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Question & Answer > A Place for a Religious (Christian themed) Play? (8 replies - 5773 views)

Timmy, I'll look them up. Thanks!   --J Brian Long   ...   Mon Dec 17th, 2007 10:39 am

Question & Answer > A Place for a Religious (Christian themed) Play? (8 replies - 5773 views)

Thanks, katoagogo, I'll check that out!   --J Brian Long ...   Mon Dec 17th, 2007 02:45 am

Question & Answer > A Place for a Religious (Christian themed) Play? (8 replies - 5773 views)

Mary Alice, Thanks for the suggestion; I'll send a query along. "What does it all mean? What is a "Christian" play?" I'm afraid I don't know the answer ...   Sun Dec 16th, 2007 10:49 pm

Question & Answer > A Place for a Religious (Christian themed) Play? (8 replies - 5773 views)

I have written a 10-minute play that deals with aspects of (the Christian) religion. Does anyone know of a theater that accepts that type of thing? ...   Sun Dec 16th, 2007 05:06 pm

Take the Stage > Got Ten Minutes to Spare (4 replies - 4357 views)

Nate88, I've seen just about all of their performances (on video), "Alegria" being my favorite among them. The only one I have been to see in a ...   Thu Dec 6th, 2007 10:40 am

Take the Stage > Got Ten Minutes to Spare (4 replies - 4357 views)

Nate88, Thanks for replying! I kept seeing the "number of views" tally rise and rise and no one up to this point had written a thing. I thought: "Damn, ...   Thu Dec 6th, 2007 01:57 am

Take the Stage > Got Ten Minutes to Spare (4 replies - 4357 views)

I think this is a very moving bit of theater.  No words, but says so very much, and is just replete with metaphor. If you have ...   Sat Nov 17th, 2007 02:53 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Unsaid (5 replies - 4674 views)

"I struggled with the first line and am curious as to what you think: as is or "after hours in a museum ARE as quiet" ...   Sun Nov 11th, 2007 02:22 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Unsaid (5 replies - 4674 views)

Timmy, This poem's quietude lends it an intimacy that is rather haunting. I wasn't going to respond to it, but I have kept returning to it ever since the first read. ...   Sat Nov 10th, 2007 11:29 pm

Take the Stage > What do you think of this? (1 reply - 2156 views)

swann1719,   I think it depends on the art, the artist, and what is meant by "work".  If, by "work",  Valery is referring to an artist's lifework, then ...   Fri Nov 9th, 2007 01:44 am

Take the Stage > Great Playwriting News for Iris! I just had to share! (9 replies - 5242 views)

That rocks, Iris!   --J Brian Long ...   Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 10:22 pm

Success Stories > "Two" (2 replies - 5486 views)

I have only written two plays in my entire life. The first one was entitled "Two" and was workshopped here. It was accepted by Asphalt Jungle Shorts ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2007 03:01 am

Take the Stage > Where do you write? (20 replies - 12124 views)

Iris, When the weather is good, I write while seated on my porch swing. I am surrounded there by wind chimes and elms and, in the summer ...   Sat Oct 27th, 2007 02:49 am

Take the Stage > Vocabulary (and Free Rice!) (7 replies - 4780 views)

bkahn, 510?? I didn't realize the scope of that until I thought about it. Wow! I can only muster small donations before something invariably causes me to have ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2007 10:47 am

Take the Stage > Vocabulary (and Free Rice!) (7 replies - 4780 views)

I'm all for that! --J Brian Long ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2007 08:46 pm

Take the Stage > Vocabulary (and Free Rice!) (7 replies - 4780 views)

I'm glad you like it! I bet that most of the folks who frequent this website have impressive vocabularies. Imagine how many grains of rice this forum ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2007 01:39 am

Take the Stage > Vocabulary (and Free Rice!) (7 replies - 4780 views)

Build your vocabulary and help feed someone:   http://www.freerice.com/index.php   --J Brian Long ...   Wed Oct 24th, 2007 01:51 am

Reviews and Critiques > Movie Recommendation: Michael Clayton (2 replies - 3382 views)

in media res,   On which book of McCarthy's is this film based? I am an admirer of some of McCarthy's works (my paternal grandfather is mentioned in "Suttree"; ...   Mon Oct 22nd, 2007 01:19 pm

Question & Answer > Show Me the Money (2 replies - 2596 views)

Edd, Well, I hope they have to order new cheques because they've ran out where they've had to issue you so money. I mean: many.    --J Brian Long   ...   Mon Sep 24th, 2007 02:05 pm

Announcements > Ashalt Jungle Shorts. (1 reply - 2274 views)

Paddy,   I somehow missed this post, just found it today. The sprinklers went off because the love scene was so damn hot (ha!). --J Brian Long ...   Fri Sep 21st, 2007 10:43 am

Question & Answer > Show Me the Money (2 replies - 2596 views)

  I am completely in the dark about something and am looking for someone to shed some light for me.   Edd just posted some wonderful news that ...   Thu Sep 20th, 2007 01:02 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Without You This Evening (2 replies - 2322 views)

Timmy, The first two strophes are a (different, almost complete) poem, altogether:   the geese are in the empty fairground field. contemplating the tether of their instinct. the ...   Wed Sep 19th, 2007 10:36 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > 1666 (0 replies - 2835 views)

O God, save these, Your servants; there are days I minister among them that words shaken from their fevers seem sistered to theme: Tuesday: "raw" , "red", "rip", and ...   Sat Sep 15th, 2007 02:51 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Vacant Eden (1 reply - 1988 views)

Timmy, The first and third strophes are my favorites, the first because of its surrealist overtones and the third because it's just lovely and I like your line breaks in ...   Sat Sep 15th, 2007 02:48 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Poetry Book (6 replies - 8958 views)

In Media Res,   Wow! It seems like your friend was thrown into a real twit-cluster that evening! Fortunately for her it appears that the audience responded well to her ...   Thu Sep 6th, 2007 12:02 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > WASH, CUT AND BLOW (5 replies - 5033 views)

in media res, I am glad you were able to find something of use in my commentary on your poem.   I think it is wonderful that you also ...   Wed Apr 11th, 2007 11:49 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > WASH, CUT AND BLOW (5 replies - 5033 views)

in media res, After the first read, I was a bit put off by the (what-I-then-viewed-as) overbearing cheerfulness (the sticky-sweetness) in all but the last strophe of ...   Wed Apr 11th, 2007 01:50 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Fifty White Stones (5 replies - 4459 views)

Timmy, If you would allow me the honor, I would like to publish your poem in an upcoming edition of the regional print magazine for which I edit the ...   Wed Apr 4th, 2007 11:38 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Fifty White Stones (5 replies - 4459 views)

Timmy, First, thank you for the visit. If you had but called, I would have made tea. Or at least had some decent beer or even a ...   Wed Apr 4th, 2007 06:45 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Fifty White Stones (5 replies - 4459 views)

Timmy, Because I am arrogant enough and also because I like this poem, I took some liberties with it and reposted it for you. All I did ...   Tue Apr 3rd, 2007 06:26 pm

Critique my Play > Last Cat of Big Moon Canyon (3 replies - 3245 views)

Johnny Quest,   Have you seen the film Eraserhead? Behind the action of that movie are these eerie windsounds. For some reason, when I read your play, I heard ...   Mon Apr 2nd, 2007 03:36 pm

Question & Answer > Plagiarism or homage? (6 replies - 5278 views)

Alan,   If you do decide to go forward with the idea, I wonder if it would be beneficial toward staving off some of the issues you, katoagogo, and ...   Fri Mar 30th, 2007 01:37 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Poet, Thank you for your thoughftul and informative clarification, though I never took your original comments as anything other than well-meaning, informed, and helpful commentary.  The ideas you express in ...   Wed Mar 28th, 2007 12:48 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Lisa B, Thank you so much! --J Brian Long ...   Tue Mar 27th, 2007 06:40 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Poet, "In a strange way this reminds me of something I have seen by - I think - either the late, great Ronnie Barker or the ...   Tue Mar 27th, 2007 12:37 pm

Question & Answer > Stage Whispers (10 replies - 6885 views)

I am working on a piece that requires its characters to be involved in a fair amount of whispering. Naturally, I am worried about whether what is being said will be ...   Mon Mar 26th, 2007 12:56 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Oh Dear, Thank you for your interest in my words; the piece I am working on now is more of what I think it is you are ...   Mon Mar 26th, 2007 12:50 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Timmy, Thank you for the link and for the kind words. I truly appreciate them. --J Brian Long   ...   Mon Mar 26th, 2007 12:44 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Oh Dear,   "00000000001" I would love to, but I haven't done that in years; I might be a little rusty. If you bring the duck, I'll bring the ...   Fri Mar 23rd, 2007 02:06 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

Paddy,   I'll take "quite intriguing". Thank you,   Sincerely, --J Brian Long ...   Fri Mar 23rd, 2007 01:52 pm

Critique my Play > "Two" (15 replies - 10499 views)

(This is the first play I have ever written. It is probably an atrocity against Theatre. It is probably the type of play real playwrights e-mail ...   Thu Mar 22nd, 2007 01:28 pm

Critique my Play > new monolog (8 replies - 5422 views)

Leon, "yo, brian, i'm like no surfer dude either.  and i'm sure some of the jargon is dated, or non-existenent even..."   Yo, Leo: Alex's delivery was like ...   Wed Mar 21st, 2007 10:08 pm

Critique my Play > Recoil (7 replies - 5162 views)

Scott, "Hi Brian (or is it J.?):" It's Brian, but "J" is ok also; I've been called much worse. "Thanks for taking the time to read this.  I ...   Wed Mar 21st, 2007 09:36 pm

Critique my Play > Tuesday Afternoon. (9 replies - 5467 views)

oh dear,   No harm done!   --J Brian Long ...   Wed Mar 21st, 2007 09:30 pm

Critique my Play > Tuesday Afternoon. (9 replies - 5467 views)

Oh dear,   "for an amusing family theatre so that your son can cuss at your wife?"   I didn't write this play.  Someone posting as "thedayglocarousel" did.   I was offering ...   Tue Mar 20th, 2007 05:40 pm

Critique my Play > Tuesday Afternoon. (9 replies - 5467 views)

My wife and fifteen-year-old son performed this for me yesterday.   I agree with in media res and nic. I think they pointed out the piece's areas ...   Tue Mar 20th, 2007 01:28 pm

Critique my Play > Recoil (7 replies - 5162 views)

Scott,   This was read to me by my wife on the way home from work yesterday. I found the tension to be palpable for the duration. At ...   Tue Mar 20th, 2007 01:17 pm

Critique my Play > new monolog (8 replies - 5422 views)

Leon, My wife read this to me on the way home from work yesterday. I kept seeing Keanu Reeves performing it. The "surfer" voice was sustained for ...   Tue Mar 20th, 2007 01:01 pm

Take the Stage > Don't You Hate It When... (0 replies - 1631 views)

...you think you have a fairly decent idea for a play, and then, while you're researching it, you find out that not only has a play like yours already ...   Tue Mar 13th, 2007 02:36 pm

Question & Answer > What Do You Mean by "Good"? (21 replies - 13043 views)

Poet,   It was in "Elements of Style," which is published in The America Play and Other Works. ( Theatre Communications Group (November 1, 1994) ) --J Brian Long ...   Tue Mar 6th, 2007 12:32 pm


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