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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...

Apr 18, 2018

New York shows I have had

Last night, I was talking with someone about a possible upcoming off off broadway production.  And I tried to remember all the other shows I've had in New York.  Below is (I think) the complete list.

NYC productions of Full Lengths, not including college productions

One Wednesday At West Haddam High 2005
Nerve 2005, 2006
Food For Fish 2006
Susan Gets Some Play 2007
Pretty Theft 2009, 2015
My Base and Scurvy Heart 2011
UBU, 2012, 2012, 2013
The Why Overhead 2012
Hearts Like Fists 2012
Clown Bar 2011, 2013, 2014
Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood 2017
Rare Birds 2017

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Mar 21, 2018

Upcoming Productions

PRODUCTIONS

KODACHROME

Production #4 of Kodachrome
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA
Opens May 4, 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 #6 of Marian
Hinman Production Company 
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
Opens March 22, 2018.




Production #7 of Marian
New Revels Players
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Opens April 6, 2018.

Production #8 of Marian
Bigelow Drama
Newton, MA
Opens April 26, 2018.

Production #9 of Marian
Actors Bridge Ensemble and Wild Card Productions
Nashville, TN
Opens June 28, 2018.

Production #10 of Marian
Giving Tree Theatre
Marion, IA
Opens August 1, 2018.

Production #11 of Marian
Theatre of Note
Los Angeles, CA
Opens August 17, 2018.

Production #12 of Marian
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Opens November 8, 2018.


Hearts Like Fists

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




Production #39 of HLF
Chisholm Trail High School
Fort Worth, TX
Opens May 4, 2108.

Clown Bar

Production #28 of Clown Bar
Nolum, Abar
Seoul, S. Korea
Opens March 30, 2018.




Production #29 of Clown Bar
Woodshed Theatre Ensemble at Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Opens April 13, 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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Mar 2, 2018

Reviews of Kodachrome

I took this directly from Portland Center Stage's blog--  https://www.pcs.org/blog/reviews-of-kodachrome



Living Photo Album of Romantic Vignettes"Kodachrome is somewhere between an ensemble love story, a mischievous comedy and a supernatural dream." -Willamette Week
Love's Blurred Lines"The fine cast of Kodachrome makes quick, punchy work of the play's rapid-fire scene changes under Riordan's usual sharp direction."  –The Oregonian
A Photographic Journey of Being Human"It's tender and poignant and awkward and funny all at the same time - you know, just like life." BroadwayWorld
A Play About Love
"This is a beautiful play – understated, tricky, often humorous, and universal. ... Everyone in this show delivers wonderful performances." Judy Nedry Reviews
Love, Living and Loss
"This story harkens back to a time and place in our Pasts and gives us a glimpse of the make-up of people stripped of all the trappings of an electronic world ... And the performances were top-notch." Dennis Sparks Reviews
"Kodachrome captures the nostalgic pull of photography ... the play intermixes moments of gut-wrenching sadness with lighthearted humor, all while forcing the audience to pause and confront each emotion with the click of a shutter." -Portland Mercury


What people are saying on Facebook:
“Fun, enjoyable, thought provoking all in one.”
“Whimsical, funny, and then suddenly so moving.”
“Excellent play! I loved it!” 
"I felt so many different emotions during the play and loved having a Q&A with the cast after. Wonderful."
"Funny, smart, and touching."
"Excellent production. Very moving."
Don't miss Kodachrome.
Running February 3 to March 18 in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

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Interview of Andrew Hinderaker about Magic Play



I know I haven't done an interview in a long time.  I talked to playwright Andrew Hinderaker for Portland Center Stage (where both our plays are being done right now).  link below.  Check it out--  also I interviewed Andrew once before -- in 2010.  Read it here.

https://www.pcs.org/blog/playwrights-in-discussion

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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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