Wed22Mar2017Doors open at 6:30 PM. Open mic starts at 7:00 PMWeston Town Hall, Sears Auditorium (top floor), 11 Town House Road, Weston, MA 02493
I will be performing poems from my book, Tarot Poems, at Weston Open Mic Night in Weston, MA. This will involve audience participation. Audience members will get to randomly select which poems I will read by drawing cards from a standard Tarot deck.
For more info on the open mic, go to http://www.westonaic.org/open-mic.
This is an event for the local Society for Creative Anachronism. A Laurels' Prize Tourney is an event where members of the Order of the Laurel issue challenges in their area(s) of expertise, to be met by any interested party. My challenge: A Poetic Dialog! Compose a poem in a documentable style that is a dialog among at least two characters. Perform the piece such that the audience can differentiate the different ‘voices.’ This can be done by having a cast read the piece, or one person doing the different voices. For documentation, the type of poetic structure and examples from period will suffice.
For more information about the event, please visit http://www.ceteros.org/laurels-prize-tourney
Fri12May2017Sun14May2017Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH
I will be helping out with a production of The Race to the West Pole, a Heterodyne Boys play that I wrote a couple of years ago. It will finally debut this May at Marcon, a science fiction convention in Columbus, OH, where Phil and Kaja Foglio will be Guests of Honor. (More info: http://marcon.org)
The Heterodyne Boys are a creation of Phil and Kaja Foglio, introduced in their web comic Girl Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com). In that world, theater troupes perform stories of the legendary Heterodyne Boys, such as when they raced to find the West Pole. (Further info: http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Heterodyne_show) The details are not shown in the web comic, but I took what was known and elaborated.
The show is being produced by The Players' Patchwork Theatre Company (aka i Verdi Confusi, or the Confused Greenies). I hope you'll have a chance to see it.
Fri19May2017Sun21May2017Provincetown Inn, Provincetown, MA
I will be making my dealer debut at Nauticon in Provincetown, MA. Nauticon is a science fiction convention, and I will be set up in one of the rooms in the Artists' Colony. I will be selling copies of my book, Tarot Poems, and CDs of The Fantastic Fate of Frederick Farnsworth the Fifth. I hope you'll have a chance to come by.
For more info on Nauticon, check out http://nauticons.com.
Fri14Jul2017Sat22Jul2017Responsible Grace, 204 Elm Street, Somerville, MA
The Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to present their seventh annual Summer Radio program with adaptations for radio drama of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tale “A Scandal in Bohemia” and a gender-swapped version of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, considered by some the first modern detective story.
Our detectives will work out these puzzles for your pleasure on the stage of Responsible Grace Church in Somerville for six performances!
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 15 at 2:00pm (matinée) and 8:00pm
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8:00pm
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:00pm
I will be playing the parts of Henri in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and a Ruffian in “A Scandal in Bohemia”.
For more info, visit http://pmrp.org/events/srt17
Fri01Dec2017Sat02Dec2017Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville, MA 02144
This December, The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be presenting an original adaptation of that 1964 Christmas classic film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, in which Martians, concerned that their children are bored and listless and don’t want to do anything but watch Earth television programs, kidnap Santa Claus (and a couple of unlucky Earth children) from the earth and bring him to Mars to make toys so their children can be kids again. Can Santa get back to Earth in time for Christmas? Are the children of Mars doomed to a joyless life of food pills and machine-implanted learning? Is that terrifying, huge polar bear going to eat our young heroes? Will Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo show up to heckle? (Hint: No.) Find out for yourself at PMRP’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!
This is a family-friendly event and at least for the matinée we will have some fun kids’ activities before the show.