Most of you know I’ve been just a little busy writing for Huffington Post and performing The Mutant Diaries as well as playing with Balkanarama and Chai Tea Latte. But it’s time to let you in behind the scenes a little bit on some new work I have brewing.
I’ve been utterly absorbed in writing a brand new theatrical production which I hope to be able to begin staging soon. It is a series of short monologues, each one with a song, on the subject of irrevocable choices – those moments in life when it all hangs in the balance and everything rides on the choice you make. The toughest part – and this is true in life as well as drama – is that you have to commit to your choice without knowing if it’s the right one or not. There are no “do-overs.”
The stories are wildly varied, surreal and darker than you may be used to expecting from me, but I think you’ll be intrigued. A few examples:
- Growing Feathers – At what point in a relationship with a new lover do you reveal a very personal, extremely unusual but unavoidable secret?
- Red Algernon – What if a drug could make you a creative genius – Mozart x 10? Would you take it? Are you sure?
- Terminal Velocity – While falling from the sky, a woman discovers she can stop time.
- Damage Control – A politician tries to salvage her campaign after her dinosaur fiancé’s unfortunate rampage.
There are more on the back burner, filled with magic, humor, ruins, music and puppets. I can’t wait to share them with you! If you have any ideas about a title for the series, please share!