“Words to Say”: Encore Performance in KL

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There we are – writer/director with Lexi and Ysabel hanging out at the pre-show meeting last night. We’ve been riding our script for quite a while now. Our short play, “Words to Say at the End of the World” won 5 awards at the festival in August, and it just keeps living on. We had the honor of bringing it to Kuala Lumpur and performing it for the standing room only audience of the Gala Finals Night @ Short & Sweet Malaysia. The girls’ performance was awesome!IMG_20151101_1644173_rewind

Here they are in their mom & daughter roles. The audience was great! Lots of laughter and many touching tears as the two came to a realization of how much they meant to each other. It’s funny how life suddenly becomes serious when ¬†you’re staring at a mushroom crowd.IMG_20151101_2330242_rewind

Here’s the festivities after the awards-ceremony. (My girls weren’t eligible since it was a showcase piece from another city.)

We have one last performance coming up. They will be giving their final curtain call at the 4th anniversary open day at Penangpac on November 15.

I’m really proud of these girls. They have tremendous talent!

A Mini-Tour for our Award-Winning Play

On the heels of sweeping five awards in the Short and Sweet Theatre festival recently for my short play “Words to Say at the End of the World,” we’re beginning to see that this play isn’t yet ready for retirement. I’ve been asked to have my two amazing actors perform it in three different venues over the next two months. It’s quickly becoming a mini-tour for a mini-play. It’s all very exciting and I’m thrilled to have Yzzy and Lexi get more opportunities to perform this poignant piece a few more times. So I’m proud to announce our mini-tour:

September 26 – Bayview Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang – Fundraiser for Charity

November 1 – Gala Finals Night, Short & Sweet Theatre Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

November 15 – Penang Performing Arts Centre Four-Year Anniversary Party

Perhaps we should add a European tour to the schedule. Any corporate sponsors out there that would like to fund up, send me an email!

But seriously, it’s been thrilling to see this play touch a lot of people, and it will be reaching a few hundred more over the next two months. And here are the stars of the show.

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My Play Heading to Sydney, Australia!

I was super excited to find out yesterday that my short play, “A Pinch of Fate, A Shot of Destiny”, was chosen by a director to be produced as part of the Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney 2015.

It’s billed as the largest short-play festival in the world. This is very exciting for me to see one of my plays make the big time! (so to speak)

“A Pinch of Fate, A Shot of Destiny” is already an award-winning script. It was chosen as Best Script in the Short & Sweet Theatre Festival Penang 2014 just last month. In addition, my drama group, The RLT Players, will be performing it at penangpac in November. So now it’s getting quite the legs!

The story revolves around the Grim Reaper showing up to take Rebecca who is about to be hit by an on-coming bus. However, Mitch unexpectedly shows up and foils all of the Grim Reaper’s plans. It’s funny, clever, and a little sweet. We are having a lot of fun putting it together for November, so I hope the Sydney crew will have just as much.

So in the meantime, I’m happy to see my plays going international. Now if I could only get there to see it. That’s going to be a problem.

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