Sunday, October 5, 2008

And the envelope please....

And the 2008 T Plays Audience Favorite goes to....


Blue Line Week 1

Written by Rick Park

Directed by Meg Taintor

with Tony Dangerfield as Drik; Rafael Marinho as Antonio and George Saulnier as Reading Man

Congrats to the winners and to all the artists who made the past three weeks a big success.

Friday, October 3, 2008

T Plays Are Almost Sold Out!

Saturday night's performance that is, there are tickets left for tonight - we'd hate to turn anyone away, so if you can make it to tonight's (Friday) performance we'd love to see you!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Audience Favorites

So the ballots have been counted and recounted. And here are the audience favorites for the T Plays.

Please Report Any Suspicious Activity by Rick Park

Permissive Signals by William Donnelly

La Vie Orange by Ginger Lazarus

A Single Look Back by John Edward O'Brien

The Quiet Desperation of White People by Ken Urban

I Could Not Stop the Silver Line so It Kindly Stopped for Me by Kristin Baker and Dan Milstein

Yes, we said there would be five. There was a tie, so all six will move on. Performances will be Oct 2-4 all at 8PM.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Scenes from Week Two

As noted below week one had gay dolphins...what does week two offer? Here's a sneak peek of some of the shows this week. And again thanks to Meg Taintor for the photos.

Pictured are Faith Imafidon and Giselle Ty in 6AM: Violin/Viola written by Matt Chapuran and directed by Barlow Adamson. And Forrest Walter and Bonnie Duncan in The Quiet Desperation of White People written by Ken Urban and directed by Antoine A. Gagnon. Hope to see you this week.

Early Results are in...

and as the late Tim Russert demonstrated we live in a blue state. Last week's Blue Line Play - Please Report Any Suspicious Activity was hands down the audience favorite. It received almost twice as many votes as the other plays. And looking ahead to this current week it would be mathematically impossible for five plays to do better than it. And so it is safe to declare (even though the polls for this week have yet to open) that Please Report... - the play about two gay dolphins having a fight on the blue line (or if you ask George the play about a man whose reading is interrupted by two gay dolphins) will be a part of the audience favorite week Oct 2-4. Congrats to writer Rick Park, director Meg Taintor and actors Tony Dangerfield, Rafael Marinho and George Saulnier. The other four plays from last week are still in contention and we will wait until voting for this week has concluded on Sunday before posting the full breakdown.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our Outbound Run for the T Plays! Opening Tomorrow!

We are deep in rehearsals for week two and we have our tech/dress tonight at the Factory Theatre. Here is our line up!

6 AM: Violin/Viola
Written by Matt Chapuran on the Orange Line
Directed by Barlow Adamson
With: Faith Imafidon & Giselle Ty

Written by Pat Gabridge on the Green Line
Directed by John Edward O’Brien
With: Leah Fine & Ellen Powers

The Quiet Desperation of White People
(with apologies to the people of Boston)
Written by Ken Urban on the Red Line
Directed by Antoine A. Gagnon
With: Bonnie Duncan & Forrest Walter

Because I Could Not Stop For the Silver Line, It Kindly Stopped For Me
Written by Kristin Baker & Dan Milstein on the Silver Line
Directed by Dan Milstein
With: Rachel Cummings, Michael Jorgensen & Kim Anton Myatt

A Single Look Back
Written by John Edward O’Brien on the Blue Line
Directed by Dawn Simmons
With: Rachel Cummings, Nate Gundy, Lonnie McAdoo & Casey Preston

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Final Night of Week 1 - the Inbound Run!

Cannot believe our first week is over and that our second week writers are currently finishing their scripts for week 2! We'll have info on just who got matched up with who (whom? ah, that's why I'm not a writer) very soon. In the meantime, we wanted to leave you with photos from 2 more "Inbound Run" plays. Both photos taken by the lovely Ms. Meg Taintor:

from: "Please Report Any Suspicious Activity" written by Rick Park on the Blue Line. Directed by Meg Taintor, with (from left to right) Tony Dangerfield, George Saulnier III and Rafael Marinho.

"Jaggedly Edged" written by Carl Danielson on the Silver Line. Directed by Jeremy Johnson with (from left to right) Brashani Reece and Irene Daly.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Train has left the Station

So the T Plays opened this evening. It was probably one of the smoothest openings in Mill 6 history. Perhaps we need to do these intense thematic festivals more often. All five plays were performed well and warmly received. And remember only 3 more days to catch this line up. Here is another photo taken by the talented Meg Taintor. What's in the box you ask? Well see the T Plays and find out. In the photo are Rodney Raftery and George Saulnier in Lost in Transit written by Forrest Walter on the Green Line.

T Plays in the Press!

It turns out the Papers have found "The T Plays" a pretty interesting concept as well. For Bay Windows, writer Brian Jewell accompanied Playwright Ginger Lazarus (Thanks Ginger!) for her trek on the Orange Line.

Jenna Scherer wrote a nice feature on us for the Boston Herald - always appreciated!

Photo is of Ginger Lazarus on the Orange Line and is courtesy of Bay Windows.

T Plays "Inbound Run" Opens Tonight!!

We depart the station tonight at 8pm (it's interesting to think how many subway-related terms you can plug into one post, and probably annoying for the reader) and we couldn't be happier. We have five terrific shows and even though they're all set on the T, they're all wonderfully different.

Here's a photo from our Orange Line show by Ginger Lazarus called "La Vie en Orange" taken by the lovely Meg Taintor. Meg is directing "Please Report Any Suspicious Activity", is Artistic Director for Whistler in the Dark Theatre Company and an EXcellent photographer.


And thank you for riding the T Plays.

(couldn't resist)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

All Aboard!

So as I type this, our playwrights have scattered across the city and will soon be boarding their respective T lines. Tonight we will begin rehearsing Week 1 of the T Plays. Here is how the match ups went last evening.

The Red Line Play
Writer: William Donnelly
Director: Antoine A. Gagnon
Cast: Greer Rooney and Andrew Winson

The Orange Line Play
Writer: Ginger Lazarus
Director: Barlow Adamson
Cast: Mike Bash and Julia Specht

The Green Line Play
Writer: Forrest Walter
Director: Nora Long
Cast: Rodney Raftery and George Saulnier

The Blue Line Play
Writer: Rick Park
Director: Meg Taintor
Cast: Tony Dangerfield and Rafael Marinho

The Silver Line Play
Writer: Carl Danielson
Director: Jeremy Johnson
Cast: Irene Daly and Brashani Reece

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Time to Name Names

In a post below we used the phrase "players to be named later" to describe the group of not then quite confirmed actors for The T Plays. Well the time has come to names some more names. So joining the group of actors already mentioned below are: Anthony Dangerfield, Leah Fine, Rafael Marinho, Ellen Bates Powers, Greer Rooney, Giselle Ty, Forrest Walter, Andrew Winson. Welcome aboard folks.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

So Who's Riding The T?

Well the list is still being double checked and finalized, but here are a few folks who have signed up for The T plays this September. As always artists subject to change. Among the writers are several members of the playwriting group Rhombus: Carl Danielson, Pat Gabridge and Ginger Lazarus; Dan Milstein and Kristin Baker from Rough and Tumble Theater; Boston Theater Marathon playwrights Matt Chapuran and John Edward O'Brien; IRNE winner Forrest Walter; local acting favorite Rick Park and Ken Urban a reviewer for

Among the directors are IRNE nominee Barlow Adamson, Meg Taintor from Whistler in the Dark, Jeremy Johnson and Dawn Simmons both from StageSource, co-managing director Antoine A. Gagnon and more.

Several Mill 6 regulars including Irene Daly, Lonnie McAdoo and Rodney Raftery will be acting plus George Saulnier, Nathaniel Gundy, Brashani Reece, Julia Specht, Mike Bash, Kim Anton Myatt, Bonnie Duncan, Faith Imafidon, Casey Preston, Michael Jorgensen, Rachel Cummings and in the parlance of baseball several players to be named later.

It is the largest production team we have assembled and we are quite excited about what they will produce.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Congrats to Pat

A few months back Mill 6 produced Pat Gabridge's play Counting Rita for the Tenth Boston Theater Marathon. Well, we just heard that Counting Rita will be included in Best Ten-Minute Plays 2009, 2 Actors, to be published by Smith & Kraus. The book will be published next year. We wish Pat the best and are looking forward to seeing our name in print.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where the &*%@!#$ is Bunbury?

As faithful readers, you might find yourself asking...
Um...what the heck happened to Bunbury?  The show that Mill 6 was so excited about? That they performed a snippet of at their Jamboree? That they raffled off TICKets for for Pete's Sake?

And you'd be right to ask, because all that is true.  And we *will* be producing "Bunbury".

Just not this September.

How am I so sure that we will be performing it?  Two reasons:
  1. We really love it.  "Bunbury" is a fantastic, funny play that has heart and is just...*different*.
  2. We've already paid for the rights.  
So it's really a good thing we like it so much.

But due to circumstances beyond our control, we'll bring it to you in 2009 - we promise.  

In the meantime, we're thrilled to bring you The T Plays!  A way we've come up with to work with some of our favorite people.  More coming soon!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Fantastic "Aether" Photos

Hey there, well we had an EXcellent weekend in our third time as part of FeverFest, hosted by the good people at Whistler in the Dark . Friendly audiences, and we met some terrific companies!

We also appreciate the wonderful photos taken by Ms. Meg Taintor, Artistic Director of Whistler, photographer extraordinaire and mean karaoke singer of "End of the World as We Know It". I've attached a couple below, and we'll be uploading all of them at our own

"Aether" by William Donnelly
Directed by Antoine A. Gagnon, with Irene Daly & John Sorice
Thanks to all who came out to the show!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We Open "Aether" by Bill Donnelly tonight!

Hey there, we're psyched to open "Aether" tonight as part of "FeverFest 08". It's our third year running and we're delighted to take part again. Plus we get to do a World Premiere by William Donnelly, yeah, life is pretty good.

Had a great dress rehearsal last night...wait...that's bad luck isn't it? Ahhh nuts.

Shows are Wed-Sat at 8pm and then a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets and directions can be found at Whistler's snappy website or we've reaaaally been trying to keep you better at being informed at our own shiny

We hope to see you at the show! Pictures will be up soon!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sooperdelishus on the Onion

If any of you were at our Jamboree you remember the hysterical Sooperdelishus short pieces by our good friend Chris Keating. Well, in this video from the Onion the "VP of Blizzard" is none other than that same Mr. Keating.

Or as he said "here is proof that ANYone, and I mean ANYone, can get online."

Monday, May 5, 2008

Enough with the Jamboreeing...'s time to run. That's right fresh from our weekend of Jamboree performances Mill 6 keeps up the pace by participating in the Boston Theater Marathon. We are pleased to be taking part in our fourth marathon. This year we present Counting Rita by Patrick Gabridge. The play is directed by Barlow Adamson and features Julie Jirousek and Elaine Theodore.

The Boston Theater Marathon is an all day affair presenting 50 ten minute plays. Monies raised go to the Boston Theater Community Benevolent Fund. Come check out part of the day or stay for all 50 plays. We perform in the 5-6PM slot. This Sunday May 11, 2008 at the BCA Calderwood Pavillion.

For more info

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Jamboree Opens Tonight!!

It's been a full tech week, but we're delighted to open our Tenth Anniversary Jamboree Tonight. We run this Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm!

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Whale of a Tale

It's Moby Dick
that's right, with Ahab and Queequeg and Ishmael and THE White Whale.

Coarse Evening Style, on the Factory Theater Stage
May 1-3

All 720 pages in 7 short scenes.

  • Captain Ahab - Rodney Raftery

  • Ishmael - Michael DiLoreto

  • Queequeg - John Sorice

  • Mrs. Hussey and others - Brashani Reece

  • Elijah and others - Antoine Gagnon

  • Father Mapple and others - Lonnie McAdoo

  • Starbuck - George Saulnier III

  • Woman of Nantucket and others - Irene Daly

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's Alive!!!

Our Website that is.

Thanks to Ernest we now know what Dr. Frankenstein felt like. Hopefully our little website will grow up without the maiming or the villagers following with pitchforks.

Unless they're ticket-buying villagers with pitchforks, in which case - Welcome!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Our 2008 Season

We're quite excited about this year we have a show in April...wait...May? and our September show BUNBURY: A Serious Play for Trivial People by Tom Jacobsen which will be directed by our own Artistic Director John Edward O'Brien.

What's "Bunbury" about? After discovering that he is only a fictitious character in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Bunbury joins forces with Rosaline, Romeo’s never-seen obsession from ROMEO AND JULIET. Together, they use their anonymity to infiltrate and alter classic literature, starting by accidentally giving ROMEO AND JULIET a happy ending. The resulting transformation of such classics as THE THREE SISTERS, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, WAITING FOR GODOT, and even Edgar Allan Poe’s THE RAVEN spawns a new sub-discipline in literary criticism and may even change the world. A comedy that proves everyone's life means something--even if they don't exist!

Both shows will be at the Piano Factory in Boston's Historic South End.