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12/11/14

Project Y Theatre presents a reading of my full-length play A WIRE IN WATER this Sunday, 7 pm, at CAP 21 (18 W. 18th, Suite 605).  Directed, again, by Sarah Cameron Sunde, with most of the cast from the April reading at Luna Stage.  Come by!

10/26/14

Short plays in production this fall: PARENT INTERVIEW in Core Artist Ensemble's "Twisted Shorts" in Manhattan, and GHOST LITE in the South Street Players (Spring Lake, NJ)' Tri-State Theatre Festival, Halloween Edition. 

7/18/14

NYC's Core Artist Ensemble will feature two of my ten-minute plays in their Summer Reading Series: GHOST LITE on Sunday, July 20, and PARENT INTERVIEW on Sunday, July 27.  Both evenings, which feature 7 ten minute plays by various authors, start at 7 pm at the Barrow Group Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street.

7/7/14

New on McSweeney's Internet Tendency: My only mildly fictional Submission Opportunities For Emerging Playwrights.

6/10/14

My short play GHOST LITE just wrapped up another run in Toronto's InspiraTO Festival.  Thanks to all involved!

I'm also excited to announce that I've been appointed to the faculty of New York University as a Lecturer in Expository Writing!  I start teaching in September.

4/28/14

I have another book review in the May-June issue of AMERICAN THEATRE, this time about Glen Berger's Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story Of The Most Controversial Musical In Broadway History. 

Also, I returned to co-moderate another session of the first year BMI Musical Theater Workshop.  I was also invited to serve on the committee that evaluates final second-year presentations in May and June, which serve as auditions for the Advanced class.

4/24/14

Had a wonderful reading of my new play A WIRE IN WATER at Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ, on Monday night, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde.  Stay tuned for more!

3/6/14

My review of three new books on ensemble theatre making appears in the March 2014 issue of AMERICAN THEATRE.

2/11/14

Original Works Publishing ran this Q&A with me about my play AMERICAN WHUP-ASS, which was featured in their "FreePlayMonday" series. 

Also, my new play A WIRE IN WATER, about Alexander Graham Bell's alleged theft of a key part of the telephone patent, will have its first public reading at Luna Stage on Monday, April 21.  Details to follow.

1/13/14

My short play GHOST LITE will be featured in the 9th Annual InspiraTO Festival in Toronto, May 29-June 7, 2014.  It was previously performed in Chicago, IL, Reading, England, and Carrboro, NC (Raleigh-Durham area).  12 plays were selected for InspiraTO from a record 614 submissions. 

12/10/13

Last night I was honored to co-moderate the first-year class of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, of which I'm a longtime member. 

11/25/13

Writing for The Water Coolers has reached a fever pitch, with projects in just the last two months for the BizBash Style Awards, NACD, IFMA, the Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF), Harland Clarke, USAA, and the CIC Hall of Leaders.  Plus, a new song for the group's core material and a holiday song to be released shortly. 

10/15/13

Two of my comedy sketches, "Actionable Intelligence" and "EndUser," were featured in The Arts Center of NC's No Shame Theatre. I've also recently finished a new draft of the EST/Sloan Foundation commissioned play A WIRE IN WATER.  And I've been writing a ton of material for The Water Coolers and its sister production You! The Musical - dozens of songs for 11 clients since July.  More to come!

7/8/13

The musical-in-progress THE NOTORIOUS MR. BELL is now a play-in-progress called A WIRE IN WATER.  As always, further changes may occur!

7/1/13

The song "Angora" from THE PASSION OF ED WOOD (music by Rob Kendt) is one of this month's "Featured Five" in the Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, under the appropriate heading "Wonderfully Absurd."

Also, in this month's issue of AMERICAN THEATRE, I have an article on the Gun Control Theatre Action Project, a mutli-pronged effort to sustain the post-Sandy Hook conversation via theatre. 

5/6/13

Holy smokes!  PARENT INTERVIEW swept the finals of the 19th Annual NYC 15-Minute Play Festival, winning Best Play, Best Actress (Christine Brooks Bokhour), Best Actor (Dan Hodapp), Best Director (Jim Santangeli), and Audience Favorite!  Full results here.  So proud of my amazing team!

4/25/13

PARENT INTERVIEW has advanced to the finals of the 19th Annual NYC 15-Minute Play Festival!  A sold-out house voted us Best Play of our evening in the semi-final round.  We'll perform again in the finals on Friday, May 3, 7 pm, and Saturday, May 4, 5 pm.  Featuring the talents of Christine Brooks Bokhour (Broadway's CHICAGO, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS), and Dan Hodapp and Langan Kingsley of the hilarious Upright Citizens Brigade sketch group Beige.  Directed by Jim Santangeli. 

On a completely different note, I recently wrote an article about a young man living with a lab-engineered bladder for ChemMatters (PDF).  And more lyrics for the corporate musical comedy troupe The Water Coolers.

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