Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coming soon! Ellen and/or her plays in NYC, Edinburgh, Princeton...

What's up next?  Adventures, here and abroad...

July 17, 2010 -- "The Incident Report" in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival 
If you're in New York City this summer, I hope you'll check out "The Incident Report" at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. I'm pleased to be working with director Darin Anthony (who also directed my play "Heads" at the Blank Theater and "Leonard's Voice" in Moving Arts' Car Plays) and some of my favorite actors -- Michael Shutt, Peter James Smith and Stephanie Erb. We're taking our Los Angeles production to the Big Apple, and looking forward to it!

Six nights, forty plays, 180 years of publishing. Be a part of history! Come see new and exciting work from some of the freshest playwrights in the country! From over 880 initial submissions, 40 plays were selected to perform in the festival, from which six will be chosen for representation and published in a collection by Samuel French, Inc. Join us for some exciting summer nights of ground breaking theatre!

The Incident Report
Written by EM Lewis

Directed by Darin Anthony

Featuring: Stephanie Erb, Michael Shutt and Peter James Smith

In a small interview room, in a large airport, Aviation Safety Investigator Connor attempts to find out what went wrong on Flight 238.

Performance and Ticket Information:
35th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
Presented by Samuel French, Inc.
Performance Dates: July 13, 2010 - July 18, 2010
"The Incident Report" performs on Saturday Afternoon during the first session, at 3:00 pm.

The Lion @ Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

For tickets call (212) 279-4200 or visit Ticket Prices: $18.00. 

August 2010 -- "Song of Extinction" goes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 
Bill Korf, of the California Repertory Company at Rio Hondo College, will be producing the U.K.  Premiere of “Song of Extinction” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.  Directed by Heidi Helen Davis and featuring award-winning actor Darrell Kunitomi as biology teacher Khim Phan.  Presented at “Venue 13.” Preview August 6th, performances August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13, all at 7:30 p.m. 


 Lily                  Debra DeLiso
 Ellery               Dan Smith
 Max                 Daniel Meneses
 Gil                   Richard Hoffman
 Joshua             Sebastian Velmont
 Khim               Darrell Kunitomi

 Khim's mother    Alex Deliso Smith
 Khim's father      Troy Whiteley
 Khim's sister       Amanda Gomez
Venue 13
Lochend Close,
EdinburghEH8 8BL
Box office: 07074 201313
Phone: 07050 161320

Magellanica by EM Lewis

September 2010 - May 2011 -- Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University
I am delighted to have been chosen as one of three Hodder Fellows at Princeton University for the 2010-2011 school year. In September, I'll join fiction writer ZZ Packer and poet Cynthia Cruz as each of us spends a year working on independent projects. I'll be attempting to complete a draft of my new full-length play "Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World."

The Hodder Fellowship was created for artists in the early stages of their careers. In keeping with the bequest of Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder, it is awarded to individuals during that crucial period when they have demonstrated exceptional promise but have not yet received widespread recognition. Typically, Hodder Fellows are poets, playwrights, novelists, creative nonfiction writers and translators who have published one highly acclaimed book and are undertaking significant new work that might not be possible without the “studious leisure” afforded by this fellowship. Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton pursuing independent projects.