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 Posted: Thu Sep 14th, 2006 01:54 am
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Paddy
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Mana: 
Okay.  Edd wants you to take part in the submission binge.  Keep getting this image in my head of a spanking party.

How about this.  This is what I love about plays.  Unlike a book, you can take your play and chop it, monologue it, divide, it, write different versions.

This is a challenge to take a scene from a longer play, just one scene, and re-write it so it works as a stand alone. 

Then, you will have another to add to the submission binge.

It can be a page, five - ten....but try to keep within the boundaries of what gets produced.  one - two minutes are hot.  Five, not so much.  Ten, most definately.  Most theatres who are looking for short plays put the cut-off at twenty minutes.

Let's see how you can work that one scene, and make it a complete play.

Maybe especially nab that one scene from the play that isn't working, and in the process, you might find out what it is, that isn't working.

Post in the feed back section, and gently comment on other's.

Let's go!

Paddy

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Mana: 
I recently did that with Closed System--took a number of scenes and made them standalones. Easier with that piece because it's written revue style--each scene is independent but related by the central metaphor of a multinational cartel called ECCO (The Ephraim Constanza Consortium). Might try it with the opening scene of Beggar's Banquet too--the dialogue between a father and daughter living in an abandoned car at a junkyard.

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