I’m delighted and honored to announce that A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name will be presented at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference this summer. This is my second time up to the O’Neill (the first was when Thunder Above, Deeps Below went up back in 2008), and I’m so excited to be headed out to “summer camp” again. The O’Neill Playwrights Conference was truly one of the first places to take my work seriously and celebrate it’s quirkiness, and with the presentation of this 10-character, reverse chronological, multi-ethnic, political play with magical spells (no, really), it seems they’ve done so again.
Read the full announcement on Playbill, Broadway World, or on the O’Neill website and then get ready to head on up to Waterford, CT! Watch us make magic this summer out of a play inspired by stuff like this:
Director and cast announcements will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out the magic of this amazing trailer for The Mysteries! They shut down for a couple of weeks after this Sunday, but tickets are now on sale for their extended run in June and July.
This is what I get for procrastinating. So I have two big pieces of news and rather than pick which to highlight, I’m going to write two posts today.
This first one, many of you have already seen on Playbill and Facebook and Broadway World and all over creation (good job Marketing team!). If you haven’t, then get out from under that stone — that can’t be comfortable.
I am very fortunate to be included among the bevy of playwrights commissioned for The Mysteries at The Flea this Spring. It’s another theatrical extravaganza directed by Ed Iskandar of Exit Pursued by a Bear fame. The event itself is an adaptation of the York Mystery Plays for contemporary audiences and features The Flea’s resident company, The Bats. I was commissioned to adapt The Baptism, a.k.a. The Barbers’ Play, after off-handedly remarking how homoerotic it is to see two naked men in a river arguing about who should bathe whom first. And so, out of the River Jordan came my short play Something in the Water.
There are a lot of good friends and admired colleagues among these writers. Check out who they are and what The Flea has to say about the whole spectacle here. I’m so thrilled to be having my work presented in such a venerable space, and to have it alongside other writers I admire so much. This one is going to rock like the Bible has never rocked anyone ever before… except Peter. Just kidding. Bad Jesus joke. Okay, it’s time to just…
End, Part 1.