Lawrence

New Podcast

As many of my regular followers know, for the past couple of years, I’ve been actively involved in “radio” style theater for a couple of years now through my friend Sherri’s program Sherri’s Playhouse. I’ve decided now, to launch my own style of podcast audio drama theater called The Ten Minute Play Podcast, where I present a new play in ten minutes or less.

This week, I’m presenting my original monologue, WARNING SHOTS, as the inaugural episode. this play deals with the burning of Lawrence, KS during the Civil War. It was performed by Jocelyn Goodwin, directed by William Goodwin, and written and produced by me.

You can find THE TEN MINUTE PLAY PODCAST on BlogTalkRadio and soon, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and other podcatchers. Thanks for all the support and tune in.

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Warning Shots: A short monologue for young actors

What is this! Two blog posts in one week. What is this madness?

Well it’s been a productive week so far, in fact there may be another blog coming this week as well. You’ll just have to wait around and see won’t you?

Now, to get to the point of today’s posting. A couple of years ago, I saw an opportunity to write a short piece inspired by the American Civil War for a production in Washington DC. In response, I wrote Warning Shots. It is a dramatized retelling of the two attacks on Lawrence, KS before and during the Civil War; the first by “Border Ruffians” (pro-slavery supporters) the second by Confederate leader William Quantrill. In this monologuWare, a young girl named Aella (which means “whirlwind” in Greek and was the name of an Amazon warrior in Greek mythology) witnesses these attacks and tells her story and what she learned.

Warning Shots was performed originally by the EMU Theater company in Lawrence, KS in November of 2015 to great response. Since then, it has kind of sat on my shelf. But I recently asked the daughter of a friend to perform it for a recording. I then “sweetened”the recording and present it to you now.

Warning Shots performed by Jocelyn Goodwin, directed by William J Goodwin, produced and mixed by Everett Robert.

If you would like a copy of Warning Shots you can find it on my Scripts page, at New Play Exchange, or feel free to contact me directly. I am offering this script, FOR FREE to students, schools, and community theaters.