I am excited to announce that after the success of Ichabod: Missing in Sleepy Hollow last fall, Street Theatre Company (STC) has invited me back to write an adaptation of the adventures of the world's most famous outlaw, Robin Hood.
This new script, which will be developed for their ClassAct Dramatics youth program, will be produced in November 2014 at their Nashville, Tennessee, playhouse.
I had an absolute blast last year, writing a new take on Washington Irving's classic story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, so I'm thrilled to have the chance to tackle another legend of the literary world. Robin Hood's been written about for hundreds of years, some of the earliest ballads of this folk hero dating back to the 15th century. There have been many versions of Robin Hood penned by many a talented writer. I'm humbled to follow in their footsteps and continue the tradition. Plus, I mean, it's Robin Hood, and I've loved these stories since I was a boy. This will be fun!
Lastly, I want to thank Chris Bosen, Nate Eppler, and everyone at Playhouse Nashville for introducing me to Cathy Street and ClassAct Dramatics. I love writing for Nashville.
The artistic staff at STC, including Artistic Director Cathy Street and director Elaina McKnight Shaver, are amazing and I'm running out of synonyms for "happy" to express how much I'm looking forward to working with them again. The wickedly talented youth actors of ClassAct Dramatics absolutely rocked Ichabod last Fall. I can't wait to see what they do with Robin Hood!
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Writer. Husband. Father. Effulgent dreamer. A Fightin' Irishman (@NDdotEDU '01). A playwriting Bobcat (MFA in Playwriting, @OhioU '13). I write plays. I'm a geek. I wanted to be an astronaut. I go places in my head.