Summer Shorts 2016 is upon us! And my one-act play This is How It Ends will be part of Series A when it starts previews on July 22, 2016 at 59E59. I’m thrilled to be working on this bit of madness with Ed Iskandar in our first chance to collaborate since The Mysteries oh, so long ago. Some of you will recall that I wrote for Actors Theatre of Louisville anthology The End back in 2011. I basically took those scenes and turned them into a complete play, which will be premiering at Summer Shorts.
You can get tickets here and find further information about the full evening in these announcements from Broadway World and Playbill.
Speaking of Playbill, have you been to a Broadway show this month? There’s an interview with me in the Pride Edition of Playbill on page 13. I’m so excited and honored to be among all of these amazing LGBTQA artists and to be featured in this way, because, I mean, I’m a big ol’ queer!!! There’s a longer version of the profile online as well:
Who’s Next: A. Rey Pamatmat, Playwright (Playbill, June 12, 2016)
And speaking of queers, Picture 24, Part 1 of my big queer cycle, was an O’Neill finalist. Check it out here. And very soon I’ll have some news about Part 3…
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and that you can join me for some of mine.
[Hi! I’m cheating! After being swamped all winter, I’m retroactively adding some items of note to my website. This is one of them.]
Some of you are probably thinking, “Wait… isn’t this play old? You’re having a reading of it now?”
Here’s the thing: I’ve given this old chestnut a complete overhaul, and rather than being a standalone piece, Picture 24 is now the first part of a much larger project. I’m not quite ready to talk about it in full, but suffice to say that this is pretty much a reading of an all new play. Less in a Star Wars: Special Edition way, more like a Marvel Ultimate line kind of thing. If you don’t speak nerd, just ask your nerd friends what that means. If you don’t have any nerd friends, why do you like my plays?
Image by Scum Bag Fag Mag
by A. Rey Pamatmat
directed by Kareem Fahmy
Joey meets Max, and it’s love at first sight… sort of. Joey meets Chuck, but love has nothing to do with it. While preparing an autobiographical photo series for a public showing, the romance and pornography in Joey’s private life start blurring together. Dot com parties, safe sex that’s hot sex, and dial-up Internet welcome you to a queer love story in the year 2000.
With Gideon Glick, Mark Junek, and Jon Norman Schneider
Ma-Yi Writers Lab’s Winter LabFest
Ma-Yi Studio, 260 West 35th Street, Room 203
Wednesday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm