HELLO and welcome to Elise Forier Edie’s Author Page. I’m happy you’re visiting.
Need information? Please check out *ABOUT ME * ANTHOLOGIES *BOOKS * SCRIPTS * and *STORIES AND MORE* for all the specifics. Or drop me a line at elise(at)eliseforieredie(dot)com and I will totally write back to you.
Here is the latest news:
My play “The Pink Unicorn,” will commence a tour in Saskatchewan in March, 2017, as Fire in the Hole productions remounts their successful 2016 run of the play, starring Kristie Friday. It will be performing in March and July at various locations around Saskatoon. The play will also be performed in Pittsburgh, May 18-21, 2017 with Amy Landis, at Off the Wall Productions at Carnegie Stage. Also in May, 20% Theater, a Minneapolis based company, with remount their successful 2015 production, starring Mykel Pennington, on Bainbridge Island, WA.
“The Pink Unicorn” tells the story of a Christian widow, living in a small Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her high school age daughter announces she is gender queer and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. It has been performed all over the US and Canada since its original production in 2013.
I’m pleased to announce my new children’s play, “John Henry” will be part of the 2017 New Plays for Young Audiences 20th Anniversary Season. A staged reading will be performed at NYU in June. The play is based on the folk song of the same name, and tells the story of a young African American boy and his best friend, an Irish American girl, and how their fathers struggle to keep their jobs in a burgeoning industrialized world. Karl O’Brian Williams will direct. This play is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Rehearsed readings will be on Saturday, June 17, at 2pm and Sunday, June 18, at 3pm at the Provincetown Playhouse. It’s going to be wonderful and I can’t wait!
The latest issue of Disturbed Digest features one of my horror stories, “Backwater Saints” about a failed rock musician who is haunted by the specter of his former lead singer and best friend. Editor Tyree Campbell has assembled a really nice collection of horror poems, stories, artwork and articles. I hope you have time to check it out–in print or in digital at the link.
A forthcoming anthology, Haunted Nights, edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, has one of my stories in it. The sixteen other authors included are: Kelley Armstrong, Pat Cadigan, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Heather Graham, Eric J. Guignard, Stephen Graham Jones, Kate Jonez, Paul Kane, John Langan, John R. Little, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, S. P. Miskowski, Garth Nix, and Joanna Parypinski. Look for it in 2017!