Category Archives: My play “How to Kill a Cactus”

Damn! I’ve become a better playwright

I have this play, “How to Kill Cactus,” that I thought was the crown jewel of my plays. It’s the most complete, the most ready-for-production play I’ve written. I was heartbroken when I suddenly saw the problems in it, and … Continue reading

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Reading one character’s lines — it works!!!

Do you remember that I posted, a while back, some great tips for working on dialogue that I learned at the Dramatists Guild conference in August? Here’s the link, if you want to refresh your memory: Problems with dialogue in … Continue reading

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Getting Help with a Hard-to-Place Play

I’ve posted before about trying to get a production of my play “How to Kill A Cactus.” https://playwrightsmuse.wordpress.com/category/my-play-how-to-kill-a-cactus/ I’ve had such a hard time identifying theaters that might like “Cactus,” I finally decided to ask for help on a couple of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The literary manager at Trinity Rep doesn’t work there anymore :-(

I submitted “Lessons from Moonshine” to Trinity Rep, in Providence.  The literary manager told me to send her more work of mine.  Yay! So, in April I sent her “How to Kill a Cactus.” But before I heard back from … Continue reading

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OMG — ACT Theatre in Seattle wants to see the full script of “How to Kill a Cactus”!!!

I sent a query for my play “How to Kill a Cactus” to ACT Theatre in Seattle. This is the play that used to be “Transplanted in Mississippi” and “Miss Hannah Comes Back” in previous incarnations. And sometimes just “the … Continue reading

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Submitting to places that scare me

I’m submitting a play to Playwrights Horizons. And to the Public Theater in New York. I recently finished a play, “How to Kill a Cactus.” I think it’s the best play I’ve written so far. So I’m submitting it to … Continue reading

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