Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Greetings from Missitucky

Go see "Finian's Rainbow." You'll have a blast.

I double dog dare you not to pee yourself when Chuck Cooper realizes he's black.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christian Radical Blog

An announcement on "Candy & Dorothy" from the Desert Sun, picked up by the CW Christian Radical blog. Which is kind of neat.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I believe the most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and an occasional bartender." - Joseph Mitchell, "My Ear is Bent"

Mothra, the Film. Oh - Wait.

Contracts signed off on a short film adaptation for "Mothra is Waiting," done by Blue Coyote Theater Group last March, in "Conversations on Russian Literature Plus Three More Plays." I'll be working on this adaptation with Kevin Newbury, who directed "Candy & Dorothy" and "The Eumenides."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Coming Attractions

Here's a YouTube clip of rehearsals for "Busted Jesus Comix," opening at Above the Stag in London on Nov. 3. It's also up on the London International Comics Festival site, pg. 1

"Candy & Dorothy," opening this Friday in Palm Springs.

And a shout-out on the Plays & Playwrights NYTE blog from Rochelle & Martin.

Went to Hartford this weekend with Dave, Jonna and Scott to see the 9-hr Horton Foote cycle. I want to write more about it soon - one of the most amazing times I've spent in a theater, and highly recommended. It's one more week at Hartford Stage, then it moves to the Signature.

UPDATE: Another nice bit of PR from Palm Springs.

MORE UPDATE! I just found out - didn't know this - that the artwork for the London production of BJC - flying hero baby - is by none other than Mike Diana. Which is pretty cool. In case you're unfamiliar with his work - don't open the above link when you're at the office. OK?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

"On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy." E.B. White, "Here is New York"

Friday, October 2, 2009

The George Place at HB Playwrights Foundation

"The George Place," my play that premiered at WHAT last fall, will be read at the HB Playwrights Foundation next week, October 7 and 8, 8 PM. The reading is free - you can reserve seats at 212-989-7856, Monday thru Friday, 1 PM to 5 PM. 2 per. Reservations can be picked up 15 minutes before curtain, at 124 Bank Street between Greenwich and Washington. Splendid cast, and this time around it's being directed by Kevin Newbury, my collaborator on "Candy & Dorothy" and the original production of "The Eumenides." With Jacqueline Knapp, Sloane Shelton, Gil Rogers, Vince Gatton, Scott Robertson, and Jane Titus reading stage directions. This is a piece that's rather near and dear to me, and slightly revised from its Cape production. I hope you can come see it.

(Oh - and when I say, 'the original production of 'The Eumenides,' I don't mean the one in 500 BC. So no cracks. I'm looking at you, Wayne.)