Friends, it's official: Indie Theater Guy is now published as a Kindle ebook and as a paperback.
The book only took a few months to write and edit and publish. But it took 61 years before that to live it. It's very satisfying to have these stories from my life in virtual and actual print. I hope folks enjoy them.
|The back cover of Indie Theater Guy|
Seven very thoughtful reviews of the book have already been posted on goodreads and Amazon. They are all written by theater colleagues and friends--let's be honest: who else is likely to read Indie Theater Guy? As one of these kind reviewers, Joshua James, writes: "Full disclosure. I know Martin and Rochelle. But that's the thing, you cannot have been involved in theatre at any point over the last 25 to 30 years in New York City and NOT know them."
I'm just grateful to all seven of these folks, and all of the others who have posted ratings and purchased the book and provided enthusiastic support for the project on social media. None of the adventures that I wrote about in Indie Theater Guy would have happened were it not for the amazing community of indie theater artists who were the subjects of and contributors to nytheatre.com, the Plays and Playwrights books, nytheatrecast, and Indie Theater Now. The book is about all of them, all of you.
So, the book is done. I really enjoyed writing it, so I may well attempt another at some point. In the meantime, my indie theater juices are flowing and I am excited to get started on my next project. I'll have much more to say about it in coming days and weeks, but for now I will just tell you that it's going to be a podcast series in which I will be reminiscing with indie theater artists about the remarkable work you guys created during the nytheatre.com era. I hope you will want to be part of this series: please email me and let me know.