I’m off. . .

August 2nd, 2011 donnahoke

originally posted on May 19, 2011

I’m just finishing up some last-minute housekeeping items and then I’m off to New York to see my play, Gift Horse, performed at the New Works 4 International Short Play Festival at the Richmond Shepard Theatre at 309 East 26th Street.

In the past month, I’ve had two situations where I found out that my work was performed–after the fact. Both events were local enough that I could have easily attended but since I wasn’t informed, they became just two more entries on the resume.
That makes me all the more excited to be able to see this, and to meet director James Ashcraft and actors Suzann Capra and Joe Russo. Oh, and I’ll also be checking The Normal Heart and Good People… how can I not squeeze in some other theater while I’m there??

This year, I will have had the pleasure of seeing three out of the four Tony nominees for Best Play (I couldn’t get tickets to War Horse, though knowing myself, I don’t think I would have chosen this favorite as my favorite anyway) and I’m curious to see which I think should take home the award. Do you have Tony award predictions? I’d love to hear them.

Wish me luck,

Written by donnahoke


Dramatists Guild Council member and ensemble playwright-in-residence at Road Less Traveled Productions, Kilroys List and award-winning playwright Donna Hoke’s work has been seen in 40 states, and on five continents. Her full-length plays include THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist, currently in its third year in rep in Romania), SEEDS (Artie award winner for Outstanding New Play), FLOWERS IN THE DESERT (AACT top 20 finalist), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest, Naatak National Playwriting Contest, and the 2015 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest), and BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List, Winner HRC Showcase, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays, top ten Woodward/Newman finalist); she’s also authored more than two dozen short plays that have had hundreds of productions. Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children’s book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo’s Best Writer by Artvoice, the only woman to ever receive the designation.

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