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In the past year, James McLindon has had 13 plays produced in theaters across America, 12 of them world premieres. His plays have been produced or developed at the Lark Theatre, PlayPenn New Plays Conference, Abingdon Theatre, Samuel French Ten-Minute Play Festival, CAP21, hotINK Festival, Irish Rep, Estrogenius 2009, Penguin Rep, Victory Gardens, Stage Left, Prop Thtr, Theatricum Botanicum, Colony Theatre, Circus Theatricals, Grove Theatre Center, Ashland New Plays Festival, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. He has also won or been a finalist for numerous awards including the Heideman Award, the Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy, a Joseph Jefferson Citation Nomination, the John Gassner New Play Festival, the Jane Bingham Prize, the Siena College International Playwrights Competition, the Hudson River Classics Showcase Theatre’s W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Competition, Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Competition, Eileen Heckart Full-length Drama competition; and many others.

Distant Music

Distant Music is a drama liberally dosed with humor that considers the capacity of surrendered loves, failed dreams and misunderstanding to hinder, haunt and hold us. Over the course of two evenings’ conversation in an Irish pub in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Connor, Maeve, and Dev face their futures -- and their pasts. Each must make a decision about his or her life and how to spend it, and about his or her career and whether to risk, change or end it. In so doing, they must come to terms with lost loves, beliefs and allegiances of all kinds. In so doing, they must also determine not only how to live with the loss that their actions entail, but also what -- and whether any -- true thing or true principle exists to guide their lives.