What I’m Doing in January

So many different things going on in January! Here are the highlights…

1. Celebrity Exception
Black Sheep Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, has commissioned me to write a one-act, Celebrity Exception.

2. Theatre Unbound’s 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown
January 11, 2014, 8:00pm
The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street

I’m writing for this once again, which means that on Friday, January 10, at 9pm, I go into a building and am not allowed to leave until I have written, with a partner, a brand new 10-minute play incorporating elements that will not revealed until I get there. On Saturday morning, while I am sleeping off a long night, the producer assigns directors and actors to each script, and they rehearse frantically until the show starts that night. It is one of my favorite theater events in the Twin Cities. You can buy your tickets here.

3. One-Minute Play Festival
I’ve also been asked to writing something for the 2nd Annual Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festival, which will be held at Mixed Blood Theater on February 15 & 16.

4. The Devil and Billy Markham, by Shel Silverstein
Last but not least, I start rehearsals for this show — the first time in ages I’m performing something I didn’t write. Ben Layne is directing and I’m performing it at the Rogue Festival, February 27 – March 8 in Fresno, California.