ACTORS - FREE AUDITION MONOLOGUES:
Show Your Comedic or Dramatic Best!
ATTENTION THEATRE GROUPS & ACTORS:
Looking for your theatre group's next hit production?
Just need a winning monologue for that upcoming audition?
The works of Canadian Playwright Todd McGinnis have everything your intended audience is looking for.
Side-splitting, original Farces... Hilarious and moving Comedies... Romantic Comedy... Black Comedy... Psychological Thriller... Horror/Comedy...
It's all here and available online from Lulu and Amazon.
Monologues by Todd McGinnis for its 'STAR PROJECT' as part of
the American Black Film Festival
The mandatory monologues that must be performed by all actors entering the ABFF's NBC/Universal-sponsored 'Star Project' will be peforming comedic monologues from one of two works by Todd McGinnis.
The ladies will be performing an "Iris" monologue from McGinnis's hilarious farce of Olympian proportions "Thunderbolts and Dunderheads". While the gents will cut their teeth on a Harrison monologue from McGinnis's hilarious and heart-warming comedy/drama "Gone Fishin'"
When he hear the news Mr. McGinnis had this to say...
"Could I be more honored or flattered? No. No I couldn't. Because right now my words are becoming an important step in the artistic journeys of a future Idris Elba and a future Angela Bassett. What's better than that?"
Actors want to know more? Check out the "submit your work" link on the ABFF website. http://www.abff.com/#!submit-talent-star/cdly
And from the Author... "Best of luck to all entrants!"
PLAYING AFTER DARK NOW OFFERS SCRIPT CONSULTATION
ATTENTION budding Play and Screen Writers.
As a result of ever-increasing demand, Mr. McGinnis (professionally published playwright and screenwriter with over 30 titles to his credit) is now officially offering a variety of levels of script/story consultation services.
Is your spec screenplay market-ready?
Is your screenplay worth the $ you are about to gamble on shooting it?
Find out BEFORE it's too late to do anything about it.
Inquiries welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
A "Smashing" (and Bashing) hit at this year's
festival in Milton, ON.
After a solid year of screenplay work, Todd returned his attention to the stage and teamed up with Dwayne Mailman and Tracy Rowland (WINPROV/Focus Up comedy, improv, stage combat team) to perform in the very silly "Smash, Bash & Crabbe", a Pirate-themed Comedy and Stage Combat show, scripted by Mr. TMcG, that was enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Todd says... "Dexter Season 8... Episode 2....
Okay... I had nothing to do with it really.
But anyone who's read/seen my 2002 stageplay Trammel the Cull, will realize that Charlotte Rampling's character Dr. Evelyn Vogel is very clearly a fan of my work. : )
Ahead of my time and on the cutting edge of twisted.
AWARDS!!! AND OTHER COOL
Okay... so it's been a very busy year and this update is LONG overdue.
June, 2013, the short film "Shelly", which Todd scripted, took the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Toronto 48 Hour Film Challenge. The project is now beginning its rounds on the movie festival circuit.
May of 2013, the City of Brampton honors Todd McGinnis with an Arts Acclaim Award celebrating his accomplishments as a playwright.
HEADED FOR THE SILVER SCREEN...
With his legacy of plays still gaining in awareness and
popularity throughout the world, Mr. McGinnis now directs most
of his writing energies towards feature film production.
He divides the rest of his time between acting for stage and screen, and providing script consultation services.
His adaptation of his award-winning psychological thriller Trammel the Cull into a feature-length screenplay is already enjoying industry interest with past impressive placings in the Scriptapalooza Worldwide Screenplay and WildSound Screenplay Competitions.
His screenplay for the SciFi-Thriller "The Never Man" earned its way into the top 20 of the Cinecoup National Film Accelerator Competition and continues in development.
"Blur", a Drama co-written with director George D'Amato goes in front of the lens in October 2013.
His Comedy-Thriller screenplay "Dirty Diamonds" is in development.
He is also developing/scripting a One-Woman Show for Actress Alysa King... so fear not, stage devotees... clearly he's not strayed from "the boards" forever.
One thing is certain... whether it's from "page to stage" from "script to screen" Todd McGinnis is just gettin warmed up.
SAME HILARITY... NEW NAME...
Dummies" by T. Gregory Argall and Todd McGinnis has been
retitled to "Self-Help
by Dummiez" by T. Gregory Argall and Todd McGinnis.
STAGE FRIGHT... is now published and Rights-Managed by
Samuel French Inc./Baker's Plays.
It is also available in an Acting Edition under the Baker's
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NEWEST TITLE RELEASES:
by Todd McGinnis A Twilight Zone-ish dark comedy in one act with a bonus play thrown in for good measure.
by Todd McGinnis & T. Gregory Argall Few words. Tons of challenge for directors and performers alike! Oh... and lots of fun!
by Todd McGinnis & T. Gregory Argall A funny, sweet, charming, Romance set in the world of a Security Response Company!