RECENT EVENTS (and then some...)

April 30, 2017
General Hospital wins FIVE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS including Best Daytime Drama Directing Team (second year in a row), Best Younger Actor Brian Craig (Morgan Corinthos; another repeat win!), Best Younger Actress Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Corinthos-Davis), and also for the second year in a row Best Drama Series!
The writing team was again honored to be nominated.
Los Angeles, CA.

April 18-22, 2017
Mind-the-Gap Theatre and YouBlinked Productions presented PERFECTING THE KISS: a mockumentary for the stage at the John DeSotelle Studios, who were great hosts! Directed by Paula D'Alessandris, the wonderful cast included Patrick Harman, Janette Johnston, Helen McMillan, George Redner, and co-producer Hugo Trebels.
New York, NY

April 15, 2017
My tiny play Up on a Roof was published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, a Hal Leonard Imprint. I'm in very good company, too! The anthology can be purchased on Amazon HERE.

March 22, 2017
Daytime Emmy nomination #5!
General Hospital was nominated for Outstanding Drama Writing Team!

The nominees are Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Katherine Schock, Chris Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell and yours truly.
The Daytime Emmys will be held on Sunday, April 30!

March 12, 2017
Reign or Shine Productions presented readings of my two new plays in their series Love Drunk 9: Fade to White and The Most Important Meal of the Day. Fade to White was directed by Jesse Edward Rosbrow and featured Walter Brandes and Alyssa Simon. The Most Important Meal of the Day was directed by DeLisa M. White and featured Mick Bleyer and Greg Oliver Bodine.
New York, NY

top: Anna Theresa Cascio, Scott Sickles, Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante, Suzanne Flynn. bottom: Dave Rupel, Elizabeth Korte, Katie Schock

top: Anna Theresa Cascio, Scott Sickles, Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante, Suzanne Flynn.
bottom: Dave Rupel, Elizabeth Korte, Katie Schock

February 19, 2017
General Hospital won the 2017 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Writing Team!

We are Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Katherine Schock, Chris Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell and yours truly.
This was our third consecutive win!

November 11, 2016
I was lucky enough to receivepublishing offers for two of my ten-minute plays: Turtles and Bulldogs and The Other HalfTurtles and Bulldogs will be included in The Best American Short Plays, 2015-2016 from Applause Books. The Hungarian translation of The Other Half will be one of 28 short works published by the Drama Translation Project in Budapest.

October 21, 2016
The Fallow Garden, a new one-act I wrote for the WorkShop Theater Company's Out of the Hat 2 series was read with actors Heather Massie and Jackie Jenkins, narrated by frequent collaborator C.K. Allen. For this series, playwrights were assigned to compose a 10-to-20-minute play inspired by a song for actors whose names were literally drawn out of a hat. I got very lucky!

October 5, 2016
Beautiful Noises, was produced at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, directed by Pedro Adan Dominguez! His production made important faculty members cry. Victory was ours!

September 29, 2016
I became Adam Szymkowicz's 877th interviewed playwright!

September 26, 2016
GREAT NEWS FROM THE 2016 NEW YORK INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARDS!!!
Composure was named Outstanding
      Original Full-Length Script
!
Fritz Brekeller received the award
      for Outstanding Director!
You can watch my speech HERE and Fritz's speech HERE!
New York, NY
 

September 25, 2016
WorkShop Theater Company artistic director Thomas Coté announced that Composure would be the third play of the company's 2016-2017 season. It is slated to run from April 27 to May 20, 2017. This will not be a remounting but rather a new production of a new draft. Fritz Brekeller will return to direct.
New York, NY

August 8, 2016
GREAT NEWS!!! The June 2015 WorkShop Theater Company production of my play Composure was nominated for three New York Innovative Theater Awards!
• Outstanding Premier Production of a Full-Length Play (WorkShop Theater Company)
• Outstanding Direction (Fritz Brekeller)
• Outstanding Original Full-Length Script (yours truly!)

The winners of the NYIT Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Monday, September 26.
New York, NY

August 7, 2016
I made my Los Angeles production debut with my ten-minute play I Knew It! in its third production this year! The play was presented at North Hollywood's The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theater as part of its festival, Nine Winning One-Acts. Directed by Bruce Nehlsen, the play featured Stephanie Colet and Alana Kerr Collins.
North Hollywood, CA
 

July 24, 2016
Shepherd's Bush won the 2016 Dayton Playhouse Future Fest!
It received a reading on Saturday, July 23, directed by Michael Boyd, featuring the talents of David Shough as E.M. Forster, Scott Knisley as Bob Buckingham, Ella Wylie as May Hockey-Buckingham, Brian Sharp as J.R. Ackerley, and Bonnie Froelich as Lily Forster.
Dayton, OH
 

THE OTHER HALF, translated into Hungarian!

THE OTHER HALF, translated into Hungarian!

July 10, 2016
I was beyond honored that my tragic experimental drama The Other Half was translated into Hungarian and presented in Drama-translation Workshop part of “Seven Plays in Seven Days” led by Ágnes Somló at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary.

 

 

Danny Mann and Michael Kennedy in Turtles and Bulldogs

Danny Mann and Michael Kennedy in Turtles and Bulldogs

June 9-16, 2016
Strange Cargo Theatre Project and The Three Leaches presented Turtles and Bulldogs as part of Night of the Offstage Dead, seven short plays by William C. Kovacsik, Scott C. Sickles and Tori Keenan-Zelt. Directed by Mr. Kovacsik, the play featured (fellow General Hospital alum) Danny Mann and Michael Kennedy.
Denver, CO

May 28-29, 2016
Shot the pilot webisode of the new comedy web series Off-Off-Kilter I co-wrote with creator Anne Fizzard.
Directed by Emmy Award-winner Fritz Brekeller, the cast features Emilie Bonsant, Greg Oliver Bodine, Richard Kent Green, Luke Hofmaier, Cecily Benjamin Hughes, Mary Lane, Robert Bruce McIntosh, the aforementioned Anne Fizzard and... yours truly! I'm playing the much-beleaguered artistic director of an Off-Off-Broadway Theater Company... a real stretch!
New York, NY

May 1, 2016
General Hospital wins NINE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS including Best Daytime Drama Directing Team, Best Younger Actor Brian Craig (Morgan Corinthos), Best Supporting Actor Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler), Best Lead Actor Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and Best Drama Series!
The writing team was honored to be nominated.
Los Angeles, CA

April 8-10, 2016
I Knew It! received great reviews as part of That Uppity Theatre Company's 5th Annual BRIEFS: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays, directed by Matthew R. Kerns, featuring Lavonne Byers and Shannon Nara.

February 26-27, 2016
My ten-minute play I Knew It! had its first production as part of Nylon Fusion Theatre Company's This Round's On Us: Time Travel 70s, 80s, 90s directed by Andrew Block with Elizabeth Inghram and Maiken Lozano-Weise.
New York, NY

February 13, 2016
General Hospital won the 2016 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Writing Team.
We are Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Chris Van Etten, and yours truly.

February 11-28, 2016
I made my Berkshire theater debut with Turtles and Bulldogs at Barrington Stage Company's
2016 10X10 New Play Festival
directed by John Miller-Stephany with Andrew May and Matt Neely.
Pittsfield, MA

February 11-21, 2016
My ten-minute play Turtles and Bulldogs was presented in Parish Players'
10th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
.

Thetford, VT

February 11, 2016
My ten-minute play Beautiful Noises made its high school debut directed by student Hana Lively at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, Washington.

Trivia: Another ten-minute play, Turtles and Bulldogs, began performances on this day at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts and at Parish Players in Vermont, marking the the first (and possibly only) day in my life that plays of mine are literally being done Coast-to-Coast!
Kent, WA

January 27, 2016
My new one-act play Uncomplicated Bereavement received its debut public reading the WorkShop Theater Company's Out of the Hat mini-festival, featuring Joe Burby, Michael Gnat, and Diànna Martin.
New York, NY

December 3, 2015
The General Hospital Writing Team (Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Chris Van Etten and I) was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award.
We won last year!
The awards ceremony will be held on February 13.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Mind the Gap Theatre presented
HEART OF A WOMAN IN A PRESSURE COOKER: a journey in eight notions by Ephrym Justyce
as part of Bad Theater Fest 2016
directed by Sojourner St. John (a/k/a Paula D'Alessandris)
featuring Clemmie Evans, Anne Fizzard, David J. Goldberg, Janette Johnston
                 and Walter Brandes as the Mise en Scène

July 26, 2015
Aaron Grant Theatrical presented a concert reading of
Moonlight & Love Songs
directed by Colin Hanlon
with Felicia Finley, John Jellison, Sean Allan Krill, Guy Lemmonnier,
          Taso Mikroulis, Dee Roscoli, and Stewart Schneck.
New York, NY

June 11-20, 2015
WorkShop Theater Company presented a developmental (Plays-in-Process) production of
Composure
directed by Fritz Brekeller
with Scott Ahearn, CK Allen, Anne Fizzard, Michael Gnat, Susan Izatt, and Ben Rezendez
New York, NY

May 1, 2015
The Pittsburgh New Works Festival presented a staged reading of
The Harmonic Convergence
(for which I received the Outstanding Playwright award at the 1996 Festival)
as part of Harmonic Blasphemy: Celebrating 25 Years of New Plays in Pittsburgh
directed (again!) by Lora Oxenreiter
featuring TJ Firneno and Mark Yochum
The evening also featured a reading of Christopher Dimond's glorious play The Blasphemy of Bees.
Carnegie, PA

April 26, 2015
General Hospital LOSES Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team!
Trivia: I am now 0-for-3 with the Emmys!

April 9-May 2, 2015
WorkShop Theater Company presented my short play
Popcorn
as part of A La Carte: a Feast of New Plays
directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby
featuring Joseph Boover, Susan Izatt, and Cody Keown
with the vocal talents of Robert Bruch McIntosh and Virginia Roncetti
New York, NY

February 14, 2015
The General Hospital writing team (Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Chris Van Etten and I) WINS the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Writing Team!
Trivia: My first win in five nominations (3 for One Life to Live and 2 for GH)