I’m in the midst of a two week workshop of “Monster”, at New Dramatists, as part of the Playtime Developmental Studio. I’m collaborating on the workshop with the director Portia Krieger. We’ll probably be doing a public showing next thursday the 19th at 3pm – check the New Dramatists site for further details next tuesday. Here’s a brief description of this very new piece:
Monster”, very loosely inspired by “Beowulf” tells the story of Brenda, who, having had her daughter taken away by the state, comes back to small town she grew up in. The town, dominated now by a big box store, is unrecognizable to her. She gets a job at the store, which is infested with a monster, which is eating goods and employees. Brenda will take on the monster, and in doing so will have to reckon with her own monstrosity.
Set photos from the Playco production. I never posted a link to these – some were shot by Fitz Patton for Chance Magazine, others taken by the wonderful set designer of the production, Andrew Boyce. See them here.
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.