What a joy to perform as ‘Merle’ on the 2019 edition of The Last Hurrah’s Missed Connections episode! Hosted by Kevin Cole & starring IO Duarte.
Last night, Merle the Lonely and Horny Spirit appeared and put to rest the mysterious circumstances of his death that lingered in the air after his conjuring in 2017!
Catch METx Comedy at METx Comedy Nights–Every Friday at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, MD!
Two new plays live on my New Play Exchange profile!
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A hairy friend and I prepare to watch the live action “Underdog” Listen to the next “All Dogs Go To Hollywood” podcast! to hear our reflections…
Thanks for inviting us on the program, IO Duarte!
CALL TO ACTION: National UBU ROI Bake-Off
PRESIDENT’S DAY: Monday, February 19, 2018
Paula Vogel sounded the call,…5 theatre artists and 1 sculptor in Frederick, Maryland answered!
We modified Vogel’s rules for a collaborative playwriting “bake-off” to fit our small merry band of writers: David Allerton, Kevin Cole, Amber George, Sarah Hempel Irani and Lydia Hadfield. Dramaturg David Allerton prepared and delivered background knowledge on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi: its historical, social and cultural context. The party then watched Geoff Dunbar’s 20 minute animated short adaption of Ubu Roi to foment recognition, outrage and inspiration. Next? Riotous creative catharsis! Theatre professional Doug Grove arrived just in time to read the part of Chipmunk #2.
Artwork by Simon Winheld
Photo by IO Duarte
An excerpt from Ubu 45
Photo by IO Duarte
David Allerton’s suggested background reading
Augmented Human and Substitute Recess Teacher QRS*** led pupils on a Satirical, Dystopian, Gender-querying Time-Travel Tour of art exhibit SHE/THEY 2018 at Area 31, Frederick, MD
It was a pleasure to perform a site-specific satirical monologue as part of SHE/THEY 2018! Thanks to the folks at the space Area 31, the SHE/THEY organizers, all the people who supported local art, and everyone who donated to Heartly House. Visual art will hang in the space for the rest of February. If you didn’t get a chance to swing by during Frederick’s Fire & Ice, toodle down the alley this Saturday and check it out.
Recess is about to begin! A rollicking, incisive journey into the alien past! Back to the year 2018! And a mysterious phenomenon called the “She/They” art show! (Jillian McMasters, photo. Edit: Hadfield)
Catch my performance piece at She/They!
WHERE: Area 31, Frederick, MD, FIRE & ICE February First Saturday
WHEN: The event begins at 7pm, details to be updated