If you've been reading my blog in the last year you know that I have developed an interest in theater. I still love writing fiction, and publishing "Rose Of Skibbereen" has been a high point for me, but I have realized that I really get a kick from writing for the stage. I love writing dialogue, just hearing the rhythm of voices and trying to get it right on the page. Then, seeing it translated to a stage with real actors saying the lines -- what a high that is! There's nothing better than working with talented people to bring your vision to life.
So, I want to let you know that one of my ten-minute plays will be featured on April 30 and May 1 at the New Voices Festival, put on by the Bucks County Playhouse. Both evenings feature the same plays, so you can come either night and see some great short plays. Here is the link, if you want to order tickets.
Also, on May 2 I'll be appearing at the Playhouse in "Talk/Story In Love and War: The World of Rodin", a performance based on sculptures of Auguste Rodin which are being featured in a show at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. I am part of a group that has written the show, and we will be performing our work. You can buy tickets for that performance here.
I don't know where this will all lead, but I do know I enjoy it immensely, and I want to pursue it. I've met some creative, talented people in the last year, and I want to continue working with them. So, come out, if you're in the area! I promise that you'll enjoy the show, no matter which performance you come to.