Well, it was another blissful week and a half at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, from which I have just returned for the 2nd year in a row. This year was particularly special for me, as my play Day of the Dog was given a phenomenal concert presentation before about 300 or so people at the Valdez Civic Center, where it was performed by Laura Gardner, Frank Collison & Glenn Morshower (of "24" fame) and directed by Bostin Christopher. The reaction to the piece was extremely strong, and the buzz afterward was one akin to an opening night in New York. The following afternoon I also got to present my play The Old Wife's Tale in the PlayLab which, again, went extremely well, and served as a nice flipside in style and tone for those who saw Dog the night before. Also, earlier in the week, I got the opportunity of performing another excerpt from my solo show in the Alaska Fringe Festival; "The Poet", which turned out to be another highlight of the week.
For a playwright and actor to be amidst such talented artists in such a friendly and welcoming environment is one that I will never take for granted. Therefore, I only feel fortunate to have been a part of it the last 2 years and to have been the beneficiary of such great support and enthusiasm, and to have accrued a new bunch of talented friends from all over.
Also, my play The Enlightenment of Mrs. Cartwell will be premiering at the Old Opera House Theatre Company in Charles Town, WV June 26th-28th, and will then subsequently be produced in the Estrorgenius festival in NYC in October.
Lastly, I will be performing in The Dramaturg of Destiny by Jonathan Wallace in the Midtown International Theatre Festival July 31st-August 2nd.
That's all for now, folks. Thanks for checking in.