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Question & Answer > Favorite guides? (6 replies - 4330 views)

Hey gang, Just asking, and I know that many of you are opposed to this notion, what playwriting guide would you recommend to a not-so beginning ...   Fri Oct 26th, 2012 01:48 am

Collaborators > New UK Production Company (3 replies - 4716 views)

Hello there, I'm a playwright, but unfortunately, I'm not English, nor do I live in the UK. I write absurd comedies and historical dramas. I'm rather ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 12:42 am

Question & Answer > Blogs to know about - what are your faves?t (8 replies - 7573 views)

I've got my own little blog about playwriting. It's only just begun. Leplaywright.wordpress.com ...   Thu Oct 25th, 2012 12:08 am

Critique my Play > "In the Valley of the Dying Stars" (1 reply - 2147 views)

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Take the Stage > Hey look, I've got a blog! (1 reply - 3237 views)

Hello distinguished writers and theatre people, After some hesitation, I have designed a blog for me and my playwriting self. It's new and still in the ...   Wed Oct 17th, 2012 10:00 pm

Critique my Play > "In the Valley of the Dying Stars" (1 reply - 2147 views)

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Question & Answer > 10 min play v. skit (21 replies - 20050 views)

I was just at a playwriting workshop last week and they read and critiqued three new plays done by the group's members. The last one, ...   Wed Jun 13th, 2012 05:12 pm

Work-in-Progress > Writer Looking for Advice (5 replies - 13215 views)

I agree with all that's been said. ...   Sat Jun 9th, 2012 10:42 pm

Critique my Play > In the Valley of the Dying Stars (0 replies - 1488 views)

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Synopses and Cover Letters > What do you think? (2 replies - 5573 views)

Below is my half-page synopsis for a play I plan to be sending out later this month. SYNOPSIS: “The Vacuous Case of Mister Um” is essentially ...   Tue May 29th, 2012 02:49 am

Question & Answer > Plays with group protagonists (2 replies - 2243 views)

I've read Sartre's No Exit. A very insightful piece. I thank you for pointing it out. I have since begun a different version of the play, ...   Mon May 28th, 2012 03:14 pm

Question & Answer > Plays with group protagonists (2 replies - 2243 views)

Hey all, So I'm working on one of those right now. I'm having a tough time and I'd appreciate if maybe someone could point me to ...   Sun May 27th, 2012 02:26 am

Question & Answer > A staged reading (7 replies - 9872 views)

Thanks guys, will definitely keep all this in mind! ...   Mon May 21st, 2012 04:23 pm

Question & Answer > The Dramitists Guild (1 reply - 2209 views)

Hey all, So as it stands now, I am not a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. I've heard that pratically every serious playwright everywhere ...   Sun May 20th, 2012 10:41 pm

Question & Answer > A staged reading (7 replies - 9872 views)

Thanks for the tips Paddy, I'll keep them in mind. But any idea on how to acquire actors and a director? Would the theatre help ...   Sat May 19th, 2012 11:08 pm

Question & Answer > A staged reading (7 replies - 9872 views)

Evening all, I'm looking to conduct a staged reading of one of my full-length plays and I'd like to know how I'd go about doing so. ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 03:29 am

Question & Answer > Your audience? (1 reply - 1941 views)

"When you write, do you ever have a specific audience in mind?" This question was posed to me earlier today, and I responded with a sort ...   Fri May 18th, 2012 01:27 am

Work-in-Progress > How to move forward (4 replies - 4717 views)

Thanks Doug! I will definitely keep going through the work, analyzing it bit by bit. I'll let you know how it goes. ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 03:49 pm

Critique my Play > The Gods of This World (3 replies - 2534 views)

Hello there (Is that a Pink Floyd reference I see?), I would strongly suggest you look to this post before posting: http://www.stageplays-forum.com/forum4/4641.html I also find that it is ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 03:44 pm

Work-in-Progress > How to move forward (4 replies - 4717 views)

Hmm. Good advice. It seems that, while I like what this theatre does, they never seem to understand my plays.   ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 03:13 pm

Work-in-Progress > How to move forward (4 replies - 4717 views)

Evening all, So I recently heard back from the Young Playwrights Theatre in New York, and as is custom for their national competition, I recieved a ...   Tue May 15th, 2012 02:07 am

Question & Answer > To be funny or not to be funny? (1 reply - 2263 views)

Hey all, So, a question, or comment rather. Let's talk again about "Waiting for Godot". Is it supposed to be comical, or is it better played ...   Sun May 13th, 2012 03:04 pm

Success Stories > Play wins honorable mention (2 replies - 4928 views)

Just got word that my new play "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" has won an honorable mention in the Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival. ...   Sat May 12th, 2012 06:48 pm

Critique my Play > Tradimento (2 replies - 2510 views)

Hmm. Maybe you're right about that sex scene. I think I'll tone it down just a bit, to passionate kissing instead. I think you're also ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 08:46 pm

Work-in-Progress > Narrators? (9 replies - 12612 views)

So I've finished my latest play (first scene's up on the forum if you want to take a look) and an interesting idea just poppoed ...   Sat Mar 17th, 2012 05:45 pm

Critique my Play > Tradimento (2 replies - 2510 views)

I'm posting the first scene of my latest play, titled "Tradimento" (Italian for "Betrayal"), for review. Contact me if you want to read more than ...   Mon Feb 27th, 2012 10:54 pm

Work-in-Progress > Tough Time (11 replies - 8443 views)

Hmm. A character in counseling, you say? Interesting. Might use that for when I'm stuck in the future. Happy to say that I am almost finished ...   Mon Feb 27th, 2012 08:56 pm

Work-in-Progress > Tough Time (11 replies - 8443 views)

Okay so I've finished the first act (the first 10 pages are up on the forum to take a look at) and now moved on ...   Fri Feb 24th, 2012 02:23 am

Critique my Play > "TRADIMENTO" (0 replies - 1375 views)

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Work-in-Progress > Tough Time (11 replies - 8443 views)

And that's what I just started doing. Thankfully it seems to be working. ...   Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 01:11 am

Work-in-Progress > Tough Time (11 replies - 8443 views)

Hey all. So I'm working on a new piece, but its slow in coming to fruitiion. I've got like 30 pages down but I don't know ...   Tue Feb 21st, 2012 11:51 pm

Critique my Play > Short Play - The Gatekeepers (4 replies - 3167 views)

Really enjoyed this! Funny and thoughtful. I didn't feel put off by the language, I felt it was right for the characters. Banter is one ...   Thu Feb 16th, 2012 02:59 pm

Announcements > I'm on youtube! (4 replies - 3380 views)

Hi in media res! Really glad you liked it. Some have told me that this monologue and another one from the same work are among their ...   Mon Feb 6th, 2012 03:01 am

Announcements > I'm on youtube! (4 replies - 3380 views)

Hey all. Come take a look at a clip of me reading a short monologue from one of my earlier works, titled "The Red Crow"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoFATGbtbGg Enjoy! RTurco ...   Sun Feb 5th, 2012 01:37 pm

Critique my Play > The End (2 replies - 2795 views)

Enjoy and critique, as always! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The End A Play by Raymond Turco Principal Characters Man 1 Man 2 Place- An empty, gray space. Time- The present, presumably the end of the world. Set- Two ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 02:51 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Seeking Play Submissions for Online Publication (1 reply - 3037 views)

Stageplays, the site that hosts this forum, has had much luck in a similar venture. And I might be interested in yours. Where can I ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 02:13 am

Question & Answer > On the Theatre of the Absurd and such (7 replies - 6287 views)

Well I've finished the piece. And while I think its a promising one, I'm just not sure if it's very absurd. For one thing, its ...   Mon Jan 30th, 2012 09:28 pm

Question & Answer > Alternate Lines to satisfy censors (8 replies - 4554 views)

Definitely agree with in media res. A fuck every now and then is not a problem. Only it becomes annoying when the profanity is gratuitous ...   Sun Jan 29th, 2012 03:20 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello! (4 replies - 3002 views)

Welcome Michael! I'm an aspiring playwright too. Same age as well. And let me be the first to tell you that this forum is simply awesome. ...   Wed Jan 11th, 2012 11:13 pm

Question & Answer > plays where the story isn't told in chronological order (17 replies - 8861 views)

One play that has an interesting time structure is "A Soldier's Play". It tells the story of a murder mystery and has three different levels ...   Fri Dec 30th, 2011 01:33 am

Work-in-Progress > Another Historical Piece (0 replies - 2662 views)

Greetings all, So after a lull in revising my latest piece (rather absurdish), I've decided to once again return to the field of history, this time ...   Fri Dec 23rd, 2011 07:13 pm

Question & Answer > Just a Thought... (1 reply - 1746 views)

Hey everyone, Just out of curiousity, who or what do you guys think Godot is in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot"? I've been thinking about the ...   Wed Dec 21st, 2011 11:56 pm

Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 8940 views)

Hey Alan! Glad to see you're interested. If you'd like to read more, send me your email and I'll send you a copy of the entire ...   Wed Dec 21st, 2011 09:36 pm

Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 8940 views)

Hey Martin. Thanks for the speedy reply. I'm gonna take a fresh look at the piece considering that whole rythym bit, but at the same time, ...   Tue Dec 13th, 2011 09:19 pm

Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 8940 views)

That's fine. Take your time, there's no rush. ...   Sun Dec 11th, 2011 11:33 pm

Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 8940 views)

Hey Paddy! I'd agree with that. And I'm glad you're hooked. Would I be sending it to skye_dragon@sympatico.ca? ...   Sun Dec 11th, 2011 10:58 pm

Critique my Play > "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (9 replies - 8940 views)

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Critique my Play > The Cheater - Short Play (2 replies - 2449 views)

What a coincidence! I'm a high school playwright too. I pretty much agree with JustGoWithIt on the matter of the didactic language as I feel like the dialogue ...   Thu Dec 8th, 2011 04:00 pm

Question & Answer > On the Theatre of the Absurd and such (7 replies - 6287 views)

I'll definitely take a look at that book! Thanks in media res. Well I hope my play isn't too funny to be absurd; it's definitely ripe ...   Thu Dec 8th, 2011 03:19 pm

Question & Answer > On the Theatre of the Absurd and such (7 replies - 6287 views)

Artaud and Weiss. Cool. I'll have to check them out. Well, I don't know if my play is nonsense. It makes some logical sense in ...   Tue Dec 6th, 2011 08:12 pm


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