Monthly Archives: July 2017

THE LIGHT IN YOUR HEART

Send me a message if you would like to read, at no cost, THE LIGHT IN YOUR HEART, a comedy-mystery-romance, which was described by one scholar as “Shakespearean in scope,” but at the same time is funny and unpretentious. The action follows Susan in the noir world of a 1950s small city, escaping murderous parents […]

THE CHAMPFLEURS

It was something you knew if you lived in the town. At a certain age you knew about the Champfleurs. Children didn’t know, and they didn’t ask about Mr. Champfleur when they saw him, the thin silent man in the cold winter light, stopping his wagon in town. When he called at the post office, […]

Free Short Scripts to Read

Send me a message if you would like to receive a free copy of my SMOOTHIES AND 19 OTHER 10-MINUTE-AND-UNDER PLAYS. These are scripts, mostly comedies, that can be filmed or staged. Several have been staged, filmed, or published, but I retain all rights. Cast size (speaking roles) varies from 1 to 4. I have […]

EYES ON STAGE – Acting Lessons

A Russian director I once worked with, who’d been with the Moscow Art Theater, told me he could teach the “true Stanislavsky method,” not the false U.S. version being taught by Stella Adler and others. “It’s all in the eyes,” the director told me. “Acting is done with the eyes.” You can see it in […]

KILLING TIME

There are two tables in this gas station to drink your coffee at. Misjudging the time needed to drop stuff off at the landfill’s dumpsters, I have an hour till my next appointment. Time to waste, to fill, to kill. If I were a meditator, my extra time could be deployed spiritually. If I had […]

COLLEEN BRADSHAW – Sticking It to Ralph

Ralph left me for that little tramp Louise. If we’d a been married, I’d’ve screwed him back with a divorce. Instead, I got myself someone young and cute myself. Tiger, they called him. He was 15, a sweetie, with a little nose and square shoulders and ready four times a night at least. Listen: . […]

Older Generations – 3 Short Films

Some of the best acting I’ve been able to do has been in short films made by filmmakers based on the stories of their own grandfathers and a great-uncle. They gave me a foretaste, before my injury, of using a walker and a cane. More than that, though, I was able to portray characters that […]