The Treachery of Images

I was very pleased to discover that my full-length play ‘The Treachery of Images’ has been selected as one of three winners in Heiress Productions’ 2010 Playwriting Competition. As a result, the play will receive a staged reading in New York in May or June this year (exact date to be confirmed).

This is very gratifying, as this play was one of the most difficult plays I’ve written. The subject matter (a husband and wife dealing with aftermath of the rape and murder of their daughter) meant that I had to immerse myself in a very dark, painful place every time I went to work on it. There’s a lot of emotional sweat equity of mine in that play – if that makes sense?

The other gratifying aspect to this is that Heiress Productions is a truly unique and eminently admirable company. A not-for-profit theatre production company that raises awareness and funds for cancer organizations, they partner with one cancer organization for each production and donate a portion of the proceeds to their charitable cause.

It feels good to have had ‘The Treachery of Images’ chosen as a winner in their competition, but all the more rewarding for having it involved with such a worthy organization.

I’m looking forward to the reading, though I know I’ll probably be nervous wreck on the actual night.

In other news, don’t forget – the End of the World is almost upon us!


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