I’m happy to say that my play The Midnight Hour: A Superhero Noir is being presented at the Rogue Theater Festival in New York City. What makes me so happy is that this play has found new life in the virtual realm; The Midnight Hour was my first play ever produced, back in 2008. I was a high school … Continue reading Going Rogue with The Midnight Hour
Wrestling the imagination out of my head is what I'm doing when I write a play. It is a gargantuan task to do that, by the way, and I carry no pretense of inborn ability. Like any other craft, playwriting takes years of finding just the right blend of failure, enthusiasm and discipline. I have … Continue reading Wrestling the Imagination Out of My Head
Get it? See what I did there with the title? It's probably my best headline ever and the only way I could truly promote the production of my play, Frankenstein, by Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company. Running from September 11 - 28, with a special livestream performance, the show features three actors playing Victor … Continue reading It’s Alive (Stream)!
New Leaf's play development journey to get more local work on more stages Director Ricardo Beaird (Left) leads warm ups with Vincent Hannam (Up), Marci Lucht (Down), and Lynda Dahl (Right); Photo by Denzel Belin by Denzel Belin, September 6, 2019 There is no doubt that new plays draw interest in the theater community. Season … Continue reading “New Leaf” Blooms Opportunity (from Minnesota Playlist)
Dear fellow human beings; fellow breathers – Currently playing at DalekoArts is an off-beat and heartrending play called Middletown by Will Eno. Hard to define in certain terms, I will often describe it to people as “Our Town for the 21st Century”, even though I know that that doesn’t nearly complete the picture. While both … Continue reading Middletown: There’s a lot More in Between
Speaking of work that gets seen by hundreds upon hundreds of people (assuming you’ve read my previous post), my touring stage adaptation of Frankenstein is once again on the road for the Hampstead Stage Company. As you remember from last year, I was charged to write this play by my bestie Jay Pastucha (Artistic Director) … Continue reading Return of Frankenstein!