Mark & Lauren Arnest's Homepage Has Moved!

Please visit our new site at MillionMonkeys.us.

 Mark writes about classical music, art, theater, and dance for the Colorado Springs Gazette. The rest of the time he's a composer, classical pianist, and devotee of 19th-century classical piano playing.

 Lauren is an artist, illustrator, lyricist, writer on legal topics, and editor.

[Apologies from Mark - New photo on its way!]

But, like two one-and-a-half legged people who when joined form a perfectly normal three-legged person, we've done our best work together. As Seat of Our Pants Productions, some projects include:

  • "All About Love," a musical based on Plato's "Symposium" (This is not as bizarre as it sounds, since the "Symposium" is basically a bunch of guys talking about love, and this adaptation merely has them, in addition, singing and dancing about love.) The show has been produced, and a CD of the soundtrack is available.
  • "Maynard Dines In," a fluffy farce - winner of the Jewel Box Theater's 2000 New Play competition, and premiered July 2002 by the Maverick Players in Midland, Texas. "Maynard" had its second production January 22-31, 2004 at the Manitou Art Theatre. Read the review here.
  • Three one-act plays: "Failing Consumption," "The Cafeteria," and "YourArmy™."
  • "Pike's Dream," a one-act opera based on the life of Zebulon Pike
  • "Iron & Gold," a dramatic musical about railroads, robber barons, and labor in 19th century America. This show is not yet finished, though the first (and longest) scene has been produced.
  • A cartoon, and a Y2K Calendar that turned out not to be prophetic. (Fortunately!)

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 Email

larnest@earthlink.net
Or write:
Mark and Lauren Arnest
240 N. Franklin St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Like the piles of junk in Mark's office, this page is permanently under construction, so please check back now and then. Last updated: November 2004.