Monthly Archives: November 2011

Is it the script, or the production?

I saw a play last night. I didn’t like it. Being a playwright, I’m trying to figure out why. What lesson I can learn from it. Of course, the answer could just be that I’m not the right audience for … Continue reading

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Money and the Playwright, Part 2

We had a lively discussion on this issue on my Facebook page. Everybody has good points.  I’m not sure where I stand at this point, though I’ve thought the issue through more carefully. Ultimately, I would say you should never … Continue reading

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Money and the Playwright

Have you ever produced one of your plays? Have you ever paid a theater to produce one of your plays? Is it right to produce one of your own plays? Is it right to pay a theater to produce one … Continue reading

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Tips from a synopsis clinic.

Writing a good synopsis is hard. You can make it easier on yourself by getting other people to read it and comment on it. There was a special Dramatists Guild meeting here in Seattle on November 6. Our rep, Duane … Continue reading

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My reading went well — I am a lucky person

The reading of “Transplanted in Mississippi” was last night. It went really well! The actors did a great job, the director did a great job, and the audience gave good and generous feedback. The changes I made to the first … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced #32: calling the distilleries, part 2

I’ve finished my follow-up calls to the distilleries. Except, of course, to the one that Glen Mac Donald told me about. I just put the letter to them in the mail. Most of the distilleries said that their facility is … Continue reading

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When to do the opposite of what people tell you

So. Here’s the thing. Sometimes, when people give you feedback about what you should do to your play, you can actually solve the problem in a different way. At rehearsal Monday evening, the first act seemed too long. I got … Continue reading

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