Thursday, July 06, 2017


I am so happy that the journey continues for Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings.  My all-ages play will live in production, once again, this time presented by a group of young performers in Alaska.

The production will be part of TBA Theatre's (Anchorage, Alaska) summer programming, and will be worked on by students, ages 8 - 18, as part of the "Actor's Academy".

Performances will take place at TBA's outdoor amphitheater from July 28 - 30, 2017.  I am so excited to think about this play, expressed through the excellent imaginations of young performers, surrounded by the mountains of the Last Frontier.

Big thank yous to Shane Mitchell for his interest in this play, to Alexis Jade Colon (who is directing), and to the awesome students who are bringing Sam the Plastic Water Bottle, Reginald the Blue Crab, Billie the Parrot, The Oldest Sea Turtle Who Ever Lived, and all the other fun characters to life. 

Big thanks as well to the Last Frontier Theater Conference for creating the possibility for this relationship. 

(My love for Alaska grows).

Thank yous also to YouthPLAYS for publishing the play and for its help with licensing this production.

And continued thanks to Chris Totora, Josh Totora, and Little Fish Theatre for originally commissioning me to write this work 5 years ago; to Cara Blouin and the awesome Drexel University students who helped me create it; to the wonderful actors and creative team of the original production.  I never imagined this work would have such a long and adventurous life, and I am so grateful for it.

Much love,