Friday, April 22, 2011
Over the next two weeks, I am thrilled to be developing my new treasure hunting play, THE MORE BEYOND at The Puzzle New Works Festival with Marble Collegiate Church here in NYC. Marble Church has a long history of supporting the arts, and this festival is a chance to dig into the script in rich detail. I'm excited about this play, fresh from my intensive workshop at The Playwrights' Center, and I'm glad to see it coming into focus. It's a large work, and thanks to the heavy lifting of the crew of the actors, director Aaron Vega, and dramaturg Brian Hansom, we are finally getting a glimpse of the whole scale. More to come!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This week I have the privilege of visiting the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, MN as one of their Core Member Apprentices for the 2010 / 2011 season. The Core Apprentice program, in association with the Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival, recognizes student playwrights and provides a year-long mentorship relationship (in my case with generous Mat Smart), as well as an intensive developmental workshop. I am bringing piping hot pages of my new underwater treasure hunting play, and with Mat as dramaturge, and Brian Balcom as director, we hope to see what's under there. Developmental residencies provide an opportunity to try new things and hear fresh perspectives on your work, and with this play, I hope to uncover something of lasting value.