The most recent development in this play's journey is that Chicago's esteemed American Blues Theater has named ANGEL DOWN AT LOVE a semi-finalist for their 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. It's a great honor and hopefully will help bring this epic, heartfelt tragedy to a full production, and I offer my most sincere thanks to the literally dozens of actors, artists, directors and teachers who have helped me throughout this process. It reaffirms my belief that while playwriting is often a solitary pursuit, a playwright is truly never alone when he or she has talented friends and collaborators who can help lift the burden until it's a joy. As President Kennedy once said "a rising tide lifts all boats" and I hope that this play in whatever form it takes or direction it travels can honor both JFK's legacy and make my gifted associates proud. Check out some pictures below from the staged reading done last summer at Black Rock Bar & Kitchen and keep your eyes open, you haven't seen the last of us yet!
The Official Sounding Board for Playwright and Director Mark Mason