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Cthulhu in Kalamazoo

August 23rd, 2016

This Thursday in Kalamazoo see my Lovecraftian short play “Strange Aeons and Free Hot Dogs” as part of POLITICAL SHORTS: A TALKBACK WITH THE CANDIDATES.  This fine program is being done by the good people at Fancy Pants Theater and the Kalamazoo Jaycees. Here are the details: Thursday 8/25 at 7:30 Fancy Pants Theater and […]

. . Next Tuesday August 9th, come see (and maybe participate in) a reading of my very Monty Pythonish very short play “Statistically Sleeping.”  It’s part of The Make Ready, which is done every other month by the good people at Dandelion Theatre. Here are the details: Tuesday, August 9 7:00 The Make Ready Featuring […]

. This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to see film director/composer John Carpenter perform live.  He played music from his films (while clips played in the background), as well as tracks from his two recent albums (Lost Themes I and Lost Themes II). It was amazing – 13 year old me fainted 27 times! […]

. Raven Theatre, where I’m lucky enough to be employed, is currently doing The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare.  I’ve long enjoyed Guare’s work, so I wrote up an appreciation of him for a Raven e-blast.  We weren’t able to use my musings, but I thought I might share them here. So here […]

Night of the Toad Lickers

March 22nd, 2016

Once upon a time, in the old millennium, I lived with world-renowned playwright Greg Owens in a run-down house that was the first site of Planned Parenthood in Bloomington, Indiana. During that memorable year, Greg wrote a play about licking toads. Now, over 20 years later, here is that play recorded by me and a […]

Are You Famous, Yet? Podcast

February 8th, 2016

. The wonderful people at the wonderful “Are You Famous, Yet?” podcast were wonderful enough to have me on as a guest. You can listen to me talk about my writing career and a bunch of other stuff. You can find the podcast here. Check it out! .

Books For Sale

February 7th, 2016

. Did you know I have books for sale at Amazon.com?   VELVET WHISPERS IN THE CROSSFIRE NIGHT Men and women. Love and betrayal. Lies and promises. Laughter and tears. When men and women meet, revelation can’t be far behind. And when they go their separate ways, catastrophe is close-at-hand. Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, sometimes […]

It’s January 31st – You all know what that means! It’s National Gorilla Suit Day!!! To commemorate this special holiday, I’ve written a short play. Enjoy! (This piece debuted at Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY on August 11, 2015) GORILLAS IN THE DRIZZLE by John Weagly (Lights up. PETUNIA works at her desk. The desk […]

R.I.P. David Bowie

January 11th, 2016

. I doubt there’s any living artist in any medium that hasn’t been influenced by David Bowie (whether they know it or not). For myself, on a Sunday night in August of 2009 I watched and episode of MAD MEN followed by Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which starred David […]

Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue

December 21st, 2015

. My short story “Knife Fight on Christmas Avenue” is available today at the terrific web-zine SHOTGUN HONEY. A very wise man gave me the best compliment in the world when he said my title sounded like a Tom Waits song. So here’s a Tom Waits Christmas song.

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