Wednesday, July 23, 2008

En Fuego

posted by brad at 11:30 AM
We recently blogged about Matt's adaptation of The Basketball Diaries for a workshop production at NY's Godlight Theatre Company. Here's what the NY Times said about it...

Director Joe Tantalo is collaborating with award-winning playwright Matt Pelfrey designer Maruti Evans on one of the most unique theatre experiences of the year. Audiences will have the opportunity to be a part of a theatrical experience from the ground up: watching a new play being developed with the Godlight creative and acting company alongside author Jim Carroll. On a spare stage, 'The Basketball Diaries' will unfold as a three-ring circus on a faux-basketball set as Jim Carroll's cult-classic comes to life before your eyes. Special talk-back evenings will allow the audience to provide their feedback in helping to shape what will become a world premiere production.

That production closes this weekend, but the Pelfrey train continues. Here's what he has cooking around the globe right now.

In New York:
A world premiere adaptation production of In the Heat of the Night with Godlight Theatre Company, in addition to a "to be announced" full production of The Basketball Diaries.

In Philadelphia:
A production of Matt's award winning play An Impending Rupture of the Belly will be staged as part of Philly's Flashpoint Theatre Company's 2008/2009 season.

In Arizona:
An Impending Rupture of the Belly is also getting a production at Stray Cat Theatre in Phoenix as part of their 2008/2009 season.

In San Francisco:
A world premiere production of Matt's new play Pure Shock Value at Killing My Lobster.

With Furious in Los Angeles:
Matt has completed his first commission with us called NoGoodDeed. We'll be working with Matt to further develop the script by presenting it as part of Pasadena Playhouse's Hot House new play reading series this November. Matt has already started on his second commission with us, which is adapting a controversial biography about a notable Pasadenan. More to come on both of these projects soon.

With over six plays in different stages of production right now and multiple theatres committed to new works with him... expect to see many more Pelfrey productions in the next 12-18 months. Our resident playwright is hot.

Be Furious.


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