reading of Beatrix Potter in Newton, MA, May 24

Beatrix Potter Must Die! will be part of an evening of readings of short plays at the Newton Public Library, Thursday, May 24, at 7pm. The event will include plays by Geralyn Horton, Jon Brickman, Nancy Temple, Don Wisz, Sandra Wintraub, Patrick…


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None But The Best returns to Boston May 5 and 6

About five years ago, In Good Company commissioned me to write a play with music about 19th century Boston philanthropist, Daniel Sharp Ford. The resulting play, None but the Best, had a nice run in Boston and the suburbs in November 2013. Jeff…


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One-Minute Plays in Dubai!

Today and tomorrow, three of my one-minute plays, Bye, Bye Billy, Hot Chocolate, and And One For You, will all be on stage in Dubai--yes, the Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  They're all part of the 1:One UAE Theatre Festival 2018. I'm always…


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History Camp Boston – July 7

Last year, I attended History Camp Boston, where Nat Sheidley (from the Bostonian Society) and I presented about Blood on the Snow. This year, I’ll be there to talk about Robert Smalls, the historical subject of my novel, Steering to Freedom. If…


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Love & Lightning in Baraboo, Wisconsin this weekend

The folks at Sauk Prairie Theatre Guild are producing an evening of one-acts in Baraboo, Wisconsin this weekend: In The Way of Love, which will include my one-act play, Love & Lightning.  This is a play that I wrote quite a few years ago, as a…


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Chore Monkeys opens in Charleston in one week!

One of my newest plays, Chore Monkeys, will open January 24 at the College of Charleston.  The production, directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb, will run through February 3rd. The college flew me out to Charleston last week, so I could be involved in…


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Beatrix Potter Must Die! opens in Orlando January 19

My comedy Beatrix Potter Must Die! opens  this week in Orlando in a production from the Playwrights’ Round Table. These same folks did an excellent job with Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore last year, and I’m thrilled for them to produce this…


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Writing by the Numbers 2017 (over in WritingLifex3)

In case you're interested, I just posted my annual year-end for 2017.  I detail my number of productions, submissions, income/expenses, and hours spent. Great for playwrights and numbers geeks out there.…


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Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore opens in Miami tonight!

My short play Santa Doesn't Live Here Anymore at the City Theatre in Miami. I'm thrilled for this play to be included in a festival that will include short plays by terrific and prolific writers from across the country. City Theatre has made a name…


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Listen to Interesting Theatre Makers (and me) on Some Small Magic Podcast

Fletcher Pierson is a Chicago-based theatre artist who decided he wanted to talk with fellow artists around the country about how and why they create their work. And he decided to share those conversations with the rest of the world in his podcast,…


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