I received the nicest email today from a teacher in Zambia whose drama class of students ages 10-18 performed several scripts from Drama Notebook, one of which being my play, “Out on a Limb.” It’s so cool to hear about people enjoying your work. And now does that make me a global playwright? Happy Wednesday!
Hello, and Happy Derby! In case you haven’t heard, we have a little horse race in Louisville today – back on the first Saturday in May where it belongs. To celebrate, here’s a short story I wrote that takes place on Derby Day – “The Time Chubz the Cat Went Missing.” This is part of a series of stories centered around the (mostly) fictional community of Birchwood Village titled (Mostly) True Tales from Birchwood Village. And I’m excited to announce that I will be publishing all of these stories – seven in all – in one collection this summer! More details to follow …
Happy Saturday once again! So I had a great conversation the other night with the cast and crew of my play “Geese” that’s part of this first season of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break. For those of you who might’ve missed it live on Twitch (and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to post it in advance but it sort of sneaked up on me), here’s a link where you can catch a full replay. It was a fun time, there are some super talented actors involved, and I can’t wait to see the full production!
For those of you waiting for a link to my Twitch interview in support of my play “Geese” on The Big Break – that’s been postponed one week, until next Thursday. But I’ll post the info on that as soon as I get it.
Happy New Year, and I hope that 2021 is off to a good start for everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a Guest Editor for the upcoming Issue 8 of Fleas on the Dog. This is a really great lit mag, and if you haven’t seen it before, I suggest you check it out. They’ve published a couple of my short stories and one of my plays. And speaking of plays, I’ll be participating in a live discussion on Twitch this Thursday (1/21) at 8 PM EST for my play “Geese” as part of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break. I’ll be joined by the actors and crew, so it should be fun. I’ll post the link once I get it!
I’ve decided to package my short stories from Birchwood Village (there are seven in all) into one collection called (Mostly) True Stories from Birchwood Village and send it out for submission. I’m pleased to announce that Variant Literature has included it in its “longlist of titles that generated significant discussion.” Of course, once this collection of stories lands somewhere for publication I’ll be sure to post about it here!
Hi everyone! So two weeks ago I participated in a roundtable discussion with some of the other writers of The Big Break that was broadcast live on Twitch. Well I found the recording of it, and I’ve posted a link HERE. I guess since it was live, it took a little bit to get going, but just fast forward to around the 14 minute mark and that’s when it starts. And as always, enjoy!
Need something for a case of the Mondays? My new comedy, “Social Distancing” – about a couple trying to keep it together in the wake of a global pandemic (sound familiar?), with one of them handling it much better than the other, until they find the silver lining – will be featured on tonight’s episode of Earworm Audio Theatre at 6 PM ET, and thereafter you can catch it on many platforms, including Apple podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. I hope you enjoy!
Wanted to share some exciting news: I’ve been chosen with my play GEESE for Season One of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break! I had a really cool roundtable discussion last night on Twitch with some of the other playwrights, and this is shaping up to be an awesome festival. Rehearsals are going on now, with filming set to begin in a few weeks. As always, I’ll be sure to post links when I get them. Happy Friday!