June Update: New City, New Position, Same Old Snark

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My first day involved profiling the florist behind this masterpiece.

There has been a lot of switcharoos the past few months. In March, I accepted a new position at the Piedmont Post, a print-only newspaper – yes, they still exist – covering the city of Piedmont, California. I started as a features editor but I’ll be the City Editor starting this week. I’m very excited about the job; Piedmont only has some 11,000 residents, but that population has a crazy percentage of influential people, including Oscar winners, members of the pop-punk band Green Day, tech industry luminaries and other thought leaders.

A few months after accepting the job in the East Bay, I moved west to the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s a great neighborhood, great apartment and I’m extremely happy to be closer to so much of the theatre world.

Speaking of which, The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident, which will be produced at FaultLine Theatre at PianoFight in August, is getting sweeter everyday. We had our first read with the cast last month and it was a cosmic treat. James Nelson, the director, and I are very excited to start rehearsals in the coming weeks.

Also, 6NewPlays closed its inaugural production, Home Invasion by Christopher Chen, in March after a sold-out run. Four years in the making, the collective is finally on it’s feet and charging ahead. It’s been a fantastic journey with the other five playwrights, and I’m extremely honored to be working with such high-wattage talents.

Did some updating around the site, going to Las Vegas on Wednesday, so check back in next month to see if I’ve gambled away the deed to BarryEitel.com

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