Nov 25, 2017

A Very Nouveau Holiday 2017


For the fifth year in a row I have a play in Nouveau 47 Theatre's A Very Nouveau Holiday collection of ten-minute plays. This event is usually quirky, thoughtful, hilarious, pensive and satirical! 

This year I am directing the world premiere of my own play Langdon, The Seasonal Barista. I am also directing Jonathan Kravetz's (formerly of Dallas and now based in NYC) heart-breaking piece Mr. Crispy. 

Langdon is a hilarious exploration of FOMO gone wrong. It features a bear who works at a coffeeshop during the winter instead of hibernating and the trouble he has navigating the workplace. Mr. Crispy is a sci-fi tear-jerker that deals with the last night of a relationship between a failed screenwriter and the song-writing friend he has an infatuation with.

Robert Long and Monalisa Amidar in rehearsal for LANGDON, THE SEASONAL BARISTA

These two pieces are joined by short plays by area writers Franky Gonzalez, Allison Hibbs, Jim Kuenzer, Ben Schroth, Greg Silva and Christopher Stephen Soden! 

A rockstar ensemble of directors, besides myself, include Andra Hunter, Becki McDonald, and fellow College of Santa Fe alumn David Meglino!

Actors in the project include Monalisa Amidar, JR Bradford, Cameron Casey, Emily Faith, Robert Long, Chris Messersmith, Charles Themayor Ratcliff and Jerome Stein!

Playing Fridays thru Mondays beginning December 8 - 23, 2017. Showtimes are 8:15, except Sundays (which offer 2 PM matinee times). At the Margo Jones Theatre, Fair Park, Dallas TX.

Admission $18. Student/Senior discounts available. Click HERE for tickets.

Nov 10, 2017

Ep 8 of The Cultivated Playwright Podcast is up!



I touch on both physical and digital books, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and why now is the best time in human history to deck out your home library with actual printed books.

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Oct 13, 2017

Cultivated Playwright Podcast - Episode 5


Fifth episode! I can't believe I have turned out five episodes so far. I might make some folks upset with this one. I tear into improvisers a bit and explain why I have stopped performing improv in the last few years. The video that prompted this episode of the Cultivated Playwright Podcast is below.





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Sep 19, 2017

The Cultivated Playwright Podcast Episode 2

In this, the second episode of the Cultivated Playwright Podcast, I reflect back on the late, great English stage director, Sir Peter Hall, who passed away on September 12, 2017.

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Sep 17, 2017

Introducing The Cultivated Playwright Podcast

For my birthday this year, I decided to do something I have been weighing over in my mind for some time. I started a solo podcast. In this first episode, I talk about how the idea formed, what I expect to discuss and why I chose the name The Cultivated Playwright.

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Sep 14, 2017

Pics from ROBERTS ETERNAL GOLDFISH in Fresno, California

[credit: Bob Marcotte]
[credit: Bob Marcotte]
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