Category: theatre

  • unrelenting relevance

    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 it […]

  • turn, turn, turn

    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 a […]

  • 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’s […]

  • the play

    (I would have written about this experience sooner, but I came home from Boston to a sick dog, Dali, who is hopefully on the mend now.) It’s hard to describe the emotions you feel when you see a production of your work, especially if you’ve never seen it staged before. It’s an ass-puckering combination of fear, […]

  • Boston

    GETTING HERE I barely made my flight. The drive from our house to the San Francisco airport with no traffic should take about an hour and 45 minutes. It took three hours with traffic. Then I had to dick around on the bus from long-term parking for a good 20 minutes before arriving at the […]

  • 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 few […]

  • 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 easier […]

  • the view from here

  • 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’t […]