Watching rehearsals for SUPERHEROES reminds me how little I had been laughing in life until now. My smile muscles and diaphram aren't used to it; They're getting quite a workout.
Bacground: SUPEHEROES was conceived by Wily West Productions' AD, Morgan Ludlow. He invited 8 playwrights to generate work on a topic over 6 weeks and he brought me in to be head writer. Together, we voted on Superheroes as our theme. Each week, I assigned a sub-topic relating to the overall theme and we had six days to write as many short plays as we could, with the idea being we would generate 50-60 new plays from which to curate a show.
In addition to the playwrights, musician and songwriter Kat Downs, from the band Sit Kitty Sit, agreed to write new songs each week for the show. Here's Birmingham, off her latest album Enjoy!
In the end, we wrote over 114 plays.
This show has been a labor of love. It was difficult, but we narrowed the plays down to thirty, then eleven, shaping SUPERHEROES into the cabaret fun that it is now.
Playwrights: Morgan Ludlow, Susan Jackson, Laylah Muran de Assereto, Jennufer Lynne Roberts, Patricia Milton, Rod McFadden, Bridgette Dutta Portman, and Karl Schackne.
Show opens July 17th and runs in rep with Stuart Bousel's, "Everybody Here Says Hello." Dates for SUPERHEROES are: July 17, 19, 24, 31, and August 2, 7, 14, 16, 21. BUY TICKETS.