Saturday, October 21, 2017

James Udom, a gift to playwrights

If there's any justice in the world (and occasionally there is), James Udom will have a long and fulfilling acting career.
Recently I've been reminded of my good fortune in meeting him.
Four years on from his stunning portrayal (really, creation of) Freddy in a first outing of my play Scamoramaland (boy, was I lucky), James has gone on to work off-Broadway and then to Yale Drama School, from which he will graduate in 2018.
Film and theater world, take note of a very fine actor!


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Interview with Horror Happens Radio

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed once again by Jay Kay of Horror Happens Radio, which he and The Beast produce out of their bunker.
Jay Kay is a real scholar and supporter of genre media of all kinds. An interview with him feels like an effortless magic carpet ride, a conversation in a bar, something you don't want to end.
Check out his link on Sound Cloud (above) to get a sense of the sheer volume and breadth of his coverage (it ain't a plug for me, that will go up on his site eventually but not yet).
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Weird Film Fest returns

Writing, writing, writing.... and meanwhile putting together another
WEIRD FILM FEST
An evening of short horror, sci-fi, fantasy and otherwise Weird films from around the world
October 24, 7:30pm
PianoFight
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

SF Olympians 2018

I've been commissioned to write a short play for the 2018 SF Olympians Festival.
My subject is Quirinus, protector of the Roman state and god of lawyers.
He wields a mighty suitcase and has a secret grudge against Orpheus.
A first draft feels coherent - there's something there - looking forward to joining the ranks of the Olympians in 2018!

http://sfolympiansfestival.com/2017/06/announcing-the-writers-for-the-2018-olympians-festival/
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"DONE" plays at Piano Fight



Just finished a run of my short piece "DONE" as part of May's Pint-Size Plays at Piano Fight, San Francisco's gem of theater.

The wonderful people who made it happen were:
Sophie Nelson -- The Customer
Ayelet Firstenberg - The "Security" Consultant
LeeAnn Dowd - The Director (actually!)

The read-throughs at the Berkeley Rep back office space (and fantastic costume shop!) were a pleasure, and the performances were each different and excellent. 




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Monday, December 19, 2016

First screenings in Sweden!

"Start The Invasion Without Me" screened at Lady Bug Festival and the Swedish Film Institute's Short Film Day!
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Bunny Man at Another Hole in the Head



The Bunny Man will be shown at Another Hole in the Head, part of the SF Indie fest, Oct. 27-Nov 6.



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