Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Reading of Homo apocalyptus in San Francisco

In a coincidence that is strangely appropriate, my Zombie play will have a staged reading this week during the Lenten celebration of Maundy Thursday. Homo apocalyptus, a story of Zombies, survival, and the meaning of family, will be presented by The Garage Theatre in San Francisco as as part of their New Play reading series. I've been in contact with director Kirk Johnson and it promises to be a holy event.

If you're in the area, it's this Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM, and you can call the theatre at 415-885-4006 for more information.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Riding the B.U.S. This Weekend

One of the hippest theatre companies here in Pittsburgh is the amazingly agile and in-touch Bricolage group run by Jeff Carpenter and Tami Dixon. "Making artful use of what is at hand" means that they encourage and challenge audiences to look at normal things from all angles. They have a fantastic reading series which culminated last year in an oustanding production of Jennifer Haley's Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, and this year they have asked me to participate in their annual B.U.S. event - the Bricolage Urban Scrawl. It's a 24-hour play festival where playwrights take inspiration from a ride on a Pittsburgh City bus. If you need to reach me this Friday night, I'll be on the 14-C.

WHAT: 5th Annual Bricolage Urban Scrawl
WHEN: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: 937 Liberty Ave, First Floor, Pittsburgh (Google Map)
TICKETS: Brown Paper Tickets
MORE: 412.381.6999

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


My new play PARADISE KEY is currently running at the Arena Players Repertory Theatre on Long Island, NY, and will be extended for two more weeks. It is now scheduled to close April 4, 2010. This will be the last NYC-area showing of this play for a while, so get your tickets now.

For more information, call the theatre Box Office at: 516-293-0674.

UPDATE: The show received a nice review from Newsday. Congratulations to the cast and crew for their dedication to telling this story.

Monday, March 1, 2010


UPDATE: I was in NY last week, despite the snow, to work with Fred DeFeis and the cast on the final rehearsals of PARADISE KEY which opened recently at Arena Players Rep on Long Island. It was good to see the show on its feet, and the performances were brave and inspiring. It's a two-hander so both the roles are huge, and it was humbling to watch the actors give them so much life and meaning. I'm looking forward to going back this weekend to watch some of the run.

Here's an article from the Long Island Pulse on the selection of the show.