Happy beginning of the end of the year holiday barrage- if this is even the beginning. I hope you get to dance to Harry Belafonte with a group of kids.
I’ve been building up to the release of the *not so secret secret project*. Hopefully from here on out it will never be referenced as such. It will instead be called that which it is, IE my first collection of written dramas. This is being made explicitly clear for legal reasons [No it’s not].
Here’s what’s been going up on social media:
In the spirit of good taste, even though I’ve just gotten some *very* good news, I’m going to hold off on Releasing Releasing the collection until after Thanksgiving. But here’s a few more casual details before we enter full on writer schmooze mode.
“Red Book For An Angry Night” is the compilation of three plays- “Roosters”, “New Hard Places”, and “Rampion AKA The Mischief Tragedy of Magic Hair OR No Ball Gown Scene SLASH Play Stupid Games” – as well as two one act plays -“Baby Teeth” and “Thirsting” – and an introduction in one scene. The back is simply the three most widely available definitions of escapism, since, y’know… yeah.
The Red Book’s contents, with the exception of the introduction, will also be available in separate paperbacks.
“Moon Howl” is the one acts- “Baby Teeth” and “Thirsting”- packaged together with a short introduction about their origins and similarities. The back:
Please enjoy these meat machines spitting bloody fireworks.
“Moon Howl” contains two one act plays that aren’t about the monsters but nevertheless insist on presenting them. Part one can be accomplished with five actors. Part two can be accomplished with eight actors.
“New Hard Places” is a five act play. The back reads:
Stubborn people with few scruples generally failing under pressure.
Unapologetically morbid, “New Hard Places” is an anachronistic period drama driven by one family’s grizzly reckoning with their unsubstantiated sense of grandeur. This show can be accomplished with eight to ten actors.
“Rampion AKA The Mischief Tragedy of Magic Hair OR No Ball Gown Scene SLASH Play Stupid Games” is a three act play. The back of the paperback reads:
They went through a blender and came out sad.
Braiding together multiple tropes around promises and hair, “Rampion” is a fairy tale medley that doesn’t know when to cut and run. This show can be accomplished with eleven to fourteen actors.
“Roosters” is also a three act play. The back reads:
Selfish people and maybe a witch get a very old book and make bad choices.
Melodrama to the bone, “Roosters” is a grim period romance centered around a refusal to let well-enough rot in peace. This show can be accomplished with eight to ten actors.
They are all, thanks to technology, technically available for sale at this moment however I haven’t posted any links or made them easy or available in any format. After Thanksgiving.
Hope maybe you read them when I get around to making it easy for you.