unrelenting relevance

Here’s a play I wrote for the 2014 Dallas One-Minute Play Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater. BOULDER HOLDER by Crystal Jackson (GIRL is facing upstage with her shirt unbuttoned as MOM helps her fasten something underneath it.) GIRL: I don’t want to wear this. MOM: You’re starting middle school today. It’s time. GIRL: But itContinue reading “unrelenting relevance”

turn, turn, turn

A few months ago, I decided I couldn’t consider myself a playwright anymore. Though my desk houses a little orange plastic box full of index cards scribbled with story ideas, potential titles and bits of dialogue–a box I add to on a regular basis–I hadn’t done any real playwriting in a few years. I just wasn’t moved to open aContinue reading “turn, turn, turn”

too early to start drankin’

So I guess I’ll do an end of the year post instead. Here’s some random shit I noticed this year. When you see your people after a long time apart, it almost makes your heart explode for the first couple of moments, then it’s like no time has passed and you settle into a delightful groove. When it’sContinue reading “too early to start drankin’”

raising funds for The Singularity

Rehearsals for my play The Singularity are in full swing in Boston. I sat in on a rehearsal via Skype, and I’m very excited about the talented artists who’ve come together to bring this story to life. Check ’em out. Science Fiction Theatre Company launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production. If you have a fewContinue reading “raising funds for The Singularity”

1st Dallas One-Minute Play Festival

A quick post to let you know about a cool play festival happening at my favorite theater in Dallas, Kitchen Dog Theater, tonight through Monday. It’s the 1st Dallas One-Minute Play Festival, presented by Kitchen Dog and the national One-Minute Play Festival. Almost 30 playwrights (including me) were commissioned to write two 1-minute plays. That was both easierContinue reading “1st Dallas One-Minute Play Festival”

less artsy, more fartsy

THE SINGULARITY, my play featuring dark matter, is getting its first production this fall. Science Fiction Theatre Company is producing the show for a three-week run, September 19 through October 5. And now I have a great excuse to go to Boston. Cannot wait. The production came to me in a roundabout way. This theatre isn’tContinue reading “less artsy, more fartsy”