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Play Productions - Come and See my Play > Bill Clinton Hercules (0 replies - 2749 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 02:30 pm

Question & Answer > Home for a courtroom drama (0 replies - 3166 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 12:44 pm

Announcements > Bill Clinton Hercules in Cambridge and London (1 reply - 3395 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 02:05 pm

Announcements > Bruntwood, Papatango and Relentless Playwright (1 reply - 3603 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 04:19 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Please Post the Single Greatest Literature or Play or Song you have read? seen? heard? (4 replies - 12655 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 06:23 pm

Work-in-Progress > Finding it all a bit... (2 replies - 5553 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 08:09 pm

Take the Stage > WARNING!!! (10 replies - 11888 views)

Hi you guys. Long time no visit site. Edd how lovely to read a happy ending to your troubles. ...   Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 07:33 pm

Critique my Play > Horse Play (working title) (5 replies - 6233 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 11:12 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Edinburgh Fringe 2013 (1 reply - 6371 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 10:42 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Peter and Alice, The Audience and Book of Mormon (0 replies - 3656 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 03:24 pm

Take the Stage > plays on youtube (1 reply - 4329 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 03:21 pm

Take the Stage > AFTER 42 YEARS (16 replies - 16305 views)

Congratulations dear Edd, Love from your friendly neighbo(u)rhood Swann ...   Tue May 7th, 2013 03:16 pm

Critique my Play > I see a rabbit (4 replies - 5356 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 03:14 pm

Reviews and Critiques > My review of Edinburgh Festival 2011 (2 replies - 6067 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 06:21 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Cliff Notes or Movie Trailer (1 reply - 6623 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 04:52 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Please critique my cover letter and synopsis (5 replies - 8304 views)

Remember to tell them in every cover letter:  why THIS theatre?  why THIS play? ...   Tue Apr 19th, 2011 02:31 pm

Take the Stage > The world's most rejected playwright (6 replies - 5934 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 04:44 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Is this any good as a poem? (2 replies - 2977 views)

I really liked parts of it.  I was carried away by the imagery.  ...   Tue Mar 1st, 2011 07:18 pm

Question & Answer > Question Theatrical Resume Content (1 reply - 3344 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 06:54 pm

Question & Answer > Funniest Play monologue? (3 replies - 5352 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 11:44 am

Take the Stage > Kate Betts (3 replies - 4717 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 12:26 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Hamlet at the National (3 replies - 6779 views)  Thanks, Kato!  ...   Tue Jan 25th, 2011 12:06 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Hamlet at the National (3 replies - 6779 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 02:13 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Fela! (0 replies - 3546 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 05:31 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > Dragon in the Basement (2 replies - 5503 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 10:21 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > A little taster by Swann - Two Professionals (4 replies - 7785 views)

    Two Professionals A One Act Play by Rachel Mariner                                    Mahasin is let in ...   Wed Sep 29th, 2010 09:33 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Sitcom Pilot Cover Letter and Synopsis (5 replies - 20474 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 05:14 pm

Announcements > "The Stronger Bond" to NYC (7 replies - 6936 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 09:25 am

Reviews and Critiques > Our Class - a play at the National (0 replies - 3048 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 01:07 pm

Take the Stage > A story -- Is this typical of theatres? (18 replies - 12273 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 12:23 pm

Take the Stage > A story -- Is this typical of theatres? (18 replies - 12273 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 12:07 pm

Take the Stage > My sad story (11 replies - 8665 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 09:52 am

Take the Stage > My sad story (11 replies - 8665 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 09:52 am

Take the Stage > My sad story (11 replies - 8665 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 08:18 pm

Critique my Play > REFLECTING LENS (9 replies - 10411 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 02:56 pm

Take the Stage > Personal, but very proud, news (43 replies - 25963 views)

Edd, congratulations.  How is it going now?  Sending my love from across the pond,   Swann ...   Sat Sep 5th, 2009 11:28 am

Reviews and Critiques > My take on the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 (3 replies - 4390 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 08:07 pm

Take the Stage > Menagerie Theatre, a monologue (2 replies - 3410 views)

Thank you!  That made me feel a little better. ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 12:55 pm

Take the Stage > Menagerie Theatre, a monologue (2 replies - 3410 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 12:02 pm

Take the Stage > Latest First Line (16 replies - 10382 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 01:24 pm

Take the Stage > Free UK theatre tickets for 14 to 25 year olds....... (4 replies - 4519 views)

Hi Playfull!  I had a daughter in December.  We named her Liberty. ...   Tue Feb 24th, 2009 02:38 pm

Reviews and Critiques > SLUM DOG MILLIONAIRE- The Movie (14 replies - 28080 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 02:02 pm

Take the Stage > Emile Zola (4 replies - 4706 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 01:34 pm

Reviews and Critiques > August: Osage County (11 replies - 12207 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 06:15 pm

Reviews and Critiques > WHAT MY COPY EDITOR TAUGHT ME (5 replies - 5668 views)

Thanks, Timmy.  That was great.  ...   Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 12:17 pm

Reviews and Critiques > WHAT MY COPY EDITOR TAUGHT ME (5 replies - 5668 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 04:49 pm

Reviews and Critiques > August: Osage County (11 replies - 12207 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 04:34 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Fat Pig- Never So Good - On The Rocks - The Pitmen Painters (0 replies - 3132 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 02:53 pm

Take the Stage > Reading people's plays here... (15 replies - 12615 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 05:50 pm

Question & Answer > Funniest plays? (12 replies - 63680 views)

I thought "Art" was hysterically funny. ...   Thu Jul 24th, 2008 12:10 pm

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