Tuesday, June 2, 2015

“A Rebel Among the Wretched” in Connecticut

I’m pleased to report that “A Rebel Among the Wretched” has been selected for production by Phoenix Stage Company in Naugatuck, Connecticut as part of its 3rd Annual One Act Festival, a four day festival of one act plays from around the world.

After receiving over 600 entries for this year’s festival, the company’s reading committees have selected a small number of scripts to be performed over four days. Plays ranging in length from 10 to 30 minutes, comedies, dramas and farces will be performed in this hosted event.

This will mark the first full production of the play, which was a Heideman Award finalist in 2011 and was performed in a staged reading by LA’s Actors Workout Studio in 2014 as part of their Spring Festival.

The production will take place at the company’s temporary home at Clockwork Repertory Theater, in Oakville, CT, June 18-21, 2015. More details can be found on the company’s website.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

More “Vandalism” at The Royal Court Theatre

I received word today from The Royal Court Theatre that one of my monologues that had been chosen for their online GRIT Project earlier this year has now been selected to be performed at the theatre as part of an evening of works that will represent the culmination of the GRIT Project.

The monologue (an abridged version of “A Small Act of Vandalism”) will be performed alongside other short pieces as a rehearsed reading by the Royal Court Front of House staff. The night, hosted by a compere, begins at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 2nd and will be held in the Royal Court Bar & Kitchen.

I’m very pleased indeed to have a piece of my writing performed at The Royal Court Theatre and only wish I could be there in person to see the show.

GRIT was announced in December 2014 and was an open call to writers of all ages and experiences to submit a play about everyday resistance, revolution and defiance, in response to the work on both Royal Court stages.

The Royal Court Theatre is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for energetically cultivating writers – undiscovered, new, and established.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monologue to be Published in New Anthology

I was recently informed that a monologue from my play “Suburban Redux” has been selected for inclusion in a new monologue collection to be published by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

The new monologue anthology, “Audition Monologues For Young Men 2016,” is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2016 and will be edited by Gerald Lee Ratliff. This will mark the fourth collection of Mr. Ratliff’s that I have had the honor of having my work included in, and my first with Pioneer Drama Service. The monologue in question for this particular book comes from the rather shy, awkward character of Tristram.

Pioneer Drama Service is an Englewood, Colorado-based publisher of plays and musicals, and is one of the largest play publishers in the United States.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Craft” at iDiOM Theater

I’m very pleased to have had “The Craft” selected by Bellingham, Washington’s iDiOM Theater for its Best of Brass Monkey production, part of its upcoming Spring Rep show.

This will be the Pacific Northwest premiere of the play, and I have a feeling that iDiOM Theater are going to do a terrific job with it. They are, after all, the Hardest Working Theater in the Known World!

The show takes place from May 7 to May 30, with more details available on the company’s website.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

“Organ Failure” on the Royal Court’s GRIT site

I’m happy to report that the Royal Court’s GRIT project has just added my monologue “Organ Failure” to its Tumblr site. If you have a spare moment I highly recommend taking a look through some of the plays, short texts and images on the theme of “moments of rebellion that go unnoticed and the voices of dissent which can't be heard.” There’s a great variety of work, from the very moving to the wryly humorous, and some very clever examples of tiny acts of defiance.

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Vandalism" at the Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre is currently running a project called GRIT, which is a collection of short/small works that are about acts of everyday resistance, revolution and defiance. The pieces can be created in any medium - words, videos, images or audio – and those selected will be put up around the theatre, as well as online at their Tumblr site created for the project.

Today I was pleased to see that the extract from my extended monologue play “A Small Act of Vandalism” has been chosen for the project and can now be seen online along with all of the other pieces selected thus far. I would encourage anyone to head over to the site to take a look around as there are many truly excellent submissions – text and images – on display.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

“The Craft” in London

I’m very pleased to report that “The Craft” will be performed in London next month as part of an evening of short plays produced by the artists collective Fractured Lines. Fractured Lines brings artists together, creating opportunities for experimentation and development, fusing live performance and film to heal the divide between creators and consumers of art. The group produces a bi-monthly evening of complementarily themed plays under the title “Blaggards”.   

“The Craft” will be presented as part of Blaggards on the September 8th at COG ARTSpace, a new studio theatre space on the border of Hackney and Islington showing the best in new theatre, stand-up, spoken word and more. If you can make it along, they’re located at 113 Southgate Rd, above the De Beauvoir Arms, London N1 3JS.

I hope all involved have a great time rehearsing and performing in what is rapidly becoming my most produced short play to date!