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"If there's a thing, a scene, maybe, an image that you want to see real bad, that you need to see but it doesn't exist in the world around you, at least not in the form you envision, then you create it so you can look at it and have it around, or show it to other people who wouldn't have imagined it because they perceive reality in a more shallow, predictable way. And that's it. That's all an artist does."

-Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All


NEWS!

2/07/11
The reading of The Empress of Sex won the Audience Favorite award in MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and was granted an extra performance in the last day of the festival!

Duncan's verse play The Tragedy of Dandelion is currently a semi-finalist for the 2011 Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference!

Duncan's experimental play Six Silences in Three Movements will be produced March 19th at 9pm, 20th at 6pm, and 24th at 9pm, as part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winterfest 2011!


OLDS!

1/10/11
Duncan's new Erotic Romantic Comedy The Empress of Sex will have two FREE staged readings coming up:
  1. The Hive Theatre Collective is doing a benefit reading on Monday, January 24th at 8pm, at The Midtown Theatre at HA! Comedy Club at 163 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue). More info at the link! And check out the NSFW promotional bookmark!
  2. A Staged Reading Saturday February 5th at 6pm, as part of MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and directed by Glory Kadigan.

11/20/10
Duncan's one-act play The Questions of The Queen, commissioned by JustASK Productions, will be performed as part of their Anyone for a Swingin' Threesome?, December 6th, 13th, 20th, and 21st!

Duncan's one-page Christmas play Your Favorite Things was performed as part of NativeAliens' Figgy Pudding's Hilarious Holiday Hoohah December 8th-11th.

Duncan's play The Empress of Sex will have a Staged Reading directed by Glory Kadigan, as part of MTWorks' NewBorn Festival in February 2011!

Jennifer Gawlik won Outstanding Supporting Actress in the 2010 MITF Awards for her performance as Ally January in Duncan's The Starship Astrov!

8/23/10
Duncan's play The Starship Astrov has been nominated for Eleven MITF Awards!
  1. Outstanding Production of a Play - Oberon Theatre Ensemble for The Starship Astrov
  2. Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script - Duncan Pflaster, for The Starship Astrov
  3. Outstanding Direction - Eric Parness for The Starship Astrov
  4. Outstanding Costume Design - Mark Richard Caswell for The Starship Astrov
  5. Outstanding Sound Design - Nick Moore for The Starship Astrov
  6. Outstanding Scenic Design - Darby Cire for The Starship Astrov
  7. Outstanding Lighting Design - Isabella F. Byrd for The Starship Astrov
  8. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play - Walter Brandes as Captain Jonas January in The Starship Astrov
  9. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Elizabeth A. Davis as Celaria in The Starship Astrov
  10. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical - Jennifer Gawlik as Ensign Ally January in The Starship Astrov
  11. Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Walter Brandes, Elizabeth A. Davis, Philip Emeott, Ariel Estrada, Jennifer Gawlik, Rafael Jordan, and Christine Verleny in The Starship Astrov

AND, Closure, in which Duncan directed Meri Wallace's short play "Shoot the Playwright", has been nominated for Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Ensemble Performance- congrats to Howling Moon Cab Company and to the 20-person cast (but especially to the gang from "Shoot the Playwright", which starred Marnie Klar, Lauren Milberger, and Adam Samtur, and featured cameos by CJ Bane, Edmond J. Cody III, Clara Barton Green, Saoko Okano, and Nicholas Santasier).


8/1/10
Duncan's play The Thyme of the Season won Outstanding Playwriting for Adaptation, Revival or Sequel at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards! Mark Richard Caswell also won for Outstanding Costume Design. Duncan also was honored with a Congeniality Award.

7/27/10
Duncan's script The Empress of Sex is a finalist in MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and was given a private reading with the MTWorks company!

7/31/10
Oberon Theatre Ensemble produced Duncan's play The Starship Astrov in the 11th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival in July 2010, and got incredible reviews!

7/31/10
Duncan directed a short play called Shoot the Playwright by Meri Wallace, in her MITF show Closure, an evening of one-act plays. "Shoot the Playwright" starred Marnie Klar, Lauren Milberger, and Adam Samtur, and featured cameos by CJ Bane, Edmond J. Cody III, Clara Barton Green, Saoko Okano, and Nicholas Santasier.

7/13/10
  • Duncan's shows in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are nominated for Planet Connections Awards in several categories:

    The Thyme of the Season has been nominated for:
    Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival/Adaptation/Sequel (previously published/or adapted script) - The Thyme of the Season, Produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions benefiting Planned Parenthood; Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster
    Outstanding Playwriting for an Adaptation, Revival or Sequel - Duncan Pflaster
    Outstanding Costume Design Mark Richard Caswell
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play - Rebecca Hirota for the role of Hermia and Tania Jeudy for the role of Pumpkinseed
    Outstanding Actor in a Featured or Cameo Role of a Play - Eric C. Bailey for the role of Bottom
    Outstanding Postcard - Duncan Pflaster Postcard Design

    Clandestine has been nominated for:
    Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts Clandestine - Produced by NewGround Theatre Collective benefiting Women In Need (WIN), Written by Glory Bowen, Ann Gillespie, Alex Goldberg, Duncan Pflaster, Nandita Shenoy and Jonathan Wallace; Directed by Luke Harlan, Cindy N. Kawasaki, Rachel Klein and Michael Schwartz.
    Outstanding Playwriting Short Form (One Act)- Duncan Pflaster for Dark Night of the Russet Rascal (also nominated for Clandestine: Alex Goldberg for Lying Naked, Nandita Shenoy for Rules of Engagement, and Johnathan Wallace for UFO Weather)
    Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production - Matt Carr for the role of The Spanglish Fly in Dark Night of the Russet Rascal (also nominated for Clandestine: Eugene Oh for the role of Eugene in Rules of Engagement and Dominic Spillane for the role of Carter in Lying Naked)
    Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production - Jessica Pohly for the role of Alice "ACE" McAllister in Dark Night of the Russet Rascal (also nominated for Clandestine: Rosebud Baker for the Role of Lily in Lying Naked)

    Duncan is also personally nominated for the festival's Congeniality Award: for "his general friendliness and open-hearted nature."

    The awards ceremony is August 1st. The Full List of all the nominations is here: http://www.planetconnectionsfestivity.com/2010-awards

  • 7/18/10
    Duncan's short play Gay Time Machine was featured in JustASK Productions' One Night Stand with John Tartaglia July 18th at 7pm! The winner of the evening received a commission to write a new short play for JustASK to produce this Fall.
    On July 18th from 7-9pm at the Irish Rogue, Just ASK would like to invite YOU to VOTE for our second of three playwrights you would like to see produced in Just ASK's upcoming fall "Threesome."

    You will watch 7 FIVE MINUTE PLAYS by Adam Delia, Stephanie Bok, Will Lacker, Gregg Greenberg, Melissa Kagen, Duncan Pflaster, and Nora Vetter and choose ONE AND ONLY ONE VICTOR OF THE EVENING.

    With special music guests BEN LEAR( http://www.lillianmusic.com/) and BLUE KID(http://www.facebook.com/BlueKidSings)

    $5 cover+ 2 drink min. or food equivalent.

    To recap: one hilarious Tony Nominee host + 7 original plays + 2 stellar music acts + Broadway tix and posters raffle + witnessing the triumph of democracy= $5. Look into the eyes of John Tartaglia and Rod the Republican and do what's right--JOIN US!

    6/23/10
    Duncan's 10-minute play Mine or Yours was part of Stage Q's Queer Shorts 5 in Wisconsin, June 10-19th! Reviews called it "A campy sex romp" and "A hilarious sketch"!

    6/20/10
    Great reviews for Clandestine, which featured Duncan's "Dark Night of the Russet Rascal", as well as another rave for The Thyme of the Season!
    "The Thyme of the Season does a good job of illustrating what happens when you think you have everything - but really have just the first few steps in the direction of self-discovery. (...) Ultimately, The Thyme of the Season succeeds in what it sets out to do - it's a great, colorful and worthy successor to the "prequel". From the costumes (Mark Richard Caswell), to the clever dialogue which stays faithful to the period while still advocating modern ideals (without creating jarring anachronisms). While fans of Shakespeare will recognize a lot of themes, you don't necessarily have to be a fan of the original to thoroughly enjoy this tale... moniker of "sequel" aside, Thyme is well developed enough to stand on its own and is an enjoyable piece of theatre. Definitely make the thyme to see it."

    6/11/10
    Our first review for The Thyme of the Season, from TheatreIsEasy.com: Sure, they spell my name wrong a couple of times, but what a great review!
    "BOTTOM LINE: A witty, edgy, and thoroughly entertaining return to Athens' forest that does the original play justice. (...) And it is all acted with infectious spirit. There is not a weak link in this gorgeous, enthusiastic cast. (...) The dialogue simulates Shakespearean verse with the occasional hilarious veer into modern language. (...) Another great aspect of The Thyme of the Season is Mark Richard Caswell's rich, colorful costuming. The beautiful clothes and the evocative original music, provided by Matthew Applebaum and Michelle O'Connor, more than compensate for the small, bare stage. (...) If you're a fan of the original play, it would be a waste to miss this blast of a follow-up."

    4/28/10
    Duncan's script The Empress of Sex was a semi-finalist in Chicago's About Face Theatre 2010 XYZ Festival of New Work!

    4/06/10
    Duncan won 2nd Place in Stage and Cinema's 2010 Theater Review Contest, for his review of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage on BroadwayWorld.com.

    Coming up at the end of April, Duncan will be curating the last Short Play Lab to be held at Where Eagles Dare before they close their doors at the beginning of May. The SPL will feature plays by Elisa Abatsis, Sari Caine, David Dudley, Fidel Fonteboa, Carol Mark, Pat O'Connor, Jonathan Wallace, Meri Wallace, Nora Vetter, and Duncan.
    The shows will be at 7pm and 9pm Saturday April 24th and at 2pm and 4pm on Sunday the 25th.

    Performance Dates have been announced for The Thyme of the Season, Duncan's new sequel to A Midsummer Night's Dream! Show info is up on The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Website! Rehearsals begin mid-May.
    Also, Duncan's short play The Dark Night of the Russet Rascal will be in the festivity as part of New Ground Theatre Company's evening of short plays: Clandestine.
    You can purchase tickets to both already, if you are so inclined!

    2/10/10
    Duncan has been accepted to the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity for a second year! Coming in June, the full production of The Thyme of the Season!

    Duncan will be adapting and directing a production of Timon of Athens in April 2010, starring Clara Barton Green as Timon! Produced by Howling Moon Cab Company. Sadly, this production had to be cancelled. It may be revived in Fall 2010.

    1/26/10
    Duncan gets a New Interview with Byrne Harrison of StageBuzz.com!

    1/20/10
    Duncan's 10-minute play (they kiss) will be part of the Short Play Lab at Where Eagles Dare February 27th and 28th, starring Elisa Abatsis, Christopher Boerger, and Don Pflaster. The SPL is curated by Jonathan Wallace, with the theme "The Play Plays": all plays about the experience of doing theatre. Duncan will also be directing Matt Hoverman's Distracted in the same festival.

    The Short Play Lab that Duncan curated in early January went well. 13 awesome 10-minute shows, including Duncan's Mine or Yours, which starred Jeffery Martin, Kelly Nichols, Alexander Nicosia, and Susan Slotoroff! Congrats to all the playwrights!

    12/18/09
    Short Play Lab that I'm guest-curating is coming up January 9th and 10th! My short play Mine or Yours will be in the comedies line-up.
    Get tickets On SmartTix.com here.

    11/02/09
    this Wednesday at 7:30pm is Oberon Theater Ensemble's reading of my Chekhov-in-Space play The Starship Astrov! The free reading will be directed by Eric Parness, starring Gabe Bettio, Walter Brandes, Don Castro, Jane Cortney, Jarel Davidow, Jennifer Gawlik, and Laura Siner.
    Directions and info here.

    And this Sunday at 3pm is a staged reading of my lesbian superhero 10-minute play Dark Night of the Russet Rascal, directed by Rosebud Baker. Performed with 4 other short plays as part of New Ground Theatre Collective's "Cornerstones" reading series, at the Off-Broadway Bleeker Street Theater, 45 Bleeker Street @ Lafayette St. $10, or if you want to see the other plays in the Saturday series as well, it's $16 for both nights. You can purchase advance tickets at the link above.
    (I'll be there to see both nights, but will have to leave early on Sunday to make it to a new tech gig I have- so if you come, say hi before the show).

    Phare Play's 21-hour play festival two weeks ago was a lot of fun! You can see video of my piece My Perfect Life up on YouTube now!
    Part 1 here.
    Part 2 here.
    It's pretty entertaining, I think. Thanks to my Director, Chris Simon, and the fantastic cast Tanya Fazal, Erin Fehr, Jamie Sara Lewis, and Jeffery Martin.
    Also, some of us blogged blindly during the process, and you can read that here.

    And some exciting news! World Players, Inc. has just chosen my brand-new short play The Goose is Getting Fat to be part of their KICK IT! festival of holiday plays, December 3rd-5th! Just got the e-mail this weekend!
    More info on that when we get closer.

    10/15/09
    This weekend is Phare Play's 21-hour play series! I start writing Friday at 10pm, and deliver a play Saturday at 10am.
    Performances will be Saturday, October 17th, at 7pm and 9:30pm, at ATA Beckmann Theatre of Actors. Tickets and reservations and more info at the link above (if you're planning to attend the 9:30 show, it's probably a good idea to make a reservation- it usually sells out).

    My one-page play Your Favorite Things will be performed as part of JustAsk Productions' One Night Stands benefit, an evening of short play readings. My piece will be directed by Case Aiken, and will star Sam Sagenkahn, Susan Stout, and Peter Klein. Performance Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30), at The Irish Rogue 356 W 44th St. I think it's $5.

    And, an update- Oberon Theater Ensemble's reading of my Chekhov-in-Space play The Starship Astrov will be on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30pm. The free reading will be directed by Eric Parness. Cast and place still TBA.

    8/31/09
    Last night Duncan WON an MITF award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his appearance in I Hate Love! The show also won for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Direction: Mark Duncan, and the Producer's Award (most tickets sold in our theater) for The Collective Objective, which came with a cash prize.

    8/23/09
    Duncan has been nominated for an MITF award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his appearance in I Hate Love! The show is also nominated for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Direction: Mark Duncan, and Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising (including Programs, Postcards, Websites, etc.).

    The awards Ceremony is August 30th at New World Stages.

    7/09/09
    Duncan's vampire comedy Suckers was nominated for 6 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards!
    • Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play - Duncan Pflaster
    • Outstanding Costumes - Mark Richard Caswell
    • Outstanding Sound Design - Duncan Pflaster
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play - Alan McNaney for the role of Rich
    • Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role of a Play - Joe Fanelli for the role of David Lamb
    • Outstanding Postcard and Program - Duncan Pflaster
    AND Outstanding Performance in a Reading - Patricia Comstock as Nicole in Duncan's Hate Myself in the Morning

    Duncan is also nominated for the Congeniality Award. He's looking forward to the swimsuit competition.

    Ceremony is August 2nd. Information on all the nominees and how to get tickets here!

    Ore Coin Small05/31/09
    Ore, or Or had a very successful run, with some great press. Check out our production photos, reviews and more!


    05/20/09
    Duncan's 10-minute play What I Like had its premiere as part of the Where Eagles Dare 10-page play festival, May 17th at 7pm, directed by Alexandra Finger, and starring Philip Estrera, John Heath, Jake Krickhan, Alexander Nicosia, Shane Regier, and Michael Wetherbee.

    04/24/09
    You can now Buy Tickets for Ore, or Or! Tickets are ordinarily $12, but right now there's an early-bird special for only $10 with code NOW05 through April 25th. (Or you can buy tickets to all three shows for $25, which saves you $11 off the regular prices! Check it out!

    04/09/09
    My show at Phare Play's 21-hour play Festival turned out to be a lot of fun. Check out Dark Night of the Russet Rascal here on YouTube. (2 parts, about 7 minutes each). My play won "Best Use of Prop" again! Playwrights, directors and actors twittered and tweeted through the process, and all were collected into A Blog. A fun read.

    3/04/09
    1. Saturday, March 21st, Duncan will have TWO one-page plays in the Where Eagles Dare One-Page Play Festival! Come check it out! Buy tickets now- it sold out last time, and people were turned away. Duncan has no plays in the Sunday show.
    2. Duncan will be participating again in Phare Play's 21-hour play festival. He starts writing at 10pm and delivers a play by the next morning, which is then produced that night. He did it last year (and wrote about it on the Fab Marquee) and it was a fun time. There are two performances the night of March 28th- at 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets $15, or $12 for students. Audience votes at the end of the shows, so come on out! Last year Duncan's play won "best use of prop"!
    3. April 6, 7, and 8, Duncan's one-act play Patrick and Lisa's Wedding will be performed as part of StageRight Productions' next showcase of 7 short one act plays, at TGB Theater.
    4. In May, Ore, or Or will be going up at Workshop Theater in rep with Squiggy and the Goldfish and Mare Cognitum as part of a repertory merger. It's three theater companies (Cross-Eyed Bear Productions, Small Pond Entertainment, and Theater of the Expendable) banding together to fight the recession and lower costs. We're trying to decide on a name for all of us as a gestalt entity (Small Bear and the Expendable Ponds?), and will be taking a poll soon, to see what you think!

    2/23/09
    Duncan's one-page play Your Favorite Things was a hit in the Where Eagles Dare one-page play festival! Starring Patricia Comstock, Carlos Rafael Fernandez, and Sam Rosenberg. Production taped from the audience by Jena Tesse Fox. Thanks, Tesse!


    2/05/09
    1. Duncan's one-page play Your Favorite Things will be in John Chatterton's one-page play festival on Saturday, February 21st! Buy your tickets here!
    2. Duncan's vampire play Suckers has been accepted into the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity! Show will be going up for 8 performances in June 2009! He'll also be doing a one-performance reading of his one-act Hate Myself in the Morning


    12/30/08
    Ore, or Or was mentioned in Michael Dale's 2008's Ten Memorable Theatre Moments You May Have Missed, over on BroadwayWorld.com!

    12/04/08
    The performance dates of Ore, or Or have been announced:
    Two performances:
    Wednesday, 12/17 at 8:30pm.
    Saturday 12/20 at 4:30pm.

    To reserve a seat for any of the New Works Festival performances, email totetickets@gmail.com with the title of the show (and, for the workshops, date and time of the performance you will attend) and with the number of seats you would like to reserve. There is a $5 suggested donation, and a maximum of four seats per reservation.

    Listing of all the workshops and readings (and info on their Three Sisters, which sounds super-cool) at the TotE website.


    11/17/08
    The Fab Marquee asked me to write up my experience with Phare Play's 21-hour play festival. It's over here!

    11/07/08
    Theatre of the Expendable has asked for Duncan's play Ore, or Or to be part of their New Works Reading Festival in December 2008- the show will have a workshop with two performances in December!

    10/9/08
    Upcoming things Duncan is involved in:
    1. On Hallowe'en night, Spotlight On is bringing back its wildly popular variety show, hosted by Frank Calo!
      Featuring an Eclectic and Highly Entertaining Array of Acts (including a reprise of my 10-minute play Hold Thy Peace, Thou Knave)

      Friday October 31, at 7pm (reception) - 7:30 show.
      Wine & hors d'oeuvre after-party with weird & unusual fun (should be over by 11, so you can still catch the Village fun afterward)

      Joria Theatre
      230 West 36th St. 3rd Floor (Between 7th & 8th)
      Admission $20 (or only $15 if you wear a Hallowe'en Costume!)
      Reservations: spotlightonfest@msn.com


    2. November 8th, I'll be in Phare Play's 4th session of Short Shorts: at 10pm on the 7th, I'll get some headshots, then I have 12 hours (till 10am the next morning) to write a new short play for them. Then I sleep while a director and the actors get it ready for two shows at 7PM and 9:30PM. Plus the audience votes at the end of each show for the awards.

      I'll most likely only be at the 9:30 performance, since I'll be in a reading of a musical that afternoon, and I'm not sure what time that'll get out.

      It'll be at the Beckmann at the American Theatre of Actors located at 314 West 54th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
      Tickets are only $12 and can be bought at the door or online at this link.


    9/2/08
    WE WON!
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants won three MITF awards!


    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play (previously unpublished script)
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions; Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster; Costume Design by David Withrow; Lighting Design by Kevin B. Ploth; Original Music Composition by Adam Rabin; Fight Choreography by Chris C. Cariker; Performed by Eric C. Bailey, Christopher C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn, Carols Rafael Fernandez. Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffen, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist and Jess Cassidy White.

    Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script Play OR Book of a Musical (Readings excluded)
    Duncan Pflaster for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (tie with Monica Bauer for The Higher Education of Khalid Amir)

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
    Carlos Rafael Fernandez for the role of Prince Trevor in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (tie with Eric Percival as Johnny in Bubby's Shadow)


    8/25/08
    Duncan is taking part in Small Pond Entertainment's second Producer's Sprint! 2 weeks to put up a play!

    Girls, Boys, and Toby Belch
    An evening of three one-act plays by award-winning playwright Duncan Pflaster (Author of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, nominated for nine MITF awards!).

    "The Fugly Train" (two girls discuss the philosophy of beauty while riding the subway),
    "First to Fall Asleep" (Frat boy antics get out of hand when a freshman falls asleep at a party), and
    "Hold Thy Peace, thou Knave" (Actors backstage at a production of "12th Night" get more than they expect when their understudy Toby Belch starts going a little haywire).

    The Bridge Theater at Shetler Studios
    244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor

    Only $15!
    Only two nights- the 30th and 31st!
    Only 40 seats in the house


    8/20/08
    The Midtown International Theater Festival has just announced its 2008 awards, and my play Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants has been nominated for 9 awards!!!

    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play (previously unpublished script)
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions; Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster; Costume Design by David Withrow; Lighting Design by Kevin B. Ploth; Original Music Composition by Adam Rabin; Fight Choreography by Chris C. Cariker; Performed by Eric C. Bailey, Christopher C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn, Carols Rafael Fernandez. Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffen, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist and Jess Cassidy White.

    Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script Play OR Book of a Musical (Readings excluded)
    Duncan Pflaster for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Costume Design
    David Withrow for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
    Carlos Rafael Fernandez for the role of Prince Trevor in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
    Kelly Nichols for the roles of Bluebella/Thalia/Sarah in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
    Keith Patrick Dunn for the role of King Soignee/Morty Fugit in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
    Paula Galloway for the role of Lynetta in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts (Cast of 3 or more)
    Eric C. Bailey, Christopher C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn, Carols Rafael Fernandez. Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffen, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist and Jess Cassidy White for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Program
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants: Duncan Pflaster/United Stages


    So excited. So honored. So pleased. The award ceremony is Friday, September 5th! Keep your fingers crossed for us!

    8/03/08
    The MITF performances of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants are over. We had a great time, but all things must end. Check out our Prince Trevor Reviews and our publicity photos and video and remember the good times!

    7/21/08
    Our first Prince Trevor Review is up!

    7/02/08
    Interview with Duncan on United Stages today!

    7/01/08
    Our Prince Trevor Publicity Video is posted!!!

    6/23/08
    We have Prince Trevor Publicity Photos!!!
    Thanks to wonderful photographer Jason Specland!

    6/10/08
    Our Benefit was a great success! Thanks to all who attended!

    5/23/08
    We are now fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas! If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Cross-Eyed Bear Productions, you can do it online here. Every little bit helps!
    If you're planning to donate more than $1000 at a time (which would be awesome), you need a special letter. E-mail me at the link above.

    Cross-Eyed Bear Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Cross-Eyed Bear Productions may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    5/12/08
    Right now the first three performances of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants are available at http://www.ticketcentral.com for advance sale.
    You can get a $3 discount (from $18 to $15) by using code ADVA- that advance sale is on until May 30th.

    If we don't sell a certain number of tickets by the 30th, some of our later performances may be cancelled, so if you know when you plan to come, and you can buy tickets now, please do so!!!

    4/03/08
    Duncan's award-winning play Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants has just been accepted into this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival! The show will have a production in July (dates TBA).
    This will be Duncan's second time in the festival, having done The Wastes of Time in 2006.

    3/12/08
    Duncan will be playing Sheriff Boone Doggleberry in a staged reading of Much Ado, a new modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing:
    The Collective Objective presents:

    MUCH ADO
    by Kyle Baxter and Jon Crefeld

    Featuring:
    Elizabeth Allerton, Sarah Barry, Jon Crefeld, Lindsay Davis, John Felidi, Kerry Fitzgibbons Anthony Gargano, Roi King, Austin Mitchell, Duncan Pflaster, Bill Schineller, Marina Vrahnos Billy Weimer, and Jess White

    A Staged Reading at the Bridge Theatre
    Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th, 12th floor
    8pm Tuesday March 25, '08

    www.collob.com/ado.htm

    Join us for the reading and refreshments afterwards.


    2/12/08
    Duncan's one-act play The Fugly Train will premiere at Roland Ramos' "Act One" art party on February 23rd. It will star my frequent collaborators and wonderful performers Alexandra Finger & Clara Barton Green.
    My friend Richard Kirkwood will also be premiering a new piece, and spoken word artists Melissa Surach and St. Peter will also be performing.
    Plus, visual art! Work by Chris Kamppmier, Hyphen-one, and Natalia Kadish will be shown.

    11/12/07
    Duncan was the featured guest artist on an episode of Midnight Ukulele Disco last week! You can see the full half-hour episode here, or there are discrete song clips on the website.
    7/18/07
    Katherine and Friends will be hosting an industry staged reading of Duncan's Midsummer sequel The Thyme of the Season on Monday, September 17th, 2007. Ticket Reservations can be made here.

    7/11/07
    Duncan will be appearing as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in 12th Night, presented by Holla Holla Productions! It'll be at Hudson River Park s Clinton Cove, right on the Hudson River on Saturdays and Sundays from August 4th through August 19th at 1pm and 5pm. The production stars Clara Barton Green as Viola and is directed by Ben Beckley.

    5/18/07
    The new review from Hi!Drama has been posted on the Admit Impediments page! The TV interview went well.

    5/11/07
    A review for Admit Impediments is up! Thanks to HX Magazine!
    We'll also be reviewed by Hi!Drama on TV next week! (With a possible appearance/interview with me!)
    Tune in Friday, May 18th 7:30-8:00PM on Time Warner CH.57 or RCN Ch.85 or http://www.mnn.org

    5/9/07
    D'oh! The E-mail link on this site was down until yesterday, so if you've tried to contact Duncan recently through this website, he probably didn't get it. All is fixed, now, though.

    5/7/07
    Admit Impediments Podcast!
    There is an interview with Duncan about Admit Impediments up on MikeyPod! Click here for a direct link!

    5/5/2007 (cinco de mayo)
    Our first week of shows were awesome, but we need more audience! Please come buy tickets!
    Also, last night some of the cast of Admit Impediments went out to The Duplex for "Mostly Sondheim", and did some numbers for the people. New photos on the Impediments site!

    4/16/2007
    Tickets are now available for Duncan's new Musical Admit Impediments! Opening April 30th!

    2/22/2006
    Janus Theater Company will be doing a reading of Duncan's play The Thyme of the Season at the end of March, for possible production this Summer! Wooo!

    Duncan will also be appearing as The Baron de Charlus and in the ensemble in Art House Productions' version of Camino Real by Tennessee Williams. A cast of 24! Puppets! Multimedia stuff! Crazy cool!
    Opens March 2nd in Jersey City. Check the link for details or to buy tickets.

    10/23/2006
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants won Best Play Long Form (Playwriting award 45 minutes or longer) at the Spotlight On Awards last night! Two years in a row!
    Thanks to the brilliant 13-person cast who put a reading together in just 3 rehearsals, and to Spotlight On for taking chances on my scripts.

    9/19/2006
    Last year's staged reading of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants has been nominated for Three Spotlight On Awards for off-off-Broadway Excellence!!!
    1. Best Reading or Evening of Readings - Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants
    2. Best Performance in a Reading - Jess Cassidy White as Toby the Stable Boy
    3. Best Play Long Form (Playwriting award 45 minutes or longer) - Duncan Pflaster

    Many of my talented friends and colleagues have also been nominated.

    8/23/2006
    Duncan is a semi-finalist in an online TV Pilot-Pitching contest, hosted by the New York Television Festival!

    The idea is a Star Trek sitcom called Leave it to Sulu , which will take place in the Star Trek universe, but have sitcom themes and conventions. It ll be like Cheers, 300 years in the future!

    Go watch the video of me attempting to pitch in 1 minute at the website, and if you like what you see, vote!
    The link to the contest is: http://tv.msn.com/nytvf/contest/pitch
    It's listed under Duncan: Leave it to Sulu .
    Actually watching my pitch is not necessary to vote, but it would be nice if you watched them all. In order to see the video, you should be running Internet Explorer, and using a PC- macs do not work, unless you re running something called boot camp .

    Voting runs today (Wednesday the 23rd) through Friday the 25th.
    12 a.m. - 12 a.m. PST (3 a.m. - 3 a.m. EST). Please vote as soon as possible!
    The finalists will pitch to a celebrity panel of executives at the 2006 NYTF, and then the winner will get an $8,000 network TV pilot production deal. This is very exciting, so please vote!

    8/18/2006
    Duncan will be making a rare acting appearance, playing Bottom in Holla Holla's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, for free in Central Park - August 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 1pm and 5pm every day! Come bring a chair, bring a picnic, see some fun Shakespeare!
    See the awesome postcard (with map) here!
    (Duncan also designed the postcard)

    8/10/2006
    The Wastes of Time had a great run as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival! We sold out our last two shows!
    In other news, Duncan will soon be appearing as Bottom in Holla Holla's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Central Park! Free outdoor theater! E-mail Duncan for more info!

    8/2/2006
    The Wastes of Time has been going swimmingly! Two Great reviews have been posted!

    4/21/2006
    Duncan's new play The Wastes of Time will be in the Midtown International Theater Festival this August! Currently we're in pre-production excitement.

    11/04/2005
    Thanks to everyone who made it out to the staged Reading of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants! It went very well, thanks to the super-talented cast! Hopefully there will be a full production sometime next year!

    9/27/2005
    Coming soon, a staged Reading of Duncan's new Big Epic Shakespearean Fairy Tale Play for Adults, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants!

    9/24/2005
    Eternity: Time Without End won 4 Spotlight On Awards!
    Best Actress (Clara Barton Green)
    Best Supporting Actor (Jason Specland)
    Best Featured Performer (Joe Fanelli)
    Best Written Original Play (Playwright s Award) long form (Duncan Pflaster)


    We're all just tickled pink.

    8/15/2005
    Eternity: Time Without End has just been nominated for
    12 Spotlight On Awards!
    Best Production
    Best Written Original Play (Playwright s Award) long form (over 45 minutes)
    Best Ensemble Full length or larger work (5 or more in cast)
    Best Direction
    Best Costume Design
    Best Actor (Ari Benjamin)
    Best Actress (Clara Barton Green)
    Best Supporting Actor (Jason Specland
    and Brendan Burke)
    Best Supporting Actress (Alexandra Finger
    and Jena Tesse Fox)
    Best Featured Performer (Joe Fanelli)


    Woo hoo!
    More information about the upcoming (next month) awards ceremony and other nominees can be found at the Spotlight On Website - http://www.spotlighton.org

    Duncan's three-girl one-act play "Patrick and Lisa's Wedding" was recently part of "12 Angriest Women" July 22nd-24th, 2005.
    Our full-length production Eternity: Time Without End was a phenomenal success! Thanks to everyone who came to see it! Go to the page for photos and reviews!

    Our Show Sleeping in Tomorrow was nominated for a 2004 Spotlight On Award!

    The Plays
    The Empress of Sex
    The Thyme of the Season
    The Starship Astrov
    Suckers
    Ore, or Or
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants
    Admit Impediments
    The Wastes of Time
    Eternity: Time Without End
    Sleeping in Tomorrow
    Dik and Jayne Are Not The Same
    Amazing Daedalus
    Eskimo
    Wilder & Wilder
    The Piano That Jack Filled

    Other Plays (one-acts and collaborations)

    Awards

    Postcard Design Services

    Coming Soon!

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    Cross-Eyed Bear Productions is a theatre company dedicated to the idea that Theatre should be entertaining, thought provoking, and most importantly, fun. To this end, we produce original scripts and plays that are infrequently produced elsewhere. We believe that if we have fun doing a play that we enjoy, our audiences will enjoy it and have fun as well. We believe that "play" is an essential part of theatre; that children playing "Let's pretend" have more in common with the core of true theatre than most shows currently on Broadway; that emotional depth is more important than technical wizardry.


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