It's been far too long since I've posted here and for that I apologize. I've had a lot going on, both personally and professionally.
-Caitlin and the Swan closed to unanimous reviews (except for one dick bag) and sold out shows. It was the number one grossing show for Horse Trade Theatre Group so far this season! The Management rules!
-The Pavement Group, an awesome young theater company in Chicago, produced a workshop production of my new play MilkMilkLemonade. I flew out for a few days to see it and it was such an awesome experience. Not only is the city filled with adorable corn-fed indie boys, but the play is so much stronger than I thought it was and I hope to get a New York production at some point in the near future. I'm also totally stealing The Pavement Group's description of the play: A play about gay children, parasitic twins, and the lives of chickens. Yep. That about sums it up. I blogged about the experience here.
-My short play, Up With (Some) People, has been accepted to the Samuel French Festival! It will compete against forty other short plays this July for the grand prize: to be published in an anthology by Samuel French. Details to come!
-My short play, Save Yourself for You, was read by The Crown point Festival folks as part of their spring sampler and just got accepted to the EstroGenius festival. I'm an honorary chick! Details to come!
-I wrote a short play for a new theater company, The Drafts, and it ended up being totally lovely.
-I got rejected from the 11:11 Theater Company in Boston, FUSE Theater Comapny in Albuquerque, the HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, and a Pataphysics Worshop at The Flea. Ouch!
In on theater related news, I was crushed by the Supreme Court of California's decision regarding Prop 8 and attended the rally in New York. It was nice, but I'd like start seeing a little more civil disobediance. I don't really feel like begging or trying to "win over" dim wits and religious fools who don't feel I deserve equal rights. I'd rather just take them. This is part of the function of a Supreme Court; to protect minorities from the tyranny and stupidity of the masses. Civil rights are too important to ever be put up to a vote because they're just that. Rights. Something fixed that is not to be messed with. I know I'm probably being hyperbolic. I tend to get that way when I'm angry and hurt. But I couldn't help wishing the California GLBT would fucking riot. No. Instead we get another boring protest. And now it looks like we New York folks aren't getting our equality either.
Now I'm too angry and annoyed to even get to the racist and sexist retards attacking Sotomayor or the "pro-lifers" currently pretending they're just shocked -SHOCKED- by that American terrorist's murder of Dr. Tiller.
Those will have to wait until another post.