‘Short Works from the Big Guy’ shows funny side of Scranton playwright K.K. Gordon on Feb. 26-March 1
From a press release:
Those close to Scranton playwright K.K. Gordon know that he has a highly developed sense of humor, but in more than a decade of writing, his comedic side hasn’t really been reflected in his work – until now.
Best known for penning dark dramas and taking on roles in horror films, audiences will experience the lighter side of Gordon with six original short – and funny – plays titled “Short Works from the Big Guy.”
Presented by Diva Productions at the Olde Brick Theatre (126 W. Market St., Scranton), “Short Works” runs Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens.
Gordon is an accomplished playwright, actor, and poet in Scranton. He is currently competing in the Strawberry One-Act Festival in New York City, and “Short Works from the Big Guy” is under consideration for publication with Smith and Kraus Publishing.
His past awards include first place at the Snafu Festival in New London, New Hampshire; two first place awards at the Shawnee Festival (2012 and 2014); second place at the New York City 15-minute Play Contest; Featured Theatrical Artist at Artomatic in Washington, D.C.; finalist in the Hobo Robo Festival in Chicago, Illinois; and finalist in the Minnesota State 10-page Play Contest.
Inspired to become a writer by a longtime tradition of storytelling in his family, Gordon has been active in the local arts scene for nearly 20 years. He has worked with Diva Productions since 1999, and more than 20 of his plays have been produced in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, he has won more than a dozen NEPA Theatrical Alliance Awards, including Best Original Productions, Best One Act, and Best Drama.
He has served as a creative consultant to Scranton Public Theatre’s Jason Miller Playwrights Project and as a Pennsylvania state rostered artist/instructor specializing in theater and poetry for the NEIU’s Art Save program for at-risk youth.
For photos from Gordon’s recent performance at Synaesthesia Social at the Olde Brick Theatre, click here.
Lead art by Ted Michalowski
This post was compiled by the staff of NEPA Scene.