NEWS & EVENTS
Echoes on the Peaks Launches the Hatbox's Fall Lineup
Trail Mix productions had a wonderful time presenting Echoes on the Peaks at the Hatbox. We're so excited to attend the rest of the Hatbox's exciting season, and we can't wait til we get the chance to perform there again. A million thanks to our cast and crew - they are the best!
Echoes on the Peaks Haunts the Hatbox
Jean Machine (Briar Herson) and Soul Flute (Zak Tber) discuss the ghostly history of Jane Bald as they set up camp. Photo by Tim Haggerty.
On Labor Day Weekend, an Appalachian specter will visit the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH. Echoes on the Peaks comes to the stage from Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 PM, and the Sunday matinee starts at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, and $12 for senior members.
Echoes on the Peaks spins two tales of travelers who ascend Tennessee’s Roan Mountain seeking fulfillment – but instead are forever changed by an encounter with the mountain’s resident ghost. In the first act, enthusiastic hikers Jean Machine and Soul Flute make camp on the balds. A few weeks into their journey up the Appalachian Trail, the two seem undaunted even as storms threaten and sounds in the dark disturb their composure. But will the mountain and its haunts unearth secrets they didn’t intend to reveal?
In the second act, a historian named Adaline aims for the summit in hopes of witnessing the mountain’s famed Phantom Choir – but her plans are thwarted by an unearthly fog and a mysterious stranger. As she tries – and fails – to push on against all obstacles, Adaline slowly begins to suspect there may be more than dark local lore behind the woman’s dire warnings. Are the two women adversaries or allies – and what is it that ties each one to the mountain?
Using the folklore and song of the Appalachian region, Echoes on the Peaks will usher in the fall season with mystery, drama, and a little bit of shiver up the spine.
ABOUT HATBOX THEATRE: Hatbox Theatre is a live performance arts space with a mission to create a cooperative community to develop unique, intimate experiences for both audiences and artists.
To purchase tickets, visit www.hatboxnh.com.
Ruts! at the 2016 Asheville Fringe Festival
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be returning to the Asheville Fringe Festival in the coming year to present Ruts! The Oregon Trail Experience, a techno-midi mashup musical with music and lyrics by Paul Obarowski. Ruts! will appear at the Altamont Theatre on January 21st and 23rd at 7:00pm. For more information or to get tickets, go to the Asheville Fringe Festival's website.
Asheville Grit Sponsors Ruts! at the Fringe
Exciting news came in over the holiday! The Fringe Festival let us know that the premiere of Ruts! at the 2016 Asheville Fringe Festival will be sponsored by Asheville Grit, a phenomenal alternative media outlet that covers arts, culture, food, and lots more. Ali McGhee previews the Fringe Festival here (spoiler: we get a shout out), and I hope we'll have more coverage to post very soon. Thanks, Asheville Grit!
Publicity for Festival51
Echoes on the Peaks and Festival51 have been getting some publicity - like this article from the Westerly Sun!
Echoes on the Peaks at Festival51 in Pawtucket, RI
A third new production is now scheduled for this year, and I am really thrilled that in less than a month, Echoes on the Peaks will be taking the stage at Mixed Magic Theatre in Pawtucket, RI, as part of Festival51, an annual celebration of female playwrights. My show will be on stage Saturday, August 1st, Friday, August 7th, and Saturday, August 15, always at 7:30pm. See the full schedule and buy tickets at www.festival51.org.
Meanwhile, the St. James Tavern Festival is TODAY! and the annual production of Front Page News will be held at the Scopes Festival in Dayton, TN on July 17-26, so it's turning out to be a busy summer!
The R Word at the St. James Tavern Festival
Wow, just a little more than a month ago, I was ruminating to myself that I had no new productions on the calendar for this year - and now I have two! My short play "The R Word" has been selected for performance in the St. James Tavern Shorts Festival in Columbus, OH, scheduled for July 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm. Thanks to O.G. Productions for selecting me!
Indiegogo Campaign Launched for Jane Bald
Hey, guys, I've started an Indiegogo campaign to cover some of our travel and other expenses for the NYC production of Jane Bald. If you'd like to contribute, or just view my little not-so-professional trailer for the show, click here.
Jane Bald to be Performed at EAT in NYC!
I'm very happy to announce that Jane Bald is moving on to a second production. The Emerging Artists Theatre has selected Jane Bald to be performed as part of its New Work Series - in New York City! Jane Bald will take the stage on Friday, May 29th at 7:00pm at the TADA! Theatre.
Awesome Trip to WVU for Jane Bald!
Jaclyn Merrill's production of Jane Bald was fantastic, and my trip to see the show was incredibly fun! Now I'm back in New Hampshire getting excited about Christmas, looking forward to longer days now that the solstice is here - and preparing for more exciting adventures in the new year!
A little bit late for this exciting update, but this November I've taken a brief hiatus from playwriting to participate in National Novel Writing Month. With just 3 days remaining in the month, I've finished almost 40,000 words and am hoping to hit that NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words! This year's event is coming to a close, but if you're interested in participating in 2015, check out !
Jane Bald at West Virginia University
I'm pleased to announce that my new one-act drama Jane Bald will be presented at West Virginia University on December 5th and 6th. Directed by the talented Jaclyn Merrill, Jane Bald follows a pair of hikers through one tense and uncanny night on the Appalachian Trail's Jane Bald. This is my second show on the campus of West Virginia University, and I'm so happy that my work will once again be showcased in my childhood hometown!