Author: nwardigo

  • March 2019 play readings

    I want to give a quick promotion to my fellow Philadelphia playwrights who are enjoying readings at Theatre Exile this month. Given that the first one is tonight, I should have done this sooner but, well, I didn’t. All three readings are happening at Theatre Exile’s digs at 1340 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, at 7…

  • The Buzz from San Francisco

    So, I returned from my excursion to the West Coast to celebrate the opening of the latest iteration of The Do’s and Don’ts of Time Travel. And, I’m exceedingly pleased to report, it went smashingly well. The acting, directing, set/costume/lighting/sound design….all top-notch. And I’m not the only one to think so: SF Chronicle Review KQED Review Mercury News Review Special…

  • The Do’s and Don’t of Time Travel opening this Friday

    Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve been mysteriously absent from my blog, lately.  Chalk it up to a new job, a new dog, and plenty of writing projects to keep me busy. Shortly, I’ll be updating everyone on my progress selling my novel, The Lost City of the Metal Men, though there isn’t a terrible amount to…

  • Reading tonight at the Colonial Playhouse!

    It occurs to me this morning, that I have failed to blog about my impending reading tonight.  Which is a little silly.  Sure, I’ve had a lot going on and plenty to take up the pages of my blog, and yes, I certainly sent out plenty of emails (blanket and otherwise) to alert my gentle…

  • New production at Quantum Dragon Theatre!

    So, a kickass, new announcement: my play, The Do’s and Don’ts of Time Travel is receiving its west-coast premiere in January 2019! I know, right!  I’ve known about this for some time, but I promised Quantum Dragon Theatre I wouldn’t say anything until they issued their press release, which they did three days ago.  Here’s their announcement…

  • Interview with the Liars

    Unbeknownst to my gentle readers, I was interviewed a few weeks ago by the good folks of the Liars Club for their podcast (or, as they like to call it, “Oddcast”).  Last week, that interview went live.  Admittedly, I should have blogged about this a week ago, but life got in the way, and anyway,…

  • New Mural at the Drake…with my name on it!

    So, while I was plunking away at my novel, something interesting happened over the summer; I had my name and a quote from one of my plays plastered on the side of a building. Okay, sure, so did 39 other local playwrights, but that doesn’t make my statement less true.  The Drake Theater (located on…

  • Post-Hiatus

    Whew!  That was a long break.  But I had a lot to do, and I hate summers in general, so if I had posted anything, it would have come off as grumpy and verbally itchy, and that doesn’t do anyone any good.  Oh, also, there’s a new dog. But I digress. So, a lot has…

  • Completing the draft!

    Apologies for being invisible for a while, but as I’ve said more than once, I’m in the final stages of my latest novel, The Lost City of the Metal Men, and things can get…unpredictable.  I notice that, despite a couple of posts in between, I haven’t given an official update on the book since the…

  • Bruce Walsh at Azuka Theatre, part 2

    So you may have noticed that last week’s reading at Azuka Theatre left me less than entirely satisfied.  Without retreading old ground, I’ll simply quote David Lee Roth: “Videos are like girlfriends to me; I’m constantly surprised by the choices other people make.” So imagine my pleasant surprise to witness Bruce Walsh’s terrific reading on…