A few weeks ago I took a trip back east to visit my sister in DC and some friends in NYC. The main purpose of the trip was to see friends, but I had scheduled some time to see a reading of my friend Doug DeVita’s play, BBQ.
I had read the first few pages of the play before, so I had an idea of what to expect. I already had an actor in mind for the male lead, and it was quite interesting that the gentleman reading the part was the “same type”. That was definitely a good omen!
Needless to say, the reading went very well. I loved the play and the actors that read the parts. The reading was followed by a lively discussion afterwards where we all gave our feedback. It was a little surreal for me to be doing that in New York City with professional actors.
Late that night, after the party that followed, sitting in the living room over a great conversation I decided to produce BBQ next year. As Doug puts the finishing touches on the script, I am now on task: fundraising, finding a space, scheduling, and the getting those rushes of adrenaline again.
Who would’ve thunk six years ago when I first logged into BroadwayWorld that it would lead to this? For now, visit our page for BBQ and stay tuned for casting and production dates.