May 7, 2014

Method in Madness panel discussion

Denton Community Theatre is running its third annual playwriting competition and this year they are holding a panel discussion with several area playwrights. I have been one of the invited participants in the panel. Info below. Also, I'll point out, I'm in pretty good company amongst fellow playwrights.


"Method in Madness" Playwrights Panel

Denton Community Theatre is thrilled to announce four local playwrights will be joining us for a playwrights panel during the festival. The panel, "Method in Madness,"  is scheduled for 10:00am on Saturday, May 31st, at the POINTBank Black Box Theatre as part of the Method and Madness Playwriting Festival.This panel is FREE, so please spread the word!

"Brad McEntire"
Brad McEntire
Brad McEntire is native-born Texan and works predominantly as a playwright, director, solo performer and improviser. He is the co-founding Artistic Director of Audacity Theatre Lab (formerly Audacity Productions) based in Dallas, Texas. His works have been produced/developed by Austin’s FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre, Expanded Arts NYC, Audacity Theatre Lab, Rover Dramawerks, DEER Theatre of Hong Kong, New York’s Cry Havoc Theatre, Theatre In My Basement, Le Rideau Theatre Caf√©, Our Endeavor’s Theatre Collective, Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre, San Antonio’s Overtime Theatre, The Outsider’s Inn Collective of Seattle, Sundown Collaboarative Theatre and Plano Children’s Theatre among many other venues and festivals around the country.

McEntire's work has been described as "kitsch with resonance" and often employs things like rocket packs, dinosaurs, fetishists, magical goldfish, robots, time travel, Tiki gods, adventure, love, and sex. McEntire often blends these elements into taunt narratives with universal themes.

His plays include CHOP, FOR THE LOVE OF AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST, RUDNICK: THE CANDLE-HEADED BOY, A TALL TALE OF TEXAS, CYRANO A-GO-GO, I HAVE ANGERED A GREAT GOD, RASPBERRY FIZZ, CARTER STUBBS TAKES FLIGHT, ROBERT’S ETERNAL GOLDFISH, I BROUGHT HOME A CHUPACABRA, DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN and ARSENIC & ROSES among others. Mr. McEntire served as the Literary Manager of Dallas’ Undermain Theatre (2007-2010) and is an on-again-off-again member of the DFW Playwrights’ Alliance, UNIMA-USA and The Playwright’s Center (MN). He is the artist behind the webcomic Donnie Rocket Toaster-Face as well as the creator of the original longform solo improvisational story format Dribble Funk. He currently teaches film and theatre classes at Tarrant County College.

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Joining me on the panel will be area playwrights Steve Young, Elle Verneé and Laura Lundgren Smith.

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