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Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (18 replies - 3487 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 04:55 am

Reviews and Critiques > NYC THEATRE CRITIC, JOHN SIMOM, DIES (0 replies - 72 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 04:13 pm

Reviews and Critiques > HENRIK IBSEN'S SOULCRAFT (1 reply - 135 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 04:30 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Don't be a cheapskate playwright, pay for services (2 replies - 196 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 05:00 am

Critique my Play > Intros - new member (2 replies - 302 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 08:13 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Where Have All The Souls Gone (7 replies - 531 views)

Potabasil, Good to see you around. The Hard Stuff can soften a lot of things. Beautiful poem. Best, IMR ...   Sat Nov 9th, 2019 03:45 pm

Critique my Play > Intros - new member (2 replies - 302 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 06:03 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > October 7 / 10:37 pm (3 replies - 1158 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 ...   Thu Oct 24th, 2019 12:33 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > ARE PROSE POETS TROLLING US? (1 reply - 282 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 05:58 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE PEOPLE WE LOVE (2 replies - 974 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 05:27 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE PEOPLE WE LOVE (2 replies - 974 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 06:54 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > DRAG RACING WITH YOU WRITING (0 replies - 523 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 07:02 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (18 replies - 3487 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 05:33 pm

Take the Stage > A conversation about appropriation. (3 replies - 1824 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 07:32 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > I Might Ring Your Doorbell (2 replies - 1090 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 04:49 pm

Take the Stage > Influence of Shame in Writing (1 reply - 573 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 07:49 pm

Take the Stage > A conversation about appropriation. (3 replies - 1824 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 04:52 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > THE PEOPLE WE LOVE (2 replies - 974 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 01:05 am

Announcements > Professional Play Readings (1 reply - 877 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 05:18 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Not the Best of Friends (2 replies - 1681 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 07:16 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Truth isn't always True (1 reply - 1313 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 06:31 pm

Question & Answer > Lighting and Sound directions in a playscript. (1 reply - 1149 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 06:26 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway at The Goodman Theatre (1 reply - 2435 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 02:37 pm

Collaborators > A little help from my friends (2 replies - 1449 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 02:57 am

Reviews and Critiques > Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway at The Goodman Theatre (1 reply - 2435 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 04:26 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Shakespeare (3 replies - 3097 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, ...   Fri Jul 27th, 2018 12:24 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Shakespeare (3 replies - 3097 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 03:55 am

Reviews and Critiques > "WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR" (5 replies - 2276 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 05:26 pm

Reviews and Critiques > "WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR" (5 replies - 2276 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 04:50 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit short plays for PAMLA Conference in WA next November (1 reply - 5190 views)

WARNING: FEES are Charged. BEST, IMR ...   Mon Jun 11th, 2018 05:46 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (1 reply - 1433 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 05:40 am

Reviews and Critiques > Glenda Jackson in "Three Tall Women" (2 replies - 1750 views)

Well...She won The Tony Award! You called it right!!!!!!! BEST, IMR ...   Mon Jun 11th, 2018 05:23 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Poetry? Why Bother? (4 replies - 2589 views)

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/why-bother-with-poetry/ Good Article. IMR ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2018 03:20 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Poetry? Why Bother? (1 reply - 1194 views)

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/why-bother-with-poetry/ Best, IMR ...   Wed Jun 6th, 2018 03:13 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Stone (1 reply - 1462 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 06:12 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Radio (5 replies - 2348 views)

I was not criticizing the mystery. Just so you know, I like the mystery. Best, IMR ...   Wed Apr 18th, 2018 01:24 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Radio (5 replies - 2348 views)

Quite touching. Husband's reaction makes for a mystery that could go in many directions. Best, IMR ...   Tue Apr 17th, 2018 06:05 am

Synopses and Cover Letters > THE TALENT OF THE ROOM (3 replies - 3954 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 ...   Sat Apr 7th, 2018 12:31 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > An Irish Heritage (4 replies - 2712 views)

Thank you for your kind critiques. Bst, IMR ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2018 12:38 am

The Playwrights' Gym > CHALLENGE TO ALL OF YOU - One-minute play (3 replies - 4336 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 08:29 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > New member (3 replies - 5210 views)

Well, this would be something to see! What is the proposed cast size? Would you be planning on having actors play multiple roles? Would it ...   Tue Feb 13th, 2018 04:06 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Yellow Rose for her (2 replies - 1794 views)

What we can - but don't want to imagine...is where we don't want to go. And when you try not to think about it...it comes back. John ...   Mon Feb 12th, 2018 02:58 am

Reviews and Critiques > "The Humans" National USA Tour: Highly Recommended by IMR (1 reply - 2088 views)

“The Humans” by Stephen Karam which won the Tony Award for Best play, along with other Tony Awards, is now on National Tour. I ...   Sun Feb 11th, 2018 06:52 am

Question & Answer > Searching for great dialogue (5 replies - 3620 views)

I agree completely with Wrighter. There is no money exchanging hands. There is no Public Pereformance. Do what you need to do to get the job. See again ...   Wed Feb 7th, 2018 12:57 am

Question & Answer > Searching for great dialogue (5 replies - 3620 views)

Firstly...CONGRATULATIONS on getting this far! Secondly, you are not looking for a dialogue, you are looking for a monologue, where you are talking TO someone. (However ...   Tue Feb 6th, 2018 10:29 am

Critique my Play > Critique and Feedback and any pointers, Horror/Comedy play (1 reply - 1617 views)

Kind of reminds me of "Soylent Green." best, IMR ...   Tue Jan 30th, 2018 10:41 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello, I haven't been to the Forum for years, (3 replies - 2349 views)

Bravo for you Stephen!!!! You are living a truly Authentic Life!!! By that, I mean, not what you think people expect of you, but a life of who ...   Tue Jan 30th, 2018 10:27 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > HELP! (8 replies - 3170 views)

You are most welcome, John. Again, It is a beautiful poem. Have read it more than several times. Best, IMR ...   Sun Jan 28th, 2018 09:29 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Doing Dishes (3 replies - 1285 views)

I loved this. The title alone just grabbed me. Who'd a thunk a poem about doing such a universal, habitual, necessary activity? "I would leave them ...   Sat Jan 27th, 2018 12:01 am

Question & Answer > Starting to write a musical - Need tips so please answer!! (4 replies - 6138 views)

"I do know it takes a lot of time to write, but it's only a hobby on the side for me now." "Hobby" is OK for ...   Wed Jan 24th, 2018 06:49 am


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