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DAVID CAUDLE is an alumnus of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, where he has developed several plays, including Downwrd Facing Debbie, Likeness, Leg Man, South Beach Rapture, Damsel and The Common Swallow, and most recently, the original musical Show People, with music composed by James Rubio. His play Visiting Hours was named Best New Play of 2012 by the Times-Picayune for its premiere production by Rising Shiners theater company in New Orleans. Currently residing in New York, Mr. Caudle is a Miami native who often sets his plays in his hometown, or premieres them there. In Development and Likeness premiered at New Theatre in Miami in October '09 and September of '07. The Sunken Living Room, now published by Samuel French, also premiered at New Theatre as a co-production with Southern Rep in April '06, followed by an acclaimed New Orleans production at Southern Rep in Jan. '07. To purchase The Sunken Living Room, click here. David's one-act, Feet of Clay, is published in Samuel French's 29th Edition of Festival Plays. To purchase Feet of Clay, click here. The short film version was directed by True Blood's Carrie Preston. Most recently, he has written the screen adaptation of Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Military, by retired US Army Major Jeffrey McGowan.
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My new children's book, BITSY AND RAFF is in the process of being illustrated by wonderful watercolorist Anastasia Traina. Please visit our IndieGoGo campaign and consider donating to help bring this anti-bullying story celebrating friendship and inclusion, to kids of all ages! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bitsy-the-heaviest-butterfly-and-raff-the-tenderest-reed-a-new-picture-book/x/1099389
VISITING HOURS will have its Florida Premiere at Miami's New Theatre, from January 24 - February 16, 2014. Further details TBA. For Tickets and info on this and other shows in their terrific season, click here.
DAMSEL will be presented in TACT's New TACTics New Play
festival. Two chances to catch it, Weds. and Thurs. June 26 and 27, at 7 pm. (90 minutes no intermission. ) Preshow receptions at 6:30
Director Scott Alan Evans. With Carla Duren, Kelly McAndrew, Finnerty Steeves, and Jeff Talbott.
DAMSEL: When a fire erupts next door, Susan and her teenage daughter are forced to evacuate their apartment. Randall, Susan's coworker, comes to the rescue, but his pregnant wife Kathy is suspicious. What is Susan really after? Why is her husband so eager to come to her aid? Who really is the DAMSEL in distress? The answers are not what you think in this finely observed psychological drama.
at: TACT Studio, 900 Broadway, Ste 905
RSVP: newTACTics@tactnyc.org, with "newTACTics Festival
tickets" in the subject line, and include your first and last name,
date of the performance you wish to attend, and the number of seats you
require in the message.
The ACTORS FUND and ZIEGFELD SOCIETY co-present A 90 minute selection of Scene and Song from my two new musicals, with a terrific cast at Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College on Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm.
For full info, read on below, or click this link to the Actors Fund's invitation.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 at 1 PM
The Actors Fund and Ziegfeld Society
A Selection Of Scenes and Songs
by David Caudle (book and lyrics) and James Rubio (music)
In 1881, NYU student Harrison Fiske vies for the heart of a chorus
girl, and champions theatre folk in a society that disrespects and
underpays them, founding THE ACTORS FUND in the process.
(Anna Sosenko Grant Recipient, originally written and developed in the
Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages.)
by KAY SWIFT, PAUL JAMES and DAVID CAUDLE
Inspired by the memoir, “The Memory of All That,” by KATHARINE WEBER
Beautiful composer Kay Swift and her banker/lyricist husband
collaborate on a new Musical despite the deepening Depression, Kay’s
open affair with George Gershwin and an unscrupulous psychoanalyst who
has his own designs on Kay. (With original music from Swift and James’
1930 Broadway hit, “Fine and Dandy,” including its title tune and the
Swift/James standard, “Can’t We Be Friends?”)
Director: MICHELLE BOSSY (Associate Artistic Director, Primary Stages)
Emcee: TOM PELPHREY (End of The Rainbow, Guiding Light)
Musical Directors: AARON GANDY and MICHAEL ROTH
Cast includes: MICHAEL DELEGET, MAGGIE DONNELLY, CASEY GARVIN, ANNIE GOLDEN, JESSICA GROVE´, IAN HERSEY, CATHERINE JONES, JUSTIN ANTHONY LONG, ANDREW
SAMONSKY, HARRIET SMITH, SARAH SOKOLOVIC, TINA STAFFORD
and ALEX MICHAEL STOLL.
Accompanist: CHRIS COOLEY Stage Manager: DONALD ETHERIDGE
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 at 1 PM at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, enter
on 69th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to email@example.com.
Mission: The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that
helps all professionals in performing arts & entertainment. The Fund is
a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in
need, crisis or transition.
Heading to the excellent Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh in February to develop a new play with students and guest director, Playwright Tammy Ryan. LEG MAN, about the brilliant but tragic inventor of Nylon, is a S.T.A.G.E. Finalist play developed in Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. Readings of the play before and after the workshop, on Feb. 11th and 17th.
16 Playwrights, 16 Directors, and over 45 Cast and Crew! One-Act plays to benefit New Theatre, a champion of New Plays in South Florida. The evening includes my one-act, THE WORLD OUTSIDE, directed by Kim Ehly, with Rich Denis and Jessica Welch! Check it out or consider a contribution to support their great work! For detailed info, click the link above.
HURRICANE SANDY postponed, but now set for Sunday, Jan. 6
DOWNWARD FACING DEBBIE- a comedy about a troubled woman desperately seeking mind and body alignment- will be presented by Project Y Theatre Company in their HOLY COW! Reading Series.
Sunday, JAN. 6th at 7 PM
O'Brien's Irish Pub, 134 W. 46 St. in their upstairs "Sin Bin" space.
Directed by Michael Padden. With Harris Doran, James Georgiades, Kathryn Layng and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Kellie Overbey and one TBA!
Come out and support a terrific theatre company! It's free and promises to be a great read with a phenomenal cast.
LIKENESS is now published on the hot site, IndieTheaterNow.com. Click here to read the play and information about its first productions!
KEEPING A-BREAST at Miami's New Theatre thru Sept. 16! An evening of short plays and monologues celebrating the female breast during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "David Caudle’s Motorboat, about a woman with a double mastectomy who lands in hot water after refusing to don a bikini top on a boat ride with neighbors and family, might have been the strongest piece in the evening." Christine Dolen, Miami Herald CLICK HERE for tickets and info!
WRITE OUT FRONT: A fabulous event I'm taking part in. I will be writing new words literally right in the front window of the DRAMA BOOK SHOP. There will be playwrights at all hours, but if you'd like to see me, come by between 5 and 7 pm on Thursday, August 16th! I'll be joined in the window by actress Erin Wilhelmi and director Josh Hecht for some table work on a new scene! READ MORE ABOUT THE EVENT and consider donating to the cause!
EATING THEATRE returns to CRANKY'S CAFE! (less than 10 minutes from Times Square on the # 7 train!)
Abigail Zealey Bess and Erica Silberman present an evening of Live Actors and Lively Creole Food!!!
SAT. and SUN., Aug. 18 & 19!
TWO SHOWS SATURDAY
FIRST SEATING: 6.45 pm for 7.30 pm SHOW
SECOND SEATING: 8.45 pm for 9.15 pm SHOW
ONE SHOW SUNDAY
6:45 SEATING FOR 7:30 pm SHOW
Musical aperitif: Chris Belden
Course 1: a playlet by David Caudle Directed by Jamie Richards with Stuart Luth and Leah Walsh!
Course 2: aplay by Erica Silberman Directed by Abigail Zealey Bess.
Tickets $15.00 cash at the door + 2 Drink Minimum or dinner
Beer, wine, prosecco and deliciously priced Cranky's Cocktails
Call Cranky’s and ask for Mina: Tel 347.738.4921
Send your reservation to Eatingtheatre@gmail.com
Please leave your name, number of guests, date & time of show and telephone number
48-19 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Take the 7 train: Cranky's is a 2 minute walk from Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave (1st stop out of Manhattan!)
Take the G train to 21st Street
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AVAILABLE TO READ ONLINE: The Common Swallow and The Short Fall, in Martin and Rochelle Denton's online play library, www.indietheaternow.com. Check the plays out, and don't stop there! Peruse this amazing collection of new work!
MARCH 29- APRIL 21, 2012
reservations: 508-488-1460 or visit www.midcitytheatre.com.
Hot new New Orleans company RISING SHINERS presents the World Premiere of
"Powerful" - Theodore Mahne, Times-Picayune.
3540 Toulouse Street
Ann Mahoney Kadar directs a powerhouse cast: Becky Allen, Becki Davis, Tari Hohn, Jessie Terrebonne and Nick Thompson.
TO SUPPORT this PRODUCTION and this fantastic new company, whose production of The Weir was named the best of 2011 in New Orleans, follow this link to their fundraising campaign at www.rockethub.com.
ALL DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE - The production is sponsored by Fractured Atlas!
DECEMBER 1-11, 2011:
METROPOLIS OPERA PROJECT's
world premiere production of:
ONE HOT KITCHEN
an ELECTRONICA OPERA (90 minute, no intermission) by Kristin Hevner Wyatt and Daniel Wyatt, with Libretto by David Caudle, based on his play.
Produced by Metropolis Opera Project.
Directed by Norm Johnson.
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Featuring incredible vocal talent:
Wendi Bergamini, Katherine Cardin, Paris Carney, Greer Davis, Michael Deleget, Karla Faggard, Thomas Hendrickson, Brian Long, Caroline Selia, Alex Krasser, Parker Pogue, Alexandra Reed, Caroline Selia, Erica Steinhagen, Jonathan Tuzo Steve Uliana and Dan Zakarija.
Read an interview about OHK from Micheline Auger of Theaterspeak!
SHOW PEOPLE (book and lyrics by Caudle, music by James Rubio) has received a grant from the Anna Sosenko Trust for further development.
Sept. 27-October 3, 2011. The World Premiere of THE COMMON SWALLOW at the Town Hall in Provincetown, Mass. Starring Justin Campbell, Annie Golden, Angela C. Howell, Sean Maddox, Ethan Paulini, and Sunie Pope. Directed by Susan Grilli of Counter Productions. READ Steve Desroche's article in Provincetown Magazine, and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll's article in the Cape Cod Times.
October 1o, 2011 at 8 PM. New full-length comedy, DOWNWARD FACING DEBBIE will have a staged reading at Theatre 80 on Saint Marks, directed by Josh Hecht. Cast TBA. As part of the programming of the HOWL Festival.
June 3-18, 2011: World Premiere of The Short Fall by the Toy Box Theatre Company in NYC, directed by David Michael Holmes. Featuring Ron Bopst, Ryan Colwell, Kally Duling, Dori Legg, Ryan Reilly and Karen Stanion. At the Choicirciati Cultural Center
64. E. 4th St.
Read LESLIE BRAMM'S REVIEW of THE SHORT FALL on nytheatre.com.
May 24, 2011. 3 pM at Primary Stages, 307 W. 38 Street, 15th Floor. Primary Stages Fresh Ink Reading Series: Reading of SHOW PEOPLE, Book and Lyrics by David Caudle, Music by James Rubio. (Click Link for info and reservations) Directed by Primary Stages Associate Artistic Director Michelle Bossy. With a terrific cast including Becca Ayers, Catherin Curtin, Tara Giordano, Annie Golden, Zachary James, Cristin Hubbard Miller, Brian Miskell, Aaron Serotsky, Anna Stone.
February 26 & 27 2011: The Common Swallow to have a staged reading at Cape Rep in Massachusetts, co-produced by Paulini-Howell Productions. Featuring Annie Golden and Angela Howell.
December 2010: XOXMas: AnElectronica Opera. Performs at Triad Theatre. Composer: Kristin Hevner; Libretto: David Caudle. Director: Margaret Lebron; Soprano: Caroline Selia; Baritone: Christopher Job.
October 2010: New Harmony Project Finalist screenplay LOVE A NURSE will have a reading Sunday, October 10th at 7 PM at the Torn Page Salon in New York City. Cast: Macleod Andrews, Brian Miskell, Laura Ramadei, Joan Shepard, Evan Thompson, Angelica Torn, and Jeremy Webb. For more info and to reserve a seat, rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COMMON SWALLOW will have a staged reading directed by Jon Van Middlesworth in The Blank Theatre Company's Living Room Series Monday, October 25th at 8pm at:
2nd Stage Theatre
6500 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Wilcox)
Hollywood CA 90038
Reservations & Information: 323.661.9827
Suggested Donations Start at $8
September 2010: THE SUNKEN LIVING ROOM will be presented as part of the HOWL! Festival in September, at Theatre 80, on St. Marks Place. Performances Sept. 14, 25 and 26 at 8 PM.
"a moving period drama about emotional abandonment. The solid performances by all the actors really make a witty and deep piece work on many levels." Case Aiken, nytheatre.com
All proceeds benefit the Howl! Help Fund, a health care initiative for Lower East Side artists and performers, administered by The Actors' Fund. Directed by renowned Italian director, Enrico Lamanna. For more information on the play and the production, visit: thesunkenlivingroom.com
.August 2010: SOUTH BEACH RAPTURE (formerly The Second House) will be going up in FringeNYC 2010, at Dixon Place. Directed by Michelle Bossy, associate artistic director of Primary Stages. (The play was developed at Primary in the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group.) Cast: Amelia Jean Alvarez, Bobby Moreno and John G. Preston. The production is sponsored by Fractured Atlas. To see more information about the play, or how to make a tax-deductible contribution, click on the link.SOUTH BEACH RAPTURE.
LEG MAN, a new play about the inventor of Nylon, has been named one of four finalists for the STAGE International competition.