by Jim Dalglish
October 6, 2008
I received some great news today. A theater company in London has decided to produce my play The Black Eye as part of an evening of one-acts they are calling American Shorts: sexy new shorts by USA’s hottest playwrights.
Peter Bull, producing artistic director for the Shameless Theater Company, shared the good news with me. He read the play -- downloaded it from my site -- a year or so ago and decided he wanted to produce it. He’s opening a new theater space, Above the Stag, with this evening of plays. The theater, an intimate space with room for 50, is a few hundred yards from Victoria Station.
Address: 15 Bressendon Place, London, SW1E 5DD.
Dates: October 28 - November 23
Times: Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 6pm
Admission: Tickets £12 / £10 concessions
Phone: 0844 478 0030
Playwrights on the Bill
Jack Heifner (The Student and the Handyman; The Student and the Professor) is the Tony Award nominated author of over thirty plays. He is best known for his play Vanities which became one of the longest running plays in off-Broadway history. A musical version of Vanities is preparing for production on Broadway in 2009.
David Johnston (Letters) is an award winning New York writer. He’s also a great friend. David wrote the wonderful plays The George Place andCandy & Dorothy - both produced at WHAT. David was named one of Time Out's ‘Playwrights to Watch For' in 2006.
Tom W. Kelly (Faded Photographs; The Virgin Tango) lives in San Francisco. His plays have received many productions throughout the U.S. He teaches playwriting at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center.
Ronnie Larsen (The Phone Bill) is pure-white-gay-American-trash. He is also a playwright, sex addict, web master, free speech advocate, filmmaker, cross dresser and party promoter. His plays have been produced throughout America including Off Broadway.
Howard Walters (Your Friend Michael) holds an M.F.A. and B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University. He writes for both theatre and television. His plays have been produced in New York and London.
About the Producer
Peter Bull is Producing Artistic Director of Above The Stag Theatre. His London fringe productions include Vinegar Tom, Dangerous, Taken In, Extra Virgin, Boys' Play, Strawberry Daiquiri and Seduction. He recently served as associate producer for The Lightning Field at Oval House Theatre. In the USA he has directed productions for the Players Theatre New York, Spiral Theatre Milwaukee and Bailiwick Repertory Chicago, as well as working on the infamous Milwaukee production of Naked Boys Singing! Peter is also associate producer of the UK and US national tours of SHOUT! -The Swinging 60's Musical.