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Play Productions - Come and See my Play > Bill Clinton Hercules (0 replies - 2344 views)

Hi all - my play Bill Clinton Hercules is touring Canada this fall. It opens next week in Toronto at Theatre Passe de Murailles. Dates ...   Sun Oct 16th, 2016 01:30 pm

Question & Answer > Home for a courtroom drama (0 replies - 2683 views)

Hi you guys! It's been ages! If you had a polished, twice-read (once in Washington, once in London), killer courtroom drama sitting on your hard-drive, ...   Sun Oct 16th, 2016 11:44 am

Announcements > Bill Clinton Hercules in Cambridge and London (1 reply - 2855 views)

Hi you guys - for several years I was a regular contributor to this space. I met some great collaborators and friends and generally dig ...   Thu Apr 21st, 2016 01:05 pm

Announcements > Bruntwood, Papatango and Relentless Playwright (1 reply - 3115 views)

Hi you guys: tried to post this in the opportunities section but it's not allowed. The annual Bruntwood competition opened last week - it's for ...   Mon Feb 2nd, 2015 03:19 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Please Post the Single Greatest Literature or Play or Song you have read? seen? heard? (4 replies - 11668 views)

That is tough because it's personal and it changes, and it has to do with where you are in life when you hear it, or ...   Wed Sep 3rd, 2014 05:23 pm

Work-in-Progress > Finding it all a bit... (2 replies - 4895 views)

I'm a bipolar playwright and I just had my play Bill Clinton Hercules professionally produced in Edinburgh for the run of the Fringe and I ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 07:09 pm

Take the Stage > WARNING!!! (10 replies - 10145 views)

Hi you guys. Long time no visit site. Edd how lovely to read a happy ending to your troubles. ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 06:33 pm

Critique my Play > Horse Play (working title) (5 replies - 5504 views)

I think it is intriguing to have a cricketer looking for Ayer's book in a bookstore. I guess I wished that what Fry wanted and ...   Mon Aug 12th, 2013 10:12 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Edinburgh Fringe 2013 (1 reply - 5863 views)

The first show I saw got me so excited I floated through the rest of the day. The tag line is Samuel Becket meets Larry ...   Mon Aug 12th, 2013 09:42 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Peter and Alice, The Audience and Book of Mormon (0 replies - 3272 views)

I have reviewed these three plays on my blog which you are invited to read. Mirren just won the Olivier for The Audience, but I liked ...   Tue May 7th, 2013 02:24 pm

Take the Stage > plays on youtube (1 reply - 3852 views)

Hi everyone: After several fairly barren years on this forum, I am happy to report that I am working with Guy Masterson on a courtroom drama. ...   Tue May 7th, 2013 02:21 pm

Take the Stage > AFTER 42 YEARS (16 replies - 14290 views)

Congratulations dear Edd, Love from your friendly neighbo(u)rhood Swann ...   Tue May 7th, 2013 02:16 pm

Critique my Play > I see a rabbit (4 replies - 4779 views)

I really liked the core ideas of hunting a tiger and hunting ideas for a play: clever. I liked that Nigel and Simon did something ...   Tue May 7th, 2013 02:14 pm

Reviews and Critiques > My review of Edinburgh Festival 2011 (2 replies - 5444 views)

Hi you guys!  You went all blue.  Forgive me for barging in.  I have reviewed what I saw last weekend in Edinburgh. I hope you ...   Wed Aug 31st, 2011 05:21 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Cliff Notes or Movie Trailer (1 reply - 6115 views)

To submit my new play to American theaters, I need to give them a synopsis and a ten page sample from the play.  I am ...   Tue Apr 26th, 2011 03:52 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Please critique my cover letter and synopsis (5 replies - 7333 views)

Remember to tell them in every cover letter:  why THIS theatre?  why THIS play? ...   Tue Apr 19th, 2011 01:31 pm

Take the Stage > The world's most rejected playwright (6 replies - 5299 views)

this is good.  this is very, very good Have a wonderful weekend With best regards from your friendly neighbourhood Swann ...   Fri Apr 8th, 2011 03:44 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Is this any good as a poem? (2 replies - 2693 views)

I really liked parts of it.  I was carried away by the imagery.  ...   Tue Mar 1st, 2011 06:18 pm

Question & Answer > Question Theatrical Resume Content (1 reply - 3032 views)

Hello, it's Swann here and I don't know if any one else out there is trying for the Verity Bargate but I am trying, I ...   Sun Feb 27th, 2011 05:54 pm

Question & Answer > Funniest Play monologue? (3 replies - 4945 views)

What sprung to mind for me was Yvan's description of the preparations for his wedding about two-thirds of the way through Art, Yasmin Reza's play.  ...   Thu Feb 17th, 2011 10:44 am

Take the Stage > Kate Betts (3 replies - 4247 views)

Hi ll,  In 2006 some people joined this forum after posting regularly on a Channel 4 forum started for a playwright reality show called The ...   Tue Jan 25th, 2011 11:26 am

Reviews and Critiques > Hamlet at the National (3 replies - 6210 views)  Thanks, Kato!  ...   Tue Jan 25th, 2011 11:06 am

Reviews and Critiques > Hamlet at the National (3 replies - 6210 views)

So after a fun while of posting theatre reviews on this site, I started my own blog and sometimes I (I think a little rudely ...   Wed Jan 19th, 2011 01:13 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Fela! (0 replies - 3302 views)

Dear lovelies: I feel awful barging in without taking the time to contribute to the community here before posting something but I would feel worse if ...   Sun Nov 21st, 2010 04:31 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > Dragon in the Basement (2 replies - 4959 views)

Hi there - this is an interesting piece.  I liked a lot of the dialogue and I like Todd - I like the way he ...   Fri Oct 1st, 2010 09:21 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > A little taster by Swann - Two Professionals (4 replies - 6938 views)

    Two Professionals A One Act Play by Rachel Mariner                                    Mahasin is let in ...   Wed Sep 29th, 2010 08:33 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Sitcom Pilot Cover Letter and Synopsis (5 replies - 19288 views)

Wow, that comment was inscrutable to me, oh vegetable.  Since this ancient 2007 offering  (which not an agent or production company liked), cowriter and I ...   Wed Sep 29th, 2010 04:14 pm

Announcements > "The Stronger Bond" to NYC (7 replies - 6112 views)

Congratulations.  IMR sent me a message which drew me back to the forum.  I used to warm up in my writing time by looking at ...   Tue Sep 14th, 2010 08:25 am

Reviews and Critiques > Our Class - a play at the National (0 replies - 2811 views)

Greetings play fans, this week I saw the Polish play Our Class by Tadeusz Slobodzianek  (a version by Ryan Craig)   Tadeusz wrote a great play and if you ...   Fri Dec 4th, 2009 12:07 pm

Take the Stage > A story -- Is this typical of theatres? (18 replies - 10592 views)

Just to be the tiniest bit self-congratulatory, I think this post and the replies are an example of what this forum does best and why ...   Sat Oct 3rd, 2009 11:23 am

Take the Stage > A story -- Is this typical of theatres? (18 replies - 10592 views)

Dearest Iowascribe,     I have no advice to add but wanted to lend my moral support.     As for the production of Voices Carry at issue: if you ...   Fri Oct 2nd, 2009 11:07 am

Take the Stage > My sad story (11 replies - 7695 views)

Martin, yes, I am very sure that artistic directors get a feeling about a play, that they like it or don't like it, and then ...   Thu Sep 24th, 2009 08:52 am

Take the Stage > My sad story (11 replies - 7695 views)

Thank you all for the very sensible advice. You are right; the United States is not a panacea, everyone is not wonderful there. I ...   Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 08:52 am

Take the Stage > My sad story (11 replies - 7695 views)

So my mood/wellbeing took a major hit on Friday when Menagerie Theatre's Hotbed 2009 programme came in the mail. See, weeks before I had entered ...   Mon Sep 21st, 2009 07:18 pm

Critique my Play > REFLECTING LENS (9 replies - 9068 views)

I really liked this, I like the way it flowed. The repetition of Joey - Joe -Angie - Mrs Esposito is really leaving the ...   Thu Sep 17th, 2009 01:56 pm

Take the Stage > Personal, but very proud, news (43 replies - 22818 views)

Edd, congratulations.  How is it going now?  Sending my love from across the pond,   Swann ...   Sat Sep 5th, 2009 10:28 am

Reviews and Critiques > My take on the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 (3 replies - 3909 views)

I am so sorry to barge in here and put up a link.  I am very conscious that I am no longer a regular contributor.  ...   Fri Sep 4th, 2009 07:07 pm

Take the Stage > Menagerie Theatre, a monologue (2 replies - 3028 views)

Thank you!  That made me feel a little better. ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 11:55 am

Take the Stage > Menagerie Theatre, a monologue (2 replies - 3028 views)

Greetings everyone.  Here is a post on my blog about my experiences in the UK as a playwright:   And one concerning a monologue by me performed ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 11:02 am

Take the Stage > Latest First Line (16 replies - 9203 views)

Abigail:   It could be a seminar in how not to be a writer.   Oh, I have to get Milo’s dinner.       2009 Project ...   Tue Mar 17th, 2009 12:24 pm

Take the Stage > Free UK theatre tickets for 14 to 25 year olds....... (4 replies - 3986 views)

Hi Playfull!  I had a daughter in December.  We named her Liberty. ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2009 01:38 pm

Reviews and Critiques > SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE- The Movie (14 replies - 26097 views)

1.  I think you have to consider Mumbai as the fourth character in the movie in order to view the film in the best light.  ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2009 01:02 pm

Take the Stage > Emile Zola (4 replies - 4203 views)

Here is a review of Zola's play done by the National in 2006.     Emille Zola was a popular French novelist in the late 19th century. He ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2009 12:34 pm

Reviews and Critiques > August: Osage County (11 replies - 11028 views)

I went to see the first night of previews at the National on Monday.  The English papers heralded this play as the second coming so ...   Fri Nov 28th, 2008 05:15 pm

Reviews and Critiques > WHAT MY COPY EDITOR TAUGHT ME (5 replies - 5107 views)

Thanks, Timmy.  That was great.  ...   Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 11:17 am

Reviews and Critiques > WHAT MY COPY EDITOR TAUGHT ME (5 replies - 5107 views)

I so often think back and feel gratitude for the deconstruction of my flimsy sentences and the imposition of precision on my imprecise thought achieved ...   Thu Oct 2nd, 2008 03:49 pm

Reviews and Critiques > August: Osage County (11 replies - 11028 views)

It's coming to London next month and I have tickets.  I heard the most amazing things about this play and I can't wait . . ...   Wed Oct 1st, 2008 03:34 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Fat Pig- Never So Good - On The Rocks - The Pitmen Painters (0 replies - 2892 views)

Greetings Playwrights Forum This year I did not attend the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, opting instead to take my four-year-old son to a flower festival in ...   Wed Oct 1st, 2008 01:53 pm

Take the Stage > Reading people's plays here... (15 replies - 11436 views)

Hi, I haven't been around for a while, but when I was more active, I looked at other people's posted plays, even when they were ...   Sun Jul 27th, 2008 04:50 pm

Question & Answer > Funniest plays? (12 replies - 62130 views)

I thought "Art" was hysterically funny. ...   Thu Jul 24th, 2008 11:10 am

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