Earlier this week, PlayPenn announced which plays it will be developing and presenting this summer, and I’m excited to see that James Ijames is among the selected playwrights. James is a local playwright whose play, The Most Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, had a kickass reading at Playpenn two years ago (and was produced by Flashpoint Theatre Company last year). I’m anxious to see what he has cooking next.
Also in that list is Eric Pfeffinger, whom I don’t know terribly well but drank with at the PlayPenn Anniversary Whatzit last fall. He’s a real hoopy frood, and it’ll be cool to hoist a couple more with him in July.
Last week, fellow playwright Lindsay Harris-Friel tweeted that her play has advanced to the semi-finals at the O’Neill Conference, which is a pretty big honkin’ deal. This was the play she had read in her parents’ barn that I really enjoyed. I won’t try to explain it here; you have to look at the blog entry.
In more personal news, my super-secret project proceeds apace. It’s getting perilously close to completion, and I’ll be blogging less ambiguous stuff about it in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here are a couple more photos to keep you guessing, which involve actor Charlotte Northeast and director David O’Connor.