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Announcements > New Site with Playwriting Resources (2 replies - 7525 views)

Thank you...good to be back! ...   Thu Feb 20th, 2014 09:41 pm

Announcements > New Site with Playwriting Resources (2 replies - 7525 views)

Wow. I've been away so long that I'm trying to remember how the forum works. Just been...busy. So, for the many folks that probably don't know ...   Tue Feb 18th, 2014 07:08 am

Announcements > A (Sort of) Bold New Venture (5 replies - 6916 views)

Round-up on serializing my play "Bombardment" through my Splattworks blog: Fascinating. A core group of readers followed it all the way through, clicking in each ...   Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 03:10 pm

Announcements > A (Sort of) Bold New Venture (5 replies - 6916 views)

"Bombardment" Serialization Update: So far, it's been a fascinating ride. The serialization has had a steady flow of readers from around the globe...which, if you ...   Fri Aug 5th, 2011 04:01 pm

Announcements > A (Sort of) Bold New Venture (5 replies - 6916 views)

Thanks, all. Going to the general address for my blog will take you to the Bombardment posts, which started today: http://splattworks.blogspot.com/ Steve ...   Sun Jul 31st, 2011 01:23 am

Announcements > A (Sort of) Bold New Venture (5 replies - 6916 views)

I'm trying a bit of an experiment over on my long-running blog, Splattworks: for the first time ever, I'll be serializing one of my full-length ...   Sat Jul 30th, 2011 01:33 am

Success Stories > Entering the 21st Century (3 replies - 10961 views)

I'm happy to say my play "Liberation"--published by Original Works Publishing--is now available on Amazon as an e-book. Good times: http://www.amazon.com/Liberation-ebook/dp/B004MPREJO/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1ACW2Q68FN3E7&colid=WBETYLYW5HYR ...   Sat Feb 19th, 2011 09:12 pm

Take the Stage > THE ETHICS OF DARK THEATRE. (8 replies - 7037 views)

I think it's fascinating stuff. I've written some dark work, but I've never gotten that kind of reaction; so I'm not sure whether I'm jealous ...   Tue Oct 12th, 2010 03:38 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Dangerous Theatre (6 replies - 7049 views)

Paddy-- Thanks for the vote of encouragement. Send me the info when you're ready, and I'll post it on the group. Been a lot of enthusiasm ...   Mon Oct 11th, 2010 05:53 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Dangerous Theatre (6 replies - 7049 views)

Thanks! We'll just see if it's dead or not. I can't believe all the hellraisers have just pitched their tents and gone home. Best, S ...   Mon Oct 11th, 2010 05:10 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Dangerous Theatre (6 replies - 7049 views)

I just started a Facebook group dedicated to makers and admirers of "dangerous theatre"--theatre that takes chances, pushes buttons, and strives to make theatregoing an ...   Sun Oct 10th, 2010 09:54 pm

Take the Stage > Paging Steve Patterson... (2 replies - 2855 views)

Hey man, sorry I haven't gotten back to you.  I'll zap you a message this evening. Thanks for reading my demented little blog. Cheers, Steve ...   Tue Jul 7th, 2009 03:16 pm

Question & Answer > Theatre Website Suggestions (1 reply - 2713 views)

I'm advising a new theatre company that's getting started, and I wondered if folks could offer suggestions for theatre companies that have especially well-designed Web ...   Sat Jun 27th, 2009 11:47 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > The Current State of Playwriting (8 replies - 6088 views)

Oh, seriously...if you care about this stuff, go check out the reporting at Parabasis, where they're blogging from the TCG conference about just exactly this ...   Mon Jun 8th, 2009 08:43 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > The Current State of Playwriting (8 replies - 6088 views)

A model being tossed around a lot these days is playwrights producing their own work.  13P often is cited as an example, and I know ...   Thu Jun 4th, 2009 07:42 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > The Current State of Playwriting (8 replies - 6088 views)

Thanks, Edd.  As always, you're a kind gentleman. S ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 09:52 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > The Current State of Playwriting (8 replies - 6088 views)

So, I'm not exactly a beginner at this playwriting biz--I've been at it almost 20 years, and have had productions big and small, won some ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 05:29 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > An Object Lesson in Careful Reading (11 replies - 7845 views)

I agree with your statement, but...embroidered? There's kind of an interesting space one gets into, though--I'm probably thinking of it because I'm going to be dealing ...   Thu Dec 18th, 2008 01:54 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > An Object Lesson in Careful Reading (11 replies - 7845 views)

Ah, they "treat everyone like family."  Sounds like an expensive family to belong to. S ...   Thu Dec 11th, 2008 03:06 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > An Object Lesson in Careful Reading (11 replies - 7845 views)

Glad I helped out, even though I'm sorry they changed their policy. S ...   Thu Dec 11th, 2008 04:16 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > An Object Lesson in Careful Reading (11 replies - 7845 views)

It always pays to read the fine print.  Always.  To wit, a recent experience I had while researching submission opportunities. There's a play festival in Denver ...   Sun Dec 7th, 2008 09:15 pm

Announcements > "Lost Wavelengths" (11 replies - 8171 views)

A couple years ago, I posted the preceding info about my play "Lost Wavelengths."  Well, I'm very happy to report that about a week ago, ...   Tue Nov 18th, 2008 01:37 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > SEEKING: playwrights with fresh, original work for the stage. (2 replies - 3182 views)

Could you please tell us a little bit more about your company or provide a Web address where we can learn more?  It helps us ...   Fri Oct 31st, 2008 03:29 pm

Take the Stage > Survey: Writers' Songs (6 replies - 5119 views)

I was thinking of putting a CD together for some writer friends of some songs that I felt either were about writing, somehow reflected the ...   Fri May 9th, 2008 02:17 am

Announcements > Good Times... (3 replies - 3553 views)

Thanks, folks.  It's funny you mention "Shining City" because it's currently playing in Portland at Third Rail Repertory.  Another local theatre is doing Shanley's "Where's ...   Mon Feb 4th, 2008 02:25 am

Announcements > Good Times... (3 replies - 3553 views)

My trio of ghost plays "Dead of Winter" opened Friday to a sold-out house in Portland, and audience reactions to both Friday's and Saturday's shows ...   Mon Feb 4th, 2008 01:34 am

Announcements > Liberation (4 replies - 4192 views)

Thanks, everyone! ...   Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 05:17 pm

Announcements > Liberation (4 replies - 4192 views)

Dear Colleagues: I'm happy to announce that Original Works Publishing is putting to press my Bosnian War play "Liberation." They just made pre-press orders available for ...   Sun Jan 20th, 2008 05:26 am

Question & Answer > Play writing (13 replies - 9329 views)

It all depends on what Germany's copyright laws are...it depends from country to country.  In the U.S., you techincally own the play the moment you ...   Thu Nov 22nd, 2007 05:26 am

Question & Answer > Play writing (13 replies - 9329 views)

Pretty cool idea and not hard to pull off.  For one of my pieces, the director came up with two huge boxes on wheels that ...   Tue Nov 20th, 2007 06:52 pm

Question & Answer > Play writing (13 replies - 9329 views)

I'm coming late to this, Rudy, wishing you well with your work.  Two quick observations, and they're from a purely practical point of view and ...   Mon Nov 19th, 2007 11:28 pm

Question & Answer > A playwrights relationship with producers. (5 replies - 6035 views)

I think Jeff Sweet answered this pretty well for you on the playsandplaywrights group, but, in short, it depends on what kind of contract you've ...   Mon Nov 5th, 2007 04:13 pm

Question & Answer > List of War Plays (19 replies - 22681 views)

Not sure how I missed this topic, but, for what it's worth at this late date, I've written two plays about reporters covering war: "Waiting ...   Wed Oct 24th, 2007 07:32 pm

Announcements > Theatre & Arts (and snark) Blog (0 replies - 2000 views)

Thought I'd let folks know that I've taken the leap and started a blog independent of MySpace, Livejournal, etc.  Musing on theatre, writing, politics, etc.  In ...   Sat Oct 6th, 2007 11:56 pm

Take the Stage > Strange Theatre (1 reply - 2810 views)

The Portland Oregonian had a story this morning about publishers of "bizarro" fiction: fiction that so far outside the mainstream or has such a fascination ...   Tue Sep 25th, 2007 03:23 pm

Question & Answer > Sexiest Playwright ALIVE! (7 replies - 5512 views)

Ah well.  We can't all be Chuck Yeager. ...   Mon Sep 24th, 2007 03:37 pm

Announcements > Playwright Zoo (7 replies - 5216 views)

Cool.  Now I feel kind of sheepish about the glitches I need to fix from the last site revamp.  But I'm glad people are finding ...   Mon Aug 27th, 2007 11:52 pm

Announcements > Playwright Zoo (7 replies - 5216 views)

Kato-- The Squid lives!  Looks great.  I don't know if it's of help--as you point out, these things go out of date quickly--but here's a link ...   Tue Jul 31st, 2007 03:24 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > UBU LIVES! (6 replies - 5713 views)

Wit, brilliance, and grace...the usual.  Well, with Ubu, maybe not grace. SP ...   Tue Jul 24th, 2007 11:00 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > UBU LIVES! (6 replies - 5713 views)

That's really up to you.  We're leaving it pretty open, so that if someone wants to write something with Ubu in it, fine...if somebody is ...   Tue Jul 24th, 2007 02:56 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > UBU LIVES! (6 replies - 5713 views)

Dear Colleagues:   Pavement Productions, my production company in Portland, Oregon, is putting out a call for short plays inspired by playwright Alfred Jarry's horrible creature, Ubu ...   Mon Jul 16th, 2007 05:08 pm

Question & Answer > Discussion Topics for New Play Network (0 replies - 1947 views)

Fellow Playroids: As you're probably all sick about hearing, I moderate the New Play Network group over on MySpace, which is designed to foster disucssion among ...   Mon Jun 25th, 2007 10:15 pm

Question & Answer > Need info on Stellar Network (5 replies - 5120 views)

Lisa-- I wasn't unhappy with your question--I thought you were unhappy with mine.  The trouble with the Internet is there's no nuance and things sometimes get ...   Fri May 25th, 2007 05:45 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Venues dedicated to original work (1 reply - 2571 views)

It's not exactly what you're looking for, but, if you go the "Submission Opportunities" section of my website (see the link below), there's a bunch ...   Thu May 24th, 2007 05:03 pm

Question & Answer > Need info on Stellar Network (5 replies - 5120 views)

They sent me an e-mail about their contest.  I too went to the site, couldn't figure out much, couldn't find info on the contest, did ...   Thu May 24th, 2007 04:58 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > The New Play Network - Update (7 replies - 6549 views)

Attention! The New Play Network on MySpace...officially has 300 members! *bang!* *whoosh!* Sparklers drift in the warm evening! Lekos explode in stunning purple shards! Fresnels shatter ...   Fri May 11th, 2007 02:20 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > The Chameleon Theatre Circle Announces its NINTH annual New Play Contest (4 replies - 4568 views)

A) Thanks for not charging a reading fee. B) If you have not objections, I'd like to repost your message over on the New Play Network, ...   Sun May 6th, 2007 07:10 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > The New Play Network - Update (7 replies - 6549 views)

Voila! ...   Fri Apr 20th, 2007 04:13 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > The New Play Network - Update (7 replies - 6549 views)

Well, shoot.  Let's try a direct link: http://groups.myspace.com/newplaynetwork Steve   ...   Thu Apr 19th, 2007 03:59 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > The New Play Network - Update (7 replies - 6549 views)

Dear Colleagues: The New Play Network http://groups.myspace.com/newplaynetwork home to playwrights, artistic directors, literary managers, directors, actors, and others dedicated to the developmenet of new plays, is just ...   Thu Apr 19th, 2007 03:12 am


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