Captain Spaulding on Skull Island

31 Days – 31 Plays

August 26th, 2012

. For the month of August, I challenged myself to write 31 short plays over 31 days. And I did it! In 26 days! It was an interesting experiment, mainly because it wasn’t that difficult. I really don’t understand this myth people call “writer’s block.” There are millions and millions of things to write about […]

Film Noir Festival 2012

August 24th, 2012

. Noir City Chicago took place this past week here in Chicago! That means it was the perfect week for a Film Noir Fest. You can check out the Film Noir Foundation here. Here’s what I watched, with Twitter summaries: Thursday 8-16-12 Home viewing Tonight’s Noir Fest Film – SLATTERY’S HURRICANE from 1949. Drug-running, hurricanes […]

Summer Apples

August 22nd, 2012

. Happy Birthday Ray Bradbury! Here’s a short play with Bradburian influences. — SUMMER APPLES By John Weagly (Lights up. A pick-your-own apple orchard. REBECCA and JENNIFER, both in their late-twenties, watch their children play.) REBECCA: Look at those kids go, weaving between the trees. JENNIFER: So much for coming to an apple orchard to […]

Strange Aeons & Free Hot Dogs

August 20th, 2012

. Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft! Here’s a short play about Cthulhu. Or about politics. Or about Hot dogs. — STRANGE AEONS AND FREE HOT DOGS By John Weagly (Lights up. A neighborhood block party. PHILIPA sits behind a table covered with pamphlets and other handouts. HESTER enters.) PHILIPA: Have you decided who you want to […]

. My very short play “Why Abominable Snowmen Don’t Like Speed Dating” opens tonight at Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. It’s part of an evening called SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE: BIZARRE. If you’re in or around Chattanooga, check it out! It runs through September 2. .

Coming in November…

August 1st, 2012

. TALES OF THE TWINKLING TWILIGHT -10 Short Plays & Playlettes- by John Weagly Directed by Breahan Eve Pautsch Raven Theatre in Chicago, Illinois Previews start on Halloween. Then running through November. Many more details to come. .

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