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Take the Stage > Most daring playwright inclusions (4 replies - 4341 views)

In two of my plays, a corpse/cadaver played by an actor is vivisected onstage. One has a burnt bicycle, a potato stamp, and a table full ...   Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 07:21 pm

2020 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2020 > Call for Papers: International Theatre in English (0 replies - 2659 views)

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: 1 SEPTEMBER 2008 (email submission) INTERNATIONAL ANGLOPHONE THEATRE The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania invites contributions for a forthcoming Special Issue of its periodical ABC ...   Mon Aug 25th, 2008 07:39 pm

Question & Answer > destroying your play (4 replies - 4227 views)

Yes. One full-length play (first draft only -- never progressed beyond that); several one-acts that I wrote in college or earlier that I now find humiliatingly ...   Wed Jun 11th, 2008 04:45 am

Announcements > 5/10 NYC: my play with Tony winner Frank Wood... (4 replies - 4353 views)

Dear IMR, I don't think I learned much from this reading. It's the second time I've heard the play stage-read and it hasn't changed that much. ...   Wed Jun 11th, 2008 04:36 am

Announcements > 5/10 NYC: my play with Tony winner Frank Wood... (4 replies - 4353 views)

Thanks. The play that would "never work" is a different play. It will be stage-read at the Kennedy Center later this summer. Best wishes, Rebecca ...   Wed May 28th, 2008 11:48 pm

Announcements > 5/10 NYC: my play with Tony winner Frank Wood... (4 replies - 4353 views)

Please come see a staged reading of my NYU MFA thesis play THE TEMPLE OF THE SOUL at the Public Theater. WHEN: Saturday, May 10th at ...   Sun May 4th, 2008 11:42 pm

Work-in-Progress > Scary Plays (9 replies - 14109 views)

I agree about QUILLS - but more so, that playwright (Doug Wright)'s other play WATBANALAND. Way creepier. Also Sarah Kane's SAVED, PHAEDRA'S LOVE, and BLASTED, Caryl ...   Thu Apr 10th, 2008 03:32 am

Reviews and Critiques > The movie, "JUNO" (2 replies - 4795 views)

It was total rubbish. Juno had choices, but no conflict, because nothing was especially difficult for her. This is the writer's fault. No matter what ...   Mon Feb 4th, 2008 04:35 am

Announcements > MY BIG HAPPY AWARD NEWS! (8 replies - 5545 views)

    لإاشىنس شمم! آخ ÷ يخىطف نىخص ’هؤاشثم أشققهىلفخىو سخققغو ÷ شة ش بهقسف-غثشق ’ ...   Mon Aug 20th, 2007 10:19 pm

Announcements > MY BIG HAPPY AWARD NEWS! (8 replies - 5545 views)

My first feature-length screenplay, A HABITABLE WORLD, just won a playwriting award that basically covers my non-rent expenses for the next 10+ months. Yay!  (It's the Alfred P. ...   Tue Jul 31st, 2007 08:17 pm

Question & Answer > Off-stage characters (9 replies - 9019 views)

Far and away, the Donnelly Twins in Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER or Pedro Romero in Federico Garcia Lorca's THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA. Each is ...   Thu Jun 28th, 2007 08:01 pm

Critique my Play > please critique my play! (2 replies - 3389 views)

All I want to know is whether my new play is so embarrassingly bad, it shouldn't be staged, or not. There is a director who likes the play ...   Mon Jun 18th, 2007 01:25 am

Work-in-Progress > critique my strange play before it's produced please? (1 reply - 3653 views)

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Synopses and Cover Letters > Clytemnestra (6 replies - 10893 views)

Try this: While her man fights the Trojan War, Queen Clytemnestra struggles to hold together her shattered world and govern the kingdom. Facing intense scrutiny from her advisors, pressure from suitor ...   Wed May 9th, 2007 03:22 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Selling oneself... (7 replies - 12480 views)

I've always been told that humour is a big no-no in application letters. Which obviously leaves me at a disadvantage, since I'm a humourist. Not necessarily. ...   Wed May 9th, 2007 03:15 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > synopsis: Gothic novel adaptation (0 replies - 4550 views)

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Synopses and Cover Letters > Synopsis (1 reply - 5031 views)

try this: When political hopeful David Meek, the son of a state Governor, dies, his parents must rely on his hedonistic brother, Richard, to fulfill their dreams ...   Tue May 8th, 2007 04:30 pm

Announcements > DC: Marlowe meets Mel Gibson - May 18th&19th! (0 replies - 2111 views)

Come see my short play "The Conjuror Meets the Devil", part of NIGHT OF THE LIVING THEATER at Washington DC's Artomatic. FREE performances -- prior ...   Tue May 8th, 2007 04:14 pm

Announcements > The Shape Shifter, California - FINAL PERFORMANCES! (2 replies - 3013 views)

Thank you. Future performances... May 18th-19th: NIGHT OF THE LIVING THEATER, Washington DC, Artomatic May 24th: Staged Reading of THE SPEED OF LIGHT, Sibiu, Romania, Teatrul Radu Stanca at Sibfest  July: NIGHT ...   Tue May 8th, 2007 03:54 pm

Announcements > The Shape Shifter, California - FINAL PERFORMANCES! (2 replies - 3013 views)

See my play THE SHAPE SHIFTER, inspired by the intertwined lives of "hermaphrodite" Alexina Barbin and Barbin's "discoverer"/transformer Dr Chesnet, at Thorny Theater, Palm Springs, California's resident LGBT theatre. It ...   Mon May 7th, 2007 02:58 am

Announcements > The Girl in the Iron Mask: CHICAGO, NOW! (5 replies - 4481 views)

Thanks. The show just closed, and I haven't yet heard anything definite about its future, if it has one. I don't think it's ready for ...   Wed Apr 18th, 2007 01:58 pm

Announcements > The Girl in the Iron Mask: CHICAGO, NOW! (5 replies - 4481 views)

Thanks for the praise, TKL! I have gotten a suggestion about touring this to a certain UK venue (outside London) and will ask the company what ...   Mon Apr 2nd, 2007 06:24 pm

Announcements > The Girl in the Iron Mask: CHICAGO, NOW! (5 replies - 4481 views)

Great review in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - playing for 2 more weekends...,CST-FTR-mask14.article ...   Sun Apr 1st, 2007 05:28 am

Announcements > She Speaks - Women's Readings... (1 reply - 2664 views)

congratulations, Paddy and other writers! ...   Wed Mar 7th, 2007 10:37 pm

Announcements > The Girl in the Iron Mask: CHICAGO, NOW! (5 replies - 4481 views)

This saturday is the first preview for my play THE GIRL IN THE IRON MASK, produced by Babes With Blades, Chicago's unique "company of women ...   Tue Mar 6th, 2007 12:46 am

Question & Answer > Endings (3 replies - 3225 views)

You have two issues here: protagonist and genre. If it's a comedy, then the protagonist's conflict needs to be resolved by the end. So if BOY ...   Thu Jan 11th, 2007 12:31 am

Take the Stage > Alternative casting--the poll (9 replies - 7070 views)

This depends entirely on which part is being alternatively cast and why. From my own history: 1) Cast a man as the visually female "hermaphrodite" (intersex) ...   Thu Jan 11th, 2007 12:15 am

Question & Answer > Modern or Period. (21 replies - 14404 views)

Write it period if you want to or need to. I learned from experience, however, that some small theatre companies with no costume budget and ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 10:45 pm

Question & Answer > Phantom productions (8 replies - 6885 views)

I haven't seen most productions of my work. I've never been to some cities where it's been produced: Dallas, for example, and Aneta, North Dakota. ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 10:43 pm

Question & Answer > Foreign language for a title of an English play(?) (4 replies - 4290 views)

it didn't hurt these: TERRA NOVA CORPUS CHRISTI BEAU GESTE EQUUS AMADEUS LES MISERABLES ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 10:40 pm

Announcements > my current + upcoming productions (2 replies - 3680 views)

My current and upcoming work: YOU DON'T KNOW DICK, a set of related one-acts by 5 playwrights including DW Gregory (THE GOOD DAUGHTER) and myself, at ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 10:36 pm

Announcements > Cedar Lane Stage / Bethesda MA (18 replies - 12739 views)

Sounds lovely. Cedar Lane produced a one-act of mine in 2000. were nice folks. Congrats.   RLN   ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 10:23 pm

Work-in-Progress > Survey (17 replies - 14720 views)

Professional productions - see CV on my site, below. In 2007, there will be at least two productions of full-lengths, in Chicago and southern California. RLN   ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 10:20 pm

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