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I have not one, not two but three short pieces in Creative Collisions, a industry showcase being presented in London (yes, that London) on Nov. 27 at the Cockpit Theatre.
The three pieces are CURTAIN SPEECH, BOLIVIA! and THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD.
The full title of CURTAIN SPEECH is CURTAIN SPEECH FROM THE HOUSE OF CULTURE OF STATE BALL-BEARING PLANT NUMBER 1 and is a standalone version of the opening scene of my full-length script at the 2002 Moscow theatre siege, 57 HOURS IN THE HOUSE OF CULTURE.
I have one piece in the one-night show Horror Horror, being presented Oct. 28 in London (yes, that London) by Bashir Productions at the Et Cetera Theatre as an industry showcase.
My piece is listed here as CURTAIN SPEECH. The full title is CURTAIN SPEECH FROM THE HOUSE OF CULTURE OF STATE BALL BEARING PLANT NO. 1, and is a stand-alone version of the opening scene of my full-length script 57 HOURS IN THE HOUSE OF CULTURE, based on the true story of the 2002 Moscow theatre siege.
My short play based on the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007 has gotten produced a lot this year as part of various theatrical productions that have risen up in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida this spring. In September, THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD was included in the Safety Off show at The Phoenix Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Producer Casey Holmes shares this photo gallery.
THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD
A police officer’s somber monologue: He was at the scene of a mass shooting, and could literally hear the awful news start to spread — as the cellphones of the victims started to ring with desperate messages from their frantic friends.
In June 2018, I held a private staged reading for my script REVENGE OF THE FAIRY QUEEN. Dylan Kennedy Grey directed at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, Virginia.
I have two wonderful photo galleries from this — one from Bobbie Daniels and one from, well, um, me. Hers are better.
REVENGE OF THE FAIRY QUEEN
The unauthorized sequel to Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Titania realizes that Oberon has duped her into falling in love with a mortal transformed into an ass. Furious, she plots revenge, to be carried out on Midwinter’s Day. Her plot, though, goes awry and many complications ensue. Cast: 12 – 4 female, 5 male, 3 non-gender.
My five-minute play SAGUARO has been included in a collection of plays about immigration being promoted by Protest Plays.
Earlier this year, Protest Plays included my five-minute play THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD in a similar collection of short plays related to mass shootings.
More on Protest Plays here.
Here’s a synopsis:
Two border patrol agents in Arizona are on the look-out for illegal immigrants. The veteran explains the desert to the rookie, with a twist at the end. Cast: Two males. Running time: Five minutes.
* Staged reading at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., July 22, 2011.
An unexpected surprise arrived in the mail recently: My one-act play JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE won top honors at an April festival of staged readings in Middleburg, Virginia sponsored by Shakespeare In The Burg.
Here’s video of the actual reading.
In May, Horatio Theatre in London, UK produced my short play THE FACE ON MARS as part of a three-day festival of short science fiction plays. Here’s a note from the producer:
“Courtney Larkin tackled the bottomless depths of Dwayne Yancey’s imaginative and sharp script, and made it into a clean, dry, and twisted piece of wonderful stagecraft. It was uncomfortably funny, and it perfectly mirrored many of the things we hate about the world around us. The twist, unexpected as it was, was sold to perfection by Lindsey Huebner and Martin Lomas. After watching them, I really want to know more about that martian civilisation, that society that disappeared millions of years before we even existed.”
The script was previously produced in Connecticut. No photos from London but do have some from Connecticut.