Interview with me about writing and live theater

Hey everybody, check out this excerpt from an interview I did with The Pulp Stage as part of their (successful, yay!) crowdfunding campaign.

The question was, “What do our plays and genres mean to you as a writer?” (My answer is as long winded and as rambling as you would expect.)

I am a crowdfunding reward!

Perhaps some of you are weary of crowdfunding campaigns (I may have gotten overzealous in my sharing of MST3K updates)

BUT

This one has something that no other crowdfunding campaign has…ME!

You may remember when The Pulp Stage adapted my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” for a couple of performances a while back. Well, they are currently running a fundraiser on Indigogo to finance their 2016 season.

Among the many cool rewards is this little gem:

New recordings of work by acclaimed fantasy authors Tina Connolly, Shane Halbach, Ken Scholes and Alex Shvartsman. Narrated by Pulp Stage company members Racheal Joy Erickson, Matt Haynes and Kaia Maarja Hillier.

I would like to point out that this is not a reading of “My Heart”, but an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY not previously produced by The Pulp Stage. I’m not sure which stories by Tina, Ken, and Alex are included, but I know they are all super talented, top-notch writers, and I’m happy to be included among them.

Anyway, the CD is only $15 until Dec. 27th, so if you’d like to snag a copy, this is the time to do so. Scroll down on the right side and select “Audiofiction Deluxe” as your reward.

And in the meantime, you can hear a *tiny little teaser* of my story here:

Reminder: “My Heart” performance May 8th

Just a reminder, the adaptation of my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” will once again be performed two weeks from today by The Pulp Stage as part of their “Sassy Sci Fi” night.

Actors.
Dialogue.
Forbidden love amongst aliens, robots… and nerds.

T H E   E V E N I N G   F E A T U R E S

Close Encounter by Robin Pond
Making My Entrance Again With My Usual Flair by Ken Scholes
Deb & Joan by Isaac Rathbone
They’re Made Out of Meat by Terry Bisson
My Heart Is a Quadratic Equation by Shane Halbach

Come on down to the unsnooty Sip D’vine wine shop in Multnomah Village, have a glass and get ready for some fun. Seating for the show starts at 7:30pm with a suggested donation of  $5 to $10

THIS SHOW IS BEST SUITED FOR AUDIENCES OLD ENOUGH TO CONSUME ALCOHOL.

As it turns out, that warning goes for all of my fiction.

Encore performance

I am happy to announce that The Pulp Stage will be once again performing the theater adaptation of my story, “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” in Portland on May 8.

I am so, so happy with the adaptation. I have the audio from the original performance and it is simply awesome! If you are in Portland I highly recommend stopping by, either on May 8th, or to any of their other performances.

“My Heart” in its theatrical debut

Just a friendly reminder: an adaptation of my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” will be featured as part of the Pulp Stage’s upcoming Sci Fi Night show next Thursday, April 24th.

More details are available here, but if you happen to be out Portland way, be sure to stop in at the Jack London Bar and check it out. Tickets are only $5 if you buy them online!

 

Shape of: “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation”, Form of: Live Theater

I have some very exciting news to announce! Matt Haynes from The Pulp Stage has adapted my story “My Heart is a Quadratic Equation” for the theater.

Matt emailed me out of the blue after hearing my story on Escape Pod. I probably would have just figured Matt was a Nigerian prince or something (I mean, come on. “We want to adapt your story for theater. Just send along your credit card information to cover the costs…”, right?), except he had just done a guest narration over on Toasted Cake, so I had actually heard of him just before he contacted me.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about this whole thing. So I’ve been published online, via email, in print, in audio, and now I can add live action to the list. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least.

I’m not sure about when they will actually be performing the play, but of course I will keep you posted. Unfortunately, the company is in Portland, which is a little far for me to go and see it. Not sure if I have any Portlandian readers, but if anybody is out that way, please go and report back! I’d love to hear how it went!