Fire on Earth part of Fresh Ink’s 2012-2013 season

Fire on Earth imageVery big news today: my full-length play, Fire on Earth, will be part of the Fresh Ink Theatre’s 2012-2013 season, here in Boston  Sounds like we’ll have some workshop time/readings, then a production in early 2013.  This new company is picking five playwrights to work with this season (three for production, including me, and two more for staged readings only).  The other writers are fellow Rhombus writer Ginger Lazarus, Emily Kaye Lazzaro, Kevin Mullins, and Noah Mease.

This is a young group, dedicated to new plays and New England playwrights.  They’re one of several new companies that have sprung up lately in our area with an interest in developing new plays and local writers.

I’ve been working on this play for a long time, but I did a HUGE rewrite in 2010, while I was a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, followed by a reading from the Huntington Theatre Company.  All of which was enormously helpful.  Now I’ll be able to make further changes and get to see the play finally staged.  I’m completely psyched.

Here’s a short summary of the piece:

1524. John Tewkesbury is a savvy trader and smuggler, smart enough to know William Tyndale’s illegal translation of the Bible will be a hot commodity. But, to sell the good book, he must elude the spies of Sir Thomas More and escape the fires of the Catholic bishops. In this true story about the struggle between dangerous information and powerful knowledge, one man journeys from merchant to martyr.