And so it somehow became September.

And two more work-for-hire book projects have found their way to market.

And, in addition to my writing at, I slipped in a freelance piece for the theater website Howlround about the good work being done by the Stratford Festival folks.

On the new play front, I’m very excited about an upcoming reading in New York of “Rita From Across the Street.” Director/actress Amy Hayes has pulled together the cast for a one-day-only performance at The Pit Loft. Details here. I’ll be tweaking the play through mid-October, then turning it over to Amy and company for the Nov. 4 read. Tickets are already on sale (with proceeds paying for the space).

We’ll be announcing a new SiteLines Indy play reading event shortly. That’s the series that John Thomas and I created that matches organizations to terrific plays that would appeal to their audiences…and then offers a professional reading of the chosen play on their turf. Past work has included “Opus” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, “The Credeaux Canvas” at Gallery 924, and “Frank’s Home” at the Indiana Landmarks Center.

The other big John and Lou (aka Two First Names Productions) project, “Going…Going…Gone” has been celebrating the passing of our 100th performance by offerings charity shows all year long. Alas, with the temporary closing of our home base, Theatre on the Square, we are migrant for now. If you have a charity (and a venue) and want to offer a one-of-a-kind edition of this live auction improv show, shoot me a note.