Over in a FLASH

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I just wrapped production of another successful FLASH Festival with Chalk Repertory Theatre, this time at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. We invited 15 playwrights to write plays inspired by the exhibits at the museum, and perform them in and around the exhibits, over the course of three weekends. The shows were sold out every night, with a slew of successful, drama-free collaborations. I’ve been in love with the museum ever since I moved to LA in 2012, so much so that I had the character Julie in Hell Money work at the gift shop there. So of course I couldn’t resist writing one myself this time. It’s called EVOLUTION, and I’ve just posted it to the “plays” section of this site.

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GUEST BLOGGING

Two of my good playwright friends recently asked me to guest blog on their pages about balancing writing and parenting. I was hesitant to do both at first, not sure I would have enough to say, but when I sat down to write the pieces I found there were two sides to the coin that I wanted to discuss. So here are the two companion pieces:

http://www.thechatandchewsupperclub.com/2012/08/writers-blocks-ruth-mckee.html

http://lpontius.com/guest-blog-ruth-mckee-enjoy-the-writing/

The third part in the series is my short play EVOLUTION, coming up in Chalk Rep’s FLASH Festival this September.

RUBBER ROOM Readings in LA and NYC

My newest play THE RUBBER ROOM has a couple of developmental readings coming up this month. The first is in Santa Monica, CA, and it’s actually a workshop culminating in a series of 6 staged readings at the Miles Playhouse. It is a co-production between West of Broadway and Santa Monica Rep, directed by Jen Bloom, who I worked with on HELL MONEY last year, and stars the incredible team of Stephanie Manglaras, Elia Saldana, Brian Slaten and Carey Upton. Performances May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19. Tickets $10, info at http://www.westofbroadway.org And right after this is over I head to NYC for a reading of the play at Urban Stages, on May 22, at 6PM! Directed by Shelley Butler with a whole new team. So excited to be be delving into this one, and thrilled to be working with both Jen and Shelley once again.

FULL DISCLOSURE in NYC

FULL DISCLOSURE in NYC

Earlier this fall, my friend Autumn wrote to ask if I might have any plays I could share with her director friend Jessica Ammirati, who has a company in New York called Going to Tahiti Productions. I sent Jessica a couple of plays, and within weeks she wrote back saying she’d like to produce FULL DISCLOSURE. And here it is, opening already! Very exciting. Hope you can make it if you’re in NYC.