Joel Brown recently had me on his most excellent Halloween podcast Talking Shape, where we had an in-depth discussion about one of my favorite entries in the series, Halloween Ends.
Talking Shape is proving to be one of my favorite horror pods around, with recent guests including Sandy Johnson (the original Judith Myers), Chris Durand (Michael Myers in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later), and Daniel Farrands (screenwriter of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers).
Big thanks to Joel for a great conversation. Click here to listen or stream below!
My short play "A Seed" is going up in Lexington, Kentucky, as part of Cypress Productions' Second Harvest Festival! This is the first time my work has gone up in KY, so I'm excited and grateful to be a part of the fest.
The show runs August 31st through September 2nd at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, with both evening and matinee performances available. Click here for tickets, and in the meantime, check out the killer poster design from Claire Thompson, which may or may not include an image from the script.
Big thanks to Cypress Productions for having me!
In just a few short weeks, my play The Amphibians is having a workshop with Think Tank Theatre's YA Playwrights Festival down in Tampa!
This is a big deal for me for a couple reasons:
– Even though I've been fortunate enough to have several virtual workshops/readings of the script with other theatre companies, all of them have been virtual due to COVID. So this will be the first time I'm formally hearing the play out loud in-person since I first wrote it.
– I (mostly) grew up about 30 minutes north of Tampa in a town called New Port Richey, which is also the setting of the play. So I'll be getting to see The Amphibians and further develop it right in the community where it takes place.
We go up Sunday, August 27th, at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available here. You can also check out the other wonderful festival plays by Kimberlee Stone and Cris Eli Blak all weekend long.
Big thanks to Think Tank, and can't wait to get back to the Sunshine State. See you soon, Florida!
I had a blast on Horror 101 with Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen a couple of months ago, and was thrilled to be invited back to talk Creepshow. We were joined by several other horror experts, including my old pal Darren Callahan, S.A. Bradley, Aaron AuBuchon, and Jon Kitley.
Link below. Click on it to open the crate!
My short play "Glamour" is going up next week at the Atlantic Theater Company's acting school! It's part of their Evening Conservatory's One-Act Festival. I don't want to say too much about the plot, but let's just say it involves space and Springsteen.
You can get free tickets here and read more about Atlantic's acting program here. Big thanks to the company for producing my script, and can't wait to see the students' work!
For almost seven years now, I've been one of the co-hosts of The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast, where my colleagues and I break down all of King's work in chronological order through in-depth discussion. But this past week, I got to participate in the Master of Horror's fictional universe with a new audio drama inspired by the film adaptation of his short story "The Boogeyman" (first published in his 1978 short story collection Night Shift).
Created in partnership with 20th Century Studios, my tale centers on an ambitious ER doctor who has an unexpected run-in with the monster of the title. It features the voice talents of my co-host Ashley Cassaday and Lauren J. Ogle (both of the Keep It Weird podcast), and Guinevere Govea. Sound/music/editing was handled by my old friend and bandmate Mae Shults, who records music as Everson Poe. Losers' Club leaders Michael Roffman and Randall Colburn produced, with story feedback provided by co-host Jenn Adams. You can listen to the whole thing below or over at Bloody FM (the podcast arm of our network Bloody Disgusting) and read more about the project here.
Big thanks to 20th Century Studios for inviting us to play in the King sandbox. Give the episode a listen, and be sure to check out The Boogeyman, in theaters now!
I had an absolute blast as a guest on the Horror 101 podcast, hosted by none other than Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen. I've been a fan of his for a while, especially his genre tomes Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies and Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks. So it was a real honor to talk horror with him.
Our conversation related to—what else?—Stephen King; specifically the year 1983, which saw the release of the films Cujo, The Dead Zone, and Christine. Also joining us was my old friend and writer/director/musician extraordinaire Darren Callahan. Check out our "Three-Ring King Spring Fling" below, exclusively on YouTube.
Thanks again to the doctor for having me!
My short play "Glamour" is being produced in Atlanta by Act For a Change, a wonderful non-profit that puts together nights of theatre for various charities. The upcoming play festival centers around the theme Too Close to the Sun, with all profits donated to the Davis Direction Foundation, a community organization in nearby Marietta, Georgia, that fights opiate addiction and fuels recovery.
The show runs May 5th through 13th at the Windmill Arts Center and also features work by Justin Lawson Isett, Megan Tabaque, Beanz Ramirez, and Rachel Ruff Cuyler. Click here for tickets, showtimes, and all other info.
Come on out and see some great theatre while supporting a great cause!
This month, I've been back at The Workshop Theater for their Winter Intensive, continuing to develop my play The Tusk Hunters.
The good folks over at TWT have been instrumental in sharpening some of my other work, so I can't wait to get started.
Stay tuned for progress on The Tusk Hunters, as well as some exciting updates for The Amphibians!
Hello! It's been a minute. I admittedly haven't been very diligent about updating my site.
Some news: My short play "Duckass" will be going up at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre—the state professional theatre of West Virginia—as part of their Voices of Appalachia Festival. This will be the play's third production after its premiere at Webster Conservatory and last year's Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. The shows are on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets here. Big thanks to Greenbrier for putting up my work. I really wish I could make it down there for there show.
More news to come soon, so stay tuned!