Happy Fall, I hope everyone is staying out of the rain and looking forward to crisper days ahead!
While I have some familiar ongoing projects still relevant for this update, I’ve also got some new productions to share.
Quote of the Month
“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”
- George Bernard Shaw
First up is something a bit unusual for me, a playwriting credit! I contributed a one act to a themed evening of short plays which promises to be a delightful spooky season outing. For two weekends October 26 - November 5, the Tivoli Players will present The Haunted Tavern, a chilling evening of ten vignettes intertwined to fit a shared setting. Performances will take place just a little ways up the Hudson Valley in Woodstock, NY at the historic Byrdcliffe Theatre. Tickets are now on sale, and production fundraising is ongoing as well. I had a great time writing a quirky little sketch about ghosts and vampires inhabiting a small town, and I look forward to seeing it up on its feet alongside a fun slate of other eerie delights!
Here in the city, rehearsals are also underway for Gingold Theatrical Group’s Off-Broadway staging of Arms and The Man beginning previews on October 17. I have been thrilled to join the administrative team at Gingold this fall, supporting their mission to present arts activist programming based in the plays and humanitarian ideals of George Bernard Shaw. I recently had the opportunity to attend the first rehearsal for this production of Shaw’s fast-paced, frothy yet incisive comedy, and it promises to be a must-see!
Current & Upcoming Recap
Updates on a few projects I referenced last month!
My production for Season 3 of Premiere the Play, along with audio performances of nine other dynamic new plays, are now streaming wherever you get your podcasts.
Hedgepig Theatre Ensemble’s fourth annual Expand the Canon list, highlighting relevant and producible classic plays by female and non-binary playwrights will be released on Monday, October 2.
Watched and Visited in September
Currently reading Delphi by Clare Pollard and watching Season 2 of Good Omens
Beginning the New York City Ballet’s season on a high note with Balanchine’s iconic Jewels
Catching previews of noteworthy new plays Jaja’s African Hair Braiding at Manhattan Theatre Club and Mary Gets Hers at MCC Theater
Visiting the New York Renaissance Faire for a wonderful “Time Traveler’s Weekend”
Meanwhile in Visual Art
If fall is a time of year when you enjoy seasonal decorating or early gift planning, take a moment to browse our Queequeg & Paulina art offerings for the Etsy and Redbubble shops I contribute to. Both already feature a variety of autumnal watercolor (both shops) and knit (Etsy) designs, and I have additional projects in the works as the weather gets chillier and indoor crafting becomes more appealing!