A belated but huge, colossal THANK YOU to the schools who bought scripts and produced my plays last season! Lyons-Decatur, Nebraska ordered "Conflict" and did very well with it! O'Neill-St. Mary's (also in Nebraska) took "Two Fronts" to State and brought home 3rd place! ("Two Fronts" was also done by Humboldt, Nebraska.) West Holt, Nebraska went with "Unsound Effects". Falls City, Nebraska ordered “Night Witches” to use an excerpt for their speech team and Bloomfield, Nebraska went with “Night Witches” for One-Act competition.
Speaking of Bloomfield, I must give a shout out to LeeAnn and the group at BHS. Although we have never met, I appreciate them immensely! They have performed my plays for 4 of the last 5 years (Two Fronts-2016; Conflict-2018; Silver Screen-2019 and Night Witches-2020) and took “Conflict” to state in 2018. Thank you Bloomfield One-Acts!
BTW, lest you think that my plays are only done in Nebraska, I am proud to announce that last year "Two Fronts" was also done in Minnesota and North Dakota. "Pistols and Posies" was done in Wisconsin, Kentucky, North Dakota, Illinois, and Saskatchewan, Canada. And "Blackboot's Lost Loot" was done in Colorado and Kansas. All three of these plays are published by Pioneer Drama Service. Thank you all for your support!
But back to Nebraska, last year (2019 season) high schools in Allen, Nebraska and Gibbon, Nebraska both did versions of “Blind Tiger”. But Allen did it with a “Custom Casting” script, tailored to fit their cast, so if anyone saw both plays, they would have noticed a few changes. I appreciate both these schools and enjoyed working with their directors.
Speaking of 2019 (the last time we had a “normal” season)…
In District competition, winning is elusive…not quite as elusive as a state title, but elusive just the same. Case in point, in 2019 four of my plays took runner-up at Nebraska District Competitions: Gibbon with “Blind Tiger”; Howells-Dodge with “Unsound Effects” (published by Heuer); Arcadia with “Two Fronts” (published by Pioneer Drama) and Morrill with “Night Witches”. FOUR runner-up awards! GREAT JOB EVERYONE!