June 04th, 2012
my cosmonaut was "hilarious"
Photo by Aaron Oster
Earlier this year, I mentioned that one of my plays had been picked up for a night of 10-minute shorts in Philly. Sadly, I wasn't able to get to the run because the festival overlapped with our year-end festival at OU. As luck would have it, someone along the way in this great developing society we call humanity invented the internet; and because of that, I was able to see photos from the show just moments after opening night closed. That's one of them to the left. A great shot from my director, Aaron Oster, who also went to OU (as a directing MFA student). Aaron and I have never met outside of Facebook. Maybe by email, but really, Facebook is where it's at. He sent me this pic (and some more) and I'm thrilled to see it realized this way. And happily, I wasn't the only one. In a review from Stagemagazine.org, my play THE COSMONAUT IN HUMAN RESOURCES was deemed one of the night's "most hilarious." I shared that honor with a fellow writer named Sean Christopher Lewis, who I've had the pleasure of meeting and whose work I admire greatly. Pretty sweet to be named alongside him (in full disclosure, we were also called out in another review for being too political or something or other -- but hey, once again lumped in with SCL, not gonna complain).
Thanks to the folks at Luna Theater Company for putting my play into the Identity Crisis Festival (it was called something else in the previous post, but went up with the identity crisis theme). Always an honor.
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