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Busy Month at the Theatre

Photo1RobinClarkAugust saw a flurry of theatre writing.  Two of my favorites were these articles about the musicals of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark – one from Scene 4 Magazine and one from Broadway World. You can read them the extensive Scene 4 profile here and the BWW article here.

My other assignments included continue to cover Maine State Music Theatre’s spectacular 2016 season and reviewing their delightful collaboration with Portland Stage, The Irish and How They Got That Way.

Busy! Busy!

danny boyGearing up for the summer theatre season here in Maine, just as the 2015-206 has closed , and I thought I would share with you two recent articles that I had great fun writing.  The first is a preview piece on what is sure to be a real treat this August-September – a co-production between Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage of Frank McCourt’s The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, sets by Anita Stewart, and starring Curt Dale Clark.  Here is the link to read the Broadway World piece: https://stagescreensong.wordpress.com/we-are-all-irish/

Then I had the pleasure of reviewing the absolutely remarkable production, directed by Raymond Marc Dumont, of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party at Portland Players.  I was blown away and delighted to be able to give it a rave!.. Check out then article here: https://stagescreensong.wordpress.com/bww-review-raymond-marc-dumont-directs-a-difficult-disturbing-and-brilliant-the-wild-part/

I also completed another interview with composer Tobin Mueller for Fanfare – he has completed his masterworks trilogy with a Chopin-Mueller album- and got to speak to composer Dan Redfield.

So it has been busy, busy!  Who says living in Maine is uneventful?

Writings in the Last Days of Winter

the-mont-saint-michel-jeremie-eloy-wanaiifilms-comWriting has kept me busy this February, as winter hopefully winds down here in Maine. My new short story collection, Carousel, is out and available, and I have several book talks scheduled this spring. Even more exciting is that the concluding story from the collection, “The Promise of Saint Michel,” appears in the March issue of Scene 4 Magazine. Last month’s scene 4 carried my piece on the Maine poet Edwin Arlington Robinson and his connections to Gardiner. And in addition to the usual Fanfare reviews and Broadway World pieces, I had the opportunity to interview Anita Stewart (Portland Stage) and Curt Dale Clark (Maine State Music Theatre) about their exciting upcoming collaboration this August: a co-production of Frank McCourt’s The Irish and How They Got That Way. You can read the piece here!