Action, ongoing. Protégé is an action comic book set in the world of high-tech espionage, international assassins and shadowy operatives. It updates weekly online HERE.
A Hapless Soul
Western, 9 pgs. A former army scout named Elijah Sixkiller awaits execution in a
backwater jail. Sixkiller is deranged and blind - the results of an
expedition that ended in disaster - but he also possesses an
extraordinary gift that could be his salvation.
Orlando's Joint A comedy web series following the misadventures of slacker Orlando
Reed and his crazy homies at their coffee shop in South L.A.
Featuring the voices of Rodney J. Hobbs, Kevin John, Michelle Carter, Sonia Maria Martin and Kevin Griffin.
Choke Animated short. To a woman trapped in the corporate world, a serial killer may not be her biggest problem. Featuring the voices of Sara Wagner, Rodney J. Hobbs and Bostin Christopher. Choke was originally produced as a short play in "The Car Plays" by Moving Arts. Stream it on Indieflix!
The O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalistpage
Here is the script for the first issue of PROTEGE, written way back in ‘11. It’s exactly what I gave to Juan Romera — there were quite a few dialogue changes, I think, once I started messing around with lettering the art and learning on the fly.
I use a format for comic scripts passed on to me by Nunzio DeFilippis, who taught me there’s no “correct” way to format a comic script except to make it as clear for the artist and editor to figure out what you want the page to look like.
You can download the finished issue (and others) here, or read it online to see how it evolved.
Character study of Johnny and Chirs Chase, the two lead characters in a script by Radley, the ten-year old writer I’m mentoring for Young Storytellers. Johnny and Chase are spies who are trying to steal a diamond from a museum for a pyramid god named Dyiannis or something. I wish I was as genius as this kid.
PROTEGE #3 is now available for download in PDF, CBZ and CBR formats. Aging operative Coltrane “Trane” Wallace tracks down Allumette, the assassin who killed his partner, only to find she’s suffering from amnesia and no longer remembers who she is or what her mission was. Other deadly forces are out for Allumette as well, as a squad of armed guards close in…
PROTEGE issues 1-3 are available for a pay-what-you-can contribution here. Or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask nice and I’ll hook you up.
Leaving Ragdale to get back to L.A. today. Feels like a very quick two weeks. This is my second writing fellowship; then and now, leaving is a mix of excitement to get home and regret for not having more time to hammer at the writing in isolation. I got thru about two-thirds of what I wanted to work on here, but I’ve learned that I tend to be a little too ambitious when setting goals for these things.
Overall: feeling happy with the writing I wrought here, will miss the cool folks I met here and looking forward to a month-long writing fellowship in Santa Fe next year.
Eerie inspiration. I’ve been looking for things ghostly at Ragdale while I finish a draft of a play with supernatural elements. Some of these pics I shot while creeping around the 1897 craftsman home late at night. Others I shot early this morning, when a cool fog rolled in.
Endeavor flew by a few minutes ago. I’m not even gonna try and describe how damn cool it was to see it so close, and my phone pic doesn’t do the view justice (apologies for the dirty office window and smog).
Meet the talented cast of Paranormal Communications Specialist, the play I wrote for Watts Village Theatre Company’s location-based subway show Meet Me @ Metro III: Uncovering L.A.’s Hidden Treasures. The show starts at Union Station in downtown L.A., then continues at stops along the Gold Line into Boyle Heights and back. PCS was a fun piece to work on (one of the few family-friendly things I’ve written) and features an infamous figure in L.A.’s noir history.
Check it out this weekend, Angelenos — tix are available HERE. This post on la.streetsblog has some great pics and info about the show. (photo by Cece Tio)
1944. As the Allies battle the S.S. and Fascist forces across the Italian
countryside, African American deserters, Italian criminals and German traitors
find refuge in the swamp of Tombolo. When Madison -- a black war hero trying to hide from his past -- rescues a young Italian partisan,
fragile alliances within the outlaw camp are put to the test.
Blood and Thunder
Run time: approx 1 hr, 10 mins 2 men / 1 woman
Set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Blood and Thunder tells the story of Marcus, a con artist whose latest plan to ride out the hurricane in his Lower 9th Ward apartment is interrupted by an unwanted visitor, forcing him to face both the flood waters and the ghosts of his past.
* Featured Performance - 2010 Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez. * World Premiere Production - Moving Arts, Los Angeles. The production ran for FIVE MONTHS from October ‘09 to March ‘10.
LA TIMES: “[In] Terence Anthony’s tense drama… blood is deadlier than water.”
“… the playwright possesses an ear for language, and “Blood” has a lived-in quality that draws you closer.”
LA WEEKLY: “GO! Terence Anthony’s taut… drama is effective agony.”
LAist: “Anthony creates… a tragic post-Katrina world but really succeeds by matching it with an equally volatile pre-Katrina world.”
THE EDGE LOS ANGELES: “While
perhaps not for the claustrophobic or squeamish, the show is highly
recommended to serious theatergoers who love good, intense, well-acted
BITTER LEMONS: 100% SWEET
Run time: approx 1 hr, 45 mins 5 men / 1 woman
Welcome to Bernie’s, one of the few dive bars left where patrons
can still light up. Where Bernie, the owner, will serve you cheap
strong “man drinks”, and go after you with baseball bat if you get on
his bad side. Enter Jack, a young black gay hustler and poet who forms
an unlikely connection with Bernie.
* Selected for The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series new play development program.
Run time: approx 20 mins 2 men / 1 woman
man with a bloody shirt. A young woman with a death wish. A sleazy
landlord looking for a lapdance. Memories and lives get tangled, with
* “Beginning and Endings” One-act Festival - Moving Arts, Los Angeles CA. * World Premiere Production - Madlab Theatre, Columbus OH.
Run time: approx 10 mins 2 men / 1 woman
To a woman trapped in the corporate world, a serial killer may not be her biggest problem.
* Originally produced in “The Car Plays” by Moving Arts * Choke has been produced as an animated short, available on IndieFlix.
Lights of the Havana Libre
Run time: approx 2 hrs 5 men / 1 woman
American in search of the Revolutionary Dream gets more than he
bargained for when his passport is stolen shortly after arriving in
* Reading - Words That Speak Workshop, Los Angeles CA.