The Durango Art Center’s 7th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring my play, “Good Things,” is this weekend – October 13-15.
My short story, “All Those Devils,” is live now at Dime Show Review. This is a companion piece to “Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore” and “3:45” and part of a larger collection I’m working on. Happy Friday!
And here’s another article on the Ten-Tucky Festival, this one posted at Arts-Louisville.com. My favorite line: “The one play that worked in almost every way was Squirrels In A Knothole, by Peter Stavros.”
Here and here are links to a couple of good articles on the Ten-Tucky Festival, entering its final weekend this weekend at the Bard’s Town Theatre. LEO Weekly provides a nice overview of all the plays, noting that “though each piece is laugh-out-loud funny, each piece is also thoughtful and witty.” And Insider Louisville has this to say about my play: Peter Stavros’ entry, “Squirrels in a Knothole,” was the evening’s clear winner. It has solid direction from Nick Hulstine, decent comedic chops from the actors, and a script that works on several different levels. It examined toxic masculinity in a corporate environment and frenemies, all with a touch of nihilism and a subtle hint toward the realities of living in a violent world. And it’s all accomplished in between pretty solid squirrel jokes.
Here’s an updated link to the Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten-Minute Plays at the Bard’s Town Theatre right here in Louisville. The poster isn’t completely accurate – it just runs for two weekends, September 8-10, and 14-17 – but if you’re in the area, check out “Squirrels in a Knothole,” as well as the seven other plays written by Kentucky playwrights, directed by Kentucky directors, and performed by almost two dozen Kentucky actors. Support local theater. Don’t let the hawk scare you off!
Kudos to everyone involved in the Kentucky New Play Series yesterday evening at the Kentucky State Fair, including Maxine and Brianna who were both outstanding, and very entertaining, in their roles as the cats in my play, “Out on a Limb” – wishing you much success in the future!
“3:45” is up today and featured at Fixional – this is a companion piece to “Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore” and part of a collection of vignettes that I’m working on.
Hey all you fans of agile tree-dwelling rodents with bushy tails – “Squirrels in a Knothole” will be part of this year’s Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten-Minute Plays at The Bard’s Town Theatre right here in Louisville. The festival runs September 8-23. More details to follow. And watch out for that hawk!
Just learned that my short, short, “Good Advice,” has been accepted for publication in the 16th print edition of the Crack the Spine anthology!
R.I.P. Sam Shepard – one of my literary idols. When I was in college, I won a writing contest, and the prize was a $50 gift certificate at the campus bookstore, which I promptly used to buy up various collections of his plays – and which I continue to read and re-read today. He will be missed, but his prolific body of work, and the enigmatic characters he created, as well as the influence he has had on so many writers, live on.