In this crazed mash-up parody of the Harry Potter and Twilight series--with interlopers crashing in from Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland and many other places--you'll encounter deli-owning vegetarians, invisible rabbits, magical carrot weapons, random lunatics, soothing offstage voices, evil gourmets and much more, as everyone's favorite wizards, vampires and werewolves battle to save miserable, gloomy Spork--and indeed the world--from certain destruction.
Straight Eye for the Gay Guy wins at California Independent Film Festival! Straight Eye for the Gay Guy, which I adapted into a short film directed by Mary Lou Belli, won "Best Mini-Short" at the California Indepdendent Film Festival in September! It screens later in September at Cinema Diverse, presenting the best in LGBT cinema, in Palm Springs.
The Magic Hour to Premiere in October! The Magic Hour, the follow-up to 4 A.M., my most produced play (though The Magic Hour stands on its own), will have its world premiere at Washington High School (Charles Town, WV) on October 30, 2015. It will subsequently be published by Playscripts, Inc., and performances opening October 31, 2015 and later may now be licensed.
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Two New Plays Now Available Check out the latest additions to my catalogue! There's a one-act dark comedy, You Should Never Eat Your Heroes (think Sweeney Todd meets high school), and a new short play, Dolphin, about the aftermath of a cyberbullying incident.
Playwriting Webinar! I recently taught my first webinar: Playwriting 101: Everything You Need to Know to Write a Play. While the live presentation has come and gone, you can still purchase this 90-minute presentation, which includes me answering audience questions, here: www.writersstore.com.
John Champe High School (Aldie, VA), October 2015
Thicker:Two brothers, one a twentysomething slacker and the other a high school honor student with a penchant for theft, try to get by on their own in this short play that's also in development as a short film...