Enjoy language (An announcement and treat)

Hey guys, just a quick note!

Cornstock theatre has asked me to teach a summer session in July of play-writing for their kid’s camp. It’s nothing too big, only one day, but I am stoked! I can’t wait to start planning and researching exercises for the children.

I feel like Pinocchio, I’m a real playwright, oh that I am!

And with my excitement, I’m sharing a treat with you today. Listen to Stephen Fry, enjoy language.

A play for you!

Here is one of the two plays that were produced on Sunday. It’s about 20 minutes long, a comedy about  a boy asking for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage to a very particular and hostile family.

Sorry if it’s a little shaky. We recorded it on a camera, so it’s nothing fancy.


Preview post

If it plays in Peoria (hey my play does!)


During 4play: An Afternoon of Playreading, you’ll love Life, the Universe, and Playreading: A Sextet of Original Plays by Gary Hale and Rachael Stanford.

The event will take place on Sunday, January 20 at 2:30 pm at the Corn Stock Theatre Center. Admission is free.

Plays to be read include:

Game On by Stanford (directed by Jillian Rebmann)
Three Dealt Hands by Hale (directed by Sean Howell)
Precious Pretty Puppies by Hale (directed by Gretchen Teske)
Returns by Hale (directed by Seth Hannan)
A Sunday Proposal by Stanford (directed by Gary Hale)
Red, Blue, Whatever by Hale (directed by Rachael Stanford)

So if you are in the Peoria area, please stop by! It’s a fun evening, very professionally done and if I do say so myself, has two of my most fun pieces in it!

For the official website, please visit Cornstock Theatre’s webpage

Exciting News (directorial debut)

Corn Stock Theatre is having their annual local playwrights showcase in the end of January, and excitingly enough, I had a play accepted. I was told about a month ago about this and I am thrilled because Corn Stock does such an amazing job through and through.

Today, though, I got even more exciting news! I was asked by the producer of the show to direct one of the plays! Now, it’s just a scripted reading, but this is such a great honor and I was thrilled to accept.

So stay tune folks, and if you are in the Central Illinois area, you better come and watch not only one of my plays but also  my directorial debut at Corn Stock