Monthly Archives: June 2011

Getting my play produced, #17: the reply to my follow-up letter

I got a response to my follow-up letter I got a nice e-mail from the literary manager at Trinity Rep. She apologized that they couldn’t find my script, and asked if I could e-mail it as a PDF. So I … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #16: perform the play at distilleries!

Finding an unexpected audience for “Lessons from Moonshine” Remember that idea I found for finding unexpected audiences for your plays? It was on Paul Mullin’s Web site, and I posted about it here. So I’ve been thinking, what people or … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #15: the finished follow-up letter

Trying not to annoy the theater How can I make sure they got my script, which they asked for, without making them annoyed with me? I waited nine months to contact them I wrote a simple letter that – I … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #14: a follow-up letter

Writing a follow-up letter Trinity Rep in Providence, R.I., requested the full script of “Lessons from Moonshine” based on the query I sent them last July. They asked for the full script in September, and I sent it right away. … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #13: what about gender bias?

Did you hear about that study about gender bias in American theater? It was done by Emily Glassberg Sands, who was a student at Princeton at the time. I’ve been thinking about it because Julia Jordan, the playwright who urged … Continue reading

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Putting food on the table and litter in the cat box

I’m never going to earn my living from my playwriting. There. I’ve accepted what more and more playwrights are saying. Royalties and commissions will never earn me a living wage. I heard playwrights at the Dramatists Guild conference say that … Continue reading

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I’m going to the Dramatists Guild conference

If you’re going to be at the Dramatists Guild conference in Washington, D.C., this week, please say hi! When I get back, I’ll post whatever I learn that will help playwrights get produced, get published, and let their brilliance shine.

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