Just out from Fast Books: Play Work: a life in theatre and How to Be Funny, two new books by Michael Smith. Play Work is a memoir of my six decades of work as a playwright, director, producer, and lighting designer. How to Be Funny is a long prose poem written in 2016-17. I printed 100 copies and gave them away to friends and family. People liked it so much that I have now made a commercial edition, available on Amazon.
And now 25 Plays by Robert Heide, in the works for the past three years, has emerged into the light, chockablock with cast lists, production photos, and extensive, informative, entertaining notes by the author.
Other recent publications from Fast Books include Theatre Journal: Reviews from The Village Voice, 1960–1974 by Michael Smith; Old Dime Box Stories by Niel Hancock; Having Loved, new poems by Judith Malina; and Andy Warhol’s Ridiculous Screenplays by Ronald Tavel, with an introduction by Marc Siegel.