Rounding out 2014

Now that “Lightning and Jellyfish” has finished its run at Theatre on the Square (with a sold-out final weekend–which means either word of mouth was good or Indianapolis is full of procrastinators), it’s on to other projects.

Well, not really. L&J is still in my heart and head and, after a terrific, insightful reading in New Haven on Nov. 9 coordinated by the wonderful Chris Arnott, I’m tweaking the play further for a reading in its homeland, South Jersey, in March. More details coming on that. (If you work with a theater company and are interested in giving the play a read, shoot me a note.)

In other matters, the next few weeks bring:

Nov. 10: An Indy Actors’ Playground reading where, this time, I’ll be reading as well as hosting. For newcomers, this is a free, actor-focused play reading series at Indy Reads Books at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month.

Dec. 5: Book launch, also at Indy Reads Books, for its new anthology Indy Writes Books. In it, my short play “Imagine Being Joyce Carol Oates’ Aunt. Just for a Minute,” shares space between the covers with pieces by John Green, Dan Wakefield, and many more. The plan is to offer a performance of the play during the event. Stay tuned.

Dec. 6: Indy Authors Fair at the Indiana Historical Society. I’ll be signing some of my Cider Mill Press trivia books along with whatever else IHS has of mine in the bookstore. A fun event and a chance to chat with dozens of writers.

Dec. 7: We’ve got a “Going…Going…Gone” double feature at Theatre on the Square. At 5, performers from Young Actors Theatre will take over Ed’s Auction House. At 7, GGG vet Claire Wilcher and friends take over.

Plus, of course, my weekly columns in the Indianapolis Business Journal and blogs, etc. at http://www.ibj.com/arts. Keep an eye out for move movie screening pass giveaways there.

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