The Workshop Theater has been producing the wonderful Out of the Hat Festival for six years. I’m delighted to say I’ve written a play for every Out of the Hat. Some of my best short works, and most of my published monologues, have been inspired by this festival. Every year, playwrights are matched up with randomly selected actors and tasked with writing a play for those specific performers. Every play in the festival jumps off of the same prompt. One year it was “faith”; last year it was “environment”; and this year, it’s “luck.” I was blessed with three fantastic actors–Kevin Stanfa, Joseph Francini, and Annemarie Hagenaars–and the result was a charming little play: “Coin Flip”.
We recorded readings of all 22 plays (featuring work by 21 writers and 45 actors!), and the videos go live on youtube Wednesday, December 9. Viewers have until December 13 to watch as many as they like, and tickets are just $10. Donate here and you’ll receive a link! I’ve seen a handful of the pieces already, and I’m looking forward to catching the rest this week.