CAST OF CHARACTERS
JAYME McGHAN 30ish. A playwright, teacher, director, designer, and genial man-about-town.
A VISITOR An anonymous web site visitor, can be male or female.
The present day.
Text and images are displayed on the screen to represent the person and works of Jayme McGhan. [This device is used throughout the play.]
The visitor chooses the focus and tempo of the play, and communicates with Jayme by clicking the "Contact" links and typing text, which is also displayed on the screen.
ACT TWO, SCENE ONE:
Jayme McGhan is a playwright, theatre artist, and educator from Minneapolis, now living in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
After graduating with a bachelors in Theatre from Southwest (Minnesota) State University, Jayme attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he received an MFA in Playwriting. After UNLV, Jayme moved back to Minnesota where he taught theatre for three years at Ridgewater College. While in Minnesota, he also served as the Regional Representative of The Dramatists Guild to the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Jayme was blessed to marry his wife Julie in June of 2009. Soon after they moved to Chicago where Jayme served as an Associate Professor and Artistic Director of the highly innovative theatre program at Concordia University, Chicago and also worked as a freelance theatre artist. He remains a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and an Associate Artist at Stage Left Theatre. In 2015, Jayme, Julie, and their little boy Levi, moved to Sylva, NC, an hour west of Asheville. Jayme now serves as the Director of the School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University, overseeing the Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film and Television Production, Entertainment Design and Technology, and Dance programs.
Jayme's plays have been produced and developed across the country at such theatres as Irish Repertory Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, The Kennedy Center, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Mortar Theatre, Hot City Theatre, Wordsmyth Theatre, New Light Theatre Project, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Cockroach Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre, Chased By an Elephant, Southern Appalachian Rep, and many more. Four of those plays are published. He is a nominee for the American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg National New Play Award. His plays, whether they be serious dramas, comedies, or thrillers, often examine the spiritual union between the corporeal and the Holy/Divine.
When not working in the theatre, Jayme is an avid backpacker, runner, snowboarder, skateboarder, music lover, beer connoisseur, reader, poker player, amateur theologian, and die-hard Minnesota Twins fan. He is also very active in his church family and thanks God every day to be doing what he loves.
ACT TWO, SCENE TWO:
Click on a title to display information about the play at right.
Damn the River Deep
HOPE THE HIPPO (Battle Dances Captain Lame-O and Finds Her Place Beyond the Stars)
The Methuselah Tree
The Sweet Stuff
Willy Beau Dilly
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