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I’m having a phit

by on Aug.21, 2013, under The Sixth Boro, Theatre

Aside from premiering my solo show BONEYARDS in the Philly Fringe starting in 2 weeks I’m honored to also have my work included in Philly Improv Theater (PHIT)’s Page One fringe show opening 9/5.  From their site:  A unique collaboration between Philly’s most talented improvisers and local playwrights, each performance begins with the opening pages of a different script which is then completed by the cast.  The playwright for September 5 is Jeffrey Stanley, author of Tesla’s Letters, Medicine, Man and other plays.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all pinpoint our personal demons and make money on them?  My very short play written just for this show, “Entrepreneurial Spirit,” is a dark comedy about a possessed person trying to strike up a business partnership with her demon, which in this case is a real demon, Pazuzu, a Sumerian god whom you might recognize from one of my favorite films, The Exorcist.

The power of cash compels you.

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/189880277852073/

 

 

 

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An Ordinary Family

by on Oct.03, 2011, under Film/TV, The Sixth Boro

Troy Schremmer (left) in An Ordinary Family

Thrilled that Mike Akel’s latest terrific feature film An Ordinary Family will be screening in the Philadelphia Film Festival on 10/22 and 10/26. How do I know it’s terrific? Because his previous film Chalk was terrific and also featured the incredible Janelle Schremmer and Troy Schremmer (themselves no ordinary family), both of whom also are major characters in this newest film.

Jonny Schremmer (right) in Tesla's Letters

Janelle would be Jonny Schremmer who rocked the regional premiere of my play Tesla’s Letters as Daisy Archer in 2001 (after its New York debut the previous year where Daisy was originated by Keira Naughton)…

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Jonny Schremmer (left) in Medicine, Man

and the world premiere of my followup play Medicine, Man as Dr. Sue Morrison in 2003…

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Jonny Schremmer (front and center) in High Tea

as well as in my short play “High Tea” in 2006.

 

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Go, T&J.  See you in Philly.

 

 

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Beautiful Zion: The Interview

by on Aug.11, 2011, under The Press, The Sixth Boro, Theatre

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Interviewer Kristen Scatton of Rep Radio in Philadelphia wound up deftly getting me to talk about some things that weren’t even on my agenda, like my feelings about NYU Tisch School of the Arts, being taught and strongly encouraged by David Ives, my adventures with Tesla, Ouija Boards, death and why everything is not going to be okay, reflecting on why I never moved to LA, and a call-to-arms to Philadelphia filmmakers.  Oh and there’s also my upcoming Philly Fringe show Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead directed by Dan Student. 

Many thanks to Kristen for joining me in the Blue Grotto for the interview during a rehearsal break. Listen now.

 

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Jefe in the Flesh: NYC Appearance 3/8/11

by on Feb.28, 2011, under Film/TV, NYC, Theatre

I’ll be appearing next Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30pm at the NYU Bookstore at 726 Broadway, New York City, corner of Waverly Place, to give a free, 30-minute talk on the fine art of subtext and writing naturalistic dialogue (in fiction as well as film and theatre) and signing copies of my previous plays Tesla’s Letters and Medicine, Man, both of which will be on sale at the bookstore.  I was asked to do this by NYU’s most excellent School of Continuing & Professional Studies to help promote their writing program where I often teach Playwriting I: The Fundamentals and The Art & Craft of Dialogue as an Associate Professor in Creative Writing, in addition to my screenwriting courses across the street at my alma mater NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  Don’t be a stranger now.  More info HERE.

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