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“db” reviews

In News, Plays, Schedule on January 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM

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“A fast-paced roller coaster ride … a fun, action-packed, thoughtful play about what motivates us to do what we do. Who was DB Cooper? We’ll probably never know, but at db, you’ll have a great time speculating.” – Broadway World

Full-throttle thrills … [Smith] delivers a D.B. Cooper tale with the momentum of a highjacking … Buckle in for a gut-level deconstruction that’s riveting, unexpectedly funny and as ambitious as Cooper’s 10,000-foot high-dive from flight 305.” – Oregonian

“A complex yet compelling piece of theater. This heist story [is] deft and diligent – the payoff is great … Do you sometimes wish your theater seat would rumble and quake while the lights flash, briefly transforming the play you’re seeing into an amusement park ride? Then db may be just the play for you.” – Oregon ArtsWatch

An exciting journey … powerful and compelling … it’s something you’ll talk about long after it’s over.” – All Things Performing Arts

Read my introduction to the play from the production.

Playing through Feb. 4 at Coho Theater (Portland), Thu-Sat @ 7:30p, Sun @ 2:00p.

Get tickets here.

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“Microdosed” published in High Times

In Journalism, News on December 7, 2016 at 2:22 PM

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High Times hired me to self-experiment with MicroDosing, a process developed by Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman (above) involving taking small amounts of hallucinogenic drugs every fews days to improve one’s mental state.

Read my article detailing the results here.

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LOTUS EATERS published in “Red Bull Shorts Volume 2”

In News, Plays on August 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM

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LOTUS EATERS – my short prose play about drugged Odyssian seduction – has been published in “Red Bull Shorts Volume 2.”

This ongoing series features 10-minute plays of heightened language and classical themes by today’s best writers, including John Guare, David Ives, Regina Taylor, Anne Washburn & Jen Silverman.

Buy it here.

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