I'm so excited that one of my plays made it onto the Kilroy's Honorable Mentions List for the second year in a row. Apparently 2 or 3 people really liked my new play THE STROKE and saw fit to nominate it for the List. These ladies are doing great work for great ladies and I'm honored to be counted among the top 32%.
City Theatre's 20th Anniversary Summer Shorts lineup is getting unanimously great press! Check out some pulls on my Press and Photos page and link through to the complete reviews.
4:48 has an awesome Tumblr page where you can learn all about the artists involved and the Bake-off process. And--double bonus!!--immerse yourself in topic research--if non-monogamy, polyamory and socio-sexual evolutionary theory is your thing. And honestly, if it's not, it should be.
Inspired by Paula Vogel’s playwriting “Bake-Off” process, 4:48 is a creative sprint to the finish. Four playwrights (Atlanta-based scribes Johnny Drago, Daryl Fazio, Michael Develle Winn and me!), will lock themselves away for two-days of furious writing, at the end of which they'll have four brand new plays all based around the same source material. After a swift workshop process, all of the material will be presented marathon-style to the public. Saturday July 11th at Emory's Schwartz Theatre Lab. Start time and reading schedule TBD so check back in early July.
Breaking Ground is Theater Emory's annual summer "open studio" series. Over the course of three weeks, TE offers up the Schwartz Theatre Lab to invited artists in the very early stages of their creative process. Invited artists are given one week of development time that culminates in a presentation of the work that's been done. All events are free and open to the public.
FLARE FEATURED IN CITY THEATRE'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER SHORTS AMERICAN SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL THIS JUNE
City Theatre will be producing my short play FLARE this year after naming it a finalist for the National Playwriting contest last year. Honored to be on the roster with my friend Steve Yockey and lots of other great writers. If you're in Miami in June, come check out the plays but if you're a playwright anywhere in the country, you should head south at the end of the festival run for CityWrights, the theatre's annual professional playwriting conference. This year is billed as "woman centric and man friendly" and the inestimable Marsha Norman is giving the key note address. All the pros participating are pretty amazing so this is a not-to-be-missed weekend.
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