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Lambda Finalist Reading at Bluestockings

7 May

The headline says it all, but you can find complete information here! The basics are:

Bluestockings25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist Reading

Tuesday, May 14th @ 7:00 p.m. – Free

Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington

As you know, I’m utterly thrilled that Thunder Above, Deeps Below and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them were nominated in the 2013 LGBT Drama category. I will be there with bells on! And since my nominated works are plays (obviously), I’m trying to round up a few surprise guests to help me read my work.

Come join us!

Double the Finalist Fun

7 Mar

25th-Annual-Lambda-Literary-Awards-300x123Both Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and Thunder Above, Deeps Below have been named finalists for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards! I’m absolutely thrilled (despite the fact that there’s now zero possibility that both plays will get the Award, because I’m competing against myself. Just kidding. Mostly…). You can find a full list of finalists and purchase tickets to the Lammy reception, ceremony, and after-party at the Lambda Literary Foundation site.

In addition, here’s a bit of advance press for the Philadelphia production of Edith being mounted by Theatre Confetti. I’ll be in town tomorrow for the opening performance and post-show reception, and then I’ll be participating in two post-show talkbacks on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. For tickets and complete information, click here.

Theatre Confetti Presents Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, Opening March 7 (Uwishunu, March 4, 2013)

Theatre Confetti’s Latest Explores Young, Gay Love (Philadelphia Magazine, March 6, 2013)

Bi Jean Ngo and Theatre Confetti’s EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS… (The Examiner, March 1, 2013)

Barrymore Winner Makes Theatre Confetti Directorial Debut (South Philly Review, March 7, 2013)

I Would Like to Thank…

24 Jan

…the queers.

Happy 2013, everyone! And thanks for keeping up with my work and with me.

GLAAD LogoTo start off the new year, I am extremely proud to say that my plays have received three nominations for two prestigious LGBT awards! Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them has received a GLAAD Media Award Nomination for Artists at Play‘s 2012 production and a Lambda Literary Award Nomination in the Oustanding LA Theater and LGBT Drama categories, respectively. And — as if that wasn’t enough — Thunder Above, Deeps Below has also received a Lambda Literary Award Nomination for LGBT Drama.

Lammy BronzeAs you can perhaps guess, I am so honored to be recognized by the LGBT community and thrilled that they continue to embrace diverse voices. I am also thrilled for and grateful to everyone at Artists at Play for putting up a top notch production of Edith and Samuel French, Inc for publishing both Edith and Thunder.

I’ve got a couple of things coming up, that I’ll post about in the coming week. Until then, click here for a full list of GLAAD Media Award Nominations and here for a full list of the Lambda Literary Award Nominations.

Edith and Thunder and Shotgun!

5 Aug

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and Thunder Above, Deeps Below are now available from Samuel French in pretty, pretty acting editions. It’s not my first time being published, but it is the first time my plays have appeared in individual editions. There’s something very grown up feeling about that. Get your copies on the Samuel French website or, if you’re in New York, at The Drama Book Shop.

I neglected to post these articles from The Reader and Broadway World about Ignition 2012.

Victory Gardens Cultivates the Next Big Thing (Chicago Reader, August 1, 2012)

Victory Gardens Theater’s IGNITION Festival Continues Through 8/12 (Broadway World, July 31, 2012)

My week in Chicago was a fun and productive one, and I was really able to dig into the play with excellent results. My heartfelt thanks go to Victory Gardens and everyone at Ignition 2012!

And, since I’m posting things a bit past their relevance, why don’t we go all the way back to Sacramento for a second. There was a review in Outword Magazine that is the first to actually mention outright one half of my secret Edith agenda (What? Secret agenda?!). I thought that was cool, so I’m sharing the review with you here.

B Street Triumphs With New Gay Play (Outword Magazine, June 2012)

Final Performances of Thunder

4 May

Sorry to have dropped off the map for a bit there. Things got hectic! I’m going to make it up to you by doing a post a day this weekend.

The most pressing matter: tonight and tomorrow are the final two performances of Thunder Above, Deeps Below at the Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco. As I’ve mentioned before, the play is launching Bindlestiff’s Mainstage Program in their new state-of-the-art SoMa theatre. Audience reactions have been very warm, they got two positive write ups, and the show was an San Francisco Chronicle Theatre Pick of the Week. I had the pleasure of heading out there last month, and they have good reasons to be proud of this ambitious new program. Go show them some love!

A. Rey Pamatmat’s Thunder Above, Deeps Below at Bindlestiff Studio (Hyphen Magazine, April 16, 2012)

Bindlestiff Studio’s 2012 Production “Thunder Above, Deeps Below” is a Treasure (Examiner, April 15, 2012)

Back to The Humana Festival and Some Mu Press

29 Mar

Well, look at this, everybody! Just in time for the final weekend of the 2012 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Playscripts has published the anthology of the 2011 Festival. Yippee!!! As you may recall, my play Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them premiered at Human 2011, as did my short piece This is How it Ends (as part of the 2011 Apocalypse-themed Anthology play The End). You can purchase copies at Actors Theatre or on the Playscripts website by clicking here. And, of course, as a finalist for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, I’ll be making a return to Louisville this weekend where they will announce the winner of the Award at the Saturday evening performance of the 2012 10-minute plays.

Of course, if you only want Edith, it will soon be available in an individual acting edition from Samuel French in a few months (as will my play Thunder Above, Deeps Below).

Finally, here are a couple of lovely reviews for the currently running production of Edith at Mu Performing Arts in Minneapolis.

Edith Can Shoot Things at Mu Performing Arts (City Pages, March 21, 2012)

Mu Performing Arts’ Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them at Mixed Blood Theatre is a Hit (Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 25, 2012)

Hello 2012!

7 Jan

Happy new year, everyone!

To start things off right, here’s a press release from Mu Performing Arts regarding their upcoming production of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, the fourth and final production of the NNPN Rolling World Premier (but not the final production of Edith in 2012 — hooray!). There is a great passage about director Randy Reyes’s personal connection to the play that makes me believe we’re in good hands in Minnesota. If all goes as planned, I’ll be in Minneapolis for the opening night in March!

In other news, that previously mentioned first public reading of my murder mystery The Shotgun Message as part of Ma-Yi‘s LabFest series will be in mid-February. I also have a couple of visits to San Francisco in my near future; one in early February for a reading of Out of Joint at The Magic and a second in April for the Bindlestiff Studio’s West Coast premiere of Thunder Above, Deeps Below! I’ll post details for all of these opportunities to catch my work as they become available. Spring 2012 will then come to a close with B Street Theatre’s presentation of Edith in Sacramento, CA.

Finally, here’s a last little morsel from 2011: Manbites Dog’s production of Edith was honored in IndyWeek’s “Best  Triangle Theater of 2011” list for Best Direction, Best Ensemble, and Best Production! Congratulations to Jeff Storer and the cast for their amazing work.

I hope your 2012 is off to as excellent a start as mine!

Thunder and Edith and Sam

7 Oct

It’s official! Thunder Above, Deeps Below and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them will both be published in separate editions by Samuel French in 2012.

To order copies of the plays and inquire about performance rights, click here for Thunder and here for Edith.

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