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+++ STOP PRESS +++ > Death of Terrence McNally (3 replies - 392 views)

Me Three! TERENCE MCNALLEY AS SEEN BY CRITICS OF THE NY TIMES https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/theater/terrence-mcnally-new-york-times.html IT IS ASTONISHING HOW PROLIFIC HE WAS. It is as if he never slept!!! And I ...   Mon Mar 30th, 2020 06:06 pm

Collaborators > Creating arrangements (1 reply - 167 views)

That is Terrific. Congrats to both of you. Best, IMR ...   Tue Mar 24th, 2020 03:15 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Keep your Distance Mrs (2 replies - 220 views)

Suspenseful. Anxiety producing. You have made terror and fear artistic, with great depth of soul and sorrow... For what is Life interrupted..and of being isolated From Friends and daily ...   Tue Mar 24th, 2020 03:04 am

Reviews and Critiques > Two More Brilliant Movies (0 replies - 354 views)

"1917" about "WORLD WAR ONE" in the trenches. Stunning Cinematography and everything else. Tough to get through. And: "The Last Full Measure" about the Viet ...   Mon Jan 27th, 2020 06:29 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Two Great movies just released (6 replies - 855 views)

Paul and Paul, "The Two Popes" is Wonderful! Such humanity. Curious about what you think of the movies I recomended. "Dark Waters" and "Richard Jewell." How ...   Fri Jan 10th, 2020 01:27 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Another Christmas (2 replies - 566 views)

tim, Beautiful. Perfect. A tear or two crept out of my left eye. Savored it while looking across a coffee table and through the tall windows of ...   Sat Dec 28th, 2019 04:51 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Two Great movies just released (6 replies - 855 views)

And I just saw it tonight! I back her up...and back you up! best, IMR ...   Tue Dec 24th, 2019 04:27 am

Question & Answer > Looked all over the internet...no answers. HELP! (6 replies - 1760 views)

A saying: "The shakiest ship that ever sailed the Seven Seas is a Partnership." Here is your biggest problem: "I was collaborating on a full-length play with a ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2019 02:20 am

Reviews and Critiques > Two Great movies just released (6 replies - 855 views)

Turco, My wife just saw this on TV tonight. Highly recommends it. Thanks for backing her up! Hope all is well with you. best, IMR ...   Mon Dec 23rd, 2019 02:03 am

Reviews and Critiques > Two Great movies just released (6 replies - 855 views)

Not many comments on plays lately, so excuse me posting something about two masterful dramas on film. MARK RUFFALO produced and stars in drama DARK WATERS...which ...   Sat Dec 21st, 2019 07:36 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (25 replies - 7188 views)

Edwin, Hey...Suck it up and go. However...actually, I think you are being too hard on yourself. Metaphorically, it seems to me, that all he is saying is "Your ...   Fri Dec 13th, 2019 03:55 am

Reviews and Critiques > NYC THEATRE CRITIC, JOHN SIMOM, DIES (0 replies - 358 views)

JOHN SIMON, THEATRE CRITIC DIES WAS THE THEATRE CRITIC FOR NEW YORK MAGAZINE I THOUGHT HE WAS TERRIFIC!! HOWEVER, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOATHED HIM. NO MATTER. EVERYONE ...   Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 03:13 pm

Reviews and Critiques > HENRIK IBSEN'S SOULCRAFT (1 reply - 483 views)

The Norwegian master Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) is and will remain the most important modern playwright—which is not to say there are no flaws in his ...   Fri Nov 22nd, 2019 03:30 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Don't be a cheapskate playwright, pay for services (2 replies - 552 views)

You were right. The play does sound mediocre. Heed Paul's post. I always tell young actors, "If they treat you like shit at an audition or ...   Mon Nov 11th, 2019 04:00 am

Critique my Play > Intros - new member (2 replies - 1323 views)

P.S. I LOVE YOUR TITLE! Sometimes that is the hardest thing to come up with! And please ...let me reiterate...do not confuse my comments about your ...   Sat Nov 9th, 2019 07:13 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Where Have All The Souls Gone (7 replies - 1330 views)

Potabasil, Good to see you around. The Hard Stuff can soften a lot of things. Beautiful poem. Best, IMR ...   Sat Nov 9th, 2019 02:45 pm

Critique my Play > Intros - new member (2 replies - 1323 views)

Killian, Welcome to the Forum. Too difficult to read in the format/layout you have it in. (At least how it appears on my computer.) Margins are ...   Thu Nov 7th, 2019 05:03 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > October 7 / 10:37 pm (3 replies - 1591 views)

Forty-six degrees, rain drops as big as marbles— days will literally fall down the rest of the month. ************** As a fellow Midwesterner... not as extremely far north as ...   Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 11:33 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > ARE PROSE POETS TROLLING US? (1 reply - 593 views)

"Are Prose Poets Trolling Us?" Interesting Article. In a new anthology, everything is a poem. And nothing is. https://thewalrus.ca/are-prose-poets-trolling-us/ ...   Fri Sep 27th, 2019 04:58 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE PEOPLE WE LOVE (2 replies - 2183 views)

September 11, 2001. Let's remember those who died. I knew several NYFD firefighters who died or were injured the crushing collpase of the World Trade Center. ...   Wed Sep 11th, 2019 04:27 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE PEOPLE WE LOVE (2 replies - 2183 views)

Well...RE: my poem below: Art predicts life... Three days ago, a dear friend in his early 40's literally dropped dead from a massive heart attack. Leaves a ...   Sat Aug 31st, 2019 05:54 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > DRAG RACING WITH YOU WRITING (0 replies - 1087 views)

Here is an exercise you can do to free yourself up or get unstuck. It is from my favorite writing teacher. She was like a demanding ...   Fri Aug 16th, 2019 06:02 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (25 replies - 7188 views)

Congratulations on the book! Most people mistakenly believe a tragedy is just another sad story. Glad you bring much more insight and depth. Too bad Aristotle could ...   Tue Jul 9th, 2019 04:33 pm

Take the Stage > A conversation about appropriation. (3 replies - 2296 views)

Paddy, I hope this will help address your question. Read the review I posted below. It will demonstrate how, at times some people apparently try to go backwards...a ...   Sun Jun 30th, 2019 06:32 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > I Might Ring Your Doorbell (2 replies - 1497 views)

timmy, I've read this maybe 20 times since you posted it. At first I skimmed it. Twice. Then read again and again at various speeds and attention when ...   Sun Jun 30th, 2019 03:49 pm

Take the Stage > Influence of Shame in Writing (1 reply - 904 views)

“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him," said Arthur Miller, who understood shame... more ...   Wed Jun 19th, 2019 06:49 pm

Take the Stage > A conversation about appropriation. (3 replies - 2296 views)

Paddy, In what sense do you mean Scrutiny? I am confused by your question? Can you specify specify more? #1 question I have is "Scrutiny by whom?" Best, IMR ...   Thu Apr 25th, 2019 03:52 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE PEOPLE WE LOVE (2 replies - 2183 views)

THE PEOPLE WE LOVE Why can’t we keep them forever? The people we love. The people we know. The people we share and the people who care? Why do they ...   Thu Apr 11th, 2019 12:05 am

Announcements > Professional Play Readings (1 reply - 1188 views)

Hooray! Just found out this week I will be having two different professionally rehearsed play readings at two different prominent Theatres. One will be in New ...   Wed Mar 27th, 2019 04:18 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Not the Best of Friends (2 replies - 2039 views)

timmy, That's the way life is. Beautifully and painfully captured. To say, "I'm leaving" is bad more than enough to hear. To also say on your 50th Anniversary, "I've ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2018 06:16 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Truth isn't always True (1 reply - 1636 views)

timmy, Wonderful atmosphere. Mood. Been there many times in my many travels for work. It instantly elicits/rekindles/stimulates/personalizes many more visuals and sounds and smells and FEELINGS than ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2018 05:31 pm

Question & Answer > Lighting and Sound directions in a playscript. (1 reply - 1475 views)

I would suggest the playwriting book by one of our members, Wrighter, whose post is currently just above yours. I've read it twice and loved ...   Mon Oct 15th, 2018 05:26 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway at The Goodman Theatre (1 reply - 2758 views)

So, after seeing Pamplona , I went back to re-read Hemingway's short book/autobiography /memoir about his being in Paris as a young man and writer ...   Thu Sep 13th, 2018 01:37 pm

Collaborators > A little help from my friends (2 replies - 1779 views)

You caught me here! "It's the Un-Bill Wilson story, with dancing." Knowing more than several very succcessful dear friends who are Friends of Bill - not myself ...   Fri Aug 24th, 2018 01:57 am

Reviews and Critiques > Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway at The Goodman Theatre (1 reply - 2758 views)

https://splashmags.com/index.php/2018/07/16/25725/#gsc.tab=0 https://www.chicagostagestandard.com/home/2018/7/19/pamplona-goodman-theatre I saw this one-man show at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Can not get it out of my head. Nothing flashy. Just...just... Subtly, cunningly totally seduced ...   Mon Aug 6th, 2018 03:26 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Shakespeare (3 replies - 3949 views)

Or...upon thinking about it: First act: Tragedy Second act: Comedy. Third Act: History Or...just combine all into single play and not worry about how they are mixed. Go for it, ...   Thu Jul 26th, 2018 11:24 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Shakespeare (3 replies - 3949 views)

Totally Agree. Not knocking the idea in any way shape or form. Again...brilliantly funny or profoundly tragic. Love to see it in either form! Best, IMR ...   Tue Jul 24th, 2018 02:55 am

Reviews and Critiques > "WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR" (5 replies - 2939 views)

It is a limited release in the USA, so it might not go International. Will probably go to some other delivery system. Nice thing about the movies ...   Tue Jul 17th, 2018 04:26 pm

Reviews and Critiques > "WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR" (5 replies - 2939 views)

So....I'm going out on a limb here....BUUUUUT...I think this movie is in the Top 10 of any movie I have ever seen. Maybe top 5. ...   Mon Jul 9th, 2018 03:50 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit short plays for PAMLA Conference in WA next November (1 reply - 5611 views)

WARNING: FEES are Charged. BEST, IMR ...   Mon Jun 11th, 2018 04:46 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (1 reply - 1700 views)

Paddy, Thanks for the sharp eye. But...you are being too, too kind. And much too rational and understanding. This is a Fleece Con Job to snag the Innocent ...   Mon Jun 11th, 2018 04:40 am

Reviews and Critiques > Glenda Jackson in "Three Tall Women" (2 replies - 2097 views)

Well...She won The Tony Award! You called it right!!!!!!! BEST, IMR ...   Mon Jun 11th, 2018 04:23 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Poetry? Why Bother? (4 replies - 3093 views)

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/why-bother-with-poetry/ Good Article. IMR ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2018 02:20 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Poetry? Why Bother? (1 reply - 1485 views)

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/why-bother-with-poetry/ Best, IMR ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2018 02:13 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Stone (1 reply - 1734 views)

Hmmmm...hmmm....I don't get it. (That's a joke!) You have written a most concise poem about patience and discovery, which can lead to and allow the openness of ...   Mon May 7th, 2018 05:12 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Radio (5 replies - 2852 views)

I was not criticizing the mystery. Just so you know, I like the mystery. Best, IMR ...   Wed Apr 18th, 2018 12:24 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Radio (5 replies - 2852 views)

Quite touching. Husband's reaction makes for a mystery that could go in many directions. Best, IMR ...   Tue Apr 17th, 2018 05:05 am

Synopses and Cover Letters > THE TALENT OF THE ROOM (3 replies - 4464 views)

I have had this article and it's PART 2 article in Hard Copy in a box since I first read it in 1993 in LA ...   Fri Apr 6th, 2018 11:31 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > An Irish Heritage (4 replies - 3174 views)

Thank you for your kind critiques. Bst, IMR ...   Mon Mar 12th, 2018 11:38 pm

The Playwrights' Gym > CHALLENGE TO ALL OF YOU - One-minute play (3 replies - 4741 views)

I submitted twice. Both times I was selected. Then I stopped submitting. Maybe I'll do it again. It was fun seeing them on youtube. They are still ...   Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:29 am


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