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Tonight For The Tapir!

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Over at Combustion Collective, I’ve been working on an awfully silly new play, and I’m so excited to share it with you today! Tonight For The Tapir is the Collective’s third full-length project, and it’s a bit of a departure for us. Unlike Ephemera and The Floorshow, this piece a relentlessly whimsical comedic romp.

Tonight For The Tapir stars Jeff & Avi as alter egos of themselves: world-famous sibling entertainers who have reunited after many years of estrangement to host the first annual International Tapir Institute Telethon. If you ever wished for a show that was the zany love child of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, and an early episode of The Muppet Show… you’ve come to the right place.

Since we were not able to have an invited developmental reading of this project, we decided to record the piece as a radio play. This 4-episode radio play edition is most definitely still in development, (and features Avi’s very first attempt at editing audio!) but I am excited to be sharing this zany piece with you all at the end of a very tiring year.

Gender Bent Production of “How To Succeed in Business”

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I was recently asked THE BEST question by Chris Carlson, the producer of Brooklyn Players…”Can you list some dream projects of yours that you would like to direct & choreograph?”.

Why yes. Yes, I can.

I listed a few that I won’t mention here (as I have to keep some of my ideas secret!), but the third project I listed was probably the most out there…”I’d like to direct and choreograph HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING with completely gender blind casting”.

And to my surprise, Chris said, “sure”.

And that’s how I came to be directing and choreographing a gender blind production of HOW TO SUCCEED slated to run in March of 2020.

Sadly, COVID-19 stopped this production a week before it was supposed to go into tech- but I’m hopeful that we’ll still be able to do this production one day!