Hi everyone,

Yesterday’s mail included a royalty statement from Dramatic Publishing, the publisher of Sandra Fenichel Asher (Sandy Asher)’s play, SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEOWORK, whose characters were inspired by my poetry. The play was first produced by Good Company Theatre for All Ages at the Vandivort Center Theatre in Springfield, Missouri, April 11-14, 2002, directed by Maxine Whittaker. Since then it has been produced numerous times, including at least once abroad, and I’m delighted each time.

According to this latest summary of activity, SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK was produced on May 18, 2019 at the University of South Carolina Upstate and on May 27, 2019 by Westbridge Children’s Theatre. I’m proud and happy that this play is still so active seventeen years after it’s 2002 debut.

This is a one-act play that features a class of 4th grade students. There’s a new kid, a missing cat, a school bus, and plenty of action to keep young audiences entertained. Sandy chose poems from my various published (and unpublished) work at the time and I was wonderfully surprised that she found enough characters to populate her highly entertaining play. It’s sort of like a musical except when actors open their mouths, instead of singing, they perform my poetry. Yes!

For more information about how to bring the play to a school or other kid friendly venue near you, contact Dramatic Publishing, 311 Washington St., Woodstock, IL 60098. Telephone: 800-448-7469. Sandy can also provide more insight into the play so you can contact her too.


  1. Glad you’re pleased wit the productions of SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK, David! They make me smile, too, and bring back happy memories of that first production in Springfield, MO, directed by Maxine Whittaker and featuring a brilliant cast who seemed to have risen right out of your poems themselves. Folks interested in learning more about the script can visit its dedicated page on the Dramatic Publishing Company site: And while they’re in the neighborhood, they might like to check out our other play based on your poetry and my own, JESSIE AND GRACE: A BEST FRIENDS STORY:

    • Thanks for the additional information, Sandy. I remember sitting in that first audience and beaming. And I’m very proud of our collaboration on JESSIE AND GRACE: A BEST FRIENDS STORY. Now we need to get that one also published as a book!

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