January and 2017 has gotten off to a wonderful start. Let me fill you in on what happened this past month and what you can expect in February.
January began with my traveling up to Toronto to develop JUNG & CRAZY (a dark comedy about love, anxiety, and the ghost of Carl Jung) with my writing partner, Robert Keller. I was there for 4.5 days in which time Robert and I revised the first act and wrote the second. Such a pace was intensely rigorous but we got it done! At the end of my stay, we had a staged reading of the first act (for development towards Fringe production) with incredible actors and excellent feedback. Robert and I are further revising the script and are presenting the latest draft at a staged reading on February 19th in NYC. Details can be found here: LINK
The development reading of JUNG & CRAZY went wonderfully thanks to the exceptional actors and attendees. Cast from L to R: Vicki Kim, Robert Keller, Jerome Bourgault, Alona Metzer.
For most of the rest of the month, I revised MAGNIFICENT SCIENTIFIC (a second time, I couldn’t help myself). The script is a drama about medical research and aims at exposing some of its problems. I am presenting this at a staged reading on Feb 6 (tickets including standby are completely sold out – people care about this project!). I’ll let you know next month how it went!
The script MAGIC? (a family-friendly drama about magic and creativity in all rhymes) which I am collaborating with Chris Erlendson is on its way to completion. We are currently 25% finished the script and should have a first draft completed mid March.
WRITE THE NIGHT a creative writing workshop/community grown out of Brooklyn College's STUCK IN THE LIBRARY has officially launched its expansion in NYC. With over 6 workshops each month, the initial stage of adding this writing to community to NYC’s creative-sphere has been taken. Join me for a writing workshop if you’d like! They are 60 minutes in length, free to attend, and open to writers of all levels. For more information and register visit: www.WritetheNight.org
Thanks for following up! Hopefully February will prove to be just as rewarding as January. Come out to join me for a reading or writing workshop. Stay warm!