Kicking off 2019 with all sorts of good stuff…

2019 is off to an exciting start with projects of all sorts on the horizon.  Let’s go in website order, shall we?

PLAYWRIGHT:

I’ve just completed a new short play called “Lethe” for The WorkShop Theater’s 4th annual Out of the Hat festival.  This year’s festival’s theme is water and I can’t wait to see what my fellow WorkShop members came up with for their plays.  My piece was crafted to suit the wonderful talents of actors Katie Braden and Lori Faiella.  Performances are the week of February 25, so stay tuned!

One of my monologues from “Faith Healer”, the play I wrote for last year’s Out of the Hat, is going to be published as part of Smith & Kraus’s The Best Men’s Monologues of 2019.  Just signed off on the publisher’s proof, so the book can’t be too far away!  This is my second monologue printed by S&K.

DIRECTOR:

Casting is complete and rehearsals are about to begin for “The Twilight Solution” a new short sci-fi play I’m directing as part of The Navigators’ Lift-Off Play Series at the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City.  This production features robots, genetically engineered cuttlefish, and a doomsday device (not to mention six wonderful actors I’ve never directed before)!  Should be a very good time and a weird and wonderful weekend of shows.  The series runs January 25-27, with my show performing on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th.  Click here for tickets.  Each night features a different mix of shows and there’s a truly crazy amount of variety, so I say… come to all three performances!

Fun fact: This is also the 4th annual Lift-Off Series.  Four years ago was a good year for clever festival ideas.

STAGE MANAGER:

I’ll be returning to work with The Little Orchestra Society, stage managing the latest of their LOS Kids shows–“Gioachino Rossini! Stories that Sing” the first weekend in February.  These shows are always wacky, fun, and educational.  And the music can’t be beat.  If you want to get your kids hooked on classical music (and probably walk away with a free kazoo), check out the show.  Tickets are available here.

Lots more news to come on the stage management front, with many adventures at Bard College on the horizon.  Til then…