On April 6th I got to give a talk at the Hunstville-Madison County Public Library, one of my favorite public speaking venues! It was a Sherlockian talk which the folks at the library had teasingly entitled "Uncovering Irene Adler." You can still see details on their web site. It was well-attended and a lot of fun! I guess as long as people are interested in Sherlock Holmes, they'll also be interested in Irene Adler.
The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation (NYITF), the only critical body that focuses on OOB Theatre (that is, New York plays presented in houses with fewer than 100 seats), has announced nominations for the current season, and 'R.U.R.' is, to say the least, well-represented. My script is nominated as is director Valentina Fratti and many of the actors and designers. If you saw the production you can vote on it at their website.
The NYITF's mission statement says it was "created to bring recognition to the great work being done in New York City's Off-Off-Broadway, to honor its artistic heritage, and to provide a meeting ground for this extensive community. The organization advocates for Off-Off-Broadway and recognizes the unique and essential role it plays in contributing to American and global culture."
Links to some online papers and blogs reviewing 'R.U.R.:
- Liz Smith - New York Social Diary - New Yorkers who can easily get to the West Side of 42 Street to the divine little Beckett Theater — well, have I got a treat for you!
- Michael D. Jackson,* NY Theater Scene - Low-Tech 'R.U.R.' Still Has Resonance
- Peter Filichia, BroadwayRadio - Audio Clip of January 13, 2013 broadcast
- Karen Nowosad, Newark Theater Examiner - 'R.U.R.' Examines When Technology Overcomes Mankind
- This Week in New York - R.U.R.
- Karen Wilson, personal blog "small pond" - Warning: Spoilers
*God bless this guy -- he really understands what we're trying to do and how we're trying to do it.