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Poster for “The Christmas Goat” at Studio Roanoke

Here’s the poster that Studio Roanoke (in Roanoke, Va.) used for a collection of my short Christmas pieces, which played under the title “The Christmas Goat and Other Inappropriate Holiday Tales” on Dec. 11, 2011.

This was part of Studio Roanoke’s “underground” Guerrilla Playhouse program.

The four pieces were:
* “The Christmas Goat,” a 10-minute piece.
* “Joy to Other Worlds,” a 5-minute piece.
* “Me and Mrs. C,” a 5-minute piece.
* “Joe’s Women Trouble,” a 5-minute piece.

These were directed by Ashley Byrne of Lynchburg.

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“A Vampire Soap Opera” at Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Va.

Chad Runyon as a werewolf and Gina Laguzza as a vampire in "A Vampire Soap Opera"

In a previous post, I described the writing process for the 24-hour play project at Mill Mountain Theatre in July 2010. Here are photos from my show, “A Vampire Soap Opera: The Old and the Restless.”

A soap opera about vampires, complete with laundry detergent commercials. A teen-age vampire runs away to Las Vegas; her governess finds her – but so does a vampire hunter. What will happen next? Tune in next time!

It’s a ten-minute script.

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The 24-hour play project at Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Va.

I always wear my jester's cap when I take part in the 24-hour play project. Here I am writing away in the Hollins University library.

In July 2010, I was invited — for the second time — to be one of the writers in the 24-hour play project at Mill Mountain Theatre.

We gathered on a Friday night. The writers drew a director from the hat. The directors drew a cast. Then we drew theme, setting and genre.

I drew “soap opera,” “cocktail lounge” and “slow but steady wins the race.”

Then the writer writes overnight, the director rehearses the cast the next day and the night we hit the stage with a series of 10-minute scripts.

My result: “A Vampire Soap Opera: The Old and the Restless.”

Here are some of the photos of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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“My Summer as a Mermaid” at Acme Theatre New Works Winter Festival, Mass.

May Paquette (Policewoman), Chris Lockheardt (Drunken Young Man), Karen Powers (Ashley Fairweather), Tom Powers (Manager), Diana Porter (Waitress) and Gordon Ellis (Pirate). Directed by Cinda Lavely.

“My Summer as a Mermaid” grew out of a family vacation to the beach. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but I had the vision of a fish restaurant with a huge aquarium — and a waitress swimming in it in a mermaid costume.

This was the January 2006 production at the Acme Theatre New Works Winter Festival in Maynard, Mass.

A few months later, the script was produced at the Appetite Theatre in Chicago.

This is a ten-minute script.

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“The Last Man on the Moon Blues” at Curry College, Mass.

“The Last Man on the Moon Blues” comes in two versions — a five-minute script and a ten-minute script. The ten-minute version was produced at Curry College in Milton, Mass. in May, 2004.

Just a few months earlier, it was produced at another Bay State venue — the Acme Theatre New Works Winter Festival in Maynard.

Here’s another photo from Curry College:
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