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1000 Playwright Interviews The first interview I posted was on June 3, 2009.  It was Jimmy Comtois.  I decided I would start interview...

Feb 13, 2018

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCTIONS

KODACHROME



Production #1 of Kodachrome
Portland Center Stage
Portland, OR
February 3-March 18, 2018

Mercy

Production #1 of Mercy
New Jersey Rep
Long Branch, NJ
Opens June 7, 2018


Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood

Production #5 of Marian
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Opens Feb 16, 2018

Production #6 of Marian
New Revels Players
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Opens April 6, 2018.

Production #7 of Marian
Bigelow Drama
Newton, MA
Opens April 26, 2018.

Production #8 of Marian
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Opens November 8, 2018.



Hearts Like Fists

Production #37 of HLF
Tascosa High School
Amarillo, TX.
Opens March 2, 2018.

Production #38 of HLF
Los Angeles Valley College
Van Nuys, CA
Opens March 22, 2018.

Clown Bar

Production #27 of Clown Bar
S&S High School
Denison, TX
Opens March 5, 2018

7 Ways To Say I Love You
a night of short plays

Production #21 of 7 Ways
Rivier Theater Company
Nashua, NH
Opens April 13, 2018.

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Jan 2, 2018

upcoming productions

PRODUCTIONS

KODACHROME



Production #1 of Kodachrome
Portland Center Stage
Portland, OR
February 3-March 18, 2018

Mercy

Production #1 of Mercy
New Jersey Rep
Long Branch, NJ
Opens June 7, 2018


Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood

Production #5 of Marian
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Opens Feb 16, 2018

Production #6 of Marian
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Opens November 8, 2018.

Hearts Like Fists

Production #37 of HLF
Tascosa High School
Amarillo, TX.
Opens March 2, 2018.

Production #38 of HLF
Los Angeles Valley College
Van Nuys, CA
Opens March 22, 2018.

7 Ways To Say I Love You
a night of short plays

Production #20 of 7 Ways
The Boutique Theatre
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Opens January 18, 2018.

Production #21 of 7 Ways
Rivier Theater Company
Nashua, NH
Opens April 13, 2018.

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Dec 31, 2017

My 2017 Year in Review




Hi,

Since '07 I've been doing this yearly wrap up on my blog basically about my writing and sometimes other things I've done in the year.

I turned 40 this August.  I've been writing plays for about 20 years now.  (I started sometime in college)  So I've been writing plays for half of my life now.  It's going okay.

This year I wrote 1 full length play, one 45 minute play that's going to be an act 2 of a play I already wrote and for 66 days in a row I posted a short play on my blog.  That might turn into a full length piece.  I'll have to take a look at what I have there.

I had 23 productions this year of my full length plays.  (Up from 21 last year)  Productions this year included 5 Hearts Like Fists, 7 Clown Bar,  4 Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood, 1 Rare Birds, 2 Pretty Theft, 1 Nerve, 2 Adventures of Super Margaret and 1 of The Why Overhead. Four of these productions were at high schools and one was at a middle school.  Six were at colleges or universities.

Of these productions, 6 came about through some previous relationship or production.  The rest were found through word of mouth or because of publications.  Two productions this year (Marian and Rare Birds) were New York/World Premieres.

Marian and Rare Birds were also published this year.  Marian by Sam French and Rare Birds by DPS and my play Incendiary was published by Broadway Play Publishing.



This year, there were also 12 productions of my night of short plays 7 Ways To Say I Love You and a bunch of productions of other short plays.

What else?

This year, I wrote down every time I sent a play out.  I submitted (one or more plays) 195 places.  My goal to get the amount of productions I want is probably one submission a day or failing that, 300 or so a year.

I continue to work as Literary Manager at The Juilliard School, supporting the playwriting program there.

I was in the Project Y writing group this year.

This year I traveled to Portland, OR and Nazareth PA for plays and we Christmassed in VA and vacationed in Montreal and New Hampshire.

So far there are 10 or so productions of my full length plays planned for 2018.  This will include at least 2 premieres--my first LORT show-- Kodachrome at Portland Center Stage in Feb and also Mercy at NJ Rep in June.  There are others not yet announced.




I did 100 playwright interviews this year and stopped at the nice round number of 1000.  Here they are.  The interviews represent, I think about 5 percent of US playwrights writing now.

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

My previous year in reviews, in case you are interested:

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

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Nov 16, 2017

More Plays by Me Go Up Places

PRODUCTIONS

KODACHROME



Production #1 of Kodachrome
Portland Center Stage
Portland, OR
February 3-March 18, 2018

Mercy

Production #1 of Mercy
New Jersey Rep
Long Branch, NJ
Opens June 7, 2018


Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood

Production #5 of Marian
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Opens Feb 16, 2018

Hearts Like Fists

Production #36 of HLF
RIT Players
Rochester, NY
Opens December 8, 2017.

Production #37 of HLF
Tascosa High School
Amarillo, TX.
Opens March 2, 2018.


7 Ways To Say I Love You
a night of short plays

Production #19 of 7 Ways
Victoria West High School
Victoria, TX
Opens December 7, 2017.

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Nov 9, 2017

NEXT UP -- MY PLAYS

PRODUCTIONS

KODACHROME



Production #1 of Kodachrome
Portland Center Stage
Portland, OR
February 3-March 18, 2018

Production #4 of Marian
Ridgewater College
Willmar, MN
Opens November 16, 2017.

Production #5 of Marian
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Opens Feb 16, 2018


Clown Bar

Production #26 of Clown Bar
Majestic Repertory Theatre
The Viper Room
Los Angeles, CA
Opens November 11, 2017.


Hearts Like Fists

Production #36 of HLF
RIT Players
Rochester, NY
Opens December 8, 2017.

Production #37 of HLF
Chisholm Trail High School
Fort Worth, TX
Opens Feb 26, 2018.

Production #38 of HLF
Tascosa High School
Amarillo, TX.
Opens March 2, 2018.

Production #39 of HLF
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Opens May 1, 2018.

7 Ways To Say I Love You
a night of short plays

Production #18 of 7 Ways
Park Players Of Greenfield Park
Greenfield Park, QC, Canada
Opens November 16, 2017.

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Oct 26, 2017

Reading This Sunday



Join Cave Theatre Co., in artistic partnership with The Tank, for a reading of a brand new play by Adam Szymkowicz: "East Haddam"!

"East Haddam is just like any other town. Perhaps even your town. Except for the Green Swamp Lady. There is that. Oh, and the Unicorn. That’s there as well. Other than that, quite your typical, standard little town. Did we mention the clowns and secret agents? To be fair, regular towns can have those too, though. So we’re ok on that. Anyway, enough chatting, let’s show you around, shall we?"

Admission is FREE! October 29th @ 7pm at The Tank Theater! (312 W 36th St)

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Oct 21, 2017

Jack And Jill Plays - Part 66 - Pinter Watermelon



Pinter Watermelon
by Adam Szymkowicz

(JACK and JILL at a picnic table eating watermelon.  A MAN enters, sits at the picnic table with them.)

JILL
Um.

JACK
Hi.

(MAN says nothing.)

JILL
Can we help you?

JACK
Are you lost?

(MAN says nothing.)

JACK
Maybe he doesn't speak English.

JILL
Do you speak English?

(MAN says nothing.  Continues to stare at them.)

JACK
Are you mute?

JILL
Are you choking?

JACK
Is someone watching us?

JILL
Are we in danger?

JACK
Maybe he just really likes watermelon.

JILL
Do you like watermelon?

(MAN says nothing.  Slowly, he takes a handgun out and put it on the table.)

JILL
Whoa whoa!

JACK
We can sit somewhere else.

JILL
We'll go.

JACK
We can leave the watermelon.

(JACK and JILL slowly back away.  They leave the watermelon.  MAN whistles.  His friends and family come and sit at the table.  They eat the watermelon.)


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