Now that Orra's nearing completion (and I have enough free time to work on plays), I'm starting to look into other dramatic projects to launch soon. Here's what I'm considering right now.
(Joanna Baillie): I'm determined to get as much Joanna Baillie into the catalogue as I can -- especially the gothic mysteries and tragedies. This one is a doozy: a surreal, proto-Lynchian story of a group of monks who all have prophetic dreams that lead them on the trail of a murder. It's not exactly a closed room mystery (the murderer is discovered at the end of Act I), but it's a fascinating, well-honed examination of fear nonetheless. It's also very short (and unlike Orra, it's written in prose).
After the Fire
(August Strindberg): Librivox has plenty of Strindberg in the catalogue (two of which I've done in the past), but we could always have more. This is a relatively short (only two Acts) chamber drama about a family unraveled by the secrets that come about from the burnt remains of a house. Top-shelf Strindberg from the latter part of his career.
The Lower Depths
(Maxim Gorky): Because I'm still shocked nobody has done this for Librivox before. Seriously. This is essential. We really need to record this.
Rollo's Wild Oat
(Clare Kummer): A frivolous little lark about a privileged millionaire who wants to be a Shakespearean actor. About as insubstantial as a dandelion fart, but fun. There's very little "literary" value here, but it's a fine example of 1920s Broadway comedy.
Anyway, I'll probably launch something in the coming months.