“The Balcony Play” at the ZaCH in Austin

Kelly Matthews and Mike Ferstenfeld rehearsing “The Balcony Play” outside the ZaCH’s Topfer Theatre

“The Balcony Play” is a new short comedy I wrote for the ZaCH Theatre in my new home town of Austin.  The mission was to write a short play to be performed outside the ZaCH’s new Topfer Theatre using the unique architecture outside the entryway to the theatre (which includes a ‘Juliet’ balcony).  What came out of that was a comedic riff on famous stage romances as a young woman stuck on a balcony finds herself wooed by competing suitors from her past and present.  The process has introduced me to some of Austin’s finest comedic talent and has given me a chance to get back to the site-specific work that was such a blast with Catastrophe Theatre Co. in Galway, Ireland.   The show runs through most of April at 7:15 (before Steven Dietz’s new play “Mad Beat Hip and Gone”) and stars Jeff Britt, Mike Ferstenfeld, Kelly Matthews and Kyle Traughber with Steven Wilson directing.  Oh, and it’s free.  Click here for all the dates and times.