My adaptation of James Howe’s amazing book The Misfits continues to garner awards and notice. The story focuses on four seventh graders (who are misfits) stand up to bullying in their school by running for student government on a No Name Calling platform. It was named one of the top 10 productions in Omaha for 2011 by the Omaha World Herald. AND it was one of two plays selected by AATE’s Playwrights in Our Schools program. I went to Park City Utah (where the paper called me a renowned playwright) in March to do a play development residency with the high school and their great director D’acry Benicosa (I expanded the cast).
The Misfits was also featured in TCG’s American Theater Magazine in an article called The Defenders which focused on how theater is used to make a difference about bullying. The play will also be featured at the summer American Alliance for Theater and Education conferenceat a session about new play development with high schools.