Monday, July 20, 2020

Kew Gardens a Finalist!

My ten-minute play Kew Gardens has reached the finalist stage for the 8 tens @ 8 festival at Actors' Theatre in Santa Cruz, California.

If the play is ultimately selected, it will be performed in the spring of 2021. There will be sixteen winners and four runners-up, the theatre tells me. The winning plays will be performed over two nights, with eight plays per night.

Actors' Theatre expects to announce the final winners in December. The festival is usually held in January or February and launches the rest of the season. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation in California is such that the theatre can't set an exact date for the festival at this time.

Though I cannot announce more regarding my own plays being performed, I will be speaking about Bernard Shaw's play The Devil's Disciple on Friday as part of a free online Shaw symposium sponsored by the International Shaw Society.

The symposium runs Thursday through Saturday. Attendance is free, but you do have to register in advance. For more information, click here.