“Who are you?!”

“Who are you?!”
“We’re….Batmen.”

Adam Szymkowicz is a mad man — a mad man playwright with a dream to interview every playwright he can get his hands on. So he’s not a mad man you have to be scared of. He’s the good kind of mad man, like Edison or Bell or Einstein or…Batman.

That’s it: Adam Szymkowicz is the playwright Batman.

And I’m his latest interview.

Check out his work too while you’re at it. His play Incendiary has 3 more performances at Wishbone Theatre Collective in Chicago.

“The hammer clicks in place….” but only 3 more times

New headshot. I’m going for “serious, but still a fun guy to hang out with, and maybe a little bit mischievous.”

Hi all,

The production in LA is going very well, and everyone except for this guy is very excited about it. Yes, that’s what is known in the review world as a “pan;” but I can’t help it if I’ve sullied the Greeks with things like sex and swearing. I’m sure they were all pretty puritanical, didn’t fuck around or stuff like that. That must be why their myths are all so dull.

Anyhow, there are 3 performances left. Tonight’s is sold out but there are still tickets left for Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. They are available here. But be quick. There aren’t many left.

And if you attempt to buy tickets but find them all sold out, come to the theater anyway. We’ve had no-shows at every performance, so if we can, we’ll squeeze you in at the last moment.

I will be at all performances, so I hope to see you there.

P.S. Thoughts on that head-shot? Funny background, but that’s my backyard so it seems…appropriate(?)

“….haunted by American dreams, hunted by American dreams.”

Down in the face of God is a real boy at last.

The play opened Friday night to a sold out house, rave reviews, and (apparently) a party that Dionysus himself would have approved of. I fly to LA Tuesday and I’ll be there for the final 2 weeks of the run so come out, see all the hard work AthroughZ put in, and experience this amazing production.

Click here to get your tickets, and get ’em soon! It’s a small house and a very limited run. This coming weekend, May 24-26, is the time to go! For one, I’ll be there and seeing the full production for the FIRST TIME EVER. Also, tix are going fast for the final weekend and we need bodies for those middle shows. And finally, if you don’t attend…..you will be cursed and you won’t know how to deal with that because you haven’t see my play.

Sneak peak time……

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See you all next weekend.

 

“….were they telling me to run….”

The trailer has arrived.

Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Then get yourself to Los Angeles for the limited run.

The World Premiere of Down in the face of God.

Written by Tim J. Lord.

May18 – June 2, 2012.

Studio/Stage Theatre in L.A.

Presented by AthroughZ Productions. Directed by Caitlin Hart. Movement & Choreography by Doug Oliphant. Featuring Dan Amerman, Sam Bianchini, Andie Bottrell, Matt Harbert, Christina Jun, Eric Martig, Lauren Terilli, and Meredith Wheeler.

“…blackbirds frying on a wire…”

Just read AthroughZ’s status update on the book of faces:

“Commencing 24 hour countdown to the online premiere of the trailer for Down in the face of God!”

This was posted about an hour ago, so check out AthroughZ’s website tomorrow around 5:30pm (EDT) to see it. And I’ll be sure to share it here as well.

I hope you all are as excited as I am.

“Fluorescent lights engage….”

First rehearsal for Down in the face of God was last night, and leave it to Caitlin to say, “Tradition? Ha!” and toss the time-honored act of sitting around a table, reading the script, then discussing it quietly out a (metaphorical) 50th story window. No, she had them on their feet from the start.

Here’s an excerpt of the email I got from her:

“As for last night – it went great! Im really excited! It was wonderful to dive into the world of the play head first – finally!! I was crazy director lady and had them run through the entire play on its feet and side coached them. It was intense. But now they all know what they’re in for so that’s good. They were all like ‘fuck!!! Time to get off book!!’ ha!”

Side-coaching the first readthrough?! I love it.

So it is with great joy that I bring you pictures taken during all the fun.