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Today’s the day! In honor of THE FORCE AWAKENS opening, here’s a short STAR WARS themed monologue I wrote for a theater in London. Yoda Tries to Ride a Rollercoaster by John Weagly (Lights up. An amusement park. YODA reaches the front of the line for the Screaming Bantha rollercoaster. The amusement park attendant stops […]

Five-Play Day

December 11th, 2015

I have FIVE plays taking place tonight across these continental United States – a personal record for me! 7:30 – “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose” Raven Theatre – 6157 N. Clark Chicago, IL 8:00 – “Raccoon Pants” part of THE FIVE MINUTE MILE: THEATRE ON THE RUN Cone Man Running Productions […]

Free Syphilis Tonight!

December 8th, 2015

. My short holiday play “Syphilis Steve and the Christmas Miracle” will be part of Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY reading series. And it’s FREE! Tuesday 12/8 at 7:00. At The Galway Arms – 2442 N. Clark .

. Happy Halloween! Here’s a short play I wrote just for the holiday. Enjoy!   OSCILLATING SASQUATCH by John Weagly (Lights up. A cemetery. The dark of night. October 30 – Halloween Eve. TRIXIEBELLE-WREN and PEACH-CALLIOPE stand waist-deep in a grave. They are both in their early-twenties and are slightly-goth, slightly-punk and slightly-hillbilly. There are […]

My short play for older performers, “Blinking Lights in the Middle of the Night,” has been published by ArtAge Publications and the good people at the Senior Theatre Resource Center. In this short, otherworldly comedy, Sally and Carl receive a late-night visit from an alien tourist making a pit stop while traveling among the stars. […]

. I have a new short story available today! It’s called “Trash Pick Up” and you can read it at the excellent web-zine NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE. Check it out! .

Monkey Time!

August 10th, 2015

. Three! – That’s right, three of my plays about monkeys are being unleashed upon the Windy City this week! Here are the details. Tuesday 8/11 at 7:00pm – “Gorillas in the Drizzle” will be part of Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY reading series.  At The Galway Arms – 2442 N. Clark Saturday 8/15 at […]

This Wednesday I’ll be reading at Noir at the Bar Chicago. It’s sure to be a great night with a lot of terrific crime fiction. Here’s a wonderful article by Keith Rawson on the history of this crime-writer community event. Wednesday’s Chicago show will feature: Eric Beetner Carmen Jaramillo Lori Rader-Day Josh K. Stevens and […]

Happy Live Aid Day!

July 13th, 2015

. Thirty years ago today Live Aid took place. Ironically, a couple of months ago I wrote a ghost story/monologue about that mammoth concert. This was written for the Santa Paula Ghostwalk in Santa Paula, California. It takes place on the Teague-McKevett avocado and lemon ranch. People walk around and encounter ghosts and the ghosts […]

Three Plays This Week

June 9th, 2015

. Lots of theater-type stuff going on for me this week: My short play “Seven Short Scenes About A Man And A Sock Monkey” will be part of Dandelion Theatre’s THE MAKE READY tonight at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen – 3614 N. Damen in Chicago, IL. My very short play “Imperfect Angels” will be […]

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