Interview in Backstory Magazine

Backstory Magazine interviewed Colby about his process in writing his feature film script In the Blink of an Eye, and what it means for him to be ranked sixth most-popular screenplay on The Black List 2016. In addition to the article & interview, the full script is available to read in this issue, along with features on James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (heavy spoilers), and a conversation with Bryan Fuller & Michael Green on bringing their show American Gods to life.

“Having spent the majority of the time since college vacillating between screenwriting and playwriting, perhaps it’s fitting that Colby Day’s Hollywood breakthrough — was born out of a play.”
— Danny Munso, Backstory Magazine

HUGE shoutout in this interview to Pipeline Theatre Company's PlayLab for developing the initial play that became this film script.

Backstory Magazine is available only on iPad right now, so download it at the APPLE STORE BABIES. Just type "Backstory" into the iPad App store and you can download the Backstory app for free!

Scary Horror Short Online Now, Shot Entirely on iPhone

Excited to release online my short film HAPPY VACATION, about a couple of girls who rent an airbnb only to find out the pool there is... haunted. Co-written and directed with Tess Harrison, I'm in love with the way this looks and feels. We shot it entirely on an iPhone and GoPro which is absolutely crazy!

Watch the whole thing below.

More info and cool stories about the process and ESPECIALLY about the difference between low-budget filmmaking in Brooklyn vs. LA in this interview Tess and I did for Brokelyn. Click here to read. 

Best quote from t: "I don’t think Tess or I liked watching horror very much before this, so we were really surprised as we started thinking and then especially on set with how fun it is when you find something spooky or unnerving."

Buy my play Felix & The Diligence!

So it's finally here! I just the other day got my hands on the first physical copy of the published version of my play Felix & The Diligence; or, A Play About Fishermen in the 1940's. I'm so excited! It looks pretty! 

Cover art by Chris Ams

Cover art by Chris Ams

This was my first ever play, about Felix Brown, a bookish dreamer  Felix Brown, a bookish dreamer growing up during World War II. For Felix, a life on the sea was the greatest adventure he could hope for. But will he feel differently after he has his heart broken by a mermaid, chats with sea monsters, and fights Nazi spies? Felix boards The Diligence, a dilapidated old galleon, about to embark on an illegal, high-stakes cod-fishing expedition, under the command of the terrifying Captain Chapman. Battling storms, the ragtag crew nobly risk their lives for love and cod while Felix battles the ecstatic wonder and heart-breaking disappointment of growing up and finding one's place in the world. Funny and sincere, this is the greatest play about fishermen in the 1940's you'll ever find.

Please do go buy a copy if you like fun, funny, heartbreaking stories. There's all sorts of fun. Pipeline Theatre Company long ago produced the world-premiere of this comedy, and if you happen to be on the West Coast, iDiom Theater is producing it RIGHT NOW. 

CLICK HERE TO BUY.

License my plays Felix & The Diligence and Giant Killer Slugs!

Heya boos. Very very pleased to announce that TreePress has decided to license TWO plays of mine: Giant Killer Slugs! and Felix & The Diligence. What?! Yes!

That's right! Both Felix & Giant Killer Slugs are available to produce anywhere in the world. They're both insane bonkers comedies that feel like kids shows but for grown ups. Or they'd be stellar in high schools. Felix won some awards in high school productions, actually.

So, check em out over on TreePress. If you're interested, drop me a line, or buy a digital copy or something. Main thing is, they're there! That's cool! Yay yay yay. Licensing!

Observe the Experiment(s) with me!

Kitchen Sink Experiment(s) runs October 16 - November 6. Tickets here.

Kitchen Sink Experiment(s) runs October 16 - November 6. Tickets here.

So excited to say that tickets for my newest play, Kitchen Sink Experiment(s), are now on sale! Brian and Simone are a couple who live together in Brooklyn. They invite a scientist from the University to come observe them in their natural habitat for one week. It's intimate, uncomfortable, and occasionally sexy

Come along and observe the experiment with us at Brian & Simone's place in Brooklyn. Each performance has limited seating, so do book in advance. More information and tickets here.

The show will be directed by good friend Andrew Scoville, and features Matt Davis, Lena Hudson, and Rachel Michelle Lin. Produced by Crashbox Theater Company. Runs Oct 16 - Nov 6.

#TBT: Edgy Christmas Reboot

Happy wintertime holidays friends! In honor of those, and of Throwback Thursday, I'm sharing a short little Christmas claymation movie script of mine. Dr Juneau, Physician of the Elf is an edgy Christmas reboot. Imagine if Christopher Nolan had rebooted the old Rankin & Bass Christmas specials instead of Batman. You can read it embedded below, or just straight up download it here.

Enjoy!

Meet Some Test Subjects!

Next week my latest play Kitchen Sink Experiment(s) has its first-ever reading and I'm so excited to have such a cool team of weirdos working on it together. Meet em here!

Keilly McQuail (Simone)

Keilly McQuail (Simone)

Keilly McQuail (Simone) was most recently seen in Page 73's production of YOU GOT OLDER, directed by Anne Kauffman. Other credits in the past year include STRICTLY DISHONORABLE at The Flea, Barbara Hutton in DEBUTANTE, New Saloon's I'M MISERABLE BUT CHANGE SCARES ME and Albee's THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH with New Brooklyn Theater. Film and TV: Not Fade Away (dir. David Chase), 'Are We There Yet?' on TBS. Grad of NYU Tisch and the Atlantic Theater.


 

 


Andrew Pastides (Brian)

Andrew Pastides (Brian)

Andrew Pastides (Brian) is an actor living in NYC. Theatre: Goldfish (Magic Theatre), Lovesong (59 E59), Makeout Session (Barrow Group), The Glass Menagerie (Two River Theatre), The Chosen (The Cleveland Playhouse), Molly's Delicious (The Arizona Theatre Co.), Tartuffe (Two River Theatre), Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Theatre Alliance).  Television credits include: CBS's Blue Bloods, Law and Order on NBC, USA's Suits, and HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Film Credits: Mrs Tenderfoot Takes a Lover, and Shadows and Lies (dir. Jay Anania), Home is Where the Heart Aches (Dir. Julien Levy),  Hank and Asha ( Dir. James Duff), MA (Dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall). Andrew is a graduate of SCGSAH and  The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 


Emily Louise Perkins (Scientist)

Emily Louise Perkins (Scientist)

Emily Louise Perkins (Scientist) is a Voiceover artist and downtown theater kid. She is best known as the voice of Goldie in Nestle’s Raisinets webseries and Tatum in Crayola’s Pop Art Pixie Campaign.  Favorite stage collaborations include work with The O'Neill Theater Center, Rattlestick, The Public’s Joe’s Pub, The Lark Play Development Center, Theater Row, Womens Project, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons and The Culture Project. She is a proud core member of the Assembly Theater Project. 


Isaac Klein (Director)

Isaac Klein (Director)

Isaac Klein (Director) is a director and writer. He assistant directed the recent Broadway revivals of West Side Story and GYPSY. Isaac is a company member at Exit, Pursued By A Bear, where he co-directed Kooman & Dimond’s Dani Girl, and associate directed Jeff Whitty’s The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, starring Billy PorterOther recent directing: COLLAB 2014 [BAM]; Kooman & Dimond’s Still Not Famous [The York]; Nate Weida’s I’s Twinkle [Pipeline]; Devin Preston’s See Jane Give Up Dick [FringeNY]; and #serials@theflea.  Isaac is currently writing a theater craft book with his mentor, Gerald Freedman, entitled The School of Doing. Founding member, SPACE on Ryder Farm. BFA: UNCSA

News about the News about the News!

Very excited to say that I'll be creating some theater for Fresh Ground Pepper's upcoming event: NIGHTLY NEWS.

Come see weird theater created and based on the current events of the same day we hear about it! WEIRD TIMES. November 13th @ 7:30PM.

Come come come come come.

Come come come come come.

I'll be doing a real solid collabo with Willy Appelman, Daniel Johnsen, Ben Katz and MAYBE Dylan Lamb? He has yet to respond to our emails, so if you see him, please ask him to call me back.

There will be great stuff from all sorts of people, including: 
The FGP Nightly News Team: Todd Dakotah Briscoe & Ariana Seigel
Emma Horowitz
Brooklyn Soundpainting Company
Drew Weinstein & Natalia Lopresti
Fancy Mantelpiece
Claire Rothrock & Stephen Stivo Arnoczy
and SO MANY MORE.

Visit the Facebook event page for more info.