Wednesday, March 29, 2006
We arrive at the sixth Handwritten Theatre, the first to come from writing done after the initial cluster was created late last summer. The next few plays were written in a Moleskine notebook with my trusty Waterman early this year. This is also the first edition of Handwritten Theatre to come to you from LA Podcasters Studio 101 at The Brewery Art Colony here in Los Angeles, California. Original engineering and studio facilities provided by the multi-talented Lance Anderson.
Handwritten Theatre Six: "This is how the story was told to me."
Performed by Paul Jacek
Running time: 7:32
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The landmark fifth in a series of short dramatic pieces to be presented under the coveted Handwritten Theatre banner. If you enjoyed a cocktail during the previous play, I'd suggest some hot coffee for this one, served in a cardboard cup and held with both hands for warmth; it's cold where we're going.
Old business: Someone who listened to "I could tell you stories, but I don't think you'd want to hear them" asked me, "Where did that come from?" Well...
"The really odd thing is that I've written probably fifteen plays, including short plays obviously, and I really don't know how I've done it. I don't know where they come from and how I managed to write any of them at all. I really don't. It's most odd. I can't think how I did all that work."
Handwritten Theatre Five: "One side is windy, the other is not."
Performed by Donna Allen Figueroa and Moira Quirk
Running Time: 12:32
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The fourth edition of Handwritten Theatre and the first one to come with a serving suggestion. You can enjoy this play anywhere you want, but you can also treat it as a "performance installation." Here's how that would work: Download the play, put it on your iPod and take your iPod to a bar, a not fashionable bar. A neighborhood sort of place. You know what I mean; old dark wood, a mirror behind the bottles, red leather stools, red leather booths. Settle in someplace out of the way and order a drink appropriate to your lifestyle and when it comes, sample it. And then, when you feel you've soaked up enough ambiance, casually put your earbuds in place and push play.
Handwritten Theatre Four: "I could tell you stories, but I don't think you'd want to hear them."
Performed by Victoria Haas
Running Time: 19:44
All Audiences (But it is about grown-up behavior.)