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Posted June 2022
YouthPLAYS has just published my - can you believe it? - TWELFTH play with them! The Night Before Christmas is an inclusive, fun and funny re-imagining of the famous poem that begins "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house..."
My short film that won the Hammond House International literary Prize for a Screenplay, Eight Ball is set to be released to film festivals! And here's a trailer for it!
Books on Stage brings literature to life with their youth classes production! Embark on the high seas of your imagination May 11th-14th with performances at 7pm to get you home for bed! All tickets just $10. Call 901-453-7447 or get Tickets.
The Germantown Community Theatre production!
The Isle of Wight Academy Drama Club!
A brand new one-minute play, Fatal Bite will be performed in Leeds, UK - and streamed online from anywhere in the world - as part of Gi60 – The International One Minute Theatre Festival, July 1st, 2022 at 7:30PM UK time. Please note - they changed the date from June to July!
So this site is almost at 1.5 million visitors (see the counter above), and I added a button for the "Buy me a coffee" website, thinking it might offset the cost of hosting the free monologues to download. Well.. it didn't. There was an initial burst of tips from some lovely friends, for which I am very grateful... and since then... Nada. Ah well, one day I might be surprised!
I ended up talking to James Elden for an hour and a half - but there's some good bits throughout about techniques of playwriting!
And, for those of you who only listen to a friends podcast to see if you're mentioned in it (yeah, I know actors!)... here's a few highlights and mentions:
09:38 Babes With Blades
10:44 Babes With Blades ... oh, and several more times!
15:45 Writing Out of Sequence
17:20 The Free Republic of Bobistan & the Nicholl Fellowship
20:30 The 5 Elements of Drama
28:50 Character relationships
29:40 Kelly Younger
31:35 The Last Frontier Theatre Conference
40:00 The New Play Exchange
47:45 City Theatre
59:28 Writing Action Sequences
1:01:18 Editing a scene
1:07:50 Getting Published
1:11:00 Next Stage Press and YouthPLAYS
1:19:40 Bree Pavey and Loft Ensemble
1:25:45 Loft Ensemble
1:24:00 Mrs. Dilber's Fabulous Bedcurtains
So I've finished (kind of - they're never finished) a new play, Mrs. Dilber's Fabulous Bedcurtains, and I've also written a Radio-play version of the script (both on the New Play Exchange, or contact me!)
I'm pretty pleased with this one - a flexible cast size from 9 to 36, and perfect for theaters looking for an alternative to A Christmas Carol!
Next Stage Press has published The Lady Demands Satisfaction, out NOW!
I'm still working on a play about The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie - developed with Houston's Alley Theatre. Here's some inside info, courtesy of Brendan Bourque-Sheil and the Landing Theatre New Works Podcast!
A drama teaching friend of mine asked me to muse on what makes a strong standalone monologue for her class... so here's my take on it!
My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.