Complete Works of mwsasse

Here is a detailed list of all my works which have either been published or produced for the stage. (Year indicates year published or produced)

2016 (so far)

  • Duet Collection “Theatrical Duets” (paperback)
  • Novel “Which Half David” (releasing August 2016)
  • Play – Experimental Theatre – “How to Build a Dictator” (Sept 2016)
  • Drama – “Tales of Wonder II: Another RLT Christmas”
  • Novel “A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far” (TBD)
  • Short Play “Safe Spaces”

 

2015

  • Novel “A Love Story for a Nation”
  • Musical Play “A Tad of Trouble 2015”
  • Play “The Secrets of the Magic Pool”
  • Drama “Tales of Wonder: A RLT Christmas” – collection of short Christmas plays (“Tales of Wonder: A Drama Medley”, “Christmas in the Trenches, 1914”, “Season’s Greetings”, “Jolly Old St. Hick”, “The Christmas Spies”, “Tree Talk”, “The Christmas Banquet”, “A Vigil for a Starry Night”, “The Last Shepherd”)

2014

  • Musical Play “Boardwalk Melody” (collaborative work)
  • Novel “The Reach of the Banyan Tree”
  • Short Story “If Love is a Crime: A Christmas Story”
  • Drama “For All Generations” – collection of short plays (“A Woman at War: A KindleCover-IfLoveIsACrimeMusical”*, “A Pinch of Fate, A Shot of Destiny”***, “A Minute Problem at the World’s Last Clock Shop”, “God’s One Question”, “Revenge of the Grandparents”, “More Heart, Less Attack”, “If Love is a Crime”, “What was it Like?”, “The Last Princess”, “The Will”
  • *Short-listed & produced at 2014 Short & Sweet Musical Kuala Lumpur – featured at Gala Night
  • ***Best Script Award Winner – 2014 Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Penang – Also shortlisted and chosen for production in Top 80 at 2015 Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney, Australia
  • Short Play “A Writer’s Satire”
  • Short Play “Words to Say at the End of the World”
  • Short Play “GeneRations”

2013

  • Play “Grandparents’ War” (collaborative work)grandparents war promo 1
  • Novel “The Recluse Storyteller”
  • Drama “Captured in Time & Space”* – collection of short plays (“Captured in Time & Space: A Mini-Musical”, “Black & White: A Rhythmic Dance”, “The Giant Squid that Ate Georgetown”, “The Loudest Child in Church”, “No in Spite of Itself”***, “Skydiver”, “I Once was Blind”, “Light a Candle”, “Jerome: the Malevolent God-King”
  • ***Best Script Award Winner – 2013 Short & Sweet Festival Penang, Malaysia
  • *Short-listed & Produced at 2013 Short & Sweet Musical Festival Kuala Lumpur
  • “Almighty Might” (short play) short-listed & produced at 2013 Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Kuala Lumpur – Awards: Best Director & Best Supporting Actor

2012

  • Play “Life with Stewart” (collaborative work)life-with-stewart-closeup.png
  • Novel “Beauty Rising” (debut indie novel)
  • Drama “Drive All Night” – collection of short plays (“Drive All Night”***, “jaggerjigjangle”, “Love Ruthless, Love Love”, “iDRIP”, “Disconnect: A Mini-Musical”, “Archer”, “Cow Sense”, “Take Me to Your Ruler II”
  • *** Award Winner – AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – 2012 Short & Sweet Festival Penang, Malaysia

 

2011

  • Play “Spy Blue” (collaborative work)Spy Blue novella 2front only
  • Novella “Spy Blue”
  • Play “Romans on the Couch”
  • Drama “The Road Less Traveled” – collection of short plays (“Almighty Might”, “Wisdom Builds a House, Folly Destroys It”, “A Traffic Jam on a Road Less Traveled”, “A Walk with Robert & Frost”, “Walk: A Mini-Musical”, “Tuti Fruitti”, “Take Me to Your Ruler”)

2010

  • Musical Play “Take Two: Who Controls Your Life” (collaborative work)

2009

  • Play (musical) “A Tad of Trouble” (collaborative work)

2008

  • Play “What I Wouldn’t Give for a Monkey Love Potion” (collaborative work)

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Sally, Where are you?

I’ve been rummaging through boxes of old mementos, and I came across a letter from a former student of mine. Here name was Sally. That’s not her real name. She’s Chinese from Dalian where I spent the summer of 1993. I remember her well. She taught me to play Chinese chess, which I have since forgotten. She had a bubbly personality and was a pleasure to chat with. When I left China, we exchanged a few letters and as time would have it, the summer of 1993 faded from our memories. The letters stopped as our lives continued in new directions. But I still remember Sally. Here’s the short letter she wrote to me that I found today:

“Mark, how are you? I’m eagerly to hear from you. I’m too busy to write to you. I have a lot word to talk with you, about my new work. So I write another letter to you. Post a book you’d like to read. ‘Selected Stories of Lu Hsun” and a very traditional Chinese disc. I hope you like it. Ok. God with you!”

Sally  93.02.09

Thank you, Sally. I wish I remembered your Chinese name and knew how to find you, but I don’t. I wonder where you are now. I wonder where your English language skills have taken you. You must be forty years old now with a family. Do you encourage your kids to learn English? Did you stay in Dalian? Have you had a happy life?

People come and go in one’s life. Sally is one who has gone. But I still remember her and I wish that the years have treated her well and that the brief moment I was her teacher in the summer of 1993 played a small role in her being able to accomplish her dreams.

God with you, Sally.

 

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