Update 2016! The past 18 months have been filled with activity. Here we go:
Off Broadway Reading
My full-length drama—I COULD
NEVER LIVE HERE—had a reading in the 2015 Culture Project Summer Reading Series at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in New York City. Lisa Milinazzo
directed a phenomenal cast: Amy Staats, Michael Hardart, Erin Wilhelmi, Jason Nuzzo, PJ Sosko, and Andrea Suarez Paz.
Off Off Broadway Commissions and Productions
commissions from Crystal Field, Exec. Dir., Theater for the New City, and George Ferencz (of The Experimentals), I am writing plays about robots
and their creators. Two short screwball comedies were produced for The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (in 2015 and 2016, respectively). Now
I am at work on a full-length: ROBOTS IN SEARCH OF LOVE & LOGIC.
LOOK AT ME (RUFF, RUFF), my newest full-length
comedy, was produced in Denver by The Three Leaches (Melissa Leach, artistic director and director). Wonderful cast and crew! Grateful for development
support from: The Lark (thanks to Arthur Kopit), Lake George Theater Lab (thanks, Lindsay Gates and Director Josh Hecht), and At Hand
Theatre (thank you, Dan Horrigan and Justin Scribner).
International Fringe Festival
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS
COMING? was produced by Gleams Theatre in the Montreal International Fringe
Festival. With many experimental twists, Ira S. directed two casts who performed my play simultaneously. Thank you, Montreal for a great stay in your city!
Upcoming Workshop of Screenplay JUST SAY YES
I said “yes”
to a full scholarship from Writers Boot Camp (grateful to Jeff Gordon out there in L.A.!). The result? JUST SAY YES is a drama with supernatural and
romantic elements. Here’s the breakdown. Upcoming: The screenplay
will be workshopped in August 2016 by Lake George Theater Lab (Lindsey Gates, Artistic Director).
I was honored to lead a six-session workshop at
the New York Society Library—my writing haven in New York City. “The Art of the Ten-Minute Play” brought a dozen writers together, culminating
in a reading with actors.
For Your Reading Pleasure
Several scripts are available to
download—on this page. Check out CHARLES WINN SPEAKS. It was produced off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre by Living Image Arts, directed by
Lynn M. Thomson. It’s the story of a young Russian who comes to New York and becomes wildly successful, then spirals downward after his American
girlfriend dumps him. (See Read These Full Scripts)
Publishing News: More Plays for Teens
STALK ME, BABY,
published by Smith and Kraus, continues to be performed at colleges around the country. Another teen play—LOCKDOWN WITH PINKY—was
published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books in “25 10-Minute Plays for Teens.” Upcoming: MY TWERP will be published in 2017 by Applause
Theatre & Cinema Books. In all cases, thanks to the extraordinary Editor Lawrence Harbison.
Check out the updated "Bio" page. Don’t miss Kate McLeod's profile of my work.
I Could Never Live Here
The Art of the Interview?
Look at Me (Ruff Ruff)
Charles Winn Speaks