Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good news: Ship of Fools in Best of 10x10

I recently found out that my short play, Ship of Fools, will be part of the Best of 10 by 10 Festival in the Triangle, at the ArtsCenter Stage in Carrboro, North Carolina, from July 22-31.  This "Best of" festival is a special production of audience and staff favorites to help celebrate the ten year anniversary of 10 by 10.  I've had four plays produced in 10 by 10 over the years, and I'm delighted to be included in this "Best of" series, especially since the other writers include Mike Folie, Doug Reed, Babs Lindsay, Matt Casarino, Chris Lockheartd, and Mark Harvey Levine, folks with whom I've shared many a bill and respect very much.

This time, I'll actually be able to attend the festival and will be at the Playwrights Gala performance on July 23rd.  It'll be my first time to see 10 by 10, and I'm excited to finally have a chance to meet the people responsible for putting this event together, year after year.  Ship of Fools is a challenging piece, and I'm excited to see what they do with it.  Though it's been produced in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Colorado, as well as by students across the country, I've never actually seen a production of it live.

You can read a sample of the script here.


Doug Reed said...

Hey Patrick,

This is Doug Reed, your fellow 10 x 10er.

I lurk occasionally on your blog, and I've always enjoyed your work whenever we've shared a bill together.

I've had the good fortune to go to Carrboro twice, and have been treated royally both times. You're in for a treat. The good people at the Arts Center really do things right.

I'm sorry I won't be able to make it this year. I'm directing a play here in Wisconsin that opens that weekend. I would have enjoyed meeting you. Maybe in a future year...


Patrick Gabridge said...

Hi Doug,

Great to hear from you. I've heard many good things about the folks in Carrboro. It's kind of crazy that it's taken me this long to actually get down there.

Sorry you won't be able to be there, but I'm sure we'll be in other festivals together, so hopefully our paths will cross then.