I can't believe it has been over a year since I have updated this blog.
RAGING SKILLET continues to rage with two new productions plus a one-night only workshop at the Jewish Plays Project with Judy Gold, Kathryn Kates, and Jason Veasey. Once again, John Simpkins jumped into the director's seat and I am truly grateful. It was a fun night. I had to chop a bit out of the play, so I have to go back now and see if we want to reintegrate the old material. Particularly gratified as we received some blowback from certain members of the Jewish community in Hartford that two Jewish theatre companies have embraced the show. It's a Mitzvah!
I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI has two productions this year, bringing the total up to 12 professional productions. For some reason, I still haven't gotten the show to New York or published, but such is the life of the unrepresented playwright. I'm happy that theatres and audiences continue to embrace Giulia Melucci's romantic tales of woe and am working on trying to get the production Off-Broadway. Cross your fingers!
My new play RED STATE ROAD TRIP came out of my 2017 vacation to Missouri and Arkansas. It was a very emotional, funny and weird trip. So far, the audiences have embraced it. I'm hoping to get a two-night stand set up for HartBeat Ensemble. Stay tuned. Big thanks to Sasha Bratt for helping me to continue to shape the piece as I think it has an important personal and national story to tell.
BIG THANK YOU to the Windsor Jesters for making their entire 2018 season all about my new work! They will be premiering my comedy THE WEDDING BINDER the first two weekends in May, under the able direction of Rayah Martin. I will be doing a reading of my comedy THE BARONESS, a riff on THE SOUND OF MUSIC this summer. This fall, we premiere the comedy I co-wrote with Mark Twain and William Dean Howells, COLONEL SELLERS: REANIMATOR. It features Steampunk elements and zombies, so it should be fun. Stay tuned!