Archive | October, 2012

Two Premieres.

25 Oct

I’m so excited to announce that I have two new plays premiering in New York in the near future. First up, The Management and Obie-Award winning The Bushwick Starr are teaming up to produce my first musical, The House of Von Macrame. A collaboration between myself and composer Matt Marks, this is a pop horror fashion show to end them all. In the meantime, follow Von Macrame news on its website. Hail Satin!

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Second, the awesome kids from At Hand are producing my first romantic comedy, appropriately entitled I Wanna Destroy You. Details about dates and venues will come soon, but in the meantime please do come to our first event:

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Sprawl Reading.

18 Oct

The good people of Studio 42 are producing a reading of my play Sprawl this weekend. It has swarms of killer insects in it, so please do come.

Some of you might remember that I annihilated the competition in Studio 42’s “Unproducible Smackdown” this year against formidable foes Greg Moss, Bekah Brunstetter, Nick Jones, Crystal Skillman and Robert Askins. I am, officially, New York’s most unproducible playwright. 

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Interview in Culturebot.

5 Oct

Joshua Conkel was interviewed by Culturebot and discusses The House of Von Macrame, looks back on MilkMilkLemonade, and talks about his influences and his favorite musicals. 

 

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The House of Von Macrame is at The PRELUDE Festival!

1 Oct
The Management is thrilled to be presenting fifteen minutes of our very first musical, The House of Von Macrame, at the Prelude Festival this week as part of Singspiel! This will be one of your only opportunities to get a sneak peek before this rad new show opens at The Bushwick Starr in January 2013. Seating is first-come, first-serve and completely free, so come early and dress to kill! We do hope you can join us.

 

Friday, October 5th at 8:30-10:00 PM 
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.
FREE!
 
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Britt is a small town girl who unwittingly becomes a muse to eccentric fashion designer, Edsel Von Macramé.  As she becomes increasingly tormented by psychic visions of grisly occult murders within the industry, as more and more models disappear and Von Mac works on his radical new line, Britt and famed fashion journalist Rosemary Crawley team up to search for the horrific truth. What’s behind this string of murdered models? And what glamorous terrors await them within The House of Von Macramé?  

 

A pop horror fashion show, The House of Von Macramé is a celebration of stylish European horror films from the sixties and seventies, an extravaganza of design and spectacle, and an exploration of iconoclasts.