First, my production with Springboard Theater has been indefinitely postponed, due to reorganization in the company. Hopefully, The Magnificent Masked Hearing Aid will be back in season planning during the fall, but if not, I at least gained the chance to take another look at the script, and that's always valuable.
In more exciting news, my six-years-in-the-writing, comics creator-focused play Batmen will receive its inaugural reading as part of the Church of the New Play at Prop Thtr. The reading will take place on March 18th at 11 am, and refreshments will be served, along with a sweet talkback led by Prop's new artistic director. Come watch the play, and share your thoughts!
The week before Batmen's reading, my short play "Ye Olde Tech Support" will be performed by the Arc Theatre, as part of its annual arciTEXT festival. The theme for this year is "social media," and I think my phisher gaming play will be a lot of fun for the audience and the actors. The festival takes place from March 11th to the 13th, and my play will be performed on that Monday and Tuesday. Please join us for the collection of stellar short plays!
In May, the MPAACT 100 Acts of Resistance series will feature my short play "Dungeons & Dragons - A Tragedy." The May series of plays is curated by Aaron Carter, artistic producer at the Steppenwolf and fellow OU grad. He asked for material about an identity that I as a writer do not claim, and so I sent him what I think is my strongest piece of writing about queer interaction with the closet. (Plus, it talks about D&D; who wouldn't want to watch that play?!) The performances will be on May 11th and 12th, I believe, so check that out!
Finally, I must announce that I am the new full-time editor at Theatre By Numbers! If you haven't visited the site in a while, I would encourage you to give it a look-see. The writers are churning out thoughtful reviews, and taking a feminist, nerd-driven stance at Chicago's theatre scene.