My plays are travelling. And happily - sometimes I will be going with them!
It's that time again. A little shameless self-promotion. I don't do it that often and when I do ... I clump!
La Bella Cinderella won the Prince George County Children's Play Writing Award and as such is touring the Prince George County Parks this summer. The director specializes in commedia del'arte so I think it is a match made in heaven.
And with an almost simultaneous world-premiere, La Bella Cinderella will open at the Minnesota Fringe Festival August 3rd directed by the multi-talented and very busy Twin Cities director Kari Steinbach and designed by the equally talented Dennis Joslyn (current theatre manager at Breck School).
An excerpt of And the Universe Didn't Blink was part of the Playwright's T.E.A.S.E. (The Easy Access Script Experience) a few weeks ago at Nimbus Theatre in Minneapolis. Nine excerpts from plays by Twin Cities playwrights were presented. They were crafted carefully with care. I was pleased and honored to have been a part of it. My actors and directors did such a lovely job.
Cap o' Rushes won the East Valley Children's Theatre 2013 Playwrighting Contest and will be part of their season in 2014. And happily and merrily, I will be going to its premiere ... in Arizona ... in February. Leaving Minnesota in February makes me quite delirious. Leaving to see a production of my play is the highlight!
There were a few interviews this spring:
White Bear Lake Magazine called me the "Bard of White Bear Lake." I'll take it. Can't hurt. It was just plain fun to be interviewed locally.
And I am playwright #581 in Adam Szymkowicz's blog "I Interview Playwrights." It was a breezy interview and I am very good company.
And finally, I will be traveling to the Dramatist Guild Conference in Chicago at the end of August. Looking forward to inspiration, meet and greets, the Windy City and maybe some deep dish pizza!
And brand-spanking new is Elmer Elevator's Extraordinary Adventure adapted from the novel My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. So new - it's not even on the website yet. But it will be! It's a sweet story of a young boy who is on a mission to rescue a baby dragon. It uses a flexible cast of 4-24 and is highly theatrical - making use of "found items" in imaginary ways for setting and props.
Thanks for listening.