Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hot Playwrights VIII

Lucy Prebble. Enron might still be open if she were on the poster...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hot Playwrights VII

Ashlin Halfnight, hockey hunk turned playwright edition:

"Dude, coach says if I don't get an A in Anatomy he won't let me play in the big game this weekend. You gotta help me! I'll do anything for a passing grade."

Sinking Hearts: Episode One

You should go see the first episode of Sinking Hearts, a Gothic soap opera I wrote, as part of the HOT! Festival at Dixon Place tomorrow. One night only and Youngblood's own Patrick Link is ACTING in it!

Sinking Hearts is a gothic soap opera in the tradition of Dark Shadows, Twin Peaks and True Blood. Except that it incorporates drag, gay sailors and the work of Kafka, so… there’s that.

In Sinking Hearts a psychic Navy wife named Misty Nagel moves to a secluded submarine base in Washington State with her sailor husband and bitch daughter. There are lots of questions to be answered, and with the help of her alcoholic neighbor and new BFF, Crystal Firby, Misty intends to answer them. Questions like: Is Misty's husband, Chuck, a total fag? Will Misty's 12 year-old daughter Madison beat her to death with a brick? Where are all the neighbors disappearing to and what's with all these giant insects, anyway? Find out the answers to these questions and more on Sinking Hearts!

Directed by Meg Sturiano

Featuring Nicole Beerman*, Patrick Link, Katherine Scharhon*, Joshua Conkel, Anthony Johnston and DeVon Jackson.

9:00 PM-ish Monday, July 12th

$10 Advance tickets

$15 at the door

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

*Actors appear courtesy of Actor’s Equity. Equity approved showcase

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Hot Playwrights VI

Sam Shepard. Not even fair.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Hot Playwrights V

Let's discuss Harold Pinter.

I stole this Cecil Beaton photograph (another, not too shabby), just flat stole it like this is the Internet or something, from a New Yorker profile written by John Lahr a few years back. It's an incredibly foxy photograph and it accompanies a really great profile that you should definitely print out and take with you on your July 4th Holiday Vacation, or your Canada Day Holiday Vacation, or Whatever, because how better to celebrate a long weekend than to read about a dude who used his Nobel lecture to drop the following science:

You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.

Then he quoted Neruda! Grrrrrrowl. I think I need a glass of water.

And I Am Telling You.

None of us, not one, will ever be able to create theater this vital and affecting.

I've watched this video several times a week for several months now and it never gets old.