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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When was the last time you … ?

Think. What do you love to do but haven’t done it for a long time?

I know. There are reasons why you haven’t done it. Everyone has excuses.

I’ve done something this past week that I haven’t done in about a year and it’s been real enjoyable: guitar playing and song composing.

I won’t go into all the ridiculous reasons that my guitar was packed away awaiting a move that never happened for a year, but I can attest that it really has been a year without playing it.  And I missed it.

And it struck me how that cliched comment about “it’s like riding a bike”  came to the forefront of my mind when I put the fretboard in my hand for the first time in 12 months. My brain and fingers remembered everything. It’s pretty remarkable. I forget stuff all the time, but all the chords and finger positionings came naturally like I never stopped playing.

I plucked out some chords to the melody I created that matched some lyrics I made which are related to a new novel I’m writing. Yeah, a bunch of strange connections there.

But the point it this: I enjoy playing guitar. I enjoy writing lyrics. I enjoy composing songs on the guitar, and it felt great to do it again.

What about you? What do you love to do that you haven’t done in a long time? Try it out again. It’s been far too long.

I’ll leave you with some of the lyrics to my untitled new song.

RANDOM UNTITLED SONG LYRICS

Part of me is reaching, to set upon the stars

To grasp a piece of heaven, to lunge to places far,

       Part of me is crying out, to reach inside your heart,

  But I hold no ill will.

           No, I hold no ill will.

Part of me is trying. To understand this world.

Untangle all the colors that blindness tends to swirl

And form the ground beneath our feet that heaven’s gate unfurls

But I hold no ill will.

Yes, I hold no ill will.

The past it paints its canvas black with speckled sparks of light,

Glimpses to remind me of where I’ve been,

 The future holds the promises of many well-fought fights,

But I’ll never turn away from where I’ve been.

                 Cause I’ve seen the poorest soul be trampled to the ground,

 And I cannot turn away from where I’ve been,

        And I’ve seen the lights of fame adorning all around

Yet even more, it grips my breast, and hold it tight onto my chest

               All the places, good or bad, I’ve ever been

(copyright 2019 Mark W Sasse)

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