March Update II

Los Moreno by Mercedes Floresias was selected by the 50PP as one of the best unproduced Latin@ plays. https://50playwrights.org/the-50pp-list/50pps-best-unproduced-latin-plays-2017/

This is a play for which I’m dramaturg, contracted by ScriptWorks and Teatro Vivo. I’ve been working with Mercedes, and the play is delightful. It’s incredibly hard to cast – a perfect cast would be trilingual (English, Spanish, ASL), with a variety of ages and identities – but to whichever company makes it happen, it will be worth it.

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Sunday, I’m going to be Houston for the reading of Dogfuckers. 

(7pm if you can make it)

I’m also doing a writing workshop that afternoon on space and place and its role in generating playwriting — affectionately secretly titled F*ck the New York Apartment.

For years, when I was Lit Manager for Barnyard Theatre, I read play after play set in the old NY apartment; when I started playwriting in earnest, I started in resistance to these settings…

Trainwhistles = my version of the bedroom breakup scene (two gay runaway teens near the train tracks, sleeping on a rusted sofa).

Game = set in a grungy laundromat, in opposition to the plays set in sparkling cafes…

Even Dogfuckers is set on the porch and the interior of a house that is very much not a living room apartment…

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