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. It seems like, in the late-80’s/early-90’s, a lot of the playwrights I knew (especially male) went through a phase where they imitated Sam Shepard.  Almost every evening of short plays that I saw had at least one Shepard imitation. I was always jealous of that. I love Shepard’s plays, especially the earlier idiosyncratic ones […]

. If you’re in the Sligo, Ireland area, my short play “Ava Takes Up Aviation” is being produced by The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company as part of their WHERE WE ARE NOW LGBT + THEATRE FESTIVAL. The festival runs June 8th thru 10th. You can read more about it here. .

  If you’re in Hawaii, a play I wrote is being produced by Women In Theatre this Friday and Saturday.   It’s called “Five Pickles and a Case of Dead Meat” and it’s part of an evening of short plays called KAUAI SHORTS.   You can read more about it here. .

. If you’re in the Chicago area, a play I wrote is being produced by The Arc Theatre this Tuesday and Wednesday.   It’s called “The Armadillo/Iguana Bacterial Unification” and it’s being directed by Alexander Trice and features Takesha Meshé Kizart and Sara Geist.  It’s part of The Arc’s evening of short plays called UNITED […]

  If you’re in the Lansing, Michigan area, a play I wrote is being produced by Ixion Theatre Ensemble this weekend and next. . It’s a video game love story called “Betrayal Among The Grinning Gators” and it’s part of their evening of short plays called GEEKED! . You can read more about it here. […]

If you’re in the Orlando area, a play I wrote with Tina L. Jens is being produced by Still Got It Players South this weekend. . Our play is called “Red Jello Jigglers” and it’s part of their 2nd Short Attention Span Play Festival. . You can read more about it here. . And here […]

. If you’re in the New York area, there’s a release party for a book of short plays I’m in Monday night at 5:00 at The Drama Book Shop – One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre. Sadly, I won’t be there. But you should go and buy the book and meet the […]

Gumbo Joe and His Smokey Tent

February 28th, 2017

. At work last week, we were talking about what sells tickets to plays and the boss commented on star power.  He said, ‘If So-And-So is in ‘Gumbo Joe and His Smokey Tent,’ then people are going to buy tickets to see it.”   So here, just in time for Fat Tuesday, is   GUMBO […]

Did you know that every February Gumbo Fiction Salon does a special Mardis Gras show? And this year, in that special Mardis Gras Show, they’re going to feature a reading of five of my short New Orleans plays? “Alligator Whiskey at the Neon Cypress” “Fire-Belly Beignets at the Neon Cypress” “Spirits of the Swamp at […]

Happy Holidays!  Here’s a short play I wrote for the festivities. THE YULE-GATOR AT THE NEON CYPRESS by John Weagly (Lights up. The Neon Cypress, a roadhouse down by the swamps.  There are a couple of signs advertising Abita beer and Old Crow whiskey.  Cajun Christmas music plays on the jukebox.  JUVENAL tends bar and […]

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