GLM's Latest Production Premieres in July
Playwright in Residence, Christopher Daniels, is the author of our upcoming production, Last Call at the Old Southwest. The play examines specific moments throughout LGBT history in a dive drag cabaret bar known as the Old Southwest. Owner and star, Mother Mary, deals with her want for love and acceptance in a time where both are in short supply.
Daniels wrote a one-man show entitled "UNDRESSED: A One Weave Show" under the guise of his drag queen later ego, Miss Ginger Devine. Daniels won Sierra Arts 2014 Grant for theatre. You can click on the video below to see a short clip from the show.
Last Call opens July 3rd and runs through til August 1st. Click here in order to purchase tickets.
Click Out the Trailer for Our Latest Production
Thank you to our amazing friends at Vaude Villain Entertainment for this fabulous preview for our production, SHINER. Grab your tickets to this exciting, riveting production that speaks to the lost soul within us all.
Meet the Playwright Behind SHINER
Christian Durso is a playwright, screenwriter, and classically trained actor. His plays have been performed in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. His work has also enjoyed workshops and readings at The Roundabout Underground, The Flea, The Old Globe and EST/LA. He is currently writing a six-part mini series for HBO Asia and is adapting the YA novel LIKE NO OTHER into a feature for Overbook Entertainment. He has also adapted LAST SUMMER OF THE DEATH WARRIORS into a feature for REEL FX. Also an actor, Christian has worked regionally at The Old Globe, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Great Lakes Theatre (OH), Idaho Shakespeare Festival as well as Off-Broadway. A proud member of the Los Angeles based IAMA Theatre Company. BFA, NYU. MFA, USD.
GLM's Producing Artistic Director Reflects on Kurt Cobain and the Music of Nirvana
In 1994 I was 13.
I was a HUGE Nirvana fan. My favourite item of clothing was this really weird Nirvana T-shirt that I have never seen anywhere else since, I found it in my local record shop in my home town of Pontefract, West Yorkshire. It was way, way too big for me but I wore it anyway, because you know "fuck the man and his clothes that conform to specific sizes" - yep that's how pretentious I was/am. I wore that thing until it literally fell apart when I was about 17. This record shop was also the place I purchased my first ever tape - Nirvana All Apologies single. Most of the music I had I got from my sister who is 4 years older than me and her friends who were Nirvana fans back in the early 90s.
I can remember the first time I ever heard Nirvana. I was about 10. My sister came home from High School and put a tape of Nevermind in the stereo in our front room (living room). I sat on the arm of a chair listening and we just kept flipping the tape over and re-listening. I couldn't wrap my head around what I was hearing - just like Jake in this play when he first hears Nirvana.
My favourite Nirvana song was Big Long Now from Incesticide, because I wasn't a poser :)
I had just started learning to play the guitar during this time so I was obsessed with trying to learn Nirvana songs... somewhere I have a CD of music I recorded with my Dad, where I'm singing Nirvana songs at age 11 or 12 with a super high nasal voice haha - I will try find it, although it would be pretty mortifying to allow people to hear it, I will let that happen, for the art man...
I remember the exact moment I heard about Kurt Cobain's suicide. I was at school, walking from the main block, passed the gym towards the annex (music block) to meet up with my other music minded friends (huh, weird I've never really thought about that...), wearing our awful school uniform. A friend of mine, Michael Atchinson shouted to me across the yard and then came over and told me "Kurt Cobain topped himself". Of course we were 8 hours behind the news and it was really before the internet and cable news is what it is now. I didn't believe him. When I found out it was true I was devastated. For the next few days I played my All Apologies tape over and over again... Huh I guess that's how fans of one direction probably felt when that dude quit.
In the mid 90s my parents were going through a protracted and pretty shitty divorce so Grunge music spoke to me in exactly the same way as the characters in this play. That's why I love this play so much so much. I had some of these exact same conversations.
Talented Regional Actor Joins GLM Family
We are excited and thrilled to welcome Patrick John Kiernan to the GLM family. Pat will star opposite prominent actress Kate Atack in our upcoming production SHINER written by the incredibly talented Christian Durso. Pat has performed regionally with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (The Comedy of Errors), Great Lakes Theater Festival (A Christmas Carol, As You Like It), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It), Shadowland Theatre (Side by Side by Sondheim, Good People, Farragut North), Northern Stage (A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play) and in New York City (The Hunting of the Snark, Genesis: An Aerial Play). Offstage, Patrick is a writer and a sound designer. He is a proud graduate of SUNY New Paltz, with a BA in Theatre Arts.
Merry Way Performs Radio Parody to Empire Strikes Back
Have you ever Obi-Wandered what it would be like to spend the night with a droid? Wonder no further and make your way to Midtown on April 30th, May 1st, and 2nd at 7:00pm & 9:00pm at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company at 713 S. Virginia St. to find out for yourself. You'll only have 6 chances to catch this ship before it blasts into Hyperspace. Do or do not, there is no try.
MWTG will be broadcasting live, allowing listeners to eavesdrop and take a behind the scenes look at this live action stage performance as we go beyond the destruction of the Death Star, follow the Rebels as they are pursued by Imperial forces, and journey to Dagobah to train with a Jedi Master, while keeping perfect iambic pentameter.
Tonight we don't want to fly Solo for fear of being lost to the dark side. So join us or die.
Directed by Chase McKenna
Produced by Merry War Theatre Group
Hosted by Good Luck Macbeth
Chadaeos Clarno as Luke
Lachlan McKinney as Han
Chase McKenna as Leia
Owen Bryant as Chewie/Vader
Ian Sorensen as Obi-Wan/R2-D2/Boba Fett
Chad Sweet as C3PO/Yoda
Jessey Richards as Chorus/Wampa/Controller
Jeffrey Bentley as Emperor/Lando/Rieekan
Sophie Moeller as Piett/AT AT/Needa/Officer
Christopher Daniels is the current managing director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre