I’m excited to be working on The Dowager, my play for one woman, at The Playwrights Center, as part of their Ruth Easton New Play Series. we have about 20 hours of rehearsal culminating in a public reading on Monday, April 1st at 7pm. Erik Pearson is directing, and Liz Wisan is playing Tanya. Hayley Finn interviewed me about this workshop here.
This week, thanks to Justin Blanchard and Brooklyn Shakes, I’m workshopping a brand new play, “Don’t You Fucking Say a Word”, inspired by a heated moment I had on the tennis court a couple of years ago. I love this photo of McEnroe – his petulance in it, his frustration. In his tennis tantrums he did seem to turn into a two year old. Not pretty, and not right, but understandable!
The play is explored from the perspective of the men’s girlfriends. We have a terrific cast: Justin, Crystal Finn, David Ross and Molly Ward. Erik Pearson is directing. There’s a reading next Monday the 18th at 7pm in Williamsburg. Visit Brooklyn Shakes for more info!
Black Label, a podcast written for one of my favorite actors: James Urbaniak, for his monthly podcast Getting on With James Urbaniak. He brings on a different writer every month to write a version of him. Listen to this podcast, if you will (or rather can), at 3am, in the dark, on your grandmother’s transistor radio.
June 2016: ABTP awarded a Creative Space Grant from A.R.T./New York
May 2016: Shortlisted for The Kevin Spacey Foundation's Artist of Choice Grant.
November 2015: Upcoming - Playtime at New Dramatists - a workshop of my new play "Monster".
July 2015: A reading of "Don't You Fucking Say a Word" at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival
June 2015: I'm a guest artist, will be teaching at The Missoula Colony
9/19: Upcoming 9/27 and 9/28: Open Studio Weekend on Governor's Island
5/29: John and I talk Mobro with Kevin Laskey: http://bit.ly/1murXcE
5/13: Mobro released today with Parade Light Records. Get it here on itunes.
5/3: Upcoming Mobro concerts (May 30 and 31), featured in The Village Voice.
4/25: David Barlow nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in This is My Office.
Mobro available for preorder on itunes. Official release is May 13.
Up next, a workshop of The Two Tanyas at New Dramatists, as part of their Creativity Fund.
A nice interview with me about the This Is My Office production in TDF Stages.
This Is My Office begins previews on November 5th - read the piece on Broadway World here.
May 2013: a reading of Don't You Fucking Say a Word in Pittsburgh, in City's Theatre Company's Momentum Festival.
A nice shout-out in the NYTimes from Rachel Chavkin about Loop Tape: http://tinyurl.com/bfqfe8z.
2/4/13: Just finished a one day workshop of The Dowager, at New Dramatists, directed by Erik Pearson. Erik will be directing the Playwrights' Center workshop of the play in late March.
Coming up in April, at Ohio Northern University, a production of Shu Matsui's The Proud Son, which I'm co-translating with Kyoko Yoshida. Desdemona Chiang will direct.
The Dowager will be workshopped at The Playwrights Center as part of their Ruth Easton Series in late March/early April.
At long last, a new website, designed by Russell Moore. I'm still adding information, and fixing errors, welcome thoughts and comments about design and content.