Saturday, April 06, 2019

Weekend Post

I have a number of theatre events coming up in the next month or so and want to let you know about them should you be in Indianapolis or Sydney looking for something to do.

Next weekend I will be making my “apolis” trip.

On Friday night I will be in Indianapolis for the opening of my play, GOING GOING GONE that will be playing at the Westfield Playhouse from April 12-27th. I’ll be there opening night (the 12th) at 7:30 and will do a Q&A after. You can get tickets here.

The next night, April 13th I will be in Minneapolis for the staged reading of my play, OUR TIME at 7:30 at the SPNN Production Soundstage in St. Paul. I’ll be doing a Q&A after that one too. Here’s where you can go for info and tickets.

My ten-minute play, AVOCADO TOAST is in the Gala Finals of the Sydney Short + Sweet Festival and will run April 27th & 28th. Info and tickets can be found here.

AVOCADO TOAST will also be performed in May on Long Island and Michigan. For info and tickets for Long Island here is where you click. 

But wait, there's more.  My short play THE FUGITIVE will be part of the CBE "Unleavened Play Festival" on Sunday, April 14 at 6:00 pm in Brooklyn.  Info and unleavened tickets here

And finally, I have a twenty-minute one act comedy/drama called SIGNING OFF that will be part of EST Los Angeles’ One Act Festival at the Atwater Village Theatre with previews April 27, and 28th, opening the following weekend for four weekends. I’ll be there a lot. Here’s the Facebook page.
My thanks to all the theatre companies, actors, directors, and crew members for making me look better than I am.

Hope to see you sometime this month.

And remember, you can purchase or license any of my plays. Just go to and browse. And as you can see, if at all possible if you produce one of my plays I will make every effort to attend. I’m even going to Atwater.

So that’s what I’m up to. How ‘bout you?


Buttermilk Sky said...

Original plays are still a regular feature of BBC Radio. Have you ever considered writing a radio play? It sounds like a natural for a playwright with your extensive radio background.

Glenn said...

"I learned I can count all of my teeth using just my tongue." - Joey Tribbiani

E. Yarber said...

Not that anyone's interested, but last month I finished the first draft of my book, which is currently two-thirds the final length.

At this point it's just a hunk of pizza dough. Right now I'm letting the yeast rise a little. In a week or so, I'll begin rolling it, pounding it flat, and tossing it in the air before spreading it the full length of the pan and covering every inch of the surface with sauce and toppings. Once I feel I have something edible, I'll make inquiries to some of the lit-biz folks I met last year to see if there's any interest in bringing in an editor to bake the damn thing. Am aiming for a deep-dish publisher, but would settle for a thin Neapolitan deal in order to get something in the oven. May very well end up in the bin uncooked.

Jeff Maxwell said...

I’ll be getting a thingamajigger to increase the quality of my wi-fi so my %#&@ing Ring doorbell will work.

Going to return my empties (propane tanks) to Home depot.

Might get a new grip for my nine-iron.

Exhausted, I’ll then be napping.

But I’ll be SIGNING OFF in May in Atwater.

Yumm. That Avocado Toast sounds good.

Mike Bloodworth said...

Ken, I enjoyed your plays, "Going Going Gone," "The Fugitive" and "Our Time." The respective audiences should also enjoy them. Yet, wouldn't it be ironic if there was a critic somewhere saying, "Why are we running these plays? They should be 'playing the hits!'"
I will be going to see "Signing Off."

I would read E. Yarber's book when it comes out. Especially since I'm still not sure he actually exists.

Maybe I'll see Jeff Maxwell at Ken's play. You'll probably be the tall one.

I'm already out of bed. So, maybe I'll put on some pants. After that I'm not sure.

Brian said...

Ken, how come you have never reviewed or talked about Writers Guild Awards?

Look at this monologue by Chelsea, its so funny.

Jahn Ghalt said...

Here's a stageplay Friday Question:

How do Shakespeare comedies go over these days? And if they go over well, what does it take to pull it off?

A peak-theatre-experience for me was in Summer 1982 at the Other Place in Stratford-on-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company (one of them) performed Much Ado About Nothing.

We got good tickets - close enough to clearly see the spittle emerging from actor's mouths. Within a few minutes the house was in an constant uproar.

I haven't much experience with the Bard's plays, but I'd say the performances were extremely broad - not subtle in any way.