Jellyfish is done!

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…But the show rolls on. I owe so much thanks to Mary Myers, Johnny Day, Alex Alferov, Kate Dooley, and Kristen Pilgrim. They made my play look good. They made it look darned good. Also, a huge thanks to the craftsfolk of the show: Tim Nielsen, Katelin Lee, Mary Keegan, and Adam Johnson. Finally, a huge high five to Jon Jon Johnson and Liz Hansen for their first full season with Avalanche Theatre Company.

Thanks, everyone, for helping this show come to life!

If you missed it, then you should really read the script. It’s available at http://blur.by/1eMxxa1, which is a pretty excellent self publishing site. I’m publishing this as the ‘world premiere edition,’ though I fully intend to keep this thing circulating and improving as I do so. We’ve come a long way, and I think we can get even better.

Drifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacology

Drifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacology

Alright, back to making DVDs of the show. Thanks again to everyone who came, who read for the show, who acted, who directed, who helped turn this text into something alive and real.

You all rock.

-K

Final Weekend of the Immortal Jellyfish, Scripts are now available!

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Couple of big items this week!  The Immortal Jellyfish performs its last weekend at the FallFRINGE!  Check out Alex Alferov, Johnny Day, and Mary Myers as they rock the socks off this new, original script… that I wrote!  Holy moly!

Speaking of new and original scripts, the Immortal Jellyfish is available for purchase online at http://blur.by/1eMxxa1!  Follow that link  to nab your copy of the World Premiere Edition of the Immortal Jellyfish!

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Second Weekend Starts Tonight!

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Drifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacology

Drifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacology


Tonight at 6:30, check out the World Premiere of The Immortal Jellyfish!

You can nab tickets here before 5:30: https://www.capitalfringe.org/fallfringe-2013/shows/265-the-immortal-jellyfish

I’d tell you more about it, but I think Hunter Styles does a fine job here:

http://dctheatrescene.com/2013/11/06/immortal-jellyfish/

The Ultimate Halloween Hangover Cure

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…Is The Immortal Jellyfish!

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90% water, 5% comedy, 5% wonder-drama, this stuff will have you up and sounding intelligent to friends and relations faster than scrambled embryos and microwaved fat cells!

…Graphic.

Our next sci-fi rom-dram hits The Shop at Fort Fringe this afternoon at 1:00pm! Be there by 12:45 to get solid seats… they don’t let folks in late!

The address is 607 New York Ave NW. Tickets are $15 with a Fringe button, or $20 without. If you hate cash purchases, you can buy tickets online anytime before [EDIT:]11:00am at https://www.capitalfringe.org/fallfringe-2013/shows/265-the-immortal-jellyfish

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Immortal Jellyfish Opens this weekend!

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Tonight at 6:30 and tomorrow at 1:00pm, you can catch my latest play, The Immortal Jellyfish, presented by Avalanche Theatre Company as part of the FallFRINGE!

Starring Mary Myers, Alex Alferov, and Johnny, this sci-fi take on an ancient epic combines romance, madness, humor and horror in a 75 minute thrill ride through the human genome… and beyond! Directed by the illustrious Kristen Pilgrim and Stage Managed by the incredible Kathryn Dooley, this piece is the culmination of nearly a year and a half of work and revision.

We hope to see many familiar faces tonight and tomorrow!

Jellyfish and e-Book-ery

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So, the fun thing about publicizing my own show and book is what happens when I look at making an e-book…   ebook image     And what I’ve found from several sources is that you can make really interesting productions out of these things!  Now, I’m used to an ‘e-book’ being a digital rendition of  a book, but I was definitely wrong! “More Movie Than Book” In her 2011 article, “Are e-Books Any Good?” Lisa Guernsey discusses the impact of e-books on children’s learning, and while I ignored the quagmire of benefit versus bane to education, I just kept getting increasingly fascinated by the descriptions of what e-books could do! “huge, easily readable words, brilliant graphics, and an engaging recorded-voice narrator.” Uh. Please and thank you. I was already planning on making DVDs of my show.  I was also planning on publishing hard copies of my play.  But if I could make a published DVD-audio-book of my play?  How cool would that be?! Snap Back to Reality Now, the world premiere of The Immortal Jellyfish opens in just 7 days, so I have a lot of work on my plate already.  We’ve got lights, projections, sound, a set, some props, costumes, and actors to work with in our upcoming tech week.  Holy hannah. All that said, as appealing as an e-book is, I don’t think I’ll have it ready for the run of the show.  But something tells me that after show, after the DVDs are made and the scripts are delivered to Kickstarter backers, there may well be an e-book in the works. The Immortal Jellyfish will premiere Nov. 1 at 607 New York Ave NW, Washington DC at Fort Fringe – The Shop as part of the fallFRINGE.

Immortal Jellyfish at the FallFRINGE!

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Hello Interwebs!

It’s Keegan Cassady, your friendly neighborhood playwright.  I wanted to let you know that I’m producing my second self-written work, The Immortal Jellyfish through Avalanche Theatre Company as part of the FallFRINGE.

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Having lost his closest friend, Will is obsessed with finding a cure for death, and the answer just might lie in the genes of the immortal jellyfish.  But his fellow scientists have other ideas….

The show performs at:

Fort Fringe – The Shop

607 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

During the Festival, the Box Office at Fort Fringe will be open starting one hour before each day’s first performance – times are available below and at: https://www.capitalfringe.org/fallfringe-2013/box-office

Friday, November 1, 6:30-7:45

Saturday, Nov 2, 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Friday, Nov 8, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Saturday, Nov 9, 3:30 to 4:45pm

Saturday, Nov 16, 10:00PM to 11:15 PM

Sunday, Nov 17, 1:00PM too 2:15PM

Under the direction of Kristen Pilgrim and featuring Alex Alferov, Johnny Day, and Mary Myers, this sci-fi thriller explores the epic of Gilgamesh through the lens of modern genetics.  With Kate Lee designing our costumes, Tim Nielsen developing our soundscape, and Kathryn Dooley stage managing, our production is attempting to create a clean, clear and complete world meshing science and myth.

We’d like to invite you to take part in our latest adventure, starting this November in Washington, DC.

Tickets are $15 with a $5 fringe button, and are currently available at the Capital Fringe site; https://www.capitalfringe.org/fallfringe-2013/shows/265-the-immortal-jellyfish

Tickets are also available by phone, calling 866.811.4111.

Thank you all for your support – I look forward to seeing you at the show!

-Keegan Cassady

Playwright, The Immortal Jellyfish