The last few months have been a whirl-wind of great opportunities, great rejections, life style adjustments and extreme sleep deprivation.
I’ll focus on a couple of the good things for the moment, since I have not yet reached an end to the wind-storm in which I can see more clearly what the hell is going on.
I recently flew to New York for an awards ceremony for The Stanley Drama Award, for which my play The Dead Woman was a finalist (the wonderful Jennifer Maisel won for her play Out of Orbit.) I made a stuttering impromptu thank you speech and properly embarrassed myself in front of playwright Jeffrey Sweet and the rest of the invited guests. So, you know, pretty standard stuff. Jeffrey Sweet also talked for a few minutes about what he thought my play was about – which was pretty surreal since it made me sound much smarter than I actually am.
This play was also a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Conference last year and a semifinalist for the PlayPenn Conference this year. So, you know, it keeps almost winning stuff.
In this same vein, The Production Company is hosting a reading of The Dead Woman in its new reading series (thanks to reading series director Dean Bruggeman). There are two readings, this Sunday March 23 at 7pm and Monday March 24 at 8pm. Details are below.
That’s basically all I have energy for at the moment – no deep thoughts, no useful information about writing, life, the business, anything. Just straight up quick and shameless promotion for this reading.
Don’t say I never got you anything.
The Production Company presents the 2nd reading of its 2014 Reading Series.
Zoe and April are on their way to dinner and a movie — the first night they’ve spent together since their friendship fell apart several years ago. But their fun is cut short when they stumble across a dead woman lying in an alleyway beside a convenience store. Quinn, the convenience store clerk and Zoe’s semi-boyfriend, comes out to help, but all bets are off when Zoe starts seeing the Dead Woman moving and speaking. As the evening moves forward, reality slips and crumbles around Zoe as the Dead Woman takes control, forcing her to examine her relationship with April, Zoe’s history with a man named Simon, and her choices with Quinn — choices that, in the end, may mean life and death.
The Dead Woman is a 2014 Stanley Drama Award finalist and a 2013 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference semifinalist.
Featuring Lane Allison, Jay Blair, Tiffany Cole, Elizabeth Southard
Directed by Dean Farell Bruggeman
Sunday, March 23 @ 7:00PM
Monday, March 24 @ 8:00PM
Free admi$$ion & Refreshments
Production Company (Workspace)
14731 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys 91411