Drunken! Careening! Writers!
Greetings DCW fans!
I hope you are having a safe, fun Fourth! I'm on the road (again), but hope to be back in time for this month's event, not the least of which because we are performing some of my work.
Before I go on…a HUGE DCW shoutout to the June readers: first to Carol Rosenfeld for stepping in at the last minute when I was detained out of town (again), and to the wonderful lineup of Virginia Baeta, Rob Byrnes and Guillermo Filice Castro! And, if you check below, you'll find a link to the workshop/performance of Virginia's dyke noir play, "Damaged Goods" at the Dixon Place HOT Festival on July 19!
This month, it's all about the playwrights: the delectable J. Julian Christopher, whose "Locusts Have No King" was a huge hit at INTAR earlier this year, and Kristen Palmer, whose work I was privileged to hear when she was an MFA student of Tina Howe's at Hunter College. Now she's all OVER the place, including DCW in July.
So I will be MOST pleased to be back at the old stomping grounds in just a few weeks, and hope to see you there.
Jetting off again…
Drunken! Careening! Writers!
J. Julian Christopher
Hotter Than July!
Thursday, July 21, 7pm
85 E. 4th St., NYC
J. Julian Christopher received an MFA in acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at the New School (now called The New School for Drama). There he studied acting and appeared in various productions including TBA, Holiday Movies, and The Karaoke Show (directed by Diane Paulus). Awards include The 2009 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group Fellowship, a 2015 Queens Arts Council Grant, and The 2014 Best New Work Motif Award. Julian is an internationally produced playwright with productions in NYC, Chicago, Montréal, and Melbourne. He has workshopped his plays at LAByrinth Theater, TerraNova Collective, Fuse Theatre, Horse & Cart Theatre, and The Working Theatre. Julian's short plays, Metro Psalm And SCHWARZ! (Hansel und Gretel) were selected as finalists in the Off-Off Broadway Samuel French Short Play Festival two years in a row (2009 & 2010). In November of 2015 his play, Animals Commit Suicide, received its world premiere at First Floor Theater in Chicago. His new play, Locusts Have No King,had its world premiere in March at INTAR Theater. Some of his other plays include, Alligator Mouth, Man Boobs, Nico was a Fashion Model, and ¡OSO FABULOSO! & The Bear Backs (music by Steve Sclafani). He is also the co-producer and co-writer of the hit web series, Bulk- The Series and half of the electronic rock duo RUBBER.
Kristen Palmer is a playwright whose work has been seen in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC and elsewhere. Her plays include Things You Can Do, Once Upon A Bride There Was a Forest, The Stray Dog, All the Girls Love Bobby Kennedy, Local Story, and Departures. She is an Associate Artist of New Georges (NYC), a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship and an alum of the Women's Project Theater Lab and Soho Rep Writer Director Lab. She is the Artistic Director of Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown CT.
Kathleen Warnock is the founder of Drunken! Careening! Writers!, and occasionally inserts herself into the mix. She is a NYC-based playwright and editor. Upcoming is "The Further Adventures of…" at FringeNY this August (cast of Tim Burke, Mark Finley & Jamie Heinlein pictured above) and "Rock the Line" at Venus Theater (MD) in September. She is the Ambassador of Love for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild.