Hey there, my name is Martin. I'm an eighteen year old college student living in the middle of the Mojave dessert. I attend a community college, but the real reason I'm attending it is because the theatre arts program is bigger than most UC's. Therefore, I thought I'd save myself a pretty penny.
Playwrighting has been my passion since I was young. However, I was intensely anti-social in my younger days, which kept me away from theatre. While in high school I burst out of my shell and decided to go after what I most wanted.
I would also enjoy to one day have the privlidge to direct or help direct a play. This came about when I realized that I truly hated that actors only had a voice, the directors had the final say and if you broke that final say you could get into a heap load of trouble (heheh).
When I first started writting plays, I was not aware that I was using elements of Theatre of the Absurd. It wasn't until I read the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead that I realized that it was my favorite genre. I'm also quite keen on Morality Plays and using the element of satire, though I am currently experimenting with cynicism, dark comedies, and
Up until recently, most of the plays I wrote have had a large cast (minus the shorts). I'm not attempting to see how something with a much subtler cast will come to be since it's hard to juggle too many characters, especially when dealing with absurdism.
I will be posting my plays on this message board once I feel confident enough of them and I also hope to help other people by using what little knowledge I've aquired and critique their work honestly. Though, I'm still kinda fresh in the department.
I, too, am a young aspiring playwight. Personally speaking, I tend to work more on the realist side rather than the absurd, but, then again, I've only just started taking a strong interest in playwriting last year.
A took a quick glance at the play you posted. It seems like an intruiging concept. However, I think that you may attract a greater number of critics if you posted a smaller sample. In my experiences with posting works here, that seems to work best.
Alas, I too started writing plays around last year (December 12th 2007 marks the day that I began writing) yet my interest were always around that of the satire. I later took a liking to absurdity and the moral, now cynicism/ dark comedy is kinda rubbing off on me. So you could say that reality has never been my thing, don't get me wrong I love acting in them, but I always get bored when writing them. Therefore I salute you for your current bent!
Thanks for the advice, I'll go over and clean up some of my ten minute plays in order to post them on here. Good luck with your plays!