Wednesday, November 24, 2010

good news, everyone!

So it looks like I’m not the only one who finds the holiday season creepy and off-putting! Hooray!

The good folks at Vintage Theatre recently held an open-submission, blind-entry new play contest for their ‘Very Dark Holiday Playwright Festivus.’ It’s a new play festival they’re putting on this Christmas--and my short play was one of the winners.

It’s a one-act about a teenage girl named Kristianne who isn’t interested in going into the family business as her parents insist she do. Her boyfriend is trying to convince her to run away, but she is torn by loyalty to her family--especially for her younger brother Nick, who seems to have a special way of looking at the world. Here’s a teaser for you:

It’s not like I have any privacy anyway.


It’s Krystal. With a ‘K.’ How many times do I have to--

Your name is Kristianne, dear. Krystal with a ‘K’ makes you sound like a truck stop coke whore.


Even saying the phrase, ‘It’s Krystal with a K,’ makes you sound like a truck stop coke whore.

Oh my god.
That's all you get for now. :)

Oh, all right, if you insist. Here's one more teaser line, one which perhaps goes to the heart of the thing:

Honey, is destiny. No matter how hard we try to escape from what we were born into, we become it anyway. You are who you are, and who you are is your family. Like it or not.

Here’s the info--my friend (and fellow playwright) Frank Oteri is organizing the show, and they have arranged to have music as well at many of the performances. Each performance will feature all six plays, and I am tentatively planning to play guitar at a couple of the shows as well. We’re looking at the 22nd and the 29th, right now. Will update as more info becomes available.

Hope to see you there, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

“A Very Dark Holiday Playwright Festivus”

Vintage Theatre invites you to join their holiday playwright festival of original one-act plays from Colorado playwrights.

SILENT NIGHT -by Jeffrey Neuman

directed by Linda Orr


‘TIS THE SEASON -by Linda Berry

directed by Luke A. Terry


directed by Stephen Paulding

RINGING IT IN -by Laura Coe

directed by Stephanie Prugh

BORED TO DEATH – by Mark Sbani

directed by Frank A. Oteri

FAMILY BUSINESS – by Kurt Brighton

directed by Nita Froelich

Tuesday, December 21 – Friday, December 31, 2010

Tickets only $15
call 303.839.1361
or go to

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