’59RPM at HERE Arts Center

Tickets are now on sale for ’59RPM at HERE Arts Center, a devised dance piece created by the company Current Harbour that uses movement and the music of 1959 as a lens to explore the dark underbelly of American popular culture. I’m a contributing writer to the project (in addition to a bunch of scenes and monologues, I even wrote a ukulele song for the piece). Director/Choreographer Annalisa Ledson, Co-Director Jamie Watkins, and the rest of the cast and creative team are doing very exciting things, and you should come check it out August 24-27!

Tickets and more info here:

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Combat Zones!

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My short film Combat Zones (featuring Kyle LeMaire and Nic Marrone) is screening at the February 18, 2016 edition of Fester: The Mindfuck Festival in Santa Monica. Tickets available here: http://fester.la/event/fester-the-hearts-filthy-lesson/

This will likely be the film’s only cinema screening for some time, possibly forever, so don’t miss it! But if you can’t make it to the west coast (and that includes me), I’ll be posting it on the internet a few weeks after.

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Donate to Dreamscape Theatre!

Big news to announce! My play The Improbable Fall, Rise, and Fall of John Law Part 1 has been granted a residency at the IRT in March, 2016! It will be produced under the auspices of Dreamscape Theatre and the direction of Brad Raimondo.

I am so thrilled that this play is happening, and I’ll finally have a chance to share one of the most ambitious and exciting projects I’ve written with an audience. But we need your help!

Producing theater isn’t cheap, so Dreamscape has begun a year-end fundraising drive. We’re already past the half-way point, but we could still use your support. Please donate and help us bring John Law to life! Dreamscape is a 501(c)3, so your donation is tax deductible.

To donate and learn more about Dreamscape (and read an interview with me), go here: http://dreamscapetheatre.org/

Kevin Spacey Foundation Shortlist

I am happy to report that myself, director extraordinaire Brad Raimondo, and Dreamscape Theatre have been shortlisted for the 2015 Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice grant, to help provide funding for part one of my play, The Improbable Fall, Rise, and Fall of John Law. We’re in the company of some other great artists and it’s an honor to have made it this far in the process. Fingers crossed, and thanks to the KSF!

See the announcement here.

Watch Isolation

My shot film Isolation, an official selection of the Chicago REEL Shorts Film Festival and the Phoenix International Film Festival, is now online at Vimeo for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own homes! Check it out!

Wide Eyed Winks

Check out Wide Eyed Winks later this summer (August 4th), for an excerpt from a very liberal adaptation I have been working on of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death. It’s quite out there and should be good fun! Also, many more good writers in the series, including my pal Phil Gerson (also on August 4th) and Nick Gandiello (tomorrow, May 5th). Wide Eyed is a great company and there will be further announcements of my involvement with them soon, so come out and support their work!

In other news, my short film Isolation (directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann) had another festival screening last month at the Phoenix Film Festival. I wasn’t able to attend, but I’m told it went really well. The film should be online shortly, and I will post a link here once it is.

What We Lost (A New Play) / Isolation Screening in Chicago

Two exciting new events!

First of all, the short film I wrote, Isolation, is an official selection of the Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest. It is screening in the 3pm block of films on Sunday, October 12th. I am so excited this film is making its debut on the festival circuit! For more info and to buy tickets, head to the website at:

http://www.projectchicago.com/sunday

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Isolation

Secondly, I have a new play! What We Lost, which was developed as part of my CoLab 1 class at The New School for Drama, is being remounted for four performances in October (with some additions and alterations). It’s a devised piece with dance about “losing it,” and by “it” I mean virginity. The stories range from hilarious to heart-breaking, and it’s been one of the most meaningful and rewarding projects I’ve worked on. For more info and to buy tickets, head to:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/862043

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What We Lost

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