Over 1400 Productions!
With these productions opening in September, there have now been over 1400 productions of my short plays in the world!
part of Asphalt Jungle Shorts XIII
produced by Flush Ink Productions
Kitchener, ON, CANADA
September 8 – 17, 2016
In The Jar
part of Minnesota Shorts Play Festival
September 8 – 9, 2016
part of Short+Sweet Hollywood
September 8 – 15, 2016
The Prodigal Cow
part of 2016 Collection of One Acts
produced by Eden Prairie Players
Eden Prairie, MN
September 16 – 25, 2016
part of Red Eye 10s Festival
September 17, 2016
“¡No La Vi Venir!” opens in Mexico City
¡No La Vi Venir! (Didn’t See That Coming), is an evening of Mark Harvey Levine plays translated into Spanish by Roberto Cavazos. It runs August 4th – September 15th, at Teatro Milán in Mexico City, Mexico!
“Surprise” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Dan Greest and Claira Watson Parr in “Surprise”.
“Surprise” was part of The Big Bite-Size Breakfast (Menu 1) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Waffles were thrown, people were kissed and every show sold-out.
Playwriting Workshop in Los Angeles!
Sat-Sun, June 18-19: 10am – 1pm
Sat-Sun, June 25-26: 10am – 1pm
at The Matrix Theater in Hollywood, CA
Sponsored by Short+Sweet Hollywood and the Australian Theatre Co.
Ask any writer who’s been in Short+Sweet — ten minute plays are a great way to get started as a Playwright. They’re fun and easy to write. And they’re a great way to experiment and discover your dramatic voice.
In this workshop, students will learn how to write a good, tight ten minute play that theaters will want to produce. Everything from format to characters to genre will be covered. They’ll learn what to do, and what not to do, in their script. They’ll work on and complete a ten-minute play of their own.
And then, just as importantly, they’ll find out how to get that play produced — and not just at Short+Sweet! Students will learn how to get them into the hands of theaters, and how to get into festivals and contests.
Whether you’re an experienced writer, or you’ve never written a play in your life, this workshop will give you all the tools necessary to write a killer ten-minute play — and get it on stage!
Email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
$75 — if you submit your finished play to Short+Sweet Hollywood! Submission fee and deadline waived! (Acceptance into the festival not guaranteed.)
$100 — if you don’t want to submit a play, but are involved with the Hollywood Fringe
$125 — all others
First Production in Peru!
“Sorpresa” (Surpise) plays at the Teatro Mocha Graña in Lima, Peru!
- 138 Productions on five different continents!
- Passed 1300 lifetime productions!
- “Scripted” and “Superhero” each had their 100th production.
- Produced all over the US, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, India, Mexico, The Philippines and South Korea, with a reading in The Netherllands and a classroom production in Italy!
- There were full evenings of my plays produced at Theatre Down South (The Philippines) and Teatro Augusta (Brazil), as well as Bradley Hilliard High School (Ohio) and Archbishop Hoban High School (Ohio).
- “A Birthday Party” won “Best Monologue” at the Equity Library Theater (New York, NY)
- My collection of one minute plays won 1st Prize at the Y.E.S. Festival (Williston, ND)
- “The Prodigal Cow” won “Best Play” at the Minnesota Shorts Festival (Mankato, MN).
- 30 minute plays: “The Sound And The Furious” and “Making It Up As We Go Along” commissioned and produced by Cape Henry Collegiate School, Virginia Beach, VA.
- 10 minute plays: “Get Dressed” (Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, Tacoma, WA), “Tag” (Asphalt Jungle Shorts, Kitchener, CANADA) and “Oh, Tannenbaum” (The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis, IN).
- One minute plays: “The Condition” and “Video Or Burlap” (Gone in 60 Seconds, Leeds, ENGLAND), “Now We Wait” (Gone in 60 Seconds US), and “Pretty Paranoid”, “Stats” and “Thy Father’s Spirit” (Zip Zap Pow, Bangalore, INDIA).
- Monologues: “How To Make A Martini” (OG Productions, Columbus, OH)
And with those, I have now had 100 different plays and monologues produced!
- “Shades” in “Plays For Three”, Vintage / Random House
- “Filthy Rich”, “Nicole” and “A Little Fresh Air” in “Men’s Monologues That Are Actually Funny”, Applause
- “The Big Picture” in “25 10-Minute Plays for Kids”, Applause
Holiday Plays now playing!
“Oh, Tannenbaum” continues at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis.
“Les Miserabelves” and “The Light” plays at Onstage Atlanta
“A Very Special Hanukkah Special” runs at Lionheart Theatre (Norcross, GA).
“Oy Vey Maria” is at Theatre d’Art, Colorado Springs
“Les Miserabelves” and “You Better Watch Out” opens at AlphaNYC in New York.
“Oh, Tannenbaum” shows at Encompass Productions in London, England!
“Oh, Tannenbaum” opens at The Phoenix Theatre
My latest holiday play “Oh, Tannenbaum” opens this month at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis! It’s part of “A Very Phoenix Xmas 10: O Come Let Us Adore Us”. Directed by Bryan Fonseca and starring Eric Olson and Scot Greenwell.
“Roteirizados: Nossa Vida Por Escrito” opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil!
“Roteirizados: Nossa Vida Por Escrito” (“Scripted: We Write Our Lives”) is an evening of five plays, “Scripted”, “Misfortune”, “The Rental”, “LA 8 AM” and “Surprise”. It’s performed by six wonderful actors, in Portuguese!
Actress Nearly Gets Arrested During World Premiere of “Tag”
“Tag” was appearing in Asphalt Jungle Shorts, a wonderful site-specific festival produced by Flush Ink Productions. Plays are produced out on the streets and in parks and other fun locations, and they love it when you can’t immediately tell if it’s theater or real life. As one audience member tells it:
From my viewpoint, I knew this was going to be fun, as the cops were sitting in traffic right across from where the scene was to unfold. Sure enough, just as Liz is completely losing it, they get out and come into the scene. So, it looked like there was one senior cop and a rookie. The senior cop realized right away that this was street theatre, but he let the rookie figure it out for himself, while he stood back with a big grin on his face. Liz never missed a beat, she turned, looked at the rookie, gave a glare for invading her playing space and pulling focus and kept on going. It was great.
This was a fun first for me, but kinda glad we didn’t have to bail an actress out of jail!