Monday, June 18, 2007

Here comes Quinton

Quinton arrives Tuesday, tomorrow. We will be preparing his play, and he will be singing with los Caballeros Simpáticos at some of our bar gigs.

Here's his bio:

A native of Birmingham Alabama, Quinton Cockrell attended Birmingham-Southern College and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Professional Actor Training program.

He has worked with numerous theater companies in New York City and throughout the United States, including the Riverside Shakespeare Company, the Westbeth theater, John Houseman Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Studio Arena Theater, Heritage Repertory, and Birmingham Children's Theater.

He has worked extensively with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Southern Writers' Project since 2002. Quinton is a recent recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship in playwriting for his plays Low Life and Shot House.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Michael's bio is in....

Michael at Cabaret Voltaire

Michael, who will be the next playwright to be produced by us after Quinton Cockrell's "Shot House" in July, has sent in his bio.

"Before hurricane Katrina hastened his departure from New Orleans in 2005, Michael Merino wrote much of and workshopped scenes from The Quick Brown Fox Jumped over the Lazy Dogs at the city's Contemporary Arts Center while he was on a seven-month work assignment for the Department of Defense."

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Theater, dammit!

I hate it when Americans spell it -tre, the Brit way. But sometimes I'm a crank.