I’ve been buzzing all across the Americas lately, so here’s a quick post just to let you know what’s up for the next few months of the summer. There are several opportunities to see my newest work — some short pieces, one long piece, and one really short piece by me in a really long piece by many.
First, The Mysteries extension continues to play at The Flea until July 14th. It includes my play Something in the Water. There are two pics from my play in the trailer I posted before (the one in blue light where everyone is grabbing at mostly naked Jesus — because Baptismal ecstasy is hot! — and another where that scraggly hippy John the Baptist is preaching to his followers). I’ve sent many friends to this play, not a one of them was disappointed, and a great many had their minds blown wide open. It really is that amazing and, frankly, I’m sad that I won’t get to see it a third time. You will never see anything like this epic by Ed Iskandar, et al., so don’t let it pass you by!
Next up, Facing Our Truth: 10-minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege, which includes my play Some Other Kid, is making it’s way back to New York on July 13th, this time at Joe’s Pub. I am so thrilled to have my work presented again at The Public. That theatre will always hold a special place in my heart, as will this piece. Please run out and see it if you missed it uptown, support The New Black Fest as they raise awareness about the connections between gun violence and racism, and make a lot of noise that Sunday night!
As mentioned previously, my newest full-length A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name will be presented at The O’Neill Playwrights Conference on July 16th and 17th. We are now fully cast with many old friends, some O’Neill stalwarts, and a few new faces as well! Come see Scott Drummond, Morgan Everitt, Teresa Avia Lim, Naomi Lorrain, Johnny McKeown, Brian McManamon, Alfredo Narciso, Jon Norman Schneider, Makela Spielman, and DeWanda Wise bring my new piece of magic and madness to life under the direction of May Adrales. Reserve tickets here.
Also in the great state of Connecticut, August 14th – 17th my new one-act play We Have Cookies will be part of the Yale Summer Cabaret’s Summer Shorts Festival. I’m absolutely thrilled to be headed up to New Haven again to make some theatre magic and delighted to have Luke Harlan at the helm!
The Mysteries (including Something in the Water) at The Flea, now – July 14, 2014
Facing Our Truth (including Some Other Kid) at Joe’s Pub, July 13, 2014 @ 9:30pm
A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name at The O’Neill, July 16 and 17, 2014 @ 8:15pm
We Have Cookies at The Yale Summer Cabaret, August 14 – 17, 2014
Thanks, as always, for your support, and I look forward to seeing you at the theatre this summer!