NEWS & EVENTS
Below you'll find a listing of recent and upcoming milestones in my writing life.
Red Hot Mamas
My comedy about caring for our aging parents, "Red Hot Mama," has recently been translated into Russian and Italian. Victor Weber, a friend in Moscow, did a beautiful job of translating the play into Russian and then passed it along to Leonardo Franchini in Rovereto, TN Italia who did the Italian translation.
Bui-doi: The Dust of Life
The third play of my Vietnam Trilogy, "Bui-doi: The Dust of Life," was one of 14 finalist picked from 278 submissions in the Hudson River Classics new play reading series. "The Wall," the second play in the series was previously picked as a finalist in the Stage 3 New Play Festival in Sonora, CA and awarded an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest new plays competition. This war drama was also one of 14 semi-finalist picked from over 400 submissions in AACT's New Play Competiotion in 2015.
Huckleberry Hill goes Italian
My coming-of-age novel about growing up in rural Oklahoma was published in June 2016 by Moonflower Press. Leonardo Franchini's translation of "Huckleberry Hill will be published by Italy's prestigious Eclissi srl press in May 2018.
Two New Plays Published
"Get on the Boat" and "Amazing Grace" were published in 2017 by Moonflower Press. Acting editions of both plays are available from Amazon or CreateSpace along with many other award winning plays, including:
This Blood's for You
Red Hot Mamas
Bui-Doi: The Dust of Life
A Day in the Wife of Avery Mann
A Little Lower than the Angels
Huckleberry Hill: The Play
Thy Brother's Wife
The Babe, the Bard and the Baron
The Bride Wore Red
My new biotech-thriller-comic-romance was published in March. It's now available on Amazon.
Red Hot Mamas Opens in Ghana
Under the artful direction of Wonder Anibra, "Red Hot Mamas" premiered in Africa at the University of Ghana, Leon in February 2017.
This Blood for You Opens in Singapore
In February 2017, "This Blood's for You" was produced at the National University of Singapore.
Red Hot Mamas Opens Minsk, Republic of Belarus
"Red Hot Mamas" is running in repertory (and selling out) for the 2017-2018 season at the 459-seat Gorky National Academic Drama Theatre, Minsk, Republic of Belarus.
Red Hot Mamas Continues Run in Russia & Italy
For the 2017-2018 Season, "Red Hot Mamas" is continuing to run in repertory at the State Academic Theatre in Tula, Russia and remains on tour in Northern Italy with the GAD city of Trento Theater under the direction of A Alberto Uez and translated by Leonardo Franchini.
This Blood's for You opens at Cambridge University
"This Blood's for You" had a critically successful run in November 2018 at Cambridge University in the UK under the direction of Folabomi Amuludun.
"This Blood" will premier in France at the University of Poitiers in May 2019.