMA ROMEO, NICK CAPRIOTTI, GEMIA FOO, TRAVIS MARTIN. “Veronica’s Dolls” was most innovative and creative what with its conveyance of human feelings vis-a-vis inanimate objects. This piece happily was reminiscent of the popular Twilight Zone episode: “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”. EMMA ROMEO gave a nice characterization while NICK CAPRIOTTI was well in command of his lines and performance.

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