A Night at the Famed Gabziadze Theatre
Finally, on my third attempt, I was able to attend a marionette theatre show at the famed Gabziadze Theatre in Tbilisi, Georgia. The other two times I was there I found myself shut-out because of a sell-out. The theatre is a quaint place which seeps in reverence for the theatrical traditions of the stage. These…
WAVES – A Black Box Experience
I’ve been down the rabbit hole of theatre the past month, producing my new show “Waves.” We had a successful three performance run which concluded Thursday night with a great, responsive crowd, and a group of young actors who had loosened up to show their grit on the stage. It was a great experience. For…
Ponderings on My First Show in 2 Years
Live theatre gets into the blood. When the curtain opens, and the nerves take over, and the hair stands on its end, and the bumps on your skin realize that it’s time, finally, after such a long hiatus, one begins to understand just how much the cult of theatre has seeped into the blood stream.…
Writers: Screenplays and stage plays. Boy, are your rights different.
I’ve been watching with great interest the Netflix documentary The Movies That Made us. In its two seasons, it has delved into eight different blockbusters from the 80’s and 90’s, which redefined genres and succeeded even in the face of many production challenges. As a writer myself, I’ve especially been interested in how the scripts…
I’ve Written a New Show: Finally. “Within Reach”
A colleague in the theatre industry reached out a few months ago about collaborating on a new theatre project. After some discussing back and forth, it was decided that I would write the entire show. It would consist of 10 short plays similarly themed. Today, I finished writing it. My first new full-length theatre show…
A Year on Zoom
I finished teaching my final drama class today via Zoom. As I waved goodbye and wished a happy summer to the final stragglers who lived through a year on Zoom, the magnitude of the year hit me. I taught an entire cohort of students and I met them only once in person. The bizarreness of…
Missed my Play? No Worries. Watch on YouTube now!
A new play of mine, “Covid Chips”, streamed over the weekend as part of the Gallery Players (Brooklyn) Black Box New Play Festival. If you missed it, you’re in luck. It’s now available on YouTube, and it’s only 12 minutes long, so please go check it out. Enjoy.
World Premiere of “Covid Chips” this weekend. Watch online for free!
My new play “Covid Chips” will be part of Gallery Players (Brooklyn) Black Box New Play Festival starting tomorrow, Jan 28 and running through Sunday Jan 31 – streaming daily @ 7:30PM EST. It’s very easy to watch the show. Click on the link below. I wrote this over the summer. It’s a fun little…
My New Play “Covid Chips” Featured in Upcoming Festival
I’m thrilled to have my new play “Covid Chips” being featured in week 2 of The Gallery Players 24th Annual Black Box New Play Festival. I was approached by one of the co-producers of the event about writing a play specifically for the Zoom format. I am not exactly thrilled about live theatre going online,…
Now Available: Theatrical Monologues
I just published the fifth volume in the Short Play Collection: Theatrical Monologues for Audition, Classroom, or Stage. It includes more than 50 original short monologues. Most of them were chosen from my myriad plays, but I did end up writing some special ones just specifically for this edition. They are divided by comedic and…