“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!
It’s The Summer Of One-Minute Plays!
Tons of one-minute play productions this summer! May and June had The World Premieres of “The Condition”, “Video Or Burlap” and “Now We Wait at Gone In 60 Seconds (Leeds, England and Brooklyn, NY).
In early July, a collection of five of my one-minute plays took First Prize at the Youth Education On Stage (Y.E.S.) Festival in North Dakota.
And also in July, the Zip Zap Pow Festival in Bangalore, India, produced a whopping 20 of my one-minute plays as a whole section of their festival!
Finally, in August, the scrappy West Grandview Fringe Festival in Columbus, OH finished things off with three more of my one-minute plays.
That’s 31 productions in four months!
The cast of the Mark Harvey Levine One-Minute Plays in Bangalore, India
World Premiere Play Commissions!
The Month of May saw the premieres of “The Sound And The Furious” and “Making It Up As We Go Along”, performed by the Middle School and High School Students of Cape Henry Collegiate School, who commissioned them.
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Les Miserabelves gets great reviews!
“’Les Miserabelves’ a parody of the famous musical which combines Victor Hugo’s story with the classic Rudolph tale is particularly brilliant.”
— Melissa Hall, Stage Write Indy
“a mind-boggling mash-up”
— Hope Baugh, Nuvo
— Jay Harvey, Jay Harvey Upstage
“One Rein Deer!’ Ryan Siobhan is Rudolph, in “Les Miserabelves“, at the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis. Directed by Bryan Fonseca. Photo by Zach Rosing.
Opens this month! The World Premiere of Les Miserabelves at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis!
Arianne Villareal, Rob Johansen, Ryan Siobhan and Olivia Huntley are hard at work in “Les Miserabelves”. Directed by Bryan Fonseca. Photo by Zach Rosing