Hey, whaddaya know, I can use my blog for self-promotion!
Except it isn’t just self-promotion. Six local writers (myself, Amanda Andrei, Juliana Avery, Zachary Fernebok, Malcom Pelles and Jenny Splitter) are premiering new plays at two events in October:
ELECTION DAY PLAYS 2012
Fresh Plays For People Left Out of the Two Party Race
The young, the old, the poor; soldiers and inmates; greens, libertarians, socialists; minorities and immigrants. In the 2012 election, these and more have been left out of the national discussion. But their stories will be told in 6 new plays by local writers Brett Steven Abelman, Amanda Andrei, Juliana Avery, Zachary Fernebok, Malcolm Pelles, and Jenny Splitter. Come to Busboys and Poets Hyattsville October 17th or 5th & K October 30th to listen, laugh, and join the lively discussion. $10.00 suggested donation at the door.
The Beltway Drama Series, in collaboration with Busboys and Poets, showcases the diverse perspectives of local playwrights on issues of social justice and global concern.
October 17, 2012 (7-9pm)
Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville
5331 Baltimore Avenue Suite 105
Hyattsville, MD 20781
poor Metro access – 1.5 mile walk from Prince George’s Plaza on Green Line, but you can take the F8 bus in the direction of Cheverly Station and exit at Jefferson Street and Baltimore Avenue, right in front of the restaurant.
free parking behind the restaurant
October 30, 2012 (7-9pm)
Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
easy Metro access – Gallery Place-Chinatown on Green, Yellow & Red Lines
Note: the above contains a slight simplification, because my entry in this evening was actually previously composed – in 2008, for the Obama-McCain matchup – for eXtreme eXchange, and updated for 2012. The other members of the Beltway Drama Series (besides myself) selected my play Loyalty as one of their selections for their fall-winter season (there are full lengths in November and January, and one acts in December). As a group it was decided to do a fresh plays event involving the theme of that play I submitted, which I would update and finalize in the same two-week timeline that the other 5 writers would be crafting completely new scripts during.
So it’s sort of cheating to have mine in there, but it resulted from a weird process, and it’s still relevant to the theme.
You can see how this explanation would be too long to fit in the blurb, although I will explain it at each event.
Just wanted to give full disclosure here, since this is my blog and if I can’t do my best at being ethical here, where can I? My play is new (I completely rewrote it on a blank page, using the characters and dramatic template of the 2008 version), just not as new as the other five.
So all you Washingtonians, come and see some election-time drama that’s actually dramatic!
All you non-Washingtonians… well… be jealous!