Monday, January 24, 2011


Hey, gang. I wanted to give y'all the head's up that I'll be involved in this new project by Piper McKenzie, as actor for Team A (Friday) and writer for Team C (Sunday).

UPDATE: Here's my entry in Dainty Cadaver's Mad Libs-Style Blog Thing. (Yes, that's the official name for it.)



Piper McKenzie’s Dainty Cadaver is an Exquisite Corpse-style playmaking project in which multiple playwrights collaborate on a single work without knowing what the hell the others are doing. Each writer reads the previous scene, writes a new scene, and passes it on to the next writer – who doesn’t see any of what came earlier. Beautiful madness ensues.

For its inaugural edition, Piper McKenzie will present one-night-only performances of three new plays written in this unique collaborative style, with results ranging from inspired chaos to eerie synchronicity – all tied together by the unique voices of 18 hot playwrights, to be staged by three intrepid directors!

TEAM A: Fri 1/28, 8pm
Johnna Adams
(The Angel Eaters Trilogy)
Eric Bland
(Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy)
Jeff Lewonczyk
(Theater of the Arcade)
Mac Rogers
Crystal Skillman
(The Vigil or the Guided Cradle)
Art Wallace
(The Plowman’s Lunch)

Directed by Jordana Williams

James Comtois, Rebecca Comtois, Erin Maya Darke, Virginia Hodgkins, David Ian Lee, Mac Rogers, Jennifer Gordon Thomas, Kristen Vaughan, Sean Williams

TEAM B: Sat 1/29, 8pm
Danny Bowes
Matt Freeman
(The Brandywine Distillery Fire)
Qui Nguyen
(Alice in Slasherland)
Carolyn Raship
August Schulenberg
(The Lesser Seductions of History)
Alexis Sottile
(Small Dinner)

Directed by Hope Cartelli
(Bethlehem or Bust)

Gyda Arber, Steven Burns, Lex Friedman, Gavin Starr Kendall, Jeff Lewonczyk, Doug MacKrell, Megan McGowan, Timothy McCown Reynolds, Ben VandenBoom, Stephanie Willing, Morgan Anne Zipf

TEAM C: Sun 1/30, 3pm

Maggie Cino
(Ascending Bodily)
James Comtois
(The Little One)
John DeVore
(Tupperware Orgy)
Cara Francis
(The Soup Show)
Rich Lovejoy
(A Brief History of Murder)
Justin Maxwell
(Your Lithopedion)

Directed by John Hurley
(The Vigil or the Guided Cradle)

Ryan Andes, Stephanie Cox-Williams, Kitty Lindsay, Joe Mathers, Roger Nasser, C.L. Weatherstone

At the Brick Theater
575 Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan

Tickets are $10. Buy them here.

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