Underwords Press is excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Geek Theater, which is a very special anthology of science fiction and fantasy stage plays written by some of today’s top authors and playwrights within the SF and fantasy fields. Geek Theater is co-edited by Jen Gunnels, the Theatre Editor/Drama Critic for the New York Review of Science Fiction and a contributing editor in performance for the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and Erin Underwood, the co-editor of the Futuredaze science fiction anthology series.
Geek Theater will be the first published anthology of science fiction and fantasy stage plays, and we need your help to make this project a reality. Therefore, we’ve set up a Kickstarter project to help raise the basic production costs for the book. The backers for Geek Theater will help to make a real difference within the science fiction and fantasy community by making these plays available to all.
We are taking a leap of faith that the world is ready for an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stage plays.
We would be grateful if you could help to spread the word about Geek Theater to people you think would be interested in supporting this project. Join us now and share in the Geek Theater love.
Until now, modern science fiction and fantasy stage plays have largely flown beneath the radar in comparison to published mainstream stage plays, and many of these plays have not been published or performed outside of the SF&F convention, fan, and theater communities. These plays are an important part of the science fiction and fantasy cannon as they represent the unique cross-section of writers who are producing work at a time when these genres are blooming.
The publication of Geek Theater will make these plays accessible to theater groups, schools, actors/actresses, critics, and readers who love discovering new science fiction and fantasy in all of its forms.