PF14 Artist Snapshot: Bad Dog Productions presents “Bad Dog Wags Its Tails”

NOTE: PortFringe will be profiling PF14 Artists and their shows on this blog in the weeks leading up to the festival (June 24-29, 2014). The next snapshot is of Bad Dog Productions – presenting at PortFringe for the first time with their original work.

Artist: Bad Dog Productions
Show: Bad Dog Wags Its Tails
Description: Four short plays that give dogs and their humans happy dreams – the bridge leading to all the heart desires, Elvis Presley coming back from the dead, talking sandwiches, and Shakespeare explaining why the chicken crossed the road.

Tell us something we don’t know about you and your PortFringe show.

I’ve been acting in Maine since 1982. I started writing for the stage just a few years ago. Last year, out of over 800 submissions from around the world my “In the Early Dark” about a family celebrating the first snowfall of winter was selected for the Final 30 in the prestigious Samuel French Short Play Festival, and performed in New York City. My Port Fringe show is rather different, showcasing my surreal side. I am Bad Dog, and Bad Dog Productions is my way of presenting theater that I think will make people smile, think, or all of the above.

What are you most looking forward to about PortFringe 2014?

Being a part of it. I acted in it last year, this is my first time presenting my own material. I’m really enjoying working with great actors turning the ideas into theater, and I can’t wait to see audience reactions to our merry mayhem.

Lobster or Steak? Discuss.

Well … Lobster has the rock version. The B52s sang it, and I believe them. But all the people burned at the steak must count for something.  And whenever people are getting excited, calmer heads remind us to Steak Alm. Good advice. So, um, I’ll have whatever comes with the most chocolate.


Friday, June 27 at 6:30pm – PSC Studio Theater
Sunday, June 29 at 4:30pm – PSC Studio Theater

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