Summer Lovin’ (The Theater)

Last summer (2014) I thought was going to be my busy summer theater summer, but it looks like this year is just going to be as busy. Last year, it was acting in Into The Woods for Hays Community Theater, acting in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for Phillipsburg Community Theater, and acting and directing a show for Sherri’s Playhouse, heard on BlogTalkRadio. I then finished the summer with a stage version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. this year, I’m co-directing Legally Blonde for Hays Community Theater (my home stage), Allie In Wonderland will be performed in Stockton, KS as the inaugural play for Rooks County Community Theater, and I’ll once again be writing, directing, and acting in Sherri’s Playhouse. Plus, I need to do edits on one play and work on some others. I also have a potential commission coming up, so fingers crossed for that. I’m also wanting to make a trip this summer to Hutchinson, KS for Smallville ComicCon and to see the Hutchinson Community Theater production of It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman! (aka The Superman musical) and to Denver for Book of Mormon!

Yes I’m crazy like that, but I’m also the same guy that flew to Atlanta on a Thursday and back to Kansas on a Friday to see PageOne Studios there do Allie In Wonderland. You may have noticed there’s some pictures from that show on my website. I’ve also updated my webpage to include FREE SCRIPTS! PDF copies of some of my monologues, one-minute plays, and duets are available for download, perusal, and performance. I just ask that I’m informed of the performances. Right now you’ll find 13 original works up there. Why 13? Well 13 is my lucky number, that’s why.

I’ll try to blog as often as I can, but with a summer this busy…

Vote For Allie at the Book Trailer Love Fest

Watch some great book trailers and Vote For Allie (if you feel like it, although I’d appreciate the support)

Voting begins . . . NOW!

Book Trailer Love Fest 2

Show your support of over 30 authors including USA Today bestsellers by voting in the first ever Book Trailer Love Fest. Watch the trailers, vote in the polls, and share the contest with your friends! The voting is live from February 15th to February 22nd. Winner will be selected on the February 23rd. This is a fun, free contest made to support all authors! So hop on over to booktrailerlovefest.com and get your vote on!

Here is a list of authors participating in the contest:

USA TODAY Bestselling Authors:

DelSheree Gladden

Noree Cosper

Rainy Kaye

Angela Fristoe

Amazon Bestselling Authors:

Devorah Fox

Alesha Escobar

Emerald Barnes

Fiona Skye

Frank E. Bittinger

Award Winning Authors:

J. Andersen

Jennifer Chase

Also featuring these fabulous authors:

Charles Ray

Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson

Susan Laqueur

L. Bachman

J.R. Smith

Lindsey L. Loucks

Sessha Batto

Angelica Dawson

Yolanda Renee

Katherine Jean Pope

Jamie Marchant

Everett Robert

Charity Tober

Tam Linsey

W K Pomeroy

Jordan Mierek

Elle Boca

Isabella Tredway

Elle Jacklee

A GoFundMe Campaign

Dear Friends,

Yes, I consider you a friend if you read and follow this blog. If you follow me on my Facebook page, you know that I’ve launched a GoFundMe Campaign. Why? Well, my “brilliant” (not my words, the words of the producing company ;) ) play ALLIE IN WONDERLAND is being produced by the good folks at Page One Studios in Roswell, GA (that’s just outside of Atlanta) in March. That also marks the 5th year anniversary of Allie In Wonderland’s premiere performance in HIill City, KS. I would love to “travel down the rabbit hole” to ATL and see Allie performed by these wonderful students. Thus, the GoFundMe campaign. So far, I”m just inches away (well technically $10 away) from the halfway goal of $800.

If you have a few dollars, coins, sheckels, drachmas, whatever to spare, would you please consider throwing them my way? I know money is tight, tight, tight for all of us, but know that I appreciate all the support, even just the reading of this and sharing it on Facebook or something. I’ve got a list of rewards including but not limited to copies of my plays (both digital and physical), cookies, treats, and much more.

You can find out more at my GoFundMe Page at http://www.gofundme.com/AllieInATL or by clicking the links above.

Thanks again you guys ROCK and keep Wonderland alive!

Everett!

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS–A New Play coming soon

So I’ve been keeping this kind of quiet until the past couple of days but I have a new play coming out from The Script Co. titled IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS.

A little history about this play, while it wasn’t the first play I wrote, it’s for sure an “early work” and one I had kind of trunked for a good long while. I was ready to self publish this but then I got that sweet, sweet email that said “you’ve been accepted.”

So I’m happy to announce that I’ll SOON have another publishing credit on the resume.

I’ve seen the art work for it and it looks AMAZING and I want you to see it to. But to do that, I’m sending you on a virtual treasure hunt of sorts.

I have a plethora of social media accounts and I’ve loaded the cover art on ONE of them, so I’m sending you off to find it. Once one person finds it, likes it and/or shares it, I’ll share it with the rest of  you. Until then…happy hunting…

Social Media Accounts

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Kindar’s Cure Review and Blog Tour

It’s rare that I find a book based on description alone that interests me enough to want to review it her. Normally my blog focuses on theater, theater education and arts advocacy (as I’m sure many of you know) but while preparing my own, recently complete blog tour, I read the description to this book, Kindar’s Cure by Michelle Hauck.

High fantasy? I like high fantasy.

Female protagonist? We certainly don’t see enough of those these days.

Rulership is a matriarchy? Color me highly interested!

So I signed up to review the book and got a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the top I was almost put off. I was having trouble reading it on my kindle (I like a black background and the formatting for this required the white background). I also wasn’t too keen on the cover (not there there is anything wrong with it, it just…didn’t grab me.) But I had agreed to read this and I’m glad I did.

The story is as follows: Kindar is the middle child The second of three daughters of the queen. She is also beset with a constant cough that makes her ineligible to rule. But that isn’t a problem, she’s the second. But a series of circumstances put her in a fight for the throne from a series of  unseen forces.

Characters grow, change and evolve as they experience life outside the protected castle and learn around a rich setting and terrific world building.

For fans of fantasy or looking for a strong, well written female hero, I recommend KINDAR’S CURE.

KINDAR’S CURE can be purchased on Amazon for $6.95.