For the past several months I have been working on a new project that I'm really excited about. Utah Valley University has comissioned me to adapt Kelly Barnhill's 2016 Newbery Medal winner, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, as a play for their 2019 season. If things go according to plan, that season will be UVU's first in their spanking new performing arts center, currently under construction. Over the course of this semester I've been working on my first draft and bringing pages into UVU's New Script Workshop, taught by Janine Sobeck Knighton (Janine and I have collaborated before, and she is officially the dramaturg on this project). The students read my pages aloud and give feedback on them, which is always useful. The class culminates in a staged reading, which will be happening in UVU's Noorda Theatre this coming Wednesday, December 6th, at 5 p.m. The play is still very much a work-in-progress, but it's coming along. The reading is free and you should come if you can!
Be aware that parking is a little crazy because of the construction. There is a garage close to the student center, but that's a couple of minutes away.