Sunday, December 13, 2009

Reading of BELLHAMMER

My new play BELLHAMMER will have a reading at Trustus Theatre in Columbia, SC on Tuesday evening, December 15.
BELLHAMMER is the story of a Christian Professional Wrestler named Sampson Bellhammer who stumbles upon the ultimate secrets of the universe. When he is tempted by fame and fortune, will he give in, or will he fight? Yup. He's gonna fight. And it's gonna get ugly.

BELLHAMMER is the thesis play for my MFA at Carnegie Mellon, and will have a workshop production in Pittsburgh in February, 2010. Check back soon for more details.

Friday, December 11, 2009

ORGANUM Selected for KCACTF Region II Reading

I learned this week that my new ten-minute play, Organum, was selected for a reading at the 2010 Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival Region II Conference. Organum is the story of a travelling monk in medieval France who brings a beautiful and dangerous gift to a rich young lady: he teaches her the secrets of musical harmony, despite the Pope's official decree against it. The word "organum" comes from Latin (as in organs of the body) and describes this type of early music. It also carries with it the meaning that all the parts must work together to achieve the full potential of the whole.

This short play was developed specifically for the excellent Theatre Lab at Carnegie Mellon, and I am really proud that other CMU writers were also selected for this event.