Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New chapbook of poetry to publish in 2019


Just heard from Clare Songbirds Publishing House that they'll be publishing a chapbook of eight of my poems (titled A BURST OF SUN) this year. 

This will be the first publication of my poetry.  (A chapbook, if you don't already know, is a small publication that is not, for instance, the length of a 100-page book.)

Monday, January 14, 2019

New short play - PARANOID ON POT


Written for a Brooklyn, NY theatre that wants plays on cannabis.

SYNOPSIS: While smoking marijuana, three roommates ramble on about their philosophies on life, origami, and paranoia.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

New interview with me - MARTHA PATTERSON


Here's a just-published interview with me, plus a summary of some of my work, on the "Unknown Playwrights" blog written and edited by Bryan Stubbles:

unknownplaywrights.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/martha-patterson/

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New essay about my father

MY SOUTHERN DAD
It was 1963, the dawn of the Beatles.  My family lived in West Newton, a suburb of Boston known as “The Garden City.”  I was the third of four children born to middle-class parents... 

Friday, November 2, 2018

New short plays - CROSS-COUNTRY and LATE NIGHT WITH MU SHU PORK


CROSS-COUNTRY - A play about millennials.  Tiffany and
Travis wonder if they should still be together while driving
cross-country.


LATE NIGHT WITH MU SHU PORK - A short play written
for an LGBTQ theatre.  Over Chinese food, four friends get a
little drunk and do some talking about “stuff.”

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New short drama - LEAVING

A drama about mental illness, written for a theatre producing plays about disability.

SYNOPSIS: A schizophrenic woman can't handle her husband's wish for divorce.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2 new productions this fall - THE LONELY MONSTER and HAMLET'S REVENGE

Two new productions in the fall of 2018:

Short monologue THE LONELY MONSTER (comic piece about the monster known as Frankenstein) to be produced at the end of October by the Samuel French Green Room reading series, Hollywood, California;

Short parody HAMLET'S REVENGE (based on the opening scene with Hamlet's father's Ghost) to be produced Dec. 7th, 8th, & 9th by the Laughing Pig Theatre, Mesa, Arizona.