Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Tell a Playright How You Want a Play Written - Bid Now through Saturday 10/8 - for Threshold Theater


Threshold Theater is the theater company I work with as their Literary Director and in-house playwright (they’ve got two of my plays in the pipeline for production in upcoming years).  Threshold is doing their annual Coming Out Cabaret and Fundraiser event this coming Saturday, October 8th from 7pm to 9pm at The Black Hart of Saint Paul (I love that name) - a gay/drag/soccer bar just across the road from the soccer stadium (near the Snelling/University intersection), 1415 University Avenue West in St. Paul.

Even if you can’t attend in person, you can still participate by bidding online in our silent auction (right now, through Saturday evening).  Something you may find of particular interest is that I’m putting my playwriting skills up for bidding:

Ever wanted to tell a playwright how to write their play?
You can!
Setting, characters, names, genre, title, plot points, random bits of dialogue? You can dictate as many or few items as you like. The higher you bid, the more input you can have. Or you can just wing it and ask the playwright to surprise you with something. Totally up to you.

There are two categories, ten minute play and one act play:

Top 3 bidders will each get a 10-minute play in that category

Only the top bidder gets a one act play 

Just put your bids in the comments section of the post of the item in which you’re interested.

They’re taking bids on the individual items (links to mine specifically are above) and the rest are all posted on the Threshold Theater Facebook page:


(If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can either work through me or someone else you know with a Facebook account to place a bid online)

In addition to potentially compelling me to write something new for the stage, we have a variety of other offerings:

A Mega-Bundle of tickets to HUGE improv comedy theater

A signed Minnesota Vikings football

Tickets to Once Upon A Mattress at Old Log Theater (running now through January 7, 2023)

A gardening consultation and work session with a U of MN Extension Master Gardener

Tickets to your pick of several different Guthrie Theater shows in the coming season: The Little Prince (December 2022), Blues For Alabama Sky (February 2023), Born With Teeth (March 2023), Hamlet (April 2023), Murder on the Orient Express (May 2023), Into The Woods (June 2023), and Shane (July 2023)

An almost ridiculous variety and amount of alcohol from several local venues and breweries

Framed original photography

A basket of homemade canned fruits and jellies

And if you just want to make a straight-up donation to the theater company, you can visit the theater’s page at GiveMN.org

So join us in person or join us online. Either way you go, the theater thanks you for the support.



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