The Huntington will be hosting a reading of "Tiger Style!" directed by my "Bike America" collaborator Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Free reading on Fri April 24th at 7pm. More info here.
"Teenage Dick" to the Public, "Tiger Style!" to the Huntington and the Alliance, and shout-out to "Soldier X"
Hi there, a coupla updates:
Teenage Dick, my adaptation of Richard III set in high school, will have a Public Theater/Apothetae reading March 27, directed by Hal Brooks.
Then Tiger Style! heads to the Huntington for a reading on Fri April 24th at 7pm. (Boston folks, come at me!) And just announced! The world premiere of Tiger Style! will be at The Alliance in Atlanta, Sept-Oct 2015!
ALSO. My wife Rehana Lew Mirza's play Soldier X is now playing in NYC thru April 19th, courtesy of Ma-Yi Theater. Come check it out!
My play "Tiger Style!" will have a workshop at Center Theater Group in LA on March 20, directed by Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller. This is an in-house workshop but if you're in town and we're pals hit me up for details.
On a side note, I first met Neel 15 years ago when I was an intern at La Jolla Playhouse, and he was SUPER-NICE to me even though I was nobody, and I remain ever-grateful even today. All of which is to say: big dogs be nice to little dogs, and little dogs keep KEEP at it.
After a fabulously-helpful Rough Reading at the Playwrights Foundation in SF, "Teenage Dick" moves on to a Ma-Yi Lab reading in NYC, starring Gregg Mozgala, Shannon DeVido, Julie Fitzpatrick, Alex Breaux, Cleo Gray, and Anna Kull.
a Ma-Yi Lab Reading
Wed 2/18/15 @ 7pm
230 West 35th St #203 (betw 7th and 8th Ave)
Catch my new play "Teenage Dick" in the Bay Area, courtesy of Playwrights Foundation's Rough Reading series.
More info here:
There's an interview about the play here:
Check out my "Ten Questions" interview in this month's edition of The Dramatist. If you score a paper copy, Sam Willmott has a profile in the magazine too, in addition to a sneak peek of our upcoming musical Bhangin' It (a collaboration between me, Sam, and Rehana Lew Mirza).
Looking for a strong female monologue? Applause Books has just published an excerpt from Bike America in Best Contemporary Monologues for Women (18-35).
PLUS. In February I've got a reading of my new play Teenage Dick (an adaptation of Richard III set in high school) coming up with Playwrights Foundation. If you're in the Bay Area Feb 9 or Feb 10, come check it out!
Bike America has just been published by Samuel French and is available for purchase and performance licensing here.
I'm also working on a couple of new projects this fall:
Bhangin' It (with Rehana Lew Mirza and composer Samuel Willmott) is a brand-new musical inspired by bhangra, the Punjabi (Sikh) folk dance that has sparked fierce intercollegiate competitions and sick beats sampled by the likes of Jay-Z and Usher. Our musical is about a biracial girl named Mary who gets kicked off her college bhangra team for "not being Indian enough" so she forms a ragtag multicultural dance team of her own.
Teenage Dick is an adaptation of Richard III set in high school. A commission from The Apothetae (a company built around illuminating the "Disabled Experience"), this play is currently being test-piloted in the Lark Playwrights' Workshop, where I am a 2014-2015 Featured Writer.
Tiger Style! has been named winner of the Pacific/Rim Prize from Kumu Kahua Theater in Hawaii.
1) I have just joined the Dramatists Guild Council, which sets policy and best practices for playwrights and their collaborators on a national scale.
2) Next month I'll be contributing an article to #RightsWeek, a collaboration between Sam French, Howlround, and the Dramatists Guild regarding intellectual property rights in the digital age.
3) My play Tiger Style! is having a workshop at the O'Neill on July 2-3. Casting announced at Playbill...
My play "Tiger Style!" will be going to the 50th annual O'Neill National Playwrights Conference this year. Readings will be on July 2 and 3.
More info at the links below.