Shadow of Doubt

For the past few months we’ve been working on a new project with a new to stage writer, Maurisz Kotowski. His play is called “Shadow of Doubt” and this month we will be performing the first workshop or staged reading of the play for the public. The process of creating a play is one of my favorite things to do as a producer and writer. However, when I really think about it, it’s not that at all, its the coming together of many people to work on one thing. The actual process of creating a play takes years, hundreds of man hours, and a great majority of them never have an actual payday or performance. In the end “the process” is usually a labor of love.

When we go see a play or musical many of us (even in the theater or entertainment community) only think of how successful a run or workshop was. We don’t think about the amount of time, the number of resources and the amount of energy that went into creating a piece. Then, usually the only people that receive their due credit, that have their friends come and see it, that make all of the speeches and gain more work are the actors. And Actors do deserve their recognition, they work years honing their craft, juggling responsibility and passion. Producers, directors and writers magically have everything together. If all is working well that is how it should look however, the reality that is vastly different from the perception.

My point, the amount of work that goes on backstage, before rehearsals, after rehearsals, before casting notices are sent out, before breakdowns are posted, before technical aspects are discussed and before the first table read with good friends IS more work than is given credit. This coming staged reading of “Shadow of Doubt” is representative of a work of live theater in progress. It is an actual view of  “the process” which I hope you find entertaining, interesting and thoughtful.

Hope to see you at the theater in February!

Jared Tyrel Pixler

MB Stage Productions

The WHY behind the video games…

When David and I wrote, before we even had the idea for The Video Games, there was something deep at work. I think David described it best to me one night when we were working on yet another revision to the show. Below you will find the WHY behind The Video Games for David… If you haven’t seen the show yet its okay there are no spoilers I promise!

“One of my most cherished childhood memories was playing Banjo-Kazooie and Mario Kart with my dad in the basement. My most cherished possession is a Pokemon Yellow Version that my younger brother saved up his quarters and dimes to buy me for my tenth birthday. When I felt lonely, I would turn on Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and play for hours; solving dungeons and saving the world from Ganondorf’s evil clutches. Video games hold a special place in my heart. With the production that we have, it warms my heart and makes me relive all of those moments that I hold near and dear.

And I know that I’m not alone.

After each show, we’ve had people hug us, thanking us for helping them relive their childhoods again. We’ve had children tell us that we have inspired them to explore new and exciting games and stories. We’ve had adults congratulate us on capturing the excitement and joy that they felt all those years ago.

Video games touch people’s lives in more ways than one. We want to share that with you.”

– David Evan Stolworthy; co-creator of The Video Games.

Limited tickets available on Gold Star!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out The Video Games or want to see it again (I mean every show is different) here is a special chance for you to come see the show for 50% off at the door prices! Thats right we have released tickets on Gold Star! Follow the link below today!

Gold Star 50% off Tickets for The Video Games

Return of the Console

Well we “did the thing” as Katie says. Long Beach comic-con was amazing this year! The Video Games performed right at the end of the day to a full house. Below are a few pics from the event. But don’t fret if you missed us at Long Beach regular shows resume this Friday Sept. 18th at Midnight and as a special surprise for those of you that missed us or just LOVE to cos-play like we do you can get $10 tickets at the door if you come dressed up! See you at the show! And remember “Long live the console!”

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

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