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Just in time for the Halloween season, read my new short story “Alleyway Alvin” over at Out of the Gutter. Part of Flash Fiction Offensive’s Gutteral Screams. .

. 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 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 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 […]

. The nice people at Out Of The Gutter Online have published my holiday short story “Molotov Cocktails on Chimney Cake Lane” as part of their Twelve Daze of Christmas. Enjoy! .

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 […]

A Mitchum in Every Stocking

December 12th, 2016

Tomorrow night December 13, come see (and maybe perform) a reading of my holiday monologue “A Mitchum in Every Stocking.”  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, December 13 7:00 The Make Ready Featuring “A Mitchum in Every […]

. I’ll be hosting a round table discussion about playwrighting at the “So You Want To Be An Author” Seminar presented by the Myth-Ink: SFFH Writers of Columbia College this Sunday November 13.  I’ll be talking about writing plays, sending scripts the theaters and all sorts of other playwrighty stuff. If you’re so inclined, check […]

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