We’ve had a great few days of rehearsal with this tremendous cast, continuing to dig into Matthew Goldstein’s funny and heartfelt new play, PURGATORIUM. Everyone is looking forward to our two presentations at Pearl Studios (519): tomorrow at 7:30pm and Friday at 2:00pm. If you’re interested in attending one of the readings please contact Hillel Friedman at Evan Bernardin Productions.Read More
Someone once said “Hell is other people.” Well, not the cast of PURGATORIUM! Check out the heavenly cast assembled for the industry readings of Matthew Goldstein’s razor-sharp new comedy I’ll be directing on September 12th and 13th, produced by Evan Bernardin Productions!Read More
Excited to share dates for the readings of Matthew Goldstein’s PURGATORIUM, directed by moi and produced by Evan Bernardin Productions! The readings will be Thursday, September 12th at 7:30pm, and Friday, September 13th at 2:00pm.
If you’re an industry member interested in attending please contact Hillel Friedman at EBP for details.Read More
Kirk McGee’s The Honorable Herbert Peabody is the show so nice we’re doing it thrice. If you haven’t had the chance to see this very funny and insightful one-man show in its previous incarnations, you’ll have a chance on 11/17/18, as part of the 2019 United Solo Fest! Tickets are limited, and on sale now!Read More
There’s nothing quite like your first time! …Hearing your play out loud, that is.
Many thanks to the terrific actors who gave playwright Matthew Goldstein the chance to finally hear his brand-spanking-new play, PURGATORIUM, out loud this afternoon! They are…Read More
I’m thrilled to be directing a developmental reading of Matthew Goldstein’s PURGATORIUM, for Evan Bernardin Productions. We’ll be developing the script this summer, with an industry reading in September. Matthew’s keen ear for contemporary comedy which is both biting and borscht-belt answers the question, “what if Joshua Harmon and Ken Ludwig had an artistic lovechild?” I’m having a great time working with Matthew and EBP.Read More
It was such a treat to be back with my “Realm Fam” working on The Realm’s Writers Block Party Gala. I got to write some zany new lyrics for the Season ‘18-’19 version of Music Director/Host-with-the-Most Michael Thurber’s original “Welcome to the Realm”, and loved collaborating with Realm All-Stars Olivia Oguma and Brian Quijada to come up with numbers to get the crowd excited about The Realm’s upcoming season and, of course, about donating to help support that season!Read More
Playwright and performer Kirk McGee and I are looking forward to taking The Honorable Herbert Peabody on the road to headline Holmdel Theatre Company’s first “Evening of New Works!” We’ve spent the last several weeks revising and expanding the script from its original incarnation seen last Fall, and can’t wait to share the new draft with the fine folks of the Garden State! Special thanks to Artistic Director Kathy Connolly for inviting us.
The air may have been thin, but the experience was rich as Andrew Rosendorf and I headed to Creede, CO (el. 8,799’) to work on his play REFUGE as part of the HBMG Foundation’s National Winter Playwrights Retreat! (I felt especially luckyto be the only director among this year’s cohort.) It was a rare treat to have a week to just work one-on-one with a playwright, and the town and its people couldn’t have been more wonderful!! And then there were the other wonderful writers—icing on the cake! Here are a few images of the experience.
(With special thanks to Anne and Manuel Zarate, Isaac Grody Patinkin, Rhonda and John at Arp’s, and the wonderful local actors who joined us for the readings!)
I’m looking forward to joining playwright Andrew Rosendorf next week in Creede, CO (Pop. +/- 300, El. 8,799 ft.) to continue working together on his new play, Refuge, thanks to an opportunity from the HBMG Foundation.
“A playwright-based retreat, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat prioritizes the playwright, not the work being produced. Playwrights have an opportunity to have work read or sung, conversation over dinners and coffees, sightseeing in the San Juan Mountains, and an introduction to local theaters. The retreat provides respite and renewal for playwrights. Inevitably, the artist's rejuvenation finds its way into her work. In enabling the playwright freedom from expectations, we enable the art.”
Updates (and photos) to come!