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I dig jazz and single-malt scotch.  I write plays; I direct them too. I love STAR WARS more than is healthy. I walk my dogs every day, unless it's raining or terribly cold.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WISH PLAY - a staged reading in Bridgeport



by Kato McNickle
directed by Bryna Kearney

Presented as a Staged Reading by

Slant of Light Theater Company

Wednesday, October 26

7:00 PM
$5 at the door

Slant of Light Theater Company

1042 Broad Street 
(entrance on John Street)
Bridgeport, CT 06604
7:00pm

Refreshments will be served



Wish Play begins with the jottings of an unfulfilled woman. The problem is she’s spilling these secrets across the pages of a magic book; a book so compelling and lovely that she stole it from a young man on a tropical island. By mistaking the book for a diary, she sets in motion a series of events that will lead to her death and the ensnarement of her closest friends and family as the book changes hands by hook or by crook–call all who touch it to make an entry within its pages.

But the juju of the book demands more. After tantalizing a person to write down a secret wish, it then compels the composer to return and tell the story of the fulfillment of that wish. Failure to write the rest of the story leads people to a single, sleepless, omnipresent obsession: to find the book and tell the story. To what lengths will people go to possess the book and finish their stories? The power of the written word and the needs of secret desire unravel this group mourning the loss of their friend. Can the spell of the book be broken?

(P.S. It’s a comedy…)

WISH PLAY
Written by Kato McNickle
Directed by Bryna Kearney

Featuring:
CAROL- Kit Novotny
JUNE- Ayo Oneke Cummings
DARLA- Shannon Riccio
PATTY- Victoria Myers
TODD- Robert Sciglimpaglia
DANNY- Brad DeBiase

Friday, July 29, 2011

In 3-D

I just read a blog that quotes film director Ridley Scott, who is now filming an ALIEN prequel in 3-D, as stating that he will never direct in any other format from now on.

As a person who loves film, but does not want to see many films in 3-D I hope he changes his mind.

I can see the appeal of directing in 3-D, of solving the 3-dimensional space issues, of the exciting mental challenge that this format presents.  I direct in 3-D all of the time.  Know why?  Because, Sir Ridley, I direct for theater.

The spacial relationships of the actor, the sets, and the audience are the stuff that plays are made on.

My advice to Sir Ridley and the other Hollywood martinets who have gone ga-ga for 3-D-- I say start slumming in the theater world from time to time and see if you can hack it.