I’m going to give away one early surprise here… Because it is too cool not to. Stephen D. Sullivan, co-author with with Paul McComas in the collection of plays Uncanny Encounters tells us early in this conversation that he actually met Rod Serling. And to my mind that’s an indicator of what you’ll find in their book, Uncanny Encounters. McComas and Sullivan go where surprisingly few have gone before.
Special effects have made movies and television the primary performance outlet for the science fiction genre. But you don’t need special effects to tell a good science fiction story. You just need a good story; and you will find them in this book, as plays, ready to perform. McComas and Sullivan take on all subjects and all genres, horror and science fiction.
Stephen D. Sullivan is well-set to take on the movies. Some of you my remember, with varying degrees of fondness, a movie from your pre0-teen years watching Chiller on Saturday afternoons. I know I saw Manos: The Hands of Fate more than once in this august setting. Stephen D. Sullivan just won the Scribe Award for his adaptation of Manos: The Hands of Fate – Best Novel Adaptation, 2016. Think about this; the best novel rafted from Manos: The Hands of Fate.
The stories include nuanced and often funny explorations of characters who find that one new thing that can change their lives forever. This is often less recommendable than one might assume. It is always, however, entertaining to watch. In this book you’ll find a perfect example of the range and power of genre fiction when translated to the performing stage. By focusing on story and character, you get human involvement from the get-go, no matter what your genre preferences might think themselves to be. These stories also seem as if they would be both easy and fun to perform.
Settle back and enjoy a unique conversation with two of America’s hardest working artists… and be sure to pick up their book Uncanny Encounters – LIVE!
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