Yep, that’s right, my full-length play, Distant Neighbors, will get a full production from the Fresh Ink Theatre here in Boston, at the Factory Theatre, November 14-22. And if you want to get little taste of the play, as it starts it’s growth through workshop and rehearsal, you can check out a reading of the play at the Factory Theatre on Tuesday, May 27th, at 7:30pm, 791 Tremont Street, Boston (the reading is free).
I’m super excited to have a chance to work with Fresh Ink again. They produced my play, Fire on Earth, last February, and did a fabulous job. The two plays couldn’t seem to be more different, which is part of what makes Fresh Ink so cool–they’re just looking for plays that get them excited, whether they’re about 16th century Biblical translators and smugglers, or alien space ships. Getting the chance to build a long-term relationship with a theatre is so important for playwrights, and I feel very lucky.
In Distant Neighbors, a group of suburban neighbors are strangers to each other until an alien space ship crashes into their back yards. After its arrival, they get to know each other a lot better, and faster, than they ever expected (or wanted). Distant Neighbors is a space-age love story about loneliness and longing, and the barriers we set up between us. It looks at the possibility for wonder, not just at the skies and the universe and the thought of unknown life forms, but also at the person living right next door.
We’re going to have great time with it, in both the reading and the production, and I hope you’ll come check it out!