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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 10:37 pm
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Louisep at Playwrights Muse wrote:
Hi, Zamdrist, welcome to the wonderful world of playwriting. What has made you decide to take it up

Thank you Louisep for your welcome. It was a particular person's story, and specifically their biography that sparked my interest in writing a play. It is one slice of their life that will be the focus of the play but I also intend to introduce the person to the audience also. Very generally speaking it is a love story set in Belle Epoque, Paris, and precisely 1899-1900.

As an afterthought it seemed to me given the play's GLBT theme and its period and setting would find a welcome home in the theater going community. Not much of a leap I'd presume.

I don't know if I'd ever write another play, but this I am passionate about, and I feel needs to be written and hopefully produced. We'll see.

Definitely see as much theater as you can. And read plays.

Here's something you can do that will really help you understand the world of theater.

Choose a play that's performing near you. Get a copy of the script -- from the library, through interlibrary loan, at a nearby theater department, or buy it. Read the script, and make notes about how you envision the play is being staged. What does the set look like? The costumes? What's the emotional tone of the play?

Then go see the play. Make notes about what you saw.

Then read the script again. Compare your impressions to the impression you had before you saw the play.

Good luck! Keep us posted on how it goes.

This is a wonderful idea! I'm going to do that.

Last night (Super Bowl Night) I was rather at a local community theater center helping out by reading people's drafts out loud. It was open to the public and I found the atmosphere welcoming. I am attending one of their plays tonight actually, intend to sign up for membership and partake of their classes.

Thank you!