Dangerous To Dance With


A paranoid playwright, a broken acrobat, a porn star, a neurotic farmer, and a plumber, who may be a hit man, meet in a secluded Missouri farmhouse. Together they face one of life’s most pressing questions: should they laugh or should they die?

Theater For The New City has invited Dangerous to Dance With to participate in their 2019 “Dream Up” Festival. We will appear on Theater For The New City’s Johnson stage, located at 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY. Dates and times: August 30 at 9 pm; September 1 at 8:30 pm; September 2 at 6:30 pm; September 4 at 9 pm; and September 5 at 6:30 pm. This is an Equity Approved Showcase production.  Tickets are $18. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4296902 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/429690

Directed by Gerald vanHeerden. Stage Manager: Roumel Reaux

New York Cast: Colleen Grate* (Jill),  Luke Hofmaier* (Nick), Mark Hofmaier* (Harris),  Drew Jordan* (Joe) and Mark A. Keeton* (Stratemeyer).  *These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Here’s my interview about the New York show with Arts Independent:


Martin Tanner Productions presented my play, DANGEROUS TO DANCE WITH as part of the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival at the Off Center Theater in Kansas City’s Crown Center.

Watch the Kansas City cast video:

Directed by Diane Bulan. RJ Parish-Stage Manager and Scenic Designer. Jack McCord-Sound


Kelsea McLean

Featuring: Victor Raider-Wexler*, Vincent Monachino*, Jim Hopkins*, Kelsea McLean, and Coleman Crenshaw.


Victor Raider-Wexler

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

 A Cut From Dangerous to Dance With

What the critics say:

“His array of colorful, yet broken characters search for new meaning as they attempt to move forward…the piece reminds this reviewer of the short stories of Ernest Hemingway.” Bob Evans, The Examiner.com July 24, 2014

“The one-liners steal the show…clever, creative language that was fun to be surprised by.” KCSTAGE.com July 19, 2014

“an edgy example of comic playwriting.” Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star July 19, 2014


Jim Hopkins and Kelsea McLean


Jim Hopkins and Vincent Monachino


Kelsea McLean, Jim Hopkins, and Coleman Crenshaw


Jim Hopkins and Coleman Crenshaw


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