Doublewide Rolling World Premiere
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A 9-episode, walking podcast play that takes listeners to a haunted world that exists underneath the skin of Washington, DC.
While working on the premiere of IN THE FOREST, SHE GREW FANGS in Fall 2013, I had the opportunity to collaborate with some really fantastic actresses, not all of whom were used to the fullest extent of their talents. I was inspired to write a play that gave them some roles they could really have
We’re a third of the way through our season-long roll-out of WALKING THE CITY OF SILENCE AND STONE–the site-specific, walking podcast play I’ve developed with Forum Theatre. While each episode is designed to be best listened to in specific areas of the District, you can follow along and enjoy (hopefully) from anywhere. We’re holding our
Episode One dropped on November 10. It’s free and streaming on Forum’s site and can be downloaded for PWYW. Click HERE.
Last week we began and ended recording for WALKING THE CITY OF SILENCE AND STONE. It’s a testament to everyone involved that the process went so smoothly. This is the best cast I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. But this was also the most condensed rehearsal process for a production I’ve ever been
You know that scene at the beginning of every new Justice League run where Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman are sitting around a table trying to decide who they want to tap for the team? That’s how I feel every time I cast a new show. So many superpowers to choose from, so few roles.
The structure of the summer is this: First, a round of initial rehearsals where we do tablework on each of the episodes and make a rough recording with an iPhone. That’s so we can experience a rough version of the text in the space it’s designed to be listened to before final revisions are made.
Over the next year I’m going to be posting regular updates on WALKING THE CITY OF SILENCE AND STONE–a multi-episode walking podcast play I’m creating with Forum Theatre. Right now we’re in the casting process and I hope to have a cast list (hint: it’s gonna be fierce) soon. If you want more up-to-the-minute details,
How much do I love Idris Goodwin’s HOW WE GOT ON? How excited am I that it’s the first show in Forum Theatre’s line-up next season? You can read how much on Forum’s blog.
Remember when the summer was considered a dead time for theatre? Yeah, me neither. The District is blessed with an overabundance of summertime theatre, thanks in a large part to the two major theatre festivals that stretch through June and July–The Source Festival and the Capital Fringe Festival. For me, this summer will in many
My latest from Howlround.com. Inspired by my work with the Heyday Players and a thoughtless tweet. A short while ago, I was in the audience for a play and noticed that I was distinctly younger than many of those around me. It didn’t come as a surprise. This was a theater with a historically older