A bit of advice: don’t open with your botched suicide attempt on your first date. Here’s the link: http://planetconnections.org/2018-full-productions-2/surfacing/ Looks like a good one. I’ll be there July 29. Proceeds to go to the Jed Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This is a must see. It has everything – love, betrayal, revolution, transgender, treason,original music and set design and a Pulitzer Prize Nomination in Drama.
Loud and Proud
Join the Village Playwrights at 8 pm on June 28 to celebrate Gay Pride in a thought provoking way with staged readings of seven jury chosen 10 minute plays by some of New York’s most interesting playwrights at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. $5 donation requested. Please email email@example.com or call 614-285-2515 to reserve seats.
Here’s one you won’t want to miss:
“Naked” by Mike Poblete — After having great sex, two men get naked.
Born in Brooklyn, Mike Poblete has had six full length plays and numerous one acts performed in six countries, two of which have been published. He has a Playwriting MFA from Trinity College Dublin and works as Director of Script Development at The Foxboro Company, a Broadway, film and television production office. www.mikepoblete.com
Julie Rosier, writer extraordinaire and facilitator of writing groups for 10 years in Western Massachusetts, is starting her Red Thread Writing Circles on December 7. Two 10-week writing workshops, one will run on Wednesday evenings in Easthampton and on Thursday evenings in Northampton. Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The reviews are in and “One Down,” the new play by my son, Michael, is a hit.
“The play, written by Mike Poblete…is a moving, frequently funny look at loss, raging, drams and human connection.”
–Deborah Martin, Arts Writer, San Antonio Express-News
If you’re in San Antonio area , you can catch it at the Overtime Theatre through August 27.
If you’re in the NYC area, Michael has a new play going up on August 15 at the Louise Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St at 4 pm, called “Surfacing.” It’s free, but you need to register for a ticket.
The month long rewrite process culminates with a FREE staged reading Monday, August 15th at 4pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater in Greenwich Village. Here’s the link to book your seat:
My publisher, Flutter Press, has been kind. Flutter Press nominated me for a Pushcart Prize for my poem, “Eulogy for the Costa Rican Ghosts,” from my new collection of poems, Banshees:
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published annually, is one of the most honored literary projects in America. Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in their annual collections. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses. Among poets who have won this prize are Wendell Berry, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Donald Hall, Jane Hirshfield, Tony Hoagland, W.S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, James Tate, and William Carlos Williams, to name a few.
Here’s an excerpt from “Eulogy for the Costa Rican Ghosts.”
I feel their aching in the night air
their souls shaking in the tropical trees.
I remember their presence here
and bear them closer as time goes by…
my years stealing to inevitable death.
I am grateful for the nomination. Wish me luck with the competition!