I just read the memoir Teaching On Borrowed Time by Laurence C. Schwartz, an adjunct at Mercy College in New York City where he teaches speech, and the director of one of my stage plays. It's a journey of a struggling actor who fell into teaching because it was preferable to waiting tables, and chronicles … Continue reading Book Recommendation: Teaching On Borrowed Time
Tag: Off Off Broadway
(Short story inspired by a tech rehearsal for my stage play Electric Serenade last September in New York. There were a number of mishaps, and I exaggerated them greatly for artistic and comedic purposes. 1,764 words long.) “So you’re experienced at running tech?” Valerie asked with concern. “Trust me, I’ve been doing this for years,” … Continue reading Techwreck
Last Performance of Electric Serenade Tomorrow!
Last of the six performances of my stage play Electric Serenade will be tomorrow Saturday afternoon at 2PM EDT. Venue is Theater for the New City at 155 1st Ave between 9th and 10th Streets in the East Village and part of their 2022 Dream Up Festival. Come by if you happen to be in … Continue reading Last Performance of Electric Serenade Tomorrow!
Putting The Show Together!
The upcoming presentation of my two act stage play Electric Serenade is currently in rehearsal and scheduled to premier on Sunday September 11 at Theater for the New City in East Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan as part of the 2022 Dream Up Festival. Ad for Electric Serenade It's been an exciting experience but also … Continue reading Putting The Show Together!
Electric Serenade Moving Ahead!
There have now been five rehearsals for my full length stage play Electric Serenade and I hear from the director that they're coming along well! I can't be at the rehearsals because they're in New York City and I live in California but I plan on flying out there for the final rehearsals and opening … Continue reading Electric Serenade Moving Ahead!
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 be 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 … 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
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
This Weekend: Funhouse
Flying out to New York later today so I can see my one act comedy Funhouse performed this weekend by Manhattan Repertory Theatre. First time seeing my work performed in person in America's theater capitol and feeling very excited! Funhouse is about a couple that started dating and one of them is meeting the other's … Continue reading This Weekend: Funhouse
Funhouse – Playing April 2-3
My one act comedy Funhouse will be performed by the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on Saturday April 2 at 3PM and Sunday April 3 at 6:30PM at the Chain Theatre in midtown Manhattan with three other one act plays. The story of Funhouse is about a couple who recently started dating and he's taking her to … Continue reading Funhouse – Playing April 2-3