Friday, November 21, 2008

Reading of New Play at CMU

I'm looking forward to a reading of a new play I'm working on coming up in the next few weeks. The play is tentatively called DEVIL'S KEY, and it will be read at Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM, somewhere in Purnell Hall. This piece has deviated sharply from its original trajectory, so I'm excited to hear how it sounds.

The play takes place in 1951, in the sweaty back room of a U.S. Army safe house on one of the Florida keys. It only has two actors, a younger American investigator, and an older Doctor, who must both solve the mysteries of their pasts, in order to leave the room alive.

Friday, November 14, 2008

LOSING SLEEP Wins the 2008 Helford Prize

Wow. I am thrilled to announce that LOSING SLEEP has won the 2008 Helford Prize from Jacksonville University. This prestigious award carries with it the possibility of production at JU, as well a $10,000 cash prize. Following up the New York reading, LOSING SLEEP continues to get great responses, and I'm always pleased with how well the piece is received. Hopefully this new award will underscore the power of this story to reach all types of audiences.

UPDATE: Since this prize was announced, a few press outlets have picked up the story: