Finally, 1:1 interviews with the stars of “A Pest Control Affair,” Stephanie Slayton and Bryan Headrick (although many really dug Pest Control, Phil 😆), when we hit the stage on Thursday, February 2nd 2023 as planned at Hyde Park Theatre in Austin, Texas, and as part of Scriptwork’s Frontera Fest 2023 – their 28th annual … Continue reading And the Stars of the Play
One Faux Pest Control Technician & One Legit Entomologist
PLEASE NOTE: My apologies in advance for typos. I lost power yesterday in the middle of editing. PLEASE leave a comment if/where you see a typo -- be brutal! (My fingers and my nose are frozen and I'm sponging off a neighbor's goodwill for power right now while trying to get as much done as … Continue reading One Faux Pest Control Technician & One Legit Entomologist
Two Scientists Walk into a Bar . . .
Well, maybe not a bar . . . but two quasi-fictional scientists do interrupt a scene in "A Pest Control Affair" with their playfulness. In this blog post, I’ll introduce you via 1:1 interviews to Roxanne Schroeder-Arce who is playing a botanist and married (on stage) to Rupert Reyes, who is playing a melittologist which … Continue reading Two Scientists Walk into a Bar . . .
An Interview with Director and Actor, Jonathan Young
Jonathan Young in Austin, Texas, 2022; listen to this interview while you read: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9BP6x2EfR0 Welcome to this short series of 1:1 interviews with members of the production, “A Pest Control Affair,” a dramedy based on a true story and written by moi, Rosemary Guzman Hook. It is one of five plays that will go live … Continue reading An Interview with Director and Actor, Jonathan Young
A Pest Control Affair
Photographer: Bret Brookshire with Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas No cockroaches were harmed in the taking of this photograph. Or, all the cockroaches were harmed and we're simply not telling you! Rehearsals began this week for “A Pest Control Affair,” and over the next 30 days, I will be introducing you to each member of … Continue reading A Pest Control Affair
AUDITION for A Pest Control Affair
Auditions are complete. Please be sure to attend Frontera Fest on February 2nd 2023! A PEST CONTROL AFFAIR is a play based on a true story and originally written as a blog post in Hook vs Pest Control. This 25-minute play will go live for Frontera Fest 2023 at Hyde Park Theatre in Austin. The … Continue reading AUDITION for A Pest Control Affair
Anselma Cortéz Sanchez Guzman
Shortly after my mother’s 82nd birthday, her over-beating heart, the one that kept time with the chaos of her family and broke with each disappointment of her sons' and daughters’ losses, that organ that normally flushed oxygen and blood to her flesh, tightened and stopped. But I would say that Mom’s heart began the giving-up-process … Continue reading Anselma Cortéz Sanchez Guzman