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THE MOCKINGBIRD NEWS

One person's life, seen from five different angles. Stories, fables and lies, accompanied by unaccompanied percussion and special guests.

PART 1: THE SCORE
PART 2: STAND UP TRAGEDY
PART 3: THE PLAN
     intermezzo
PART 4: AND I FEEL LIKE I OWE IT TO SOMEONE
PART 5: THE REST OF THE STORY
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first play and first Fringe production by Joseph Reed Hayes.

Premiere Production
May 17-30 2022
Orlando Fringe Festival
Orlando FL
$12 + Fringe button

THE DEBUT COMPANY

COMING SOON

CONTACT ME

freelance writer

As a writer on assignment, I've traveled to Italy, Scotland, England, New Orleans, California and New York City, with a specialty on all things Orlando. Whether it's a story about Arts & Crafts houses in Florida or new styles in computers, a Mounted Police squad or alien abduction insurance, I've written it. Environmental issues, music, movie and theater reviews and in-depth conversations with legends in jazz. Interviews and personality profiles are my specialty.

playwright

My plays take place on buses and in bars, in hotel rooms and government offices, farmhouse kitchens and jazz stages. 49 productions and readings of my plays from coast to coast and in three countries since 2001; creator of House Theater Project and the year-long 13in13 series of shows.

"Best local playwright: Joseph Hayes" - Orlando Sentinel

food writer

Florida Magazine Association Award winning food writer and Orlando restaurant critic. James Beard Foundation judge, knowledgable champion of world cuisine and avid advocate of undiscovered chefs.

EVENT producer

Producer of the Jazz On Edge series, spotlighting new and original jazz from Central Florida since 2008, showcasing the best that Central Florida has to offer in jazz to appreciative audiences, giving creative hometown and nationally-known musicians a place to perform their own music, without boundaries, in person and online. Founder Word Play series, former Chair of Alternative Programming, Timucua Arts Foundation.