Showing posts from May, 2013

"Filler" selected for Original Playwrights Festival

I'm very pleased to announce that my short play "Filler" has been selected for City Theatre of Independence's 5th annual Original Playwrights Festival, taking place July 11th - 14th at the Powerhouse Theatre in Independence, MO.

The play is taken from my collection "The Meta Plays," a series of eight short plays that take a few metaphysical liberties with theatrical conventions.

"Filler" at first appears to be a tale of undercover intrigue as two characters anxiously await the arrival of a third party. Soon, however, it becomes apparent to one of them that the third party is never going to turn up...not because of any slip up in their plan, but because the playwright never intended it to happen. They soon realize that their scene has very little to do with the rest of the play and that they essentially only exist as filler to pad out the overall length of the larger work, sending one of them into an existential crisis.

In "The Meta Plays,"…

Opening Night for "The Craft"

Tonight is (or I should say was in Australia at this point) the opening night for my short play "The Craft" at the Woy Woy Little Theatre on Australia's Central Coast, as part of their season of one act plays. I just want wish everyone involved in all three of the plays every success for the length of the run and I hope "The Craft" gets plenty of laughs.

I also wanted to share this terrific graphic they've made for the show.

Break a leg, all!

I also heard word from the director of the recent New York reading of the play with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company that it was a big hit with the audience, who "laughed their ***** off", according to reports. What more could I ask for?