My goodness – it’s been a long time since I’ve updated and there’s much to tell. 2015 was a great year – and 2016 has been just as busy! My six-person version of My Imaginary Pirate toured with The Barter Players with great success and was brought back to Stage II for a short run in April. I also adapted the legend of Robin Hood, which was produced by The Barter Players this summer. My play The Quiltmaker was given a production this summer as well – back at West T. Hill Community Theatre in Danville, KY – the theatre that gave me my start, the place where all this madness began. I had a great time going back, and was able to visit with a bunch of my family, who came to see the show as well. It was a win all around.
I also had a new play Though the Mountains May Fallread at Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights this past summer. Needs a lot of work/rewriting. Stay tuned.
This fall, composer Ben Mackel and I have a new musical, Winter Wheat, being produced at Barter, and Indiana Rep opened their 2016-2017 season with my adaptation of The Three Musketeers. I’ve also adapted Great Expectations for the upcoming Barter Player tour (Jan. thru March, 2017). Trying to get that big story down to an hour play took many drafts – on the plus side, I also have a full length version available!
I have some projects in the pipe for next year as well. Besides marketing my existing plays, composer Dax Dupuy and I will be adapting the Clementineseries of books into a play for young audiences that the Players will be producing next fall. I hopefully will be lining up other work as well. It’s exciting times in Abingdon, VA! Thanks for tuning in, and take a look at some of the new production photos I’ve posted!