On Monday, July 18th two of my ten-minute plays will receive staged readings as part of American Blues Theater Company’s RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Project.

I am so happy to be a part of this exciting project.

A description of the event from ABT’s site:

RIPPED is based on the 1930’s WPA era program that brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets into public attention. We incorporate scripts from the original 1930s LIVING NEWSPAPER juxtaposed with new material ripped from today’s headlines. Like the original productions, the artists incorporate vaudeville, traditional scenes, music, dance, visual arts, and with the addition of electronic media as well. This reading series cultivates new material and allows audiences to discuss topical issues together. We are developing material for a production series in September 2011.

My plays selected for the sixth edition of RIPPED are An Average Man directed by Heather Meyers and MELT directed by Kate Buddeke.

And full details for anyone who wants to attend:

American Blues Theater Company presents

RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Project

SIXTH EDITION

on Monday, July 18

at the Joffrey Ballet Tower–10 E. Randolph St., Studio B, 7pm

Suggested $10 donation.

In addition, we’re collecting school supplies, office supplies, and computer equipment for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). 

Bring some new notebooks and pencils.  Thank you for making a difference!

 
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My full-length play about the foreclosure crisis, AMERICAN HOME, was named the winner of American Blues Theater’s first annual Blue Ink Competition.

I’m thrilled! This is a wonderful company and it’s such a warm welcome back to Chicago.

Part of the prize is a staged reading by American Blues Theater. Details to come.

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