Update on submitting to places that scare me

I wrote this in May 2013, and never posted it!

 

A year ago, I wrote about my plans for submitting to places that scare me. By which I meant, theaters I was thoroughly intimidated to submit to, thinking they’d never choose a play of mine.

Playwrights Horizons

I submitted “How to Kill a Cactus” to Playwrights Horizons. Last December, I got a letter back from them.

They said they read my play, they liked it, they discussed it extensively. Ultimately they passed, because it’s a bit too sentimental for them.

But they liked it! They liked it enough to discuss it extensively!

So you can bet I plan to send them something else. And I sent them a nice reply, thanking them for the feedback.

Public Theater

I never submitted to the Public Theater! I started investigating them, to see if “Cactus” would be right for them.

Then I stopped.

Goal for this week: submit “How to Kill a Cactus” to the Public Theater in New York.

Update, 30 September 2013

The Public didn’t accept “Cactus.” 😦

 

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5 Responses to Update on submitting to places that scare me

  1. Charles Rule says:

    Please don’t throw in the towel. Keep on pushing.
    Thanks,
    CwR

  2. I know, to hear back at all from Playwrights Horizons was a big compliment.

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