Not Always a Play, Sometimes a Poem

Most of this website is to keep you updated on my ventures with writing plays but recently I have shared a tee shirt creation and today I will share a poem. I hope someone out there relates in some way.

I never wanted you to go,

yet go you did

like a wave crashing

the waters slid,

immediately you hid

and you had no choice but follow

or did you?

Was it YOUR plan

or MY fate?

I never wanted you to go

but you could never stay

Thank you to Rush Order Tees

I found out spur of the moment that I was going to get to attend an Ed Sheeran concert and I had an idea for a tee that would reflect the impact of Supermarket Flowers since my dad’s tragic passing. Because it was last minute, I never thought it would be possible but thanks to Rush Order Tees

I had my tee and it was “perfect” just like Ed Sheeran and the whole concert experience.. Making a tee is a different type of writing, but a sincere form nonetheless.  I wanted to take a moment and share this special remembrance of my dad with you. Supermarket Flowers: “Memories of a Life that’s Been Loved” and a clip from the concert.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

The Most Human

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Seneca High School
Seneca, IL
Pampa High School
Pampa, TX
HP Players
Worden, MT

 

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

CLAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
MANCHESTER, KY (2 performances) Dates in November TBA

MEHLVILLE SR HIGH SCHOOL
SAINT LOUIS, MO   (3 performances starting December 13, 2018)

Kentucky Playwright’s Workshop

I have been asked to present the next Kentucky Playwrights Lecture in 2019. What an honor! To be held at Union College, Barbourville, KY (Date and ticket information tba)

 

 

Gorilla Girl: Actors Bring Reading To Life

Scene 1, Gorilla Girl – Meeting of Keith and Catherine

 

Gorilla Girl, had its first reading at ArtsPlace, Lexington, KY,  on September 7, 2018 or 07/09/18 as Keith in the play would argue. The actors who served as readers brought the characters to life and if the comments are any indication, Gorilla Girl will have a long life on a stage near you in the future. Stay tuned for video clips.  Thanks to: Emma Grace Imes, Isaac Barnes, Elena Newburg and Jeanine Lister for bringing to life the complex relationships of Catherine, Keith and Nikki.

IMG_E3864A strong, challenging play that deserves a production. 

I already told one of my friends about the story and invited her when the play comes to stage.

The dialogue was spot on.

Beautiful chaos

I think people will relate…because being in a situation like either of them are in can make you do and say things you never thought you would

It was a well told story that sucked me in and I really wanted to know what happened next. It feels very real and if you’ve ever dated someone in today’s modern age, very familiar and relatable.

Interesting how you’ve put “married relationships,” as well as other ideas Western society upholds, under the light.

 

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New Play Reading: Gorilla Girl

A reading of the play, Gorilla Girl. This is the latest play by Catherine Rhoden-Goguen. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated as well as your attendance. The play is for adult audiences and contains language and situations not suited for a younger audience.

The play follows the relationship of a couple who meet in a chat room. It challenges the way relationships are viewed in Western Culture and will leave you debating, who is the real villain. If you like plays that give you something to talk and think about, Gorilla Girl is definitely for you.

3 Readers needed. 2 female and 1 male. If interested in being a reader, please let me know. An Australian accent for the male would be wonderful!

You may bring food/drink so don’t let meal plans keep you from attending.

September 7, 2018 6:30-8:30

161 North Mill Street
Lexington, KY 40507
859.255.2951

The Most Human debuts with Brooklyn Publishers

If you’re looking for a 10 minute duet, check out my newest play, The Most Human at Brooklyn Publishers.

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THE MOST HUMAN
ISBN: 978-1-60003-979-9
Type: Duet
Genre: Drama
Themes: Children, Death, Relationships
Duration: 10 minutes
Speaking Cast: 1 female, 1 male (2 total cast)
SYNOPSIS: A year after the loss of ten year old Patton, Shawn and his wife Paula spend their anniversary dealing with their heartbreak and grief. Why were they dealt such a tragedy? Which one of them is really to blame? For Shawn and Paula, they alone endure the magnitude of the loss that no one else can seem to understand. An unexpected arrival pushes Paula to the breaking point. In a highly climatic ending, will their love for, “The Most Human” be enough?

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TF South HS Experimentals to include May I Have Your Attention, Please?

Experimentals 2018:

Land Slides
Directed by Mason Henning & Taylor Michael
Assistant Directed by Jadyn Newman

CowTown
Directed by Daniel Loquist & Aja Grant

Assistant Directed by Isis Yadron

May I Have Your Attention Please
Directed by Sophie Michauski & Christine Cunningham
Assistant Directed by Alexander Gonzalez

Late Night Confessions of a Bipolar Teen
Directed by Zach Furmanek & Gabriel Seigfreid
Assistant Directed by Lucy LaMar

Small Actors
Directed by Andrew Shreve & Rebecca Quinn
Assistant Directed by Leah Murtaugh

Experimental Theater 2018 will be judged by a panel of secret judges, including alumni of the T.F. South Drama Department. In addition to several Outstanding Actors from each play, the judges’ votes will decide the winning play of this  competition.

Performances:

  • Friday May 4th, 2018 at 7pm in Henry L. Hertz Auditorium
  • Saturday May 5th, 2018 at 7pm in Henry L. Hertz Auditorium

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