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 Posted: Thu Mar 5th, 2009 03:19 am
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peggys

 

Joined: Tue Jan 16th, 2007
Location: Shelton, Connecticut USA
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Which reminds me, I don't think I ever introduced myself.  I'm a 59 yr old playwright.  Graduated almost 10 years ago after returning to college l to get a degree in Playwrighting /Dramatic Literature.  Being disabled I don't get to write as much as I'd like but I've been lucky enough to have plays put on, mostly 10 min. pieces, for local state festivals and a few one acts.  There are so many 10 min play festivals here that I've average to 1-3 plays a year with a few years dropped here and there for health reasons.
I also teach beginning playwriting at evening courses for Adult Learning classes for town recreation classes or a local theatre academy, and this year at a college.
On the other hand, I have so much to learn.  Just this weekend one of my plays was up for a 3 day festival.  It was awful listening to my exposition!  I never enjoy watching my plays.  And I'm always surprised that my work is chosen out of a group of other submissions.  I know it sounds crazy but I really don't like to see-hear my work, no matter how hard I've tried to make them their best.   It is really gratifying to get accepted but that's usually my best day in the life of a play and am very thankful to be accepted.  It helps to endure the agonies of defeat  when a play's rejected.
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