Monday, February 01, 2016

The View From Here #168: Fall/Winter, 2015-16!

There was an author who wrote something to the effect of… “I apologize for the length of this letter… I would have written less, but I didn’t have enough time.”

We pick up this epic on October 13, 2015, departing Kansas City for…

Demonstrating Hamlet's scene in "Gertrude's Closet" at
the Texas Wesleyan workshop...
Fort Worth! Texas Wesleyan University is beginning to turn into my most reliable booking, having brought me in for four appearances now! Their Dean, Steve Daniel, had been a French professor at Auburn University of Montgomery, which booked “Moliere than Thou” way back in 2009, before he headed off to Texas. Since then, he has booked me in Texas to perform “Lot o’ Shakespeare,” “The Greatest Speech of All Time,” and “Shakespeare’s Histories; Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace!” This time around, I was back in his wheelhouse, presenting “Moliere than Thou.”

The adorable "Elmire Volunteer"
at TWC speaks fluent sarcasm...
I had a really fun workshop with the theatre students on “Producing and Touring the One-Man Play,” and I revealed all of my trade secrets… (essentially, a much abridged version of this blog), focusing on my “Discoveries”. (If you’ve never read through to the end of this blog, you might not know that I extract out the “discoveries” that I make along the way…) “Moliere than Thou” was well attended and well received, and some students and teachers bought book copies after the event.

I immediately, pushed on south (burning off the adrenaline that was still bubbling for a couple of hours after the show), getting into San Antonio around 1 am, in anticipation of a workshop at a private school the following morning. The workshop that I give for French classes, titled “The Life of Moliere,” tends to be a more sober look at how this great comic playwright came to balance a very strong early education, with a life on the road as an itinerant player, to create some of the most effective comedies of all time.

Well, these mostly middle-school kids were mostly disinterested, and the teachers repeatedly requested more interactive, performance-oriented material. I obliged, all while continually trying to maintain the thread of Moliere’s life story, even as one class of students had to move on to something else, and another class of students arrived. I ended up simply performing portions of “Moliere than Thou” that were the most effective in waking students up… which, of course, the teachers loved, but which leaves me feeling like the clown at the children's birthday party. Afterwards, I realized that what the school really wanted was a performance of “Moliere than Thou,” but they had opted for my lower cost option, a workshop. (When we traded e-mails after the fact, I noted that next time around, if they wanted this kind of an experience, they would need to go for the full performance.) As it was, I came away from the event with a ragged voice (I hadn’t warmed up vocally beforehand) and less money.
Tim & Brem in NOLA
I caught up with my cousins, Kathy and Larry, just outside of San Antonio, before hitting the road, stopping in New Orleans to catch a drink with fringe-star-and-dear-friend, Bremner Duthie, swinging up to Chattanooga, visiting with Sabra & Paul (hosts of many Chattanooga adventures over the years) and picking up the box of the newly-published “The Breakneck Hamlet Companion.”

Yes! It’s out and available! On-line or in-person, complete with comments on plot, snarky remarks, historical context, acting advice, and Book Antiqua text! It’s only picked up a single reader review so far on Amazon. So, please, go to, , and share your opinion! Even if you’ve only seen the performance, you know enough about the material in this book to have something to say!

Somewhere in the course of all of this, I discovered that I was a winner in the CAFF lottery!

CAFF stands for the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, and the several lottery winners each year win automatic acceptance into each of the Fringe festivals that they select. We still have to pay the entrance fees, but we get to plot out the tour that we want to perform, choosing our favorite fringe stops, and/or places that we’ve heard are really great, but never got the chance to perform in. This time around, I signed up for Orlando (I know: it’s in the United States, but it’s still a member of CAFF), London (Ontario, not England), Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton! It’s been ten years since I’ve performed in Canada (not counting French teachers conferences), and I’m hoping a few people still remember me.

As opposed to other Fringe tours, when I have sometimes performed as many as five different shows through the course of the summer (or, sometimes, in a single festival), this time around, it’s all “Breakneck Hamlet” all the time! It’s a new show that none of these festivals have hosted yet, and the intention is, for once, to let performances in one city build up a reputation for the show in the next city along the way, as reviews, buzz and gossip gather around me from one tour stop to the next.

Post-show schmoozing with Tisse Mallon, 
Matt Palm and Carl F. Gauze
In the interest of building up that gossip (and with a few days off), I headed south to Orlando, to check in with old friends, visiting with my usual host, Al. (Al seems to prefer anonymity on social media sites, so I’ll leave his last name off.) Al and I cooked up the idea for a preview performance of “Breakneck Hamlet” in his living room, and we both invited a bunch of Orlando friends. Two of the friends in attendance included the long time Fringe Reviewers, Matt Palm (Orlando Sentinel) and Carl F. Gauze ( I gladly granted both permission to write their fringe reviews based on this living room show (which was very well received). These reviews won’t actually appear in the media until late May, but, given that the Fringe Lottery hadn’t even taken place yet, it made mine the earliest-reviewed fringe performance ever! Somewhere, tucked away on two computers, are responses to “Breakneck Hamlet,” which will only show up some eight months after they were written!

One-man show catering table...
Given that I had a few days in Orlando before doubling back to Georgia for another performance of “Breakneck Hamlet,” the rebuilt costume (thanks Kathy Conery!) had a chance to catch up to me. With the previous costume stolen in Sacramento (by a thief who clearly thought there was an item of more saleable material inside the bag), Kathy had gone to work to rebuild the costume, largely from memory. (She seemed to have misplaced the pattern, and my measurements.)

I'm not sayin...!
Nevertheless, the costume came out just fine for my performance in Newnan, Georgia, for a group of three acting-classes of students – about 60 people, who filled the several front rows of a theatre which seemed to have about 3,000 seats. While they may not have gotten some of the more subtle, snarky humor (such as: “Hamlet, famous, of course, as a swift, responsive man-of-action…”), they enjoyed it quite a bit, and it was fun to do it on another proscenium stage, with loads of lighting effects available to create moonlight, ghost appearances, and red pools suggesting bloody murder (for “the witching time of night…”). Despite me being a one-man event, the performing arts center at Newnan did not skimp on any of the extras, with a nice backstage snack table, and a star on my door! 

Me & Monique
From Newnan, I continued on to Greenwood, South Carolina, with a repeat visit to Lander University. The theatre professor, Monique was bringing me in for a workshop and a performance of “Moliere than Thou,” which she’d caught on my last trip through, workshopping and performing for Bess Park's troupe, Wild Hare Productions (which was then producing my “The Learned Ladies”).

Demonstrating "Tartuffe Seduction Techniques"...
The workshop was extremely well received, and the show went even better. Monique had scheduled me to present in the school’s small “black box” studio theatre, and even though I was performing on a Saturday (which is rare for colleges in which students often go home over weekends), the place was packed with over 70 people and NO empty seats (they had to turn people away). Monique, and the students, were extremely gracious, as were my hosts for the weekend, Byron and Lou, who were putting me up at their house for the third time. 

In Americus, Georgia Jeff Green was producing a shortened adaptation of my shortened adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Richard II,” “Henry IV 1 & 2” and “Henry V,” collectively known as “The Henriad.” They had opened the show the previous weekend, but were between performances, which meant that I wasn’t going to get to see what they did with my material… though they did seem keenly interested in seeing “Shakespeare’s Histories; Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace,” and attending to my workshop, afterwards.

Them Eastport Oyster Boys
North again: I swung through Harrisonburg, checking in once more with Kathy Conery, who was finally able to do an actual fitting of the costume she’d rebuilt, mostly from memory (and some photographs), and I continued on to visit once again with my sister, Maureen, and brother-in-law, Tim in St. Michael’s Maryland, and we enjoyed a fabulous performance of the Eastport Oyster Boys, a rollicking fun quartet of fisher-guys, with surprisingly hip nautically-themed music!

I enjoyed a birthday performance of “Moliere than Thou” at Newton High School in Newton, New Jersey, where I’d last performed back in the Spring of 2004! The French teacher there pushed for a grant to support the event, publicizing it widely and even gettinga local reviewer out to the high school! I loved getting the 200 or so Facebook well-wishes, but the upshot is that I spend about 48 hours responding to messages, and don’t get to spend much time on the “happy” part of the happy birthday… I think next year I’ll just read, enjoy, appreciate, but spread out my replies through the year. 

Theatre professor, Michael Swanson (who had also booked me way back in the very first year of the tour: Fall, 2002, when he was working with Franklin College in Indiana!) and I have kept in touch over the years, arranging a couple of American College Theatre Festival events, before he finally found himself at a school which might afford to bring me in… this time to do a workshop and present, “Lot o’ Shakespeare.”

This performance (at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania) was the shakiest I’ve ever been on my “Lot o’ Shakespeare” lines, and I write it off to the fact that, with six entirely different shows on the fall tour, “Lot o’ Shakespeare,” almost double the length of any of the others… and randomized through a bingo cage, is a challenge beyond what any single narrative hour of memorization might present. Also, as I’m presenting a potential two hours worth of material, doing my preferred “three-run-through prep” on the day of the show is almost physically impossible.

Hillary, holding down the best day job ever: 
Barkeep at a micro-brewery!
New England is not “on the way” to any other part of the country, which makes my stops out that way are few and far between. If I’m lucky, I seem to arrange a single performance out that way, but, with a number of friends in the area, this time, at least, I took advantage of the opportunity to drop in on Hillary from the fabulous “Fruit Flies Like a Banana” fringe show, and on Patrick Gabridge, the proprietor of “Playwright Binge,” a listserv of playwrights who support each other in the relentless submission of plays. This time, Patrick had a production of one of his shows, “Lab Rats,” being presented in Boston, and I got there just in time to see the well-executed performance.

I settled in a hotel for a couple of days to catch up on work before heading to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where I presented the SIXTH play of this fall’s tour, “The Greatest Speech of All Time.” Ironically, the poster they put together for the event featured me in the midst of a performance of “Criteria, a One-Man Comic Sci-Fi Thriller!”

I sometimes wonder whether I should give up on including history teachers in my e-mail campaigns, but this was one of those rare occasions in which a history teacher had actually booked my show, and a nice crowd of perhaps sixty students crowded in to a conference room for the show, which was, once again, reviewed by the college paper

Heading southwest again, I raced back through Harrisonburg, picking up the now-adjusted costume from Kathy Conery, and pushing on through West Virginia, into Ohio.

Perhaps pushing a little too hard…

As I drove, I was feeling a little pushback from the engine… a glitch, or a hitch, or a flutter of some sort. Somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia, a dashboard light came on: “check engine…”

I eased back from my hurry. I didn’t need to go 75 mph… Perhaps 60 would get me there just fine.  Crossing from West Virginia to Ohio, I ratcheted back down to 50. Around the one hour mark, I dropped under 45, with the “check engine” light now flashing at me! Switching over to a state road, I dropped down to 35 miles per hour, and I still had to push another 10 miles past Cedarville, to where my hotel was waiting, as darkness gathered.

The next morning I left the car with the Firestone folks, and late that afternoon that they called me back to let me know the car was fixed. But as I drove it back down to Cedarville, I noticed that the engine light back on and flashing once again!

Though I was running late, the tech staff at the school were pros, focusing the specials and learning the cues all in the course of an hour. Students gathered in the foyer as I finished last-minute details, and ultimately almost all of the 70 or so chairs that had been set out were filled.

The poster for Breakneck Hamlet 
at Fresno's Rogue Festival!
The show, on a small wooden platform stage with a wide staircase descending four feet from the front of the stage to the first row of audience, was lots of fun. That staircase provided an excellent playing space in the nether world between stage and audience, and every time I worked any of my scenes in that space, I could feel the tension and attention heighten, knowing that I was in a danger zone where anything could happen.

We did a talkback afterwards, mostly about my strange living as a one-man show performer, before heading out for dinner with a couple of the teachers, who caravanned back north to the hotel with me, to make sure that I got back without further breakdown.

My next task would be to take the car to a dealer, and I pushed through to Bloomington, Indiana, where I had a bed, and a few days’ down time waiting for me at Deb & Edwards’ get-away house. Somehow, I was able to get it to the Bloomington Ford dealer, and they wanted to put a new engine in… a $7,000 investment in a car that already had 245,000 miles on it.

I rented a car and headed for Lexington, Kentucky.

It was dark when I finally got the rental, with some odd litter still in the car from the previous renter, including a coffee cup in the cup holder. I tossed that stuff out, replacing the cup with my smart phone, in the only position where I could glance at the GPS to follow my route.

Checking into the hotel in Lexington, I noticed that the battery level of my phone, which had been charging by way of the car’s cigarette lighter, was still down around 19%!

The next morning, the cell phone was completely unresponsive. It was then that I noticed that the cup holder where I’d set my phone (in the darkness of an unfamiliar car the night before) seemed to have a large puddle of coffee still in it! The base of my phone had been soaking in a pool of coffee through the previous day’s drive! 

I found my way to the Sayre School where I’d performed a couple of times in previous years. This time around, I would be performing in the school’s gymnasium, and we arranged a “bandshell” surrounding so that my voice would remain directed to one bank of bleachers where some of the students sat, between two angled banks of folding chairs, giving me a slight thrust stage… but one where each bank of seats was entirely separated from the other two.

This arrangement created a split focus, and students seemed to struggle with understanding the show. Even the teacher, who has seen me perform a couple of times in the past, was less than enthusiastic this time around.

Actual Cover of Southern Illinois Newspaper...
"I swear: it wasn't me!"

I got out of town… now without a working cell phone... but noticing just how very dependent I’d become on smart phone technology in the seven-or-so years since I’d gotten rid of my flip-phone. It's been years since I've kept a road atlas in the car, and I was now using guesswork to get from Lexington to Carbondale, Illinois.

Explaining the problem to the guy at “Saluki Screen Repair” in Carbondale, he immediately realized that the only part of the phone that was probably soaked in coffee was the charging port at the base. Within an hour, he’d replaced that port and the phone was functional again, a $50 repair, rather than a dreaded $500+ phone replacement!

I was performing at my alma mater, Southern Illinois University. Only one of my former faculty, Dr. Christian Moe (now long retired), was still in town, and he and his wife Carolyn, both still in fine shape, managed to show up for the show.

Tim & The Moes
The rest of the SIU faculty has brought me in to perform in other years, and I bump into them at conferences from time to time. This time, rather than the laboratory theatre (coincidentally, the “Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theatre”), where I’d performed so very often as an undergrad, I would be on the main stage (the “Macleod Theatre”), where I’d performed mostly supernumerary parts in years past.

I happily announced to my SIU Facebook friends that I was, at last, performing a lead role on the Macleod Stage.

This time the show was extremely well received. The acoustics were excellent, and the savvy audience extremely attentive. There may have been a hundred students (including the awesome Amber Peterson, in her final semester as an undergrad), but they, and especially the faculty, were feeding my energy with a really rollicking response.

When it came time for the “Tartuffe Volunteer Scene,” the Voice Professor, Susan Patrick Benson, who was quickly becoming a good friend, put up her hand. More often than not, the volunteer scene becomes a bit of a joke at the expense of the volunteer, who is a bit bewildered by the seduction scene now happening around her, but Susan gave me a run for my money, giving back as good as she got with a sparkling showing.

Buying a new car as the snow arrives...
The next day I was on my way back to Bloomington, this time with Amber joining me. Amber’s mom, April was getting ready to move out of her house back in Glenview, and I was driving her back for one final goodbye to the old homestead.

But first, it was time for a new car! With some research help from April, I knew that the model I now wanted was a Mazda CX-5. It had good mileage, enough room and a little more pick-up than the Ford Escape. Also, six years after my last car purchase, new cars have gotten much more interactive with Bluetooth technology.

Molieremobile #2 cedes the stage to Molieremobile #3
The car salesman, knowing that I was stranded, with the need to leave town right away, had little incentive to negotiate the price.  But when they only offered me $1500 for the trade-in on the old car, I said no.

There was a winter storm blowing through Indiana that night, so Amber and I stayed the night at Deb & Edwards’ house, where (leaving my old car parked in the garage) I pushed on the following morning… encountering plenty of snow blowing across the interstate, leaving packed ice along the path. By the time we got back to Chicago, my brand new car was coated and splattered with salt and ice.
There's a new Moliere in town...

In Chicago, I split my time between working my latest mega-e-mail campaign, promoting the 2016 tour, and helping April get packed up and moved out. April’s house was sold, but she had yet to close on her new condo, so there was a lot of maneuvering with storage spaces over a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I picked up a sublet in Waukegan, where I’d be returning for more performances at Clockwise Theatre in January. 

The two in the back of the line don't know 
that the three in the front of the line 
have come down to Carbondale to celebrate!
I doubled back to Bloomington, managing to sell the old Escape (for a thousand dollars more than the dealer had offered), and returning, yet again to Carbondale, this time for Amber’s early graduation. (Amber pushed herself to get done a semester early, and still graduate summa cum laude!) We somehow managed  to surprise her, as nobody actually mentioned that I, and her sibling-figures, Nick and Victoria had made the trip. 

Christmas and New Year’s raced by while I rehearsed three different one-man Shakespeare shows (“Lot o’ Shakespeare,” “Shakespeare’s Histories” and “Breakneck Hamlet”) to perform in rotating repertory at Clockwise!

Tim, Victoria, Amber, Nick & April...
The shows themselves were well received, although most of the publicity surrounding them seemed to not have had much impact, as the coverage was minimal. (We did at least, pick up this feature article in the Tribune/News Sun.

Meanwhile, though, various audience and friends were posting their own effusive responses on Facebook:

"An extraordinary and enlightening experience." (Bonny Davidson)
"...Phenomenal. His memory of the lines is breathtaking... Anyone looking for a very entertaining and amazing act... you really need to check this out... Simply amazing." (Suzy Bowe Sadowski) 
"Your performance was INCREDIBLE... I was completely enthralled on the edge of my seat. Shakespeare is alive..." (Wade Dickson) 
"The show was SO entertaining. I highly recommend going... Especially if you don't know much about Shakespeare. You'll have a whole new appreciation and understanding after watching Tim Mooney's incredible and energetic performance." (Linda Fagan Emmerich)
"Whole new fun and entertaining way to present Shakespeare. Tim Mooney is a gifted performer. Wish my high school English lit teachers would've made Shakespeare as enoyable! Go if you get a chance. You will not regret it." (Jamie McMahon Shaw)
"Such talent! Thanks for "turning me on"... to more interest in Shakespeare. Your talent astounded me. EVERYONE, go see this!" (Kris Seegren) 
"We loved both shows and area still shaking our heads over the remarkable amount of Brit istory Tim teaches through Shakespearean eyes. Most astounding is Tim's ability to convey the Bard's most profound soliloquies with full tilt emotion in 'Shakespeare's Histories'... How does one guy keep all that info in his head?" (Jan McGee)
And... as long as I'm citing the reviews... I received this happy report from a parent the other day:
"My 15 year old son won a Shakespeare monologue contest by studying your videos on YouTube... He is moving on to the regional level the end of this month... He considers your books and videos his secret weapon." (Mendee Rock)

This Fringe Season EVERYONE is going to want
a Breakneck Hamlet balloon!
With just three weeks of January before hitting the road, I booted up yet ANOTHER e-mail campaign. The bookings for the coming year were looking pretty thin, despite the “big anniversary year,” and so I offered a “January White Sale” discount that tends to “shake the trees” to bring out last minute bookings. With such a limited schedule, I pushed through the e-mail campaign faster than ever: in just over two weeks. Several venues have responded, and more are still checking in. (If anybody reading this now wants to book a show, I’ll honor the “white sale” discount through the first two weeks of February.)

Hugo spotted me at a Waukegan Bar,
surreptitiously drawing this...
Meanwhile, I am once again looking seriously at going not for profit. The year now-gone-by has seen a very effective fundraising campaign, as well as a large spontaneous “award” from an audience member. The reviews that these works have collected over the years, have increasingly testified to the educational value of the material. And the vast majority of the schools out there cannot begin to afford to book me… even during a “sale.” How much more fun would all this be if I didn’t have to worry about each individual booking clearing my costs for touring, and if the schools didn’t have to run bake sales and chase grants, just to bring me in? (I’m going to be kicking this into high gear as soon as I get this blog out...!)

With the deadline screaming toward me, I packed up from the sublet space, loaded up the car, and hit the road. Once again, the first stop was Bloomington, and from there, on to Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was bringing “Breakneck Hamlet” to Berry College, just outside of Rome, Georgia. The little 200-seat thrust theatre space was packed, with about 20 turned away at the door. The audience got ALL of my jokes, and it felt both funny and “dangerous.” Having bought a new camera, I captured what looks like some terrific video of the show. (The two videos in this blog are from that performance.)
One of my Berry College technicians, Hayley, 
describes herself as
A Power Ranger, but for the Theatre...!

Finally, I was surprised to receive an invite from a friend who now lives in Ireland, to come over and visit sometime. Looking at my schedule for the summer, I realized that I still have a three week gap in which I neither had any plans, nor any place to stay… And, thinking about the possibilities, I realized that I have some connections in other countries (England, Scotland, Denmark), where they might also want to see a performance of “Breakneck Hamlet!” And, as such, I am in the process of scoping out a European Tour this summer, in addition to the Canadian fringe circuit! (More on that as plans develop… but I've already begun to promote the European leg of the tour in my videos!)

And finally, while working on this edition of the blog, I've been camped out in Alabama, updating my computer's operating system, so that I could get my new camera (replacing the one stolen in Sacramento) to interact with the computer. I managed to book a last minute appearance in Idyllwild, California (arranged by the amazing Betty Ginsburg Anderson) for next week. She posted the news on Facebook, and yet another commenter replied:

"I never was interested or understood Shakespeare until I experienced Tim's performance!" (Stacey Grant)
Discoveries: Sometimes they want a serious lecture; sometimes they just want the clown at the birthday party... at a discount. * Sometimes a narrower variety of available shows enables me to spread a more active buzz from one festival to the next. * If the people sending wishes for a happy birthday on Facebook really want you to have a happy birthday, then they won't mind you responding to their greeting some other day... * Somewhere in between the performance space and the audience lies a "danger zone." If I can find my way into that, the attention shoots through the roof. * If I can find a way to do these performances without me or the hosting schools having to freak out about money, that's a much healthier way to get by.
Next Performances: Wadley, AL (Feb 4), Midland, TX (Feb 8), Idyllwild, CA (Feb 11).

Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre Tour Schedule

Naughty or nice...?
(Already-booked dates in GREEN; Tentative bookings in RED; Available dates in BLUE)
MTT = “Moliere than Thou”; LoS = “Lot o’ Shakespeare; GSAT = “Greatest Speech of All Time;” SH – “Shakespeare’s Histories” BH – “Breakneck Hamlet”

WINTER, 2016
Feb 4:              Southern Union State Community College, Wadley, AL (GSAT & SH)
Feb 8:              Trinity School of Midland, Midland, TX (MTT)
Feb 11:           Cafe Aroma, Idyllwild, CA (BH)
Feb 12-16:      NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA
Feb 17:           NEVADA
Feb 18:           UTAH, WYOMING
Feb 19-21:      COLORADO
Feb 24            MISSOURI
Mar 1              GEORGIA
Mar 2              SOUTH/NORTH CAROLINA
Mar 3-5           SETC Greensboro, NC
Mar 6              TENNESSEE
Mar 7              ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Mar 8              TEXAS, NEW MEXICO
Mar 9              ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA
Mar 10-12       Rogue Theatre Fest, Fresno, CA (BH at Fresno Soapco)
Mar 13            CALIFORNIA, NEVADA
Mar 14            Vanden High School, Fairfield, CA
Mar 16            Astoria High School, Astoria, OR
Mar 17-21       OREGON, WASHINGTON
Mar 22            Coaster Theatre Playhouse, Cannon Beach, OR
Mar 25-26       MONTANA, WYOMING
Mar 28            MINNESOTA
Apr 3               Indianapolis, IN (MTT Salon Performance)
Apr 4               Trine University, Angola, IN (BH)
Apr 6-7            PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK
Apr 7               Neumann University, Aston, PA (LoS)
Apr 7-10          NEW ENGLAND
Apr 11             Brown University, Providence RI 4 pm
Apr 15 (or 14) James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring, MD (MTT)
Apr 15-17        MARYLAND, DELAWARE, DC
Apr 28-29        Indy Fringe Festival, Indianapolis, IN
Apr 30 U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Isaac’s Graduation)
May 4              IOWA, WISCONSIN
May 14            Altoona, PA (LoS)
May 18-30      Orlando Fringe Festival (BH)
May 31-Jun 12  London Fringe Festival (BH)
Jun 13-July 1 European Travel (Ireland, Scotland, Denmark)
July 6-10         Regina Fringe Festival (BH)
July 13-24       Winnipeg Fringe Festival (BH)
July 29-Aug 6  Calgary Fringe Festival (BH)
Aug 10-21       Edmonton Fringe Festival (BH)

FALL, 2016
Oct 6-8:           Rocky Mountain MLA, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12:            INDIANA, OHIO                                                               
Oct 18:            PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK
Oct 19-20:       NEW ENGLAND
Oct 21:            NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY

Oct 26:          Newberry College, Newberry, SC
Oct 27:          Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Oct 28:            SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA
Oct 29-31:       FLORIDA
Nov 7-8:          TEXAS
Nov 9-10:        TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, KANSAS
Nov 14:           UTAH, NEW MEXICO
Nov 15:           ARIZONA, NEVADA
Nov 16-17:      CALIFORNIA