GEEK THEATER REVIEW — PART 10: FAUSTFEATHERS

My review series of the plays collected in Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers continues! Each post will focus on one or two of the plays collected in the volume. Another of the truly remarkable surprises in Geek Theater is John Kessel’s delightfully absurd comedy Faustfeathers. Much like Carlos Hernandez’s The Clockwork Comrade, this play’s bizarre and compelling central concept doesn’t … Continue reading GEEK THEATER REVIEW — PART 10: FAUSTFEATHERS

GEEK THEATER REVIEW — PART 9: GEEK!

My review series of the plays collected in Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers continues! Each post will focus on one or two of the plays collected in the volume. There’s a good chance you’ll be won over before you even get to the actual script for Crystal Skillman’s play GEEK! As evidenced by her previous work Skillman is a thoroughgoing … Continue reading GEEK THEATER REVIEW — PART 9: GEEK!

GEEK THEATER REVIEW — PART 8: THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF LONG TERM MEMORY

My review series of the plays collected in Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers continues! Each post will focus on one or two of the plays collected in the volume. I’ll be honest, The Long and the Short of Long Term Memory by Cecil Castellucci is not my favorite play in the Geek Theater collection. Like most of the other plays … Continue reading GEEK THEATER REVIEW — PART 8: THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF LONG TERM MEMORY

A… UH… YOU KNOW… UH… FASCINATING TRANSITION: THE UNSHAKEABLE THEME SONG TO UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

*Some Light SPOILERS* It’s been a few weeks since I powered through the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and while I certainly enjoyed the manic silliness of the whole show (which was created by the 30 Rock folks Tina Fey and Robert Carlock), the thing I find myself thinking about the most is that amazing little theme song. Basically, I love it because it’s super … Continue reading A… UH… YOU KNOW… UH… FASCINATING TRANSITION: THE UNSHAKEABLE THEME SONG TO UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

SAM PUGH’S DINOSAURS OF THE UNWINNABLE WEST

Full disclosure:  Sam Pugh and I have been friends since we were five. In that time, I have been lucky enough to collaborate with him on everything from videos of action figures to stage plays to pillow forts to video games to high school yearbooks to comic books to short films to bachelor parties to scholarly essays — all to varying degrees of success based … Continue reading SAM PUGH’S DINOSAURS OF THE UNWINNABLE WEST

GEEK THEATER REVIEW – PART 7: THE CLOCKWORK COMRADE

My continuing review series of the plays collected in Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers is back after a very long delay! Each post will focus on one or two of the plays collected in the volume. I was frankly a little surprised to find a play like Carlos Hernandez’s The Clockwork Comrade in the Geek Theater collection. Not only is … Continue reading GEEK THEATER REVIEW – PART 7: THE CLOCKWORK COMRADE

GEEK THEATER REVIEW – PART 6: THE ZOMBIES OF MONTROSE

My continuing review series of the plays collected in Geek Theater: 15 Plays by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers is back after a very long delay! Each post will focus on one or two of the plays collected in the volume. What’s nice about The Zombies of Montrose by James Morrow, the first of the medium length plays in the Geek Theater collection, is how … Continue reading GEEK THEATER REVIEW – PART 6: THE ZOMBIES OF MONTROSE