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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 […]

Table Tennis Terrors

October 31st, 2016

. I know what you’re thinking – “I hate this time of year! I get so sick and tired of all of the ping pong Halloween plays.” Sorry – here’s another one. I wrote this short little ditty for a fundraiser that Promethean Theatre Ensemble was doing at a ping pong bar.  Check Promethean out […]

Tomorrow night (Tuesday 10/11) my short Halloween play “Oscillating Sasquatch” will receive a staged reading by the good people at Dandelion Theatre as part of their THE MAKE READY. Goth-punk-hillbilly girls robbing a grave – what could be better! Tuesday, October 11 7:00 Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY Featuring “Oscillating Sasquatch” The Galway Arms 2442 […]

RIP Edward Albee

September 18th, 2016

. It’s weird to me to think that I do the same thing as Edward Albee.  I suppose technically we’re both playwrights, but you can’t really compare Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to one of my six-minute plays about sock monkeys or dead dwarves or two guys talking about convoys. Throughout my life, I’ve been […]

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 […]

The Last Abbie Fest

August 15th, 2016

This weekend (August 19, 20 & 21) will be Mary-Arrchie Theatre’s last Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Festival.  The annual performance mashup celebrates the anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969. Three days of non-stop entertainment including more than 50 theater groups and performers. I first participated in Abbie Fest 20 […]

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