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Praise for The American Experiment’ from a New York theatre

This came in the form of a rejection notice, but a very happy one, from a New York theatre:

“We so appreciated its arresting theatrical premise, thoughtful character work, and head-on engagement with urgent contemporary crises.”

Ultimately, though, THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT was deemed not the right fit for that particular company. It happens. But the company didn’t need to say anything, much less such nice words.

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Praise for ‘The Christmas Goat’ from a UK producer

The Ambassadors, a theatre company in London, included my 10-minute play THE CHRISTMAS GOAT as a staged reading in its December event at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London. Producer Graham Hill sends these kind words:

“So many people came up to me afterwards and commented on how much they’d enjoyed the piece and how funny and engaging your writing was. The thing I personally love about your writing is that you don’t approach ideas and themes from the obvious angle and I think this is what hooks the audience so quickly.”

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Week 3 of ‘Exchange of Gifts touring show

My first self-produced show is now history. The Christmas show EXCHANGE OF GIFTS played nine shows in different different locations up and down western Virginia in December 2019. Here are photos from week 3 — which saw the show in Bedford at the Bower Center for the Arts, in Axton at Mountain Valley Brewing and the finale in Lynchburg at Riverviews Artspace. Next up: EXCHANGE OF GIFTS will be published in 2020 by Norman Maine / Big Dog Plays.

In Bedford: Svetlana shows Tilly what she’s found.

Axton: A very intimate space, and a dog in the audience.

Lynchburg: Stuck in the airport one last time.

MORE ON EXCHANGE OF GIFTS:
* Photos from week 2 in Critz, Monterey and Clifton Forge
* Photos from week 1 in Roanoke, Galax and Blacksburg
* Interview with Alleghany Mountain Radio
* Full tour schedule and ticket info.
* Behind the scenes of the publicity photos.
* Rehearsals begin

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Photos from ‘God and the Devil Meet for a Business Lunch’ in California

My 10-minute play GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH was produced Dec. 13-14 at American River College in Sacramento, California, directed by Zachariah Mejia.

God, the waitress, the devil. Or so I assume!

Definitely no waitress here.

Pretty sure that’s the devil on the left.

MORE FROM THE GOD AND THE DEVIL SERIES . . .

Want to see more?

* Here’s video of a group in Sacramento, California doing the same piece in 2005.
* Here’s audio from when Falcon Radio Theatre in Seattle did the script in 2013.
* Video: “God and the Devil Settle a Contract Dispute”
* Video: “God and the Devil Debate The Issues”
* GOD AND THE DEVIL MEET FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH by the Lake Players, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, 2014.

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Poster for ‘A Zombie Christmas’ in Richmond, Virginia

Chesterfield Children’s Theatre in suburban Richmond, Virginia will present my 10-minute piece A ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS on Dec. 13, 2019 as part of several other works. Here are the promotional images. The show, by the way, is sold out.

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Photos from reading of ‘Extracted’ in New York

Equity Library Theater of New York hosted a reading of my full-length play EXTRACTED in New York on Nov. 16. The reading was directed by Alexandra Scordato. Actor Paul Weissman paid me what I thought was the ultimate compliment: When he met me, he said he was surprised. He said he assumed that, based on the hip dialogue, the writer was in his early 30s. I’ll take that anyday! Next up: Revisions!

For more photos, see here.

it was hard to get the whole cast in the same photo. From left: Erika DeGraff (Myth America); Esh Red (Dominique; she’s seated so hard to see here), Victoria Marliny (Esmerelda), Amina Theis (Sam), Kimberly Rios (Libby), Matt McGlade (Joe), Paul Weissman (Gordon), Brandon Bogle (Tiny).

Here’s a better view of Esh Red, who played Dominique. She’s at left, casting an eye on Sam and Libby.

More photos (and commentary) below: Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos from ‘Sometimes Elephants Die Standing Up’ in Maryland

Cecil College in Elkton, Maryland produced my short play SOMETIMES ELEPHANTS DIE STANDING UP in early November 2019. More photos by Sarah Rose Capparuccini here.

The elephant’s dead but still useful.

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