For years, I have been writing one acts plays, most of which are longer than 10 minutes (I know there are contests and festivals for pieces at that length).
So, I have two things I'd like to discuss here:
-What to with plays that fall in between the requested lengths of either 10 minutes or full length.
-The plausibility of putting some of these into an anthology. I don't feel that I would be cobbling together a full length evening out of bits and pieces, because there is a thematic connection that binds about a half dozen of these plays together. They are dark, eerie stories, sort of like Beckett meets the Twilight Zone (although as I write that phrase, I fear it comes off as hackneyed).
Get some actors together - get a space - and produce your plays. While you're at it, maybe include one or two shorts by other playwrights. Make some theater happen. And be sure to take some good pictures of the production for future promotion of the works.
Put them up as a reading series. Maybe on a couple of Wednesdays at a local library or art gallery. That's a good way to put things up quickly and fairly easily. My colleagues and I have had great success putting together reading series in our area. If other playwrights are involved, they can help share the work-load.
Last edited on Sun Apr 8th, 2012 12:00 am by katoagogo