Happy 4th!/US Blues

Happy 4th of July everyone! With all that's happening in America right now this Grateful Dead song seems to match where my mood is. Feels like our summer time has come and gone...my oh my. Filmed from a 1974 show at the former Winterland in San Francisco. https://youtu.be/vJBaIUZwmTs

Upcoming Stage Play Performance

My two act comedy Electric Serenade will be part of Theater for the New City's 2022 Dream Up Festival! The festival will happening from August 28th to September 18th, and my play is tentatively scheduled for five performances during the final week from Sunday September 11th to Sunday September 17th. Right now I'm looking for … Continue reading Upcoming Stage Play Performance

Upcoming Staged Readings

A short comedic play I wrote will be getting a staged reading along with five other short works on Friday June 24th at 7PM in New York City. The event is being produced by Julia Genoveva who was in my play Funhouse which was staged last April 2-3 by Manhattan Repertory Theatre (link here: https://robertkirkendall.com/2022/04/19/funhouse-one-act-comedy/Continue reading Upcoming Staged Readings

New Project: Short Movie

This summer I'm going to make a short movie. It will be my first, so I'm very excited! So far I have five pages of script, two committed actors, and a director of photography. I'll be able to rent a camera, lights, and other equipment from Community Television of Santa Cruz. The story of the … Continue reading New Project: Short Movie

Trip To New York, Part IV

Monday April 4th, the day I was scheduled to fly back to San Jose via Texas. My flight to depart Newark Liberty International Airport was scheduled to leave at 8:15PM which gave me one last opportunity to visit Manhattan before heading back home. If nothing else I wanted to try another slice of New York … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part IV

99 Word Prompt: Never Ending

(Flash fiction prompt from carrotranch. Usually the phrase 'never ending' is used as a negative (as in reference to a long and tedious task), but I tried to make it into a positive. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2022/04/18/april-18-story-challenge-in-99-words/ "Have you seen the news? War, poverty, oppression, planetary destruction; the world's problems are never ending!" "They are, but … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Never Ending

Funhouse – One Act Comedy

Here is the video of Funhouse that was also linked in my previous post, staged by Manhattan Repertory Theatre with three other one act plays at the Chain Theatre on W 36th St near 8th Ave. This is link to digital program. https://stagemag.broadwayworld.com/modern/THE-APRIL-EVENT-Manhattan-Rep-at-Chain-Theatre-7328 https://youtu.be/Epde3T5KQ7Y This was my first live production in New York and seeing … Continue reading Funhouse – One Act Comedy

Trip To New York, Part III

Saturday April 2nd, the day of the show! Nan wasn't home so I had a figure out a way to get to the train station. She gave me a couple of numbers of local taxi companies but they were out of business. After trying a few more that didn't come out to Sayreville I decided … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part III

Trip To New York, Part II

Friday morning, April 1st, Nan drove me from Sayreville to the train station in South Amboy. Along the way she advised me to keep my money in my front pocket, and to not stare up at all the tall buildings like an out of town, gawking tourist. When we got to the train station parking … Continue reading Trip To New York, Part II