August 14, 2019

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"Anyone connected with theater will tell you that with any show, it all starts with the writing. That places an especially high premium on organizations dedicated to encouraging existing and new playwrights by fostering and workshopping t...

August 7, 2019

Q: Many people don't really know their neighbors, even with just a thin wall separating them from the people next door. Do you think people still want to be neighborly today, or do you get the sense that being neighborly is a risk?  

A: Sitcoms lied to us: next-doo...

August 2, 2019

Q: We don't normally ask playwrights about the origins of their scripts, but this one has an unusual genesis. It sprang from a kind of want ad, did it not?

A: Yes, Kabin Thomas, a musician and professor of music, came to the Orange County Playwrights Alliance looking to...

July 26, 2019



July 2, 2019

In its ninth season, OC-Centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival stages four compelling works from Orange County playwrights – plays that tell stories you don’t typically see in local theatre, stories that need to be told.

OC-centric, which has been awarded the h...

August 13, 2018

Q: A Girl Smiles in the Arctic is getting its second production here at OC-Centric, having won Best Play at the Secret Theatre's Act One: One-Act Festival in NYC this spring. It is a tender comedy involving Justin Bieber, a young Siberian Inuit woman, and a middle-aged...

August 8, 2018

Q: As your bio mentions, you played football for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. Very few playwrights seem to come out of top-ranked college football programs. Were you even into theatre at that time, or were you thinking NFL?

A: I was not into theatre during...

August 6, 2018

Q: The title of Allegory of the Cave, of course, refers to Plato's famed allegory explaining that the reality of our existence may be different than the reality we manufacture, or the reality that someone else manufactures for us. In performance, actors step out of eve...

August 2, 2018

Q: Your bio says that you entered theatre as an actor, and I understand that you have also been a lawyer. How have those two experiences informed your playwriting?

A: I think it's a must for a playwright to have first been an actor and also to have had a fair amount of...

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