‘Camp Ginger’ — A Tale Told with Talent (and a Flute!)

By Ernest KearneyCamp Ginger is an intelligent well constructed tale of a young, sensitive, socially maladroit lad who is sent off to a summer camp that caters to the special needs of the 2 percent minority of the human race who suffer from an excess of pheomelanin.

At the camp, among his fellow ginger ninjas, flame heads, carrot tops and Cheeto heads, the lad finds acceptance, grows in confidence, and finally experiences his sexual awakening while discovering his inner strength.

Though told with both sweetness and sincerity, the tale itself is one in which we are all very familiar, by now. However, while the tale may not be that exceptional, the teller most certainly is. Protean faced Steve Trzaska shows a flair for performing and a talent for characterization that is perfectly prodigious to behold, displaying a dexterity on stage comparable to that which the young Tiger Woods once demonstrated on the greens of the PGA tours.

Trzaska is also given the opportunity of showing his appreciable vocal range moving effortlessly from comic ditties to heartfelt ballads thanks to composer Noel Katz who provides superb well-crafted songs that Trzaska belts out…well superbly.

And that flute playing!


Platinum Medal - via The TVolution

Camp Ginger

Playing During Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022



916 N.Formosa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046


Sunday July 3 2022, 7:00 PM

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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