Monday, April 30, 2007

FuckPlays Closes

On Friday night, April 27th, and after five performances at the Ohio Theatre in Soho and four shows at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg, the curtain came down on FuckPlays, produced by Working Man's Clothes.

It was a successful show-- lots of good press, lots of sold-out houses, lots of good times. It was a fun project and I'm grateful that it gave me the opportunity to meet and work with some new people that I genuinely like. The people of Working Man's Clothes' are good folks and I thank them for the opportunity and hope to see them again.

As for my play, Sharpen My Dick, I look forward to it having a life beyond this production (I wrote it specifically for this project, hoping they'd select it blindly), though predicting the life of a ten-minute play is dicey at best. I did learn alot by seeing it in three-dimensions (and in full production), which unfortunately I didn't get to experience until opening night. I regret not being present for the working process, and I admit I felt a little bit helpless watching the show knowing that I could have improved the script, but also knowing it was too late to do anything about it.

I thank director Cole Wimpee and actors Robert Funaro, Will Neuman, and Lucy Walters for the work they put into the show-- their genuine affection for the project was clear to me and that was a really nice reward.

I also thank all the friends who came out to see the show-- your support continues to keep me moving forward.

Rock on,


Sunday, April 15, 2007

My Face is Naked

Dear Friends,

Without any delay...the results from last night's event:

This is me, just outside of The Beauty Bar, just before I took it down.

The transformation in progress:

And my naked face:

The response to this event has been overwhelming. I had no idea so many people were interested in lifting my veil. I am moved and inspired by everyone's support and generosity.



Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I Will Shave My Beard-- UPDATE

UPDATE: Time and Location updated below....Rock on-- GR

Dear Friends,

Most of you know that I have worn a beard for most of my life since I was 17 years old.

On Saturday, April 14th-- in an effort to raise funds for the NYC production of my play, The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard-- I am shaving it off.

My nephew tells me this is how I will look afterwards:

I will feel naked and uncomfortable and vulnerable.

And it will be good for me.

And it will be worth it.

I will be sitting in a barber's chair in NYC.

My goal is to raise $ 1,000 for this production.

However-- if I can raise $ 700, the barber will take off my face with a straight-razor.

We're making this a party, so PLEASE COME. And PLEASE DONATE.

People will begin gathering Saturday night, April 14th at 7:00 pm at The Beauty Bar.

231 E 14th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave

I'll get shaved at 8:00 pm.

But I need help from you to make it happen.

I need you to donate or pledge towards the cause.

There are THREE ways you can shave my face:

1. Show up to the event with some cash money.

2. Go to PayPal, click on the "Send Money" tab and enter the email address ""

3. Pledge an amount, and mail a check (by Saturday, April 21st) to:
City Attic Theatre
19-25 Ditmars Blvd 3rd Floor
Astoria NY 11105.

In any case-- let me know how much you're puttin' down, so I can be sure that I've got enough money to take down the face foliage.

It is my hope that as many of you as possible can show up at the gathering.

There will be drinks. There will be happiness. There will be good people there enjoying themselves.

And I will be there, naked-faced.

The money raised will go towards adding TWO more shows, plus buying me a plane ticket to return to NYC in a couple of weeks (otherwise, that ticket comes out of my own pocket).

THIS is a good cause, believe me.

I will post pictures-- before and after shaving me.

But be there live if you can.

Saturday April 14th.
7:00 pm until the party is over
The Beauty Bar
New York City


I love you all.

your fave playwright,


Friday, April 06, 2007

Sharpen My Dick

Pictured (left to right) are the wonderful actors working on SHARPEN MY DICK:
Robert Funaro
("Chuck"), Lucy Walters ("Jenna"), and Will Neuman ("Buck").

You can now catch FuckPlays in the Brooklyn/Williamsburg area. The project continues to run each Friday of April at Galapagos Art Space.

Tickets are still available, but going fast.

Check it out before the craziness is over.

Rock on,


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Cast announced for The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard

I am totally excited about the actors cast for City Attic Theatre's upcoming production of The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard. The actors are talented, vulnerable, collaborative, smart, funny, lovely people.

We're gonna rock the mic right.

Jon Conor Brooke........The Man
Lucy Walters..............The Woman
Dianna Marino............The Narrator

We begin rehearsals on Tuesday, April 10th and it's gonna be awesome.