Flying Carpet Authors: Their Current Activities

What are they up to?

You hear a lot from us about vaudeville and entertainment.  But at the center of every Flying Carpet Show is a writer’s unifying vision. We are dedicated to promoting emerging voices and wanted to share what some of our collaborating authors are up to…

Amy Boyce Holtcamp (The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo)

Amy is currently living in Columbia, SC where she continues to write and direct plays.  Recent projects include directing Julius Caesar at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane and producing her original work Odysseys as part of a University of SC conference about coming home from war.  Her play, String Theory – written with Michael Barakiva and Sarah Braunstein – was performed at Vassar College this past fall.

Eddie Harrison (The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo Screenplay Adaptation)

Eddie is currently living in Scotland and writing for film and television, including co-writing thriller Helter Skelter with director Richard Jobson.  Recent projects include story-editing the eleven part documentary series Dannsa, recently shown on BBC Scotland, and producing short film The Strange Awakening of Gracie Ambrose . See more of his recent work at

Michael McQuilken (A Day in Dig Nation, Extropia)

Michael recently graduated from the Yale School of Drama where he was a member of the 2011 graduate directing class.  He is currently continuing development of his original music play JIB (which can be seen/heard at along with loads of other songs, videos, photos, etc.) and is about to embark on a European tour as the drummer for Amanda Palmer’s new band, THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA.

Tommy Smith (A Day in Dig Nation, dramaturgy for Liliom)

Tommy is currently living in New York City.  Recent theatre includes Pigeon (Ensemble Studio Theatre; dir. Billy Carden), The Wife (Access Gallery;  dir. May Adrales), and Sextet (Washington Ensemble Theatre; dir. Roger Benington).  His feature film Figment was also optioned by Ridley Scott’s production company ScottFree.  For full plays and info, please visit