Category: Peter Floyd
Happy opening (this weekend!) to everyone involved with the revival of playwright alum Peter M. Floyd’s Absence (or Assenze) at the Accademia Teatrale Francesco Campogallinia in Mantua! This is a revival of a production from two years ago. Congratulations!
...to everyone who made Boston Theater Marathon XX possible! See you next year!
Writers at Play—a group of alumni playwrights—will host its annual Showcase of New Works right here at BPT on July 11. Come support some outstanding new plays (not to mention outstanding people)! Sample a few scenes from each new play, read by the professional actors who support Writers at Play throughout the early development process. FREE!
After by Peter M. Floyd: One of the few remaining people in a post-apocalyptic world, Parker is convinced that there is a conspiracy afoot among the leaders of the community of survivors. Is she right or is she crazy? How about both?
Shaken by Deirdre Girard: Beth’s been living under an assumed name in rural Vermont, finally finding peace and maybe even love, after fleeing Boston eight years earlier in the wake of her imminent arrest for a horrific crime. But when her sister Jasmine unexpectedly shows up armed with a law degree and breakthrough medical research, the two women begin a journey that explores the nature of truth and justice in a biased world — a journey that will change their relationship forever.
The Travellers by Colleen M. Hughes: Bri is seventeen and desperate for adventure. Her wish seems to be coming true when she meets the Traveller, a mysterious woman who can travel through time. But who is the Traveller, and why does she seem to care if Bri patches up her relationship with her mom? A play about the past, present, and future, what happens when you try to change them — and what happens when time starts to fight back.
The Comfort Kills by Michael Towers: Music has always been Brendan’s salvation but with the death of his father, he is unable to write — a condition which puts additional stress on his marriage. Performing in a local dive bar, Brendan meets an unlikely muse who inspires his music and his healing but drives a wedge between him and his wife.
The Kitchen and the Volcano by John Zakrosky, Jr.: A sister and brother may only have one last phone call together before a volcano erupts, destroying their family's past.
Happy opening night to Cape Cod's Cotuit Center of the Arts and Absence, by alum Peter Floyd! The play runs through May 22.
Peter M. Floyd's Fravær—which you know as Absence—will have its European premiere next month. If you can't make it to Oslo, try to make it to BPT on Monday (Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.) for a reading of Peter's latest: The Centipede King!
The nominations for this year's Elliot Norton Awards include nods to Steven Barkhimer (Windowmen) and Peter M. Floyd (Absence) in the Best New Script category. Windowmen is also nominated in the Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Design categories; Alex Pollock is also nominated for his performance in Windowmen...
Ronan Noone's short film The Accident (based on his ten-minute play I Glue You and starring Mary McCann and Andrew Rothenberg, above) was an official selection for the Boston International Film Festival earlier this month, and is also an official selection for the Montclair Film Festival next month...
The Farm by Walt McGough is included in the Smith and Kraus anthology New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2014...
A very nice shout-out to Gregory Fletcher's Roast Beef and the Rare Kiss, part of Artistic New Directions' An Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs this month...
And...even as we prepare for this year's BTM, the Community College of Rhode Island presents a bill of student-directed short plays this weekend -- by Patrick Gabridge, Gary Garrison, Lisa Kenner Grissom, Terrence Kidd, K. Alexa Mavromatis, and Cassie M. Seinuk -- from BTMs past...
BPT's Absence team reunited in NYC last week for a reading at Manhattan Theatre Club. Here, they nosh at legendary haunt Joe Allen (clockwise from L): Beverly Diaz, Cheryl D. Singleton, Anne Gottlieb, Megan Schy Gleeson, Joanna Merlin, Kate Snodgrass, Kippy Goldfarb, Peter M. Floyd, Bill Mootos, and Russell Garrett (not pictured: Dale Place).
Thanks for the photo, Cheryl!
|KCACTF winners past and present at BPT for Peter M. Floyd's Absence. L-R: Stephanie Brownell, Abbey Fenbert, Peter M. Floyd, John Kuntz and Michael Parsons. (Thanks for the photo, Kate!)|
Great KCACTF news for current MFA students and alums: Abbey Fenbert's Intentions was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting; Michael Parsons' Sumner Falls won the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award; and Steven Barkhimer's Windowmen was a co-recipient of the David Mark Cohen Award. Stephanie Brownell's Eskimo Pie is a national finalist for the KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award. All four will travel to D.C. next month for the national festival.
Also: Lesley University's Cassie M. Seinuk (our friend and sometime stage manager!) was a co-winner of the KCACTF Latino Playwriting Award for her play From the Deep!
The latest from fabulous intern Alexis Scheer -- our conversation with Absence playwright Peter M. Floyd. Here, he talks about the origins of the play and its early development.
Of course I didn't take enough photos with all the crazy fun that was going on, but it was great to see everybody who stopped by our table yesterday at the Greater Boston Theatre Expo. Here's actor Dale Place, alumni playwright Peter M. Floyd, and intern extraordinaire Alexis Scheer. Thanks, StageSource!