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Fourth Wall Review publishes “Chess is Blind”

January 6, 2015

My prize-winning one-act stage play, “Chess is Blind,” appears in the premiere issue of the Fourth Wall Review. You can read it for free online; the website requires creation of a login. It will soon be available in eBook format.

Stage Play to be Published

October 9, 2014

My one-act comedy play, “Chess is Blind,” will be published either this fall or spring by The Fourth Wall Review, “a Pittsburgh, PA based online and print journal dedicated to publishing the best in new original works of drama, drama related articles, essays and interviews,” as it says on its website.

As nice as this news is, the acceptance letter from publisher Jeremy Vanzin was even nicer. He called it “a refreshingly original work that was a pleasure to read. Its structure, excellent dialogue and humor lends well to being read.”

More about this as details firm up. In the meantime, you can watch this award-winning play’s premiere performance at the link below.

“Chess is Blind” Wins Play Festival

April 20, 2014

Audiences voted my stage play “Chess is Blind” their favorite of the Stage Door Productions 7th Annual Original 1-Act Play Festival last weekend. I attended the Saturday night performance and caught it on film:

This was a lot of fun to write and to see. The folks at Stage Door did a great job. Now that I know for certain it can be performed in 10 minutes, the possibilities might open up for this one.

“Chess Is Blind” Premiere & Interview

April 11, 2014

My one-act play, “Chess Is Blind,” premieres at 7:30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library on 1201 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I plan to be there tomorrow, holding my breath. (Maybe I’ll see you!) This 15-minute comedy skit about mistaken identity, chess, and Star Trek was a lot of fun to write.

Stage Door Productions today published an interview with me about the play and the other things I have cooking. For once, I didn’t use any swear words. Maybe this parenting thing is rubbing off on me.

“Chess is Blind” Performance Schedule

March 25, 2014

Stage Door Productions has announced the schedule for my play, “Chess is Blind,” as part of its Seventh Annual Original One Act Play Festival. Performances will be April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m., with an optional dinner beforehand. Location: Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg, VA.

This is a short comedy about mistaken identity, espionage, romance, chess, and Star Trek. I hope to see you there!

“Chess is Blind” to Be Performed

January 28, 2014

“Chess is Blind” is one of six stage plays selected out of 374 submissions for the 7th Annual Original Play Festival by Stage Door Productions. The play will be performed for the first time during the festival on April 10-13 at the Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg, VA. Roy Jarnecke will direct. (I’ll update as I have more details.) This is a 15-minute comedy about mistaken identity, espionage, romance, chess, and Star Trek.