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2019 We’re Off and Writing!

January 6, 2019

Exciting things are happening.

New screenwriting class is forming in Feb on Saturdays.  I love teaching this one (and have loved it since I used to teach it at UCLA Film School.)  Beginning Feb. 23 and running 6 Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm at my home in north Wilsonville.  (See Classes tab or sidebar.)

Next the Writing the Waves cruise is shaping up to be amazing.  The cruise line added Liverpool, so of course we’re doing the Beatles tour.  And after Dublin, Molly and I are doing a week of theatre in London including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and hopefully Hamilton.  (They should go on sale momentarily)

And before these even happen, my new play (written on Writing the Waves cruise 18 months ago) will have its first staged reading on Monday night, Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm at Artists Rep in Portland.  Open seating, suggested donation $10.  Here’s the pitch:

The Kings of the Carnegie Deli by C.S. Whitcomb is a new comedy based on the real-life friendship between Bob Fosse, Paddy Chayefsky and Herb Gardner.  It takes place in the mid-1970s in New York City where they had offices in the same building, worked and grappled with doubt, depression, drugs, alcohol, women, success, heart attacks, creativity, failure and fame. Between them they created Marty, A Thousand Clowns, Cabaret, Hospital, Chicago, Network, Lenny, All That Jazz and many others.

Tobias Andersen is directing.  Todd Van Voris will play Paddy, Gary Norman will be Herb Gardner and David Berkson, Fosse.  I hope to see some of you there.  It is dear to my heart.

Don’t forget to make your 2019 writing goals, and make them grand and inspiring.

Remember our motto (borrowed from the film Julia)

“Work hard!  Take chances!  Be very, very bold!”

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 6, 2019 11:00 pm

    My mom died and I have been dealing with that, so need a cruise. I say that every year, but really want to go. Also may want to take your screenwriting classes.

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