Yearly Archives: 2011

Fred Nietzsche, P.I.

Ben Newton & I have a new play coming up: “Fred Nietzsche, P.I.” After years as an esteemed philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche has chosen to seek truth in a different way — as a Private Investigator. And now he faces the … Continue reading >>

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Criticizing the Critics

Once upon a time, I got so appalled by reading ill-informed, ignorant arts criticism in the press that I considered making a ‘zine dedicated to criticizing the critics. I wanted to treat their critiques to the same scrutiny they dealt … Continue reading >>

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Day of the Dingo

Hey, look everybody, I wrote a play! A baby was supposed to be stolen by Rumplestiltskin and taken to a land of ogres, trolls, and wicked witches. When that falls through, he finds himself being raised in a world populated … Continue reading >>

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Buggin’ Out: The Gregor Samsa True Hollywood Story

One morning, Gregor Samsa awoke from uneasy dreams to find he had transformed into an enormous cockroach. And the rest is Hollywood history! Loosely based on the first sentence of “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, this play examines the career, … Continue reading >>

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