How to write a frightening play on spec without scaring yourself to death.
I'm thrilled to say that my play Unsafe: a psychological thriller was names as on of the Cape Cod Times favorite theater pieces of 2016.
What punches you in the gut about Dalglish’s play is how the characters feel remarkably real as they grapple both with the danger and circumstances of the play; but with the past they have yet to truly come to grips with. Will and Lisa reside soundly in a state of prolonged grief where they are trying to find ways to emerge from the long, dark tunnel of their loss.
When I first read Jim Dalglish’s Unsafe, a play centering around characters who have all experienced loss after the terror attacks of September 11th and who are all attempting to grapple with these memories, I instinctively knew the play was important. It struck me in the gut and resonated with me days after I finished it.
The McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ, is offering a staged reading of A Talented Woman that is open to the public.