Witness the mad doctor and his obsession with death! Behold the bride, fighting for control! Shudder at the fiend, searching for answers in a cruel world! Do these things now at Oil Lamp Theater's production of Frankenstein this October! Located in Glenview, Oil Lamp brings the classic tale of life and death to the stage … Continue reading Frankenstein Lives in Chicago!
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
"I have been - and always shall be - your friend." I can hear Mark Brotherton saying those words so clearly right now, and how much I need him to hear that line from me. In fact, I can hear so many of his oft-repeated lines, quotes and memories that I don't think I'll ever … Continue reading Mark Brotherton
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)!
These are indeed strange times for humanity, as we collectively reel from the fallout that COVID-19 is continually blasting us with. To be clear, this is nothing I like to joke or about or take less-than-seriously. Not only are lives being lost, but livelihoods as well. No group knows this fearful effect more than artmakers … Continue reading Art… Will Find a Way
Here we are, folks. A new decade in the ongoing timeline of our lives. Where does it find you? Where am I finding myself? It's hard to boil down to words, but I'm going to try because I believe when it comes to things you care about, it's important to be as specific as possible. … Continue reading New Decade’s Declaration
It’s not very often I’m a part of something that I would call “creepy” or even use that word in a description, but here we are, in the middle of October and that's the word I’m going with. Of course I could use a wealth of Halloween-tinged adjectives for the play I’m currently rehearsing, because … Continue reading Delightfully Violent Shakespeare
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)
It’s not very often I get to cross a play off the every expanding bucket list of dream shows, but this Friday I get to do just that, playing “The Young Collector” in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire at the Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater, Minnesota. Not only is Streetcar a dream show, but it’s … Continue reading No Small Parts on this Streetcar!