Hey, I haven't been around here too much over the last few weeks, I've been busy and also sort of enjoying the awesome weather, before I come in looking for an A.C. But here are some really awesome productions of my work.
1. Hush Little Baby - a one-act has been running at the Madlab Theatre Company in Columbus OHIO, most of the month, in repertory with two other evenings of one-acts. I really loved what they did for me, although I did not get to see the show, cause of work and rehearsals (as an actor, not as a writer.) Andy Batt at Madlab kept me updated, and they even sent me a clip of a trailer they put up on their website. I think MADLAB may be one of the most professional companies ever to put up my work, and I couldn'd speak more highly of them, madlab and Columbus! For pictures of the production and the trailer visit my myspace page. http://www.myspace.com/mzsquared. for more info on madlab check them out at http://www.madlab.net/tr2007.htm
2. Donde Esta Pedro Mano? a one-act tele-novela in Ingles - is premiering this June 9th at the "City Theatre's 12th Annual Summer Shorts Festival!" - it's written in spanglish, and it's a crazy play... so crazy I never thought it would be done anywhere, but it's the perfect MIAMI play! I am hoping I can get to see it. for more information go to http://www.citytheatre.com
3. A JAR in the FOREST - opens for one performance (hopefully two) at the Samuel French One Act Festival on June 12th --- (I'm directing it!) with Dana Hunter, Bekka Lindstrom, Suzanne Mernyk and Tegan Meyer - if you're in New York come check it out. June 12th, 2007 - 7:30pm - @ American Theatre For Actors, 314 West 54th Street, The cherchunin theatre.
4. Good and Bad News - my full lenght play, Thoroughly Stupid Things was indeed accepted this year to the New York Fringe Festival, and i was totally excited, but after a couple of weeks of going through what would have been a draining financial landscape... I made the decision not to break my bank account at this time. It was a heart breaking decision to make, but sometimes that's the breaks. My plan right now is to spend the next year raising the money and then reapply for the 08 Fringe, if I don't get in next year, then I would have the cash to self-produce at another theatre, Still it stings a little! But if you go to the FRINGENYC.org, you may still catch the title of my play in the list of accepted plays. sniff, sniff.
It has definetely been an amazing summer, I have not had a year like this since 2004. I mean, a long dry spell... but I think out of that came a lot of new pages. I think the 2004 - 2006 seasons of my unproduced life, were just times where I got to explore myself as a writer, and now those works are getting produced, even though at the time I was depressed about the lack of productions. I think those two years were absolutely necessary to explore in a more honest way, the things I want to say and talk about.
As far as the FringeNYC, I'm a little heart broken but not upset. I think I just want to bring this particular play to the people, but the circumstances were definetely not right, and I want to do it right, it's the only play i've ever wanted to self-produce because I can see myself having a ball. I chose to to go the other way and turn the opportunity down, but only because I want to deliver something truly special with that play and the stars were not aligned in that direction.