Sunday, August 22, 2010

Zombies in Australia

Actor Katie Wieland in rehearsals for Homo apocalyptus. Click here for more photos.So I'm headed down under to participate as the Playwright in Residence with the Cairns Festival in Queensland, Australia. The fest is an annual celebration of local culture, and I'm honored to be an international guest. This marks the first production of my new play Homo apocalyptus - a love story about Zombies, survival, and the meaning of family.

It also marks the first production of The Salvage Company, a new theatre venture dedicated to creating and producing original works. The Salvage Comany believes that even things that have been wrecked can be raised again. I think this fits in perfectly with the Undead, of course, and also with the spirit of the play.

WHEN: August 31 - September 2
WHERE: The Attic

Sunday, August 1, 2010


My new play PARADISE KEY will be produced next month at Trustus Theatre (Columbia, SC) as the final play of their 25th Anniversary season. PARADISE KEY was the winner of the 2010 Trustus Playwrights Festival (which has been running for 22 years) and I'm humbled to be in the company of (then) emerging playwrights like Stephen Belber, David Lindsay-Abaire, Andrea Lepcio, and Sarah Hammond.

Rehearsals have been outstanding – as if the cast walked straight out of my mind. Playwriting is (seriously) the best job in the world.

WHEN: Aug 11 – 16, 2010
WHERE: Trustus Theatre - Google Map
BOX OFFICE: 803.254.9732

UPDATE: Due to an illness, the opening night for this production will now be Wednesday, August 11.

UPDATE #2: Here are some links to the great press on the show:

Free Times article by Jeffrey Day.
The State newspaper article by Otis Taylor.