2017 Artistic Year In Review
2017 was a great year artistically for me. I wrote a series of one act plays, saw a number of those plays produced, had a workshop production of a new musical, joined a NYC theater company, and had a play broadcast on the radio, among other adventures. As this year draws to a close, I figured it was a good time to take stock of the year that was.
Productions and Readings of Original Work
A Warm Winter Solstice was performed by Articulate Theatre Company as part of their On Air/On Stage radio plays on stage show at Tada Theatre in New York City, NY (December 2017).
Captain Courage was performed as a radio play by Metamorphosis Performing Art Studio on the Stray Theatre program features on Radio Boise (93.5FM). The performance was than shared as an internet podcast (October 2017).
Captain Courage was performed at Treasure Valley Children’s Theater “8 in 48 Idaho” Play festival in Meridian, Idaho. It won the Audience Honorable Mention Award (September 2017).
Articulate Theatre Company held a reading of The Girls of Ward 3 as part of their Articulate Reading Series at The Gloria Maddow Theatre at T. Schreiber Studios in New York City, NY (August 2017)
Stratford High, Riding In Elevators With Scooby Doo, Girls Can’t Be Superheroes, Captain Courage, Waiting For You To Notice, Interview With The First Family, Cleveland Dinner Party, Playlist to Have A Crisis To, and In The Shadow of a God all received public readings at Studios 353 in New York City, NY (July 2017).
Small Group was performed in Articulate Theatre Company’s Articulating The Arts event at The Gloria Maddow Theatre at T. Schreiber Studios in New York City, NY (April 2017).
Other Playwright Milestones
I spent the second half of the year focusing on writing one act plays. I completed 11 one acts plays between June 2017 and December 2017 including Captain Courage , Small Group, Playlist To Have A Crisis To, Cleveland Dinner Party, Arthur Vs The Dragon, Magnolia and Pine, A Warm Winter Solstice, Interview With The First Family, Voyager, In The Shadow of a God, and The Whitechapel Club.
I was commission to write a full length play. Stay tuned for more details about this project in 2018 (September 2017).
Captain Courage was accepted into the Midwest Dramatists Conference (August 2017).
Become a member of the Articulate Theatre Company (June 2017).
Finish a complete draft of the full length play Stratford High (June 2017).
Directing and Producing
Produced and directed a production of David Ives All In The Timing at the Mary Lou Meese Theater for the Fox Lane Players in Bedford, NY (November 2017).
Directed Cabaret: A Hair Raising Event at Teatro LATEA @ The Clemente Center to benefit Wigs For Kids charity in New York City, NY (July 2017).
Directed Listen! The River by Robin Rice at the Flamboyan Theatre for Articulate Theatre Company as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Festivity in New York City, NY (July 2017). The production was nominated for four awards including Outstanding Actress, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Sound Design.
Produced Scenes From Shakespeare at the Mary Lou Meese Theater for the Fox Lane Players in Bedford, NY (June 2017).
Produced and directed a workshop production of Dream 70 at the Mary Lou Meese Theater for the Fox Lane Players in Bedford, NY (March 2017).