For one night only, Thursday, December 13, at 8 p.m., the SF Olympians Festival hosts a staged reading of my new play “Demeter: In the Silence of Tangerine Groves.” This one-hour one-act will take place at the Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy Street near Mason, in San Francisco. $10 (cash only) at the door, no advance sales. It plays with a companion piece about the Titan, “Tethys,” written by Meg O’Connor. In my play, a frenzied perfume executive is swept away to the land of women, where a mysterious stranger helps her recover her senses. It’s a lot of fun, directed by Michaela Goldhaber and with a wonderful cast: Candace Brown, Jan Marsh, Louel Senores and Tavis Kammett.
Friday, December 14, stop by the Phoenix Theatre at 414 Mason Street #601 (at Geary and Mason), and see my ten-minute play “A Crank-It-Up Christmas.” It’s part of the 3Girls Theatre’s Holiday Showcase, playing Thursday through Sunday for two weekends beginning December 6. The play explores the holiday angst created by Alabama’s continuing ban on the sale of sex toys, as a cop interferes with a Schtupperware party tradition. I’m also hosting a “party with the playwright” on Sunday, December 9 at 7 pm.
Finally, I will have two one-minute plays in the One Minute Play Festival: “The Bereaved,” directed by Paul Cello, with Roselyn Hallett and Megan Trout, and “Flash Cards.” The festival is curated by Dominic D’Andrea and hosted by the Bay Area Playwrights Foundation. The festival takes place December 15-16 at Thick House, 1695 18th Street, in San Francisco. It’s a ton of fun!