A few new things to report. I hope some of you can join me, especially for the 24-hour play festival this Sunday!
(1) ATLANTA — November 9, 2014: Working Title Playwrights’ 24-Hour Play Festival — I will be one of 14 writers participating in this annual fundraiser. Plays are written, directed, acted and performed within a 24-hour span. At On Stage Atlanta in Decatur (across from Farmer’s Market). This is a rollicking evening of theatre. As the tag line says, “bold, risky and not for crybabies.” More details below.
(2) EAST HADDAM, CT: Nov 6-9; 13-16. My short play — The Last Seat on the Train — will get a reprise as part of the East Haddom Stage Company’s ‘The Best of Plays and Poetry”
— Last Seat on the Train: There is one last seat on a crowded train and no one is sure who should take it. Is chivarly still in play — or is it every man (and woman) for himself?
(3) DECATUR,GA: Nov. 16. Two of my short plays will get a reading for the annual fundraiser for Process Theatre’
— Last Seat on The Train (see description above)
— Tinted Window: A big storm approaches, and man is torn between duty to his wife or boat.
(4) WASHINGTON DC: December 10. As part of the Association for Jewish Theatre Conference, an excerpt from my full-length Divided Among Themselves will be read as part of the Playwright/Solo Performer Lab. This play just recevied extensive work through Interplay Theatre in Cleveland:
— Divided Among Themselves: A hard-driving, hard-drinking union leader tests the righteousness of his daughter, a progressive and benevolent rabbi.
(5) WOODLAND HILLS, CA: Two of my frequently produced short holiday plays — “The Day Santa Ignored Us” and “Welcome to Our Holiday Show” — will be presented as part of “Hard Candy Christmas 2014” at the prestigious (at least to me) Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse of Woodland Hills, CA.
— The Day Santa Ignored Us: To the great embarrassment of her teenage son, Mrs. Lubovolivich is about to make a stand against Christmas iconography until she gets caught up in the holiday spirit.
— Welcome to Our Holiday Show: The disclaimers to our holiday show become more entertaining than the show itself, and that is meant in a completely gender-neutral way.