Ticketing Online Available for Atlanta Shows !

Thanks to JP Peterson for setting up Brown Paper Tickets and Facebook pages for Southern Gothic Novel‘s Atlanta dates of July 17 & 18 at The Highland Inn near Ponce de Leon.

And of course, more is coming on the tales of a playwright and his dog traveling the States.

Highland Inn Atlanta 2015 poster

The Highland Inn, Atlanta, July 17 * 18 … near Ponce de Leon.

Barnstorming the USA – Shows across the States

With no small amount of pride, E-Merging Writers announces some dates for the summer’s spontaneous Barnstorming the USA, after only a week of push-push!

Frank Blocker is touring across the United States performing two shows where’er requested (within reason): award-winning Southern Gothic Novel and the more-befitting-a-blue-comedy-club’s Stabilized Not Controlled.

“It’s the economy.”  Blocker says.  “Los Angeles is battling a 99-seat plan with the Actors’ Union, jobs in every industry are dwindling, and New York is merely a place to park your stuff as work is found most often outside the City.  So I’m falling back on my acting career in these tough times and hoping my dog and I can bring some joy and storytelling to a country that seems to be losing its heart.”

June 25 & 26 @ 8pm – Las Vegas, The Onyx Theatre

July 25-Aug 3 – TBD – Atlanta, Georgia for a two week run.

August 27 & 28 – TBD – Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant.

We are still looking for dates in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in early July or early August.  Also,  places we can take this in the Southeastern U.S. during August and September.  Contact the Booking Manager!  Blocker is also available for workshops with beginning writers and working playwrights, as well as character development and many levels of acting intensives.

And here’s some video for Gothic ’cause we know you love that kinda thing.

Long-haired actor at the Mississippi State Theatre Conference, circa 2012:

And the refreshing short-haired (like now) actor at The Visceral Company, Los Angeles, circa 2013:


Updating the Site and Such

After some tussles back and forth with where to park our web presence, we are back to WordPress (yay, WordPress!).

So hang with us till June, at least, while we move and update and streamline and pull out all our hair to make this pretty.

We are currently booking 3 shows for touring, we’re putting together a film project (cross your fingers), and we’re a little swamped with that, but we’ll get there.  Makeover time.  …We’ve got an impressive truckload of quality property so yes, we will clean off the shelves and remodel our antiquated web presence(s) to something worthy of the words we will be pushing to hungry and deserving audiences.

Meantime, look for Pamela Parker’s new play imagine this… starring Tamara Paquette, or give us a shout about bookings.  Strengths in our available pool are a lot Southern comedies, but we’ll get a writer pitching you whatever you need if you tell us what you’re looking for … we know a lot of ’em:  horror, comedy, novelists, lyricists, bookwriters, lovely performers across the country who love to read new work.

Look forward to connecting with you real soon… as soon as this makeover is done.  Beauty takes freakin’ work.

Trying out the WordPress way…

First off, congrats to Ken for launching a new website and branching out from his volunteer work with E-Merging Writers.  Ken is now publicist for Stage Left Studio, The Left Out Festival, Women at Work Festival, and the world premiere play Hot Steams by Zach Wegner.  He posts press releases and such on his blog.  May you be blessed for your hours of service.

Stabilized Not Controlled, Sundays @ Stage Left Studio, NYC

Sundays @ Stage Left Studio, NYC through July 2012.

A bit late (blog-wise…we’re lazy about that), but Frank Blocker’s Stabilized Not Controlled (the play formerly known as Fearless Moral Inventory) is enjoying a very solid run at Stage Left Studio.
Nytheatre.com (5/13/2012) and Electronic Link Journey (5/3/2012) both raved.  And his visit to Florida State College to perform Southern Gothic Novel and teach Master classes was a rousing success, enjoying a lengthy standing ovation.

Our books are still out there and alive:  Murray Scott Changar’s The Slaves of Votarus and the Stage THIS! play collection series.

See Something, Say Something

GARCIA’s public service announcement from the play Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-Step Walk Up.

From the play Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-Step Walk Up, now playing Sundays at 5:00 pm, Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th Street, New York.  Written and performed by Frank Blocker, directed by Kathy Kelly Christos, the play runs 70 minutes and includes 20+  New York characters in an edgy comedy about landlord vs. tenants in a race against a new MTA subway line.  Performances are November 27, December 4, and December 11 at 5:00 pm.