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Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 10664 views)

Michael, It was my pleasure. RE: the ending. I would not describe the current ending of your play in ANY way as "an Upper!" The final scene was ...   Mon Jun 8th, 2015 01:05 am

Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 10664 views)

Michael… I like to preface any critique to someone who is new to me with “Everything I say is horseshit.” So what you can like what ...   Sun Jun 7th, 2015 07:04 am

Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 10664 views)

Michael, I just finished from page 35 to the end. Yes, this is a First Draft. And...It is an irreverantly wonderful, delightfully, disgustingly horrifying DARK, DARK look ...   Sat Jun 6th, 2015 11:03 pm

Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 10664 views)

Michael, I went back and picked up from where I left off. I Read up to page 35 at the scene break. Pretty funny stuff. I ...   Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 08:06 pm

Critique my Play > First Draft of first full length play (12 replies - 10664 views)

Michael, Firstly, pay attention to what edd and Kato have to say. I really loved this. Read it straight through. After morning coffee. Lots of fun, ...   Sat May 23rd, 2015 09:26 pm

Question & Answer > When to stop making changes to a script? (1 reply - 3487 views)

mcory: Talk to your cast. See how comfortable they all are. Re-writes are very common in rehearsal. In profesional theatre or workshops, you have "preview performances" in ...   Sat May 2nd, 2015 08:06 pm

Question & Answer > Comedy Recommendations (3 replies - 4565 views)

My girlfriend at the time and I went to the original Broadway production of "The Nerd" directed by Charles Nelson Riley, because I had a ...   Fri Apr 17th, 2015 04:08 am

Question & Answer > Trying to find the name of a play... (4 replies - 5523 views)

Great Detective work, Kato. Best, IMR ...   Tue Apr 14th, 2015 10:04 am

Ideas & Suggestions > To MFA or not to MFA? (2 replies - 6133 views)

Anyone who wants to be a writer in America will sooner or later confront the question: To M.F.A or not to M.F.A.? For anyone considering MFA ...   Sun Apr 12th, 2015 07:33 pm

Announcements > Lightning Strikes Again (2 replies - 3918 views)

timmy, Great going! Congratulations. Have a good time. Best, IMR ...   Mon Apr 6th, 2015 05:52 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello... (2 replies - 3153 views)

As one of my dear teachers said in college, "Many hours of a soft ass on a hard seat makes a writer." I think he ...   Sat Mar 28th, 2015 03:10 am

Announcements > Play in Winona MN (4 replies - 4683 views)

You get a big" ATTABOY" timmy! Way to go. And being able to exapand on an older play is often overlooked. As Tennesse Williams once said to ...   Fri Mar 20th, 2015 03:47 am

Question & Answer > Encouraging actors to audition for a play I wrote (4 replies - 4888 views)

Now, you are in my territory. I've made a nice living professionally as an actor for many years. It is ALWAYS an honor to be asked - ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2015 06:15 am

Question & Answer > The Ides of March (0 replies - 2194 views)

Since it is still 8:50 pm in Chicago on March 15, I dated a check for Bill Pay "The Ides of March." I wonder what ...   Mon Mar 16th, 2015 05:51 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > So glad I found this site (3 replies - 4989 views)

Matthew, Never forget: "Procrastination is one of the greatest Inspirations to Artistic Creation!" No matter what the media. I have found this to be true through ...   Wed Mar 11th, 2015 05:06 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > WAKE ME WHEN IT'S APRIL (4 replies - 4109 views)

******************************* NOTE FROM THE NEWS WIRES: Chicago saw a new record low temperature for Feb. 28 Saturday morning, breaking the previous mark that had stood for ...   Fri Mar 6th, 2015 12:25 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > WAKE ME WHEN IT'S APRIL (4 replies - 4109 views)

Thanks. Charming at Best! It was just…"there." Had to get it out of my head. Been a cold winter. More snow last year. But seems colder this year. IMR ...   Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 06:27 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > WAKE ME WHEN IT'S APRIL (4 replies - 4109 views)

THE POLAR VORTEX FEBRUARY 28 2015 - CHICAGO Wake me in April when the birds are in the trees Wake me in April when mornings do not ...   Sun Mar 1st, 2015 09:05 am

Success Stories > Play Reading (3 replies - 7739 views)

Found out one of my one-acts was selected for a rehearsed reading from a competition on the West Coast. IMR ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2015 09:47 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Can there be a popular American Musical anymore? (2 replies - 5041 views)

Interesting review. I don't agree entirely with the author, but he makes some very good points. "The last theatrical song to hit big, Sondheim’s “Send in the ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2015 09:40 pm

Announcements > UFO play launches (8 replies - 8143 views)

Neat. Congratulations. Great title, by the way. You ever listen ot George Noory on Coast to Coast AM? Best, IMR ...   Wed Feb 18th, 2015 07:39 am

The Playwrights' Noticeboard > Asphalt Jungle Shorts XII - 1 - 10 minute plays. (2 replies - 4201 views)

Paddy, Bottom Link does not work. Best, IMR ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2015 06:50 pm

The Playwrights' Noticeboard > Chase Crandell Productions - 2-3 character Full Length (2 replies - 3364 views)

Can you give us more specifics of what you are looking for? For one: What is the age range you are looking for? Are you looking for ...   Tue Feb 17th, 2015 07:45 am

Critique my Play > Enchanted by the Stars (0 replies - 2485 views)

Couuld not get the right formatting in the layout. If I can, I'll post again. Best, IMR ...   Fri Feb 6th, 2015 08:11 am

Announcements > Announcement (3 replies - 3925 views)

Very nice, Olivia. Congrats. Best, IMR ...   Thu Feb 5th, 2015 01:06 am

Play Productions - Come and See my Play > 10 minute play, produced at The Drum Theatre Plymouth uk (5 replies - 6537 views)

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Play Productions - Come and See my Play > 10 minute play, produced at The Drum Theatre Plymouth uk (5 replies - 6537 views)

Congrats. Love to make it. But, from Chicago…well… Please let us know how it goes. Best, IMR ...   Sun Jan 11th, 2015 06:00 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > All I Have to Do (2 replies - 2877 views)

Oh, timmy! Ooooooh, you, you timmy, timmy, timmy! You know how to get a guy flippin' through the pages and annals and tender kisses and missed ...   Sat Jan 3rd, 2015 05:40 am

Ideas & Suggestions > “Silence is preferable to publishing Rubbish”: Philip Larkin (1 reply - 6934 views)

Philip Larkin averaged four poems a year. “Silence is preferable to publishing rubbish,” he said, “and far better for one’s reputation”... more» http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/the-greatness-of-philip-larkin/ Happy New Year to ...   Sat Jan 3rd, 2015 05:33 am

Reviews and Critiques > RE-WRITING (0 replies - 2887 views)

Ran across this brief review of a writing book, by John Casey, winner of National Book Award for his novel, "Spartina." http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/master-class_821848.html?nopager=1 There are some marvelous ...   Sun Dec 21st, 2014 08:28 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Out the window (3 replies - 3407 views)

Turco, I find this elegantly depressing…and so true. (That's a compliment, buy the way!) This is a topic so often avoided: Suffering. I have witnessed people - young ...   Thu Dec 18th, 2014 08:37 pm

Announcements > UPDATE: My play made a sale! (1 reply - 3100 views)

Turco, Just in time for Christmas! Congrats. Hope there are many more. IMR ...   Thu Dec 18th, 2014 08:10 pm

Work-in-Progress > I have a protagonist but no plot (4 replies - 6470 views)

Read 10 good plays for your sheer personal enjoyment. After that: Buy two books on playwriting. Read them. Underline the hell out of them. Re-read the same ten plays ...   Mon Dec 15th, 2014 12:55 am

Reviews and Critiques > POETRY and PRIVILEGE (1 reply - 3241 views)

Poetry and privilege. Poets inhabit a culture of exclusivity, driven by MFA programs and the AWP conference. What is it doing to art?... more» http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/249164 The comments ...   Wed Dec 3rd, 2014 08:11 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello (1 reply - 2652 views)

michael, As one of my theatre instructors once said, "Writing a play consists of long hours of soft ass in intimate contact with hard chair." So, Welcome. ...   Tue Dec 2nd, 2014 11:43 pm

Question & Answer > production scripts (2 replies - 3244 views)

spiny, Sorry to hear that. What was the site address? You could contact The Dramatists Guild. They might know something. Even if you are not a member (though you ...   Tue Dec 2nd, 2014 02:14 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > *All I Have is a Voice (1 reply - 2511 views)

Stunning…again, timmy. IMR ...   Thu Nov 27th, 2014 10:29 am

Announcements > Had my play published with Stageplays.com (2 replies - 7848 views)

I read Turco's entire play while he was working on it on this site a couple/few years ago. I loved it. It has a very good ...   Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 01:14 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > Hadius, The Lord of Nothing (1 reply - 4487 views)

Afoltin, It might be easier to just post the first ten pages. And a great idea for a play, by the way! Best, IMR ...   Fri Nov 21st, 2014 08:42 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed since Shelley? (0 replies - 2615 views)

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/books/review/how-has-the-social-role-of-poetry-changed-since-shelley.html?mabReward=RI%3A8&action=click&pgtype=Homepage®ion=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine FROM THE ARTICLE: Perhaps Shelley had to insist so grandiosely on the poet’s wisdom because he recognized that, in fact, no one was listening. He may ...   Wed Nov 19th, 2014 09:16 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed since Shelley? (0 replies - 2540 views)

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/books/review/how-has-the-social-role-of-poetry-changed-since-shelley.html?mabReward=RI%3A8&action=click&pgtype=Homepage®ion=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine IMR ...   Wed Nov 19th, 2014 09:14 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Credendum (4 replies - 4132 views)

Upper Peninsula today! http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/11/sault-mi-receives-1-months-snow-in-1-day/ And Calumet info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumet,_Michigan Best, IMR ...   Sat Nov 15th, 2014 06:02 am

Question & Answer > Details of Stage Scenery (11 replies - 9232 views)

I'd like to amend what I wrote about Rules. I wrote, "Don't ever let the "RULES" limit your imagination." I'd rather say, "Knowing the RULES is a ...   Fri Nov 14th, 2014 09:39 pm

Question & Answer > Details of Stage Scenery (11 replies - 9232 views)

Turco, Great to see your name around here again. Hope your studies are going well. Here is a post you should read that Katoagogo did in response to ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2014 06:52 am

Question & Answer > Health Insurance and more pay for Playwrights (0 replies - 2285 views)

Playwrights Horizons in NYC is taking this in the right direction. Well, their name IS "Playwrights" Horizons. Good move on their part. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/theater/offering-playwrights-a-better-deal.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A6%22%7D&_r=0 Best, IMR ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2014 11:28 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Credendum (4 replies - 4132 views)

Stunning. Don't know the church, but love the U.P. Which is a Cathedral unto itself. I don't get there enough. I know the feeling, timmy. It is a place for ...   Thu Nov 6th, 2014 04:58 am

Question & Answer > Gmail: Anyone else have this Script Formatting problem? (4 replies - 4484 views)

Thanks, edd and timmy. Yeah, one day out of nowhere that X started appearing after doc. Where the hell did that come from? PDF only from now ...   Tue Nov 4th, 2014 11:03 pm

Question & Answer > Gmail: Anyone else have this Script Formatting problem? (4 replies - 4484 views)

Help, please! Usually I send scripts PDF. Sometimes I send a submission in docx Word, especially if that is what is requested. Whichever way I do, I also ...   Sun Nov 2nd, 2014 09:30 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > A DYLAN THOMAS CENTENNIAL IN NYC (0 replies - 3255 views)

Very Good Article for people who like poetry, and even for those who don't! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/books/a-dylan-thomas-centennial-in-new-york.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A7%22%7D&_r=0 ...   Fri Oct 24th, 2014 06:10 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Why People Don't Read Plays for Fun Anymore (1 reply - 4529 views)

There used to be a book publishing company called Fireside Theatre Book Club that was around for many years. It was a monthly subscription series. ...   Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 06:11 am


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