I’m doing Dead Wrong in Winnipeg this year, and I just got my venue and schedule. I’m at Red River College again, which I think is a perfect venue for this show, so I’m happy with that, and most of my time slots look pretty good. The exception is the 10:45pm slot on Monday night — not exactly the ideal time for an intense drama, but we will make the best of it! (“We” meaning me and the two or three people who I imagine will attend that particular performance…)
Minnesota Fringe (August 1-11)
I am up to #6 on the waitlist! Everyone keeps telling me I’m pretty much guaranteed to get in, but we shall see… I’ll be doing Burning Brothels. And of course, since it’s my home town Fringe, I’ll be hanging out whether I get in or not.
I was at the opening of my new one-act, Alien Love Triangle, on Sunday, and I thought the cast and director did a fantastic job. I was particularly delighted with the physicality of K’Sh, the alien character, who is played by three actors. My only instructions were to NOT do the obvious and have a three-headed monster draped in a sheet or a six-legged horse, but to be creative — and indeed they were. This K’Sh was ever-shifting, with the actors stacking themselves onto each other’s shoulders when K’Sh needed to walk, and then oozing into alternate configurations for more static scenes. I hope to have pictures to post soon…
Alien Love Triangle
part of Freshwater Goes Back to High School
at Nimbus Theatre, April 14, 18, 19, 21 & 25, 2013
Directed by Katie Starks
Robin: Amber Bjork
Max: Joe Swanson
K’Sh: Derek Ewing, Ariel Leaf, Maggie K. Sotos
I’m one of the producers of StoryFest, a full day of storytelling workshops, performances and slams on Saturday, April 13 in Minneapolis. I’m also hosting one of the afternoon sessions: Around the World in 60 Minutes: Travel Stories.
I’m revamping my website, which should be better in the end but might be worse in the meantime. Some sections are up and ready to go but others still need to be re-added, and some pages might have broken links and other issues until the end of the migration process. Thank you for your patience!
Freshwater Theatre put out a call for scripts meeting Minnesota State High School League One Act competition criteria, so that high school theater directors won’t have to cut regular one acts from 45 minutes to 30 minutes (and as a former high school actor, I know how frustrating this can be)… and mine was selected! The show features three one-acts, including mine (using adult actors) and then Freshwater is also publishing the scripts in an anthology along with four others.
All Performances will be at Nimbus Theatre, 1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Performance Dates and Times:
April 14, 7pm
April 18, 7pm
April 19, 7pm
April 21, 7pm
April 25, 7pm (pay what you can)
I did Theatre Unbound‘s 24-Hour Play Project again this year (or the 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown, as they call it) and once again, I lucked out by getting a fantastic director and actors who made me and my writing partner (Ruth Virkus) look really good (though the energy felt much better in real life than it appears in this tiny video…)
For those who don’t know, the way a 24-hour play project works is that we, the writers, show up on Friday night and have until 5am to write a brand new ten-minute play, incorporating whatever wacky ingredients are assigned to us. The next day, while we’re sleeping in, the producer assigns actors and directors, who have the rest of the day to rehearse — and then Saturday night, the plays are performed.
Theatre Unbound’s 2013 Ingredients:
A line of Dialogue: “Yes, due to liability issues.”
An object whose name no one wants to say
Sudden lust for an inanimate object
Exit, pursued by a bear (allow creative interpretation of the word “bear”)
(along with five other plays) Broken Resolutions
Written by: Katherine Glover and Ruth Virkus
Directed by: Emilia Allen
Featuring: Shalee Coleman, Ty Martin, Maddie Scanlan and Renee Werbowski
FAIR High School in Downtown Minneapolis did my ten-minute play “The Party” in January 2013, but unfortunately I was unable to see it, as I was in Chicago that weekend performing Dead Wrong at RhinoFest. But someone who saw the show emailed me and told me how much she loved it, so I assume they were fantastic.