Speculator Spirits at Pioneer Theatre

Next month my new play Speculator Spirits gets a weeklong workshop at the Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City.  The play’s a comedy about a young woman who brings her new fiancé back to her estranged father’s haunted liquor store.    It’s supposed to be a quick trip back to her home town, but a high-school football hero ex-boyfriend trying to relive the good old days, a single mom on a solo girls-night out, and the ghost of the bear-wrestling town founder have other plans.

I’m really looking forward to working with director Wes Grantom again, who directed a reading of the play at Slant Theatre Project in December.  If you’re in the Salt Lake area on February 20th or 21st, check the theatre website for times and stop by.

Crashing the Party at Mixed Blood

Rose Le Tran in 'Crashing the Party' at Mixed Blood

Crashing the Party is up and running at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis until March 4th!  And tickets are FREE thanks to the whole Mixed Blood “Radical Hospitality” thing.  We’ve got a great cast and great designers involved and (of course) a brilliant director so the whole process was a blast.  It’s been fun to work on a show that takes a look at the whole mess our country is in from a lot of different perspectives and particularly the way that the american dream changes from one generation to the next.  Plus there are party hats and shotguns.  And did I mention it was free?  Brilliant.