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Stage Door Stories recently caught up with Dr. Brett Hursey to learn a little about him, what inspired him to write his One Act entitled “Kung Foolerly”, and the importance of keeping the peace with your mother-in-law!

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I grew up in Greenville, North Carolina. After getting a BA and MA in Creative Writing, I finished with a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature from Oklahoma State University. Currently, I teach at Longwood University.

What is your background in theater?
I did a lot of acting as a child and young adult — mainly in comedies.

How did you find out about Stage Door Productions’ One Act Festival?
I saw a call for submissions online.

What inspired or motivated you to write this One Act?
Probably a lack of medication — or too much of it.

How did you feel upon the selection of your Act to be performed by Stage Door Productions?
Very pleased and honored. I’m glad the production is close enough to attend.

What do you hope the audience takes away from your story?
Never antagonize your mother-in-law — especially if she owns a sword.

What doors do you expect to be opened for you from this selection and process?
Hopefully, I’ll have more chances to work with Stage Door.

What’s next for you?
Sadly, a lot of grading until the semester ends. Then I’ll start thinking about the next play.

Be sure to check out Brett Hursey’s One Act “Kung Foolerly” on April 11th, 12th, and 13th at 7:30pm at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library on 1201 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Mr. Brett Hursey

Dr. Brett Hursey