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Two short pieces to be produced in New York Dec. 18

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I will soon have something in common with Mick Jagger.

And Kanye West.

And Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and a lot of other famous people.

We’re all involved in benefit gigs in New York to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims in the Rockaways neighborhood of New York.

Mick, Kanye and many others are all performing a benefit concert for at Madison Square Garden — the 12-12-12 concert.

Meanwhile, I have two short pieces being produced as part of “Rockaway,” a day of theatre produced by the Barefoot Theatre Company at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan on Dec. 18.

Both of my pieces deal with baseball: “The Uniform” and “Deep Into October” were both previously produced at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in New York  (the links take you to video).  “The Uniform” was produced in June 2012; “Deep Into October” in June 2011.

I am indebted to Rose Bonczek of Brooklyn College, who helped make this happen, and to Francisco Solorzano, artistic director of Barefoot.

Here’s the full list of playwrights taking part (a list which is growing, by the way): Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: “The Uniform” at Gone in 60 Seconds Festival, New York

I had two pieces about baseball performed at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in New York City in June 2012.

Here’s “The Uniform.”

The other one was “Sunset in North Dakota.”

You can find still photos from both productions in this previous post.

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Photos from my two scripts in “Gone in 60 Seconds” Festival in New York

Michael Colby Jones and Eugene Solfanelli

I had two pieces in this year’s New York edition of the “Gone in 60 Seconds” Festival of one-minute plays, produced June 8-9 at Brooklyn College.

Both dealt with baseball.

“Sunset in North Dakota” dealt with two minor leaguers in that Midwestern state, one seeing his career setting along with the sun — the other seeing only a short right-field fence. It’s a cutting from a longer version I did at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in summer 2011.

“The Uniform” is also bittersweet. A baseball coach is at the first practice after cuts, watching his team run laps, when he notices a kid that didn’t make the team running as well. When the coach calls him over, he discovers a misunderstanding. The coach had said he didn’t have a uniform for the player; the player took that literally and made his own.

The festival plans to post video later this summer.

Jay Nickerson and Sergio Ang in “The Uniform”

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