Tag: push to publish

  • 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…

  • Moving on…

    Happy new year, everyone! So, as promised, I’m taking a little time out from my writing schedule to give you guys an update of what’s what.  It should be noted that, as I do this, I have a load of laundry in the dryer, a second load in the wash, and a pot of lamb…

  • New plays in the dregs of summer

    October is finally here, which means summer is good and dead (for which, I am grateful), and we can get on with important stuff.  Like theater and writing.  You’re welcome. Having said that, there was one interesting play I saw at the end of July that I’ve been going back and forth about mentioning: I Am…

  • Push to Publish 2015

    So, two weekends ago saw the comings and goings of Push to Publish 2015, the annual soiree at Rosemont College that pits writers against agents in a Mad-Max-style battle for dominance across a post-apocalyptic Australian desert.  “Just walk away!” howled agent Gina Panettieri.  “Just walk away, and we will allow you to live!” Nothing really…

  • “Updraft” and other words I never used as a child

    On Monday night, I was privileged to meet local fantasy writer Fran Wilde at my favorite book-addiction fix, Main Point Books.  I’d read Fran’s debut novel, Updraft, the week before and enjoyed it thoroughly.  As you can see in the photo, I wore my special, science-fiction tee-shirt for the occasion.  Also in attendance was Fran’s mentor, Gregory Frost,…

  • The Society that Shall Not be Named

    Last week, Aurora stepped out of town for some knitting-related tomfoolery, so I decided to invite my degenerate novelist friends over for some stuffed pork loin.  These are the freaks that I met at Push to Publish about this time last year, and we’ve gotten together a few times since and been generally supportive of one…

  • The calm before the storm

    Predictably, things have been relatively calm theater-wise this summer.  I, myself, have taken advantage of the artistic lull by starting work on a new play (my fifteenth full-length, if anyone is keeping track) and building an adirondack chair.  I’ve included a pic of my latter project, since a picture of me staring with frustration at…

  • Floppy hats

    Good morning, theater-lovers! As you know, I’ve been beaucoup busy with the new site, Martinis with Nick.  The second episode went live yesterday, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should.  Stage manager Margie Price talks about some questionable theater-related wagers. But I’ve been busy doing other things, of course.  On Saturday, I…

  • Christmas Shenanigans

    Last weekend saw our intrepid hero (i.e., me) drinking with perfectly responsible, reckful abandon.  Saturday night, I was invited to a Christmas party at my new friend George’s apartment (Thanks again, George!).  I’d met George and the other curious creatures in the photo at the Push to Publish conference last October; all of us are…

  • Race Street Antics

    As all playwrights in this city know, there are a handful of bars where we tend to hang out.  I don’t know if there is a similar territorial compact with authors (I’m still learning all the rules), but when I decided to meet up with my new friends from the Push to Publish Conference last…