Latest news... (2016)
Playwrights Local 4181
will produce TO THE ORCHARD at Waterloo Arts Center in Cleveland, OH, in May, 2016. Directed by
. . . Out of over 200 submissions, TO THE ORCHARD has been named a
by the Jewish Play Project in 2016.
for March, Feb. readings across the country and other updates on the competition . . . Les has four new publications: an essay on the director Richard Maxwell's recent production of O'Neill's EARLY PLAYS (Wooster Group/New York City Players) in the 2016 collected edition
. . . a short comedy for high-school, FIRST BASE COACH, written by Les with Elana Averbach, will be licensed and published by
in 2016. . . a piece of flash-fiction,
"What We Talk About When We Talk About Lisa Frank,"
in the online journal
. . . and a short story, "Roommating" in a forthcoming anthology,
, edited by Deana Luchia, author of
God and Dallas
. . . Les will have a reading of his short play NOTES TOWARDS A DIALECTICAL THEATER(...) produced by
Playwrights Local 4181
in November. Les will also be leading a workshop on dramatic structure for the group on
Saturday Nov. 7th
. . . Les's short play FRISKING HAPPY GAYLORD will appear in the 10 Minute Play Festival at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio on
. . . (2014) Read Les'
Report from Species Niche
for the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University . . . Here is Les' review of the book
in the September 2014 issue of
. ... In September, Theatre 167 will produce the collaboratively written
I Like to be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited or, This is a Mango
at the New Ohio, directed by Ari Laura Kreith. . . . In October, the Baldwin Wallace Theater and Dance Department will produce a devised
based on Romeo and Juliet led by Les and Anjanette Hall. . . . During the summer, Les attended the 2014 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University. Read his blog post on the experimental architecture dance piece, Species Niches, in Ghent, NY, for the Mellon School
. . . . Les received a faculty development grant from Baldwin Wallace and a residency from
Soaring Gardens at Ora Lerman
to spend the summer writing a new play. ...
The Manhattan Project Cleveland Lab
put up Les' new short play
, April 29th, at 8pm at
in Lakewood. ... On the same day, April 29th, (and the 30th) Baldwin Wallace Theatre Department
A Quiet Place, A Kite.
... (2013) Les is a
professor of English
in creative writing at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. ...
The Jackson Heights Trilogy
, three plays collaboratively written by nineteen playwrights (Les wrote for all three), at
in Midtown Manhattan Feb. 7 - March 3, 2013. ... Les's play
was awarded second place in the
Simon's Center New Science Play Competition
. The play received a reading on April 10th. ...
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
presented two new plays in development by New Play Development Residents Eric Holmes and Joy Tomasko, April 17-25. Les helped these talented playwrights in the
of their new plays.... Les's recent reviews can be read in the
Eugene O'Neill Review
, and a poetry review in
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