RAISING THE STAKES
July 2023 - The development of David's new horror play, Maidstone, continued this summer at Volume 193, the flagship program of The PlayGround Experiment (PGE). Four impressive actors participated in the reading (L to R): Ursula Anderman, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Kristina Auten and Christine Redhead. The audience was also treated to works in progress by five more PGE playwrights (Al Monaco, Darpan Joshi, Kendra Augustin, Neil Klein and Orlando Rodriguez). Many thanks to the entire PGE community for providing such a welcoming and encouraging home for theater artists!
April 2023 - The next three scenes from Maidstone, David's new horror play-in-process, were featured in front of a live audience at The PGE's Volume 187. The reading featured four wonderful actors (L to R): Veronica Dang, Rheanna Atendido, Monica Rey and Larissa Adamczyk. Other playwrights who presented that night included Darpan Joshi, Erin Moughon, Al Monaco, Orlando Rodriguez, and Diana Cherkas. Thanks again to Mike Lesser and the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side Y!
a new horror play
February 2023 - Two scenes from Maidstone, David's new horror play-in-process, were featured during The PGE's virtual Volume 182. The reading featured the incredibly talented (clockwise from upper right) Kristina Auten, Priyanka Krishnan, Larissa Adamczyk and Starina Johnson - who truly brought their characters to life (so to speak). David's two scenes, along with five excerpts from five other playwrights (Talia Pura, Nilsa Reyna, Peter Pasco, Lou Johnson, and Jenny Krakes) were live-streamed on the PGE's YouTube channel and are now archived. Check it out, and remember to 'Like' and 'Subscribe.'
JOIN DAVID ON TUESDAYS AT NOON
January 2023 - David is now the regular host of The PGE's weekly virtual Play Dates every Tuesday at noon (Eastern). You can register at The PGE website and join this 1-hour accountability session to work on your writing - or any other task you've been putting off. This is a great way to get something done in an encouraging and supportive environment. Make plans to join David this week!
2022 TSR Salon Series
December 2022 - The Skeleton Rep selected Sundown, David's post-pandemic dystopian sci-fi action-adventure, for inclusion in their 2022 Salon Series of readings. The performance was live-streamed on TSR's YouTube channel on 12/3/2022 and is now archived for future viewing, along with TSR's other Salon Series readings and productions. Remember to 'Like' and 'Subscribe.'
Kudos to the wonderful cast of The Skeleton Rep's reading of Sundown (clockwise from upper left): Anuj Parikh, John Racioppo, Stevie Kallos, Ariel Estrada, Laurel Andersen, Ryan Lynch, Aaron Banes, Deijah Faulkner, Gael Schaefer, and Annell Moya. And thanks again to TSR's Core Team - Ria T. DiLullo, Emily Claire Schmitt, Callie Considine, and Daniel Scarantino!
PGE Volumes in-person again
March 2022 - The PlayGround Experiment (PGE) began offering monthly in-person readings again, this time in their new home at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater inside the West Side YMCA in Manhattan. Huzzah!