End of Brave New Play Rites

30 03 2014

Well, it’s been fun. I caught my play twice, and I’ll be attending the second program tonight for the first time. When I signed up for the class and even when I was told that my play would be produced for the festival, I didn’t really know what that looked like. To me, my play was still words on a page, even when there was a director attached to the project and it was being workshopped. It was really only when I sat there on Wednesday night, after the second play was finished and they began laying down the walls for the house that I had written in my play, that I realized my play was now real. It was when the actors wandered on stage, embodying the words that I written months ago.

I’m just really happy that play was chosen, especially when, at the time, I really didn’t know if it would be or not, since I didn’t feel all that confident about my writing. But as I watched the actors say the lines I had written, as they walked on stage and then off, as the play ended unhappily, I felt confident. I felt like I belonged, that I had worked hard to get to this point, and that my writing was good. I think that’s something I’ve been trying to get over, and it’s been a slow process, but watching my play — and all the other ones in the festival too — has helped with that, for sure.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to dress fancy for the last show and getting drunk at the closing party tonight. Yeeeeaah!

You Belong to Me

28 03 2014

You have now officially inserted yourself in many people’s heads, thanks to my play. But it’s a good song to get stuck in your head.

Watching my play

27 03 2014

It’s strange because you know how the words sound in your head, the details of how characters move about the stage, but seeing it on stage — watching actors say words in surprising and different ways, watching them move around differently — is like a different version of the story in your head. It makes sense, since the director of the play is not me, but I found myself constantly thinking about the next line and the next line, rather than enjoying the play and becoming immersed in the production. All  that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the night of plays, including my own, and I’m really happy with how it all turned out. I also had no idea one of the actors was a first-time actor!

In the Movies and the rest of Program 1 of Brave New Play Rites will be showing again on Friday March 28th (tomorrow!) at 7:30pm, as well as Sunday March 30th at 2:00pm. For tickets and info, visit http://bravenew.ca/

Brave New Play Rites press

22 03 2014

Haven’t really been alive for the past few days, which may have been obvious because of my lack of posts, but I’m feeling a bit better now. Stumbled upon this article in gayvancouver.net that mentions me and my play, In the Movies,  in the Brave New Play Rites festival this upcoming week. Check it out!


Come watch my play — In the Movies!

14 03 2014

For those who are in Vancouver or somehow willing to travel to Vancouver, I blogged about a play I wrote a while back titled In the Movies and it’ll be on stage in a couple weeks as part of UBC’s Brave New Play Rites Festival! It’s the story about an average gay guy named David, and the drama that ensues when his first boyfriend seemingly randomly shows up at his place after they haven’t seen each other in sixteen years. It would be super to see you there!

The dates for my play are Wednesday March 26th at 7:30pm, Friday March 28th at 7:30pm, and Sunday March 30th at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students. My play will be part of a program with five other plays (there is also a second program held on different days with a whole other set of plays too). If you’d like to read up on Brave New Play Rites and the other plays, check out the website: http://bravenew.ca/

And once you’re done deciding which day (or days, if you’re a keener) you’re coming, you can either buy a ticket on the Brave New website above, or follow this link and select Program 1: http://ubctheatre.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=52

I hope to see you there!