[UPDATE! Poet Robert Mittenthal has written a short ode on our play, ‘White Days (the after draft) – for Curtis Taylor]

Here’s what I’m working on…

The White DaysIt’s been a 6.5 week process of getting this work to come to life. We’ve had two shows so far and both sold out. That’s fantastic and gratifying; a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who’s come so far.

Here’s the press release:

The White Days is a play that explores the nature of loneliness as it occurs across ephemeral modern spaces (the internet, delivery routes and recorded voices). It is also a play about trophy restoration and stealing from vending machines.

This original chamber-drama written and directed by Curtis Taylor (2011 Artist Trust Fellowship/Theater) and produced by John Kazanjian as part of New City Theater’s Resident Artist Program.

The production features Erika Mayfield (Christian Palmer’s ‘William Never Married’), Pol Rosenthal (Dayna Hansen’s ‘Gloria’s Cause’, Implied Violence, Degenerate Art Ensemble), Paul Budriatis (solo performance ‘Instability’/On the Boards), and Richard Lefebvre (‘Calamari Union’, David Russo’s ‘Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle’).

Production design is by LILIENTHAL|ZAMORA (‘STILL’, ‘portrait + landscape’/Hedreen Gallery; ‘The Thin Place’/Intiman Theater), lighting by Jessica Trundy (Washington Ensemble Theater), sound design by Doug Haire (KEXP’s ‘Sonarchy’, Seattle Phonographers Union), with costumes by Nina Moser (Guy Maddin’s ‘Brand Upon the Brain’).

Opens: Friday September 30
Runs: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through October 22
New City Theater 1406 18th Avenue,
Seattle, Washington  98122

TICKETS: $20 Available Night-of-Performance at Theater Online at Brown Paper Tickets: 

 Telephone ticket sales: (BPT): 1-800-838-3006

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And here’s a cellphone shot of the cast in group hug mode the night of our first show. I’m still giddy over it… That’s me, Erika Mayfield, Richard Lefevbre, and Paul Budraitis. Those people are heroes.
Curtis Taylor’s ‘The White Days’ | 2011 | Performance, Theater