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Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 11783 views)

Got me involved. Want to see more. Agree with Paddy -- cut to the chase, as it were. Will watch for next ...   Tue Dec 20th, 2011 03:03 am

Critique my Play > Impossible: a monologue (0 replies - 2153 views)

speaker: Hanley. high school age wearing a “Vegan” tee shirt or sweat shirt gender, ethnicity, socio-economic class up to production team You know the sandwich generation? ...   Tue Dec 20th, 2011 02:56 am

Play Productions - Come and See my Play > 3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF San Francisco YouTube promo. (3 replies - 8262 views)

agree with Shirley: great promo, Edd! How did the performances go? ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 03:32 am

Announcements > HAPPY AND GAY in Kalamazoo!! (9 replies - 8072 views)

Mary: how did it go? ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 03:16 am

Critique my Play > 10 minute play (4 replies - 5162 views)

Leon -- fun piece. And I disagree about it needing to be balanced -- satire isn't balanced! I do like the digressions and ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 03:13 am

Critique my Play > Clytemnestra (6 replies - 6164 views)

an interesting beginning. Of course, retelling a story that many in your audience will be very familiar with is always daunting; then again, many ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 03:02 am

Critique my Play > Crones Anonymous (0 replies - 2187 views)

would greatly appreciate reactions to the beginnings of this short play; it's had a couple of readings locally, and I'm grateful to members of the ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 02:40 am

Play Productions - Come and See my Play > Three productions! (0 replies - 3722 views)

haven't been on for a while, because of outside events. But now am back, and thrilled to announce three productions of my short piece, ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 02:25 am

Critique my Play > Who's Herbert? (7 replies - 6761 views)

thanks, Michael; grateful for the concern (and my apologies for taking so long to respond; been away --). I do have Mr. Anderson's permission. ...   Tue Sep 20th, 2011 01:02 am

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Deck Plays -- 10 minute competition July 15 deadline (4 replies - 5007 views)

what could possibly be wrong with a theatrical approach???!!???  but be careful -- be sure to protect your writing hand! I'd hate to become the ...   Fri Apr 16th, 2010 03:45 am

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Deck Plays -- 10 minute competition July 15 deadline (4 replies - 5007 views)

thanks, Shirley!  Flatness is all! best, alan ...   Fri Apr 16th, 2010 03:35 am

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Deck Plays -- 10 minute competition July 15 deadline (4 replies - 5007 views)

Announcing:   The Deck Plays   Ten minute plays set on, near, or about the deck at 198 Walhalla Rd., Columbus, Ohio   Guidelines: All plays must utilize the setting in ...   Thu Apr 15th, 2010 05:28 pm

Announcements > Heckart Competition Finalists announced (2 replies - 3204 views)

Finalists were announced today for the 2009 Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition, hosted by the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute ...   Fri Oct 2nd, 2009 07:01 pm

Announcements > Limbo Project Plays (1 reply - 3655 views)

The next readings of ten-minute plays in the Limbo Project are this Friday, 7:30, at the Drake Performance and Event Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, ...   Thu Jan 24th, 2008 02:09 am

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Turtle Shell Submission Opp for 8-min. Plays (2 replies - 5017 views)

anybody know anything about this group?  submitted in past, etc.?   Alan ...   Sat Dec 29th, 2007 11:42 pm

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Limbo plays deadline 12/12 (10 replies - 9117 views)

Putting together batches of plays for readings now--total of 60 submitted!  And Shirley's LOCOMOTION was the only one with the dance!  Lists of plays at ...   Sat Dec 22nd, 2007 11:26 pm

The Playwrights' Gym > A TWO-PAGE PLAY KICK IN THE FANNY. (18 replies - 34948 views)

terrific start.  They're real.  Like Paddy, I'd love more development.  And does he purposefully stop the elevator?  Onward!   Alan ...   Sun Dec 16th, 2007 06:08 pm

Critique my Play > hope this is funny (10 replies - 8185 views)

just a clarification:  POTUS is an acronym for "President of the United States--and it's how the Secret Service refers to the President as they communicate ...   Sun Dec 16th, 2007 06:01 pm

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Limbo plays deadline 12/12 (10 replies - 9117 views)

the more the merrier.  And since the old Catholic notion of limbo is out the door, it's up to us all to redefine.  The zippier ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 02:08 am

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Limbo plays deadline 12/12 (10 replies - 9117 views)

Because a project to produce short plays about Limbo in Arizona fell through, I've agreed to take it on, and want to make it available ...   Wed Nov 21st, 2007 02:45 am

Critique my Play > A new Play. Hell by Jake (2 replies - 3048 views)

great premise, and a good start.  Not sure where you're going with Wally Davies, or why he enters toward the end of the scene, but ...   Tue Nov 20th, 2007 04:55 pm

Critique my Play > Zorg Again (2 replies - 3219 views)

really enjoyed this take on Zorg interacting with The Christ.  Captured the delusional aspects wonderfully; I bought the delusion and the acceptance of the delusion ...   Mon Nov 12th, 2007 09:09 pm

Critique my Play > hope this is funny (10 replies - 8185 views)

Leon:  loved it.  The nicknames, the running, the Special Olympics, and then the ending twist.  Terrific.  Congrats-- Alan ...   Mon Nov 12th, 2007 08:50 pm

Take the Stage > Great Playwriting News for Iris! I just had to share! (9 replies - 6159 views)

Congrats!  Iris!  What a great way to start the month!!  Onward! (as the late, great, Lynn Austin used to say)! Alan! (who's just realizing that ! can ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 06:09 pm

Critique my Play > SNOW TAIL (6 replies - 5294 views)

in-- wish you'd left it up (along with the others!)--they all sound interesting, but I wasn't online most of this week and so missed them.  Alas! Alan ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 06:07 pm

Critique my Play > Dogooders, second scene (0 replies - 2330 views)

A couple of notes before getting into it, since this is still in progress;  SM is Submanager--name and gender hasn't become clear to me yet.  ...   Sun Nov 4th, 2007 06:02 pm

Critique my Play > The Dogooders (2 replies - 3266 views)

much thanks (and sorry not to respond earlier!  Been a busy week!).  Most grateful for the comments and reactions.  Yes, a lot going on, and ...   Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 01:55 am

Critique my Play > The Dogooders (2 replies - 3266 views)

here's the first scene of what may well be a full length I'm working on.  The set up is that it takes place in the ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2007 07:25 pm

Critique my Play > Thanksgiving Prayer (10 replies - 8798 views)

well, it's percolated.  And it's better than before.  I really like what you've done in giving a face and a personality to the loss of innocence ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2007 03:56 pm

Critique my Play > Thanksgiving Prayer (10 replies - 8798 views)

some beautiful writing, and some very moving passages.  And a very satisfying final prayer/resolution.  I need to let this percolate a while before saying more.  ...   Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 08:45 pm

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Heckart Competition winners (0 replies - 2659 views)

The winners in the 2007 Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors competition are:  Ten minute plays   Billie and Henry, by Harriett Weiss, Palm Springs, CA   First runner up: Lunch Boat, ...   Wed Sep 19th, 2007 02:43 am

Take the Stage > If they build it, we don't have to come (6 replies - 5390 views)

terrific description, in media res.  I'll be interested to learn if you do, in fact, hear from them.  Your points are all entirely accurate, and ...   Wed Sep 12th, 2007 06:09 am

Announcements > CONTROVERSIAL and Worth a Try (9 replies - 7924 views)

so, Mary, how did it go? Waiting to hear if the production was better than what happened in Florida! Details, please! Alan ...   Fri Aug 31st, 2007 03:00 pm

Critique my Play > God's On Our Side (8 replies - 5590 views)

Fair enough. We all respond personally to work, and that's the way it goes. ...   Sat Aug 18th, 2007 01:10 pm

Announcements > Heckart Finalists (1 reply - 3155 views)

I think this has been posted here before, but haven't been able to find it, so here's a repeat of the finalists in the Eileen ...   Sat Aug 18th, 2007 12:51 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Allllllllll the Waaaaaaaaaaay... (6 replies - 5395 views)

and welcome. trust you're doing your part to turn Idaho into a magnet for playwrights and new work! Alan ...   Sat Aug 18th, 2007 09:39 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > response to darkest hour challenge (8 replies - 7761 views)

thanks, Paddy.  Here's yet another revision with yet another title.  Think I'll let this one percolate mentally for a while after this--but always welcome comments! Alan God’s ...   Sun Jul 15th, 2007 03:50 am

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > response to darkest hour challenge (8 replies - 7761 views)

Paddy:  great suggestions!  Much thanks.  I'll have another go at it.  Great exercises for those aging writing muscles--and crabs can be highly effective, so don't ...   Thu Jul 12th, 2007 03:57 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > response to darkest hour challenge (8 replies - 7761 views)

this prompted by Paddy's most recent challenge--responses? suggestions?  what doesn't work? Alan   No Atheists in These Foxholes   Characters:   Chaplain Smith:  an all-purpose chaplain; wears a Roman collar, a yarmulke, ...   Wed Jul 11th, 2007 11:07 pm

The Playwrights' Gym > New Exercise! (1 reply - 14133 views)

would post the short piece written in response, but the system tells me I'm not authorized to post a new topic.  Sorry! Alan and just read the ...   Wed Jul 11th, 2007 04:47 pm

Announcements > Updated Heckart List (11 replies - 10650 views)

well, I'll have to keep "Value for Senior Theatres" since this is a criterion for a competition for senior theatres--and historically at least senior theatres ...   Mon Jul 9th, 2007 04:25 pm

Announcements > Updated Heckart List (11 replies - 10650 views)

found myself in office doing last minute things for a course that starts tomorrow morning at 8:30 (and goes to 12:30 each morning for two ...   Sun Jul 8th, 2007 07:53 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > prompted by Forces of Nature (4 replies - 5141 views)

great premise; agree with previous posters--don't get bogged down in lecturing.  It also seemed to me to really pick up energy when they get to ...   Sat Jul 7th, 2007 06:44 pm

Announcements > Updated Heckart List (11 replies - 10650 views)

sure--don't have a copy here at home, and can send it next week when I'm in the office; essentially, there are four criteria with a total ...   Sat Jul 7th, 2007 06:25 pm

Announcements > Updated Heckart List (11 replies - 10650 views)

thanks, Mary, for posting the list.  And congrats on being a semifinalist!  due to my general math incompetence, honed over many years as an English ...   Fri Jul 6th, 2007 03:40 pm

Critique my Play > Limbo, Ohio (13 replies - 9945 views)

Thanks, in media:  very funny gloss! Leon:  guilty as charged; I'm the senior theatre guy in Ohio (which is how I know about Limbo!)--sorry if you've ...   Mon May 28th, 2007 01:39 am

Announcements > A double header today (6 replies - 5544 views)

thanks, in media, for the kind words, and the encouragement!  And Paddy and Timmy--great that you're both in the GI60 -- very cool indeed! Alan $500 is ...   Sat May 26th, 2007 02:12 am

Announcements > A double header today (6 replies - 5544 views)

Thanks, Paddy! And thanks also to Correro and ShirleyK, who responded to the draft I posted last month--and gave me both encouragement and some great suggestions ...   Fri May 25th, 2007 04:07 am

Announcements > A double header today (6 replies - 5544 views)

Learned today that two short plays I'd submitted will be produced:  Limbo, Ohio will be performed in Phoenix, Arizona, in November, and The Safari later ...   Fri May 25th, 2007 03:48 am

Critique my Play > The Ashes of Frank Delaney (4 replies - 3934 views)

thanks for the clarifications--still not convinced you need the earthquake, but, what the hell, it's your play! Funny about the ashes--that happened to me also--scattering ashes ...   Tue May 22nd, 2007 03:44 am


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