My incredible wife, the playwright / director Diana Lynn Small, is premiering a new play called House Play in Austin, TX in June 2020; with the help of the likes of The Ground Floor At Berkeley Rep & Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT), who are also producing the premiere, she's been developing this performance for over 3 years, teaming up with some long-time, awesome collaborators. I am honored to be lending my hand as co-producer / creative support for this beautiful piece of theater.
At the end of February, we’re bringing this magic to my beloved hometown of Elwood, IN to put the final tune-up on the thing before the big premiere this summer, offering limited workshop performances to our local loved ones. Thus, this month, we’re raising money to cover the cost of travel for the collaborators to boogie out to Elwood, as well as to help fund our first leg of the tour after the Austin premiere. This play is meant to tour, so this is truly just the beginning (hint, hint: we hope to bring this show to a dinner table near you soon).
Here’s a little more about House Play:
Like its preceding show, Mad & a Goat, House Play is being developed with artists across the country--James Hapke / Marie Ponce / Paige Tautz in California, Heather Johnson in Colorado, Kate Taylor in Texas, and Diana Lynn Small / Tyler Gobble in Indiana. Following February's workshop in Indiana and June's premiere in Texas, the show will be toured to a variety of hometowns & beloved locations, with an emphasis on places without traditional theaters.
House Play is a new play performed around your dinner table. Part meal and part fairy tale, House Play is a dark comedy that follows three young girls who have been left for dead in the woods as they adopt new identities in order to survive: a Woman, an Animal and a Sibyl. It’s like if Lord of the Flies was a dark comedy, used household items as puppets, and featured female characters.
Would you consider donating to help House Play? Any amount, really ANY! is exactly the love and support we need. Here is the link to donate.
Starting at ten bucks (Instagram shout-out from the House Play account) up to 5000 big ones (for your own private performance of the play), we have lots of fun rewards for donating. At the fifty dollar range, we are offering personalized rewards from the various team members of House Play, including a limited-edition release of Diana's unreleased album Bad News & my offer of a special, made-for-you package of letters, poems, & collages.
Being around these incredible artists has truly enhanced my own artistic vision & zest for living, & I hope it'll do the same for you. Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions or comments. Stoked you are alive.
Again, here is the link to donate.