Wednesday, November 23, 2022

 Americana West: A Century of Short Plays and Monologues is an epic theatre project... containing 100 pieces set in seventeen states. 

This book edition of Americana West is a sampler... enough works for a night of theatre.  

The pieces in this collection and their order were curated by Kirk Ellis, who directed an Americana West monologues night in Old Tucson in the summer of 2019 for the WWA Players.  Kirk and I hoped to mount the entire Americana West cycle and this selection was to have received (minimally) a staged reading at a Santa Fe theatre, but... I let the artistic director of that theatre know, in a rather public fashion, that he is a "shit-heel."  So the shit-heel, naturally, dropped the project.  Nonetheless... Kirk put this night of theatre in order and I hope that some good theatre works with it... sooner than later.

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