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The cast of "The Helen Project" at DIVAfest, May 2013 (Photo: Amy Clare Tasker)

The cast of “The Helen Project” at DIVAfest, May 2013 (Photo: Amy Clare Tasker)

Helen Project in LONDON
October 7th, in the “Voices from the Edge” festival,
Lost Theatre, London UK
{My collaboration with Amy Clare Tasker will be performed in its third London iteration this month. Super duper awesome to continue our trans-continental development of this modular epic that gives voice to the most beautiful woman in the world. More info or Get Tickets.}

Saturday Write Fever in SAN FRANCISCO
October 11, 2014 at the Exit Theater Cafe, SF CA.
8:30pm, free.
{A monthly playmaking party I co-founded with Stuart Bousel.  On the 2nd Saturday of the month, come write with us, act with us, or watch with us! I WILL BE HOSTING this month– which makes me very glad– SWF is always a good time with good folks.  More info.}

Too Much Light in SAN FRANCISCO
Oct 17th – Nov 8, 2014, as part of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” with the San Francisco Neo-Futurists, Boxcar Theater, SF CA
{In a few weeks, I’ll be back onstage in the ever-changing weekly show by the new SF branch of the Neo-Futurists ensemble; San Francisco finally has our own “Too Much Light,” just like Chicago and NY; we were recently voted Best Theater in the SF Weekly’s 2014 Readers’ Poll! Get Tickets.}

Megan Cohen Dramaturg

I would LIKE to teach you some fun writing exercises Nov 1st!

Nov 1, 2014, 10am-1pm, through Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco
{“Extreme Playwriting,” a one-day classroom intensive. Ever jumped out of a plane to go skydiving on paper? Let’s have an adventure in extreme playwrighting with a series of pen-to-page exercises that open new writing possibilities for both novice and experienced writers. We’ll brainstorm micro and macro stories, silent moments and cacophonous ones, sparse worlds and decadent stage pictures, in a process exploring contrasts and risks on the page. Where are the edges of what you are able to make? We’ll push our creativity to the farthest places we can. Bring a pen and paper, and let’s be real, you might want to have a cup of coffee first. More info.}

Centaur, or, The Horse’s Ass in SAN FRANCISCO
Staged Reading November 6, 2014, as part of the SF Olympians Festival
{A postmodern vaudeville comedy for two hilarious women, who spend a fleet forty minutes taking turns being the butt of the joke. This reading be directed by Ellery Schaar (founder of Repurposed Theatre), featuring the amazing Elissa Beth Stebbins and Marlene Yarosh, and There. Will. Be. Horsedancing.  More info.}

Staged Reading November 14, 2014, as part of the SF Olympians Festival
{I’ll be acting this time, playing “The Woman” in a new script by Annie Paladino, directed by Addie Ulrey of Ragged Wing EnsembleMore info.}


Fashion Tale (iPad)
Do you like games?  I like games.  I loved being the writer behind this game, for the company 50 Cubes!  Follow the story of fashion designer Badalia Madison as she travels the globe in search of style, fame, fortune, and romance… and meet the fun characters I created, like a Czech antiques dealer obsessed with trash.  For more, check out the snazzy Fashion Tale trailer.

Helen Project ONLINE
If you’re looking to wander in storyland for just a few minutes, visit the HELEN PROJECT: ONLINE EDITION, a free short interactive fiction experience, related to the “Helen Project” performance event which I co-created and is being workshopped in London this year.


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