Monday, April 23, 2012

Opening Night!!

Just a quick post to announce that my newest play, Rx will premiere Wednesday night, April 25th.  And once again, I'm so sorry to say, I won't be able to attend.  The good news is that my work is being produced across this great land of ours.  But the bad news, I can't always be there to see it. 

Rx was a commissioned piece written especially for the high school theatre students of Pittsburg, Kansas.  This is the 3rd year in a row they have commissioned me to write an original piece for them.  Rx deals with the pervasive use of prescription drugs among teens.  I'm very proud of this piece. 

A big thanks to Greg Shaw, the cast and crew of Rx and my girl Kristi Alarid who lent me her brain and taught me so much about all sorts of prescription meds and their effect on people.  And she was able to put it all in terms I could understand and not use a whole lot of medical jargon as she was explaining it all to me.  THANK YOU KRISTI!  You are a walking, talking encyclopedia and I'm so grateful to you!

For those of you in the Portland area, I will be having a short play performed on May 12th.  If you're interested, send me an email and I'll give you all the delightful details, including the fact that I'm acting in it as well as having written it!  Oh my goodness...this should be interesting. But it will be worth seeing, because it's directed by the extraordinary Jane Bement Geesman and features the outstanding talents of Kristin Olson and Morgan Cox.  These babes are the best!!

Creativity abounds!  I feel lucky.  I feel grateful!  The weather here in Portland has been gorgeous; good things are happening and I am so very happy to be here! Yay!


Marko said...

Congrats on the opening. You are a talented and creative force and I am so glad that others are able to benefit from your genius!

I am looking forward to your piece in May and wouldn't miss it for the world!

James said...

You. Are. Awesome! I know this for sure! xoxo

Debbie Lamedman said...

Thanks Marko and James. You guys are the best and I so appreciate your support!

Leah Griffith said...

This sounds awesome Debbie! You should be very proud. It sounds like it has a good message.

MikeB said...

Congratulations on your new play RX. And good luck on the May 12th play; have fun performing. Sounds like your creative juices are flowing again. OK, time for bed now; I gotta go take my prescription drugs (for cholesterol and high blood pressure). Actually, yesterday walking by the beach was a great prescription without any drugs.