Here’s the latest about my plays, a screenplay, forthcoming publications, and more.
New Play Produced in NYC
TV IN MY BONES is a lively new comedy that reflects TV's ability to unite us, divide us, pervade our culture, suck our time, and by all means entertain us! It was developed at Saint Luke's 2nd Monday Play Reading Series, thanks to Richard Sterne and director Lisa Milinazzo. More about the production in the East Village:
Produced by Tribes Players at Theater for the New City, directed by Stephen Cedars, August 9–13, 2017 (Phoebe Mar and Katelyn Pearce, co-producers). See cast, under Plays
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Heading to Austin
Time to pitch my screenplay, JUST SAY YES, at the Austin Film Festival in October. A scholarship from Writers Boot Camp spurred me to write the script (thank you, Jeff Gordon!). The screenplay was workshopped by Lake George Theater Lab (Lindsey Gates, artistic director).
More Plays About Bots
TWEAK ME NOW OR NEVER was presented in "The Future Is Female" Festival by MultiStages (Lorca Peress, artistic director) at CAP21 Studios in NYC. Elowyn Castle directed Veronica Cruz in the role of the scientist whose creation is about to take over the world. Dan Teachout played the robot.
PRICK PERFECT, about a roboticist who attempts to create the perfect boyfriend, received an encore performance in the 2017 Estrogenius Festival (Deborah Long, producer). The comedy was brought to life by Ashley Griffin, director, and actors Rae Egan and Micah Stratton.
THE OBJECTIFICATION OF CZAR NICHOLAS III, a play about a dog that helps a family understand the meaning of "beautiful," will be published by The Bechdel Group in celebration of its "24-Hour Play Festival." Gina L. Grandi, founder and artistic director, runs the group's monthly reading series at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village.
Smith and Kraus will include TWEAK ME NOW OR NEVER in its next anthology of "Best Ten-Minute Plays." Sr. Editor Lawrence Harbison makes it all happen!
The Actors Studio
I've been invited to be a writer member of the Playwrights and Directors Unit of The Actors Studio in New York City. What an honor to be part of this renowned community.
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