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Question & Answer > Using direct quotes in monologues or scenes (3 replies - 164 views)

Ditto....unless in public domain. BUT you owe it to the author to quote him/her even if in public domain. As a writer, I'm sure ...   Tue Oct 10th, 2017 04:14 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > Suet (one page play) (9 replies - 3503 views)

Oh, boy! I can't wait for the holidays. Mince meat pie is number one for this TOQ's pie hole. ...   Thu Sep 28th, 2017 04:36 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Please let me know if this makes you want to read more (2 replies - 7601 views)

Unless you have explored this as a psychological fact, or you have touched the writer's heart; that place when truth rings loud and clear, ...   Thu Sep 28th, 2017 04:14 pm

Take the Stage > QUEEN CITY (0 replies - 234 views)

https://tablo.io/e-c-wells/queen-city-and-other-dimensions-1 Queen City and Other Dimensions is a satire primarily for Young Adults and the LGBT community that explores time travel, astro projection, and folding ...   Tue Sep 12th, 2017 01:23 am

Critique my Play > CRITIQUING (20 replies - 15762 views)

Novice, then who are you writing for? Yourself? The like-minded, or an audience that could be any, or all of us? Best to ...   Mon Sep 11th, 2017 01:56 am

Question & Answer > Are theaters who produce 10-minute play festivals only looking for comedic scripts? (7 replies - 713 views)

Comedy is NOT as easy as some may think, take it from one who knows. Everybody has his or her own sense of comedy—what is ...   Wed Aug 30th, 2017 05:54 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > New in town (4 replies - 508 views)

Welcome Jeffrey. I am a playwright, to paraphrase Peter Shaffer's Salieri, a master of mediocrity as regards playwriting. After all, at least that's something, isn't it? ...   Sat Jul 1st, 2017 12:42 am

Critique my Play > UK playwright needed to review one act play. Will trade reviews (6 replies - 1748 views)

Moss, more to come when I'm not busy writing the unimaginable. Here we have the Dramatist's Guild that will go through all of that ...   Fri Apr 21st, 2017 07:47 pm

Critique my Play > UK playwright needed to review one act play. Will trade reviews (6 replies - 1748 views)

Not a Brit. Don't need review, or critique. If the play is written in English, why don't you post it on this site ...   Fri Apr 21st, 2017 04:51 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Daffodils (6 replies - 1023 views)

Good grief, Potabasil. This poem is powerful, tragic and disturbing. Dare I say, beautiful. How about lilies-of-the valley. ...   Sun Apr 16th, 2017 02:53 pm

Announcements > At 110 Working on her 12th book (1 reply - 1191 views)

MY PATRON SAINT! ...   Sun Mar 26th, 2017 09:09 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > GRAY AREA (2 replies - 545 views)

Thank you, in media res.. Albee and intended subtext—a road less congested. ...   Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 07:21 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > GRAY AREA (2 replies - 545 views)

GRAY AREA I was caught in the gray area  between the Beat and the Hip taking cues from off the movie screen  learning the best one could from false ...   Sun Mar 19th, 2017 04:59 am

Collaborators > Book writer wanted for raw, gritty musical (3 replies - 868 views)

"...obviously not as good..." Why is that? That's not a way to catch a mouse. ...   Mon Mar 13th, 2017 06:57 pm

Work-in-Progress > How do I turn a synopsis into a full script? (5 replies - 2000 views)

DJ, read scripts like a mad man. Dozens and dozens. You'll then get a feeling for the rhythm, the arcs, the developing of characters between ...   Mon Mar 6th, 2017 06:51 pm

The Playwrights' Noticeboard > GI60 Gone in Sixty Seconds - one-minute plays. (4 replies - 1089 views)

I'm in. ...   Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 09:01 pm

The Playwrights' Gym > CHALLENGE TO ALL OF YOU - One-minute play (1 reply - 1264 views)

Count me in! There is nothing about multiple submissions. ...   Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 08:59 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Introducement (6 replies - 990 views)

Oh those fog machines! Ever try to rent one? Highway robbery, if you were to ask me. Welcome to our forum, most clever one. Most ...   Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 07:53 pm

Play Productions - Come and See my Play > 3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF (0 replies - 808 views)

Through special arrangement with Stageplays.com, 3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF opens March 10th for 9 performances only. If you're near Baltimore, check ...   Thu Feb 23rd, 2017 07:09 pm

Play Productions - Come and See my Play > 3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF (0 replies - 309 views)

Through special arrangement with Stageplays.com, 3 GUYS IN DRAG SELLING THEIR STUFF opens March 10th for 9 performances only. If you're near Baltimore, check ...   Thu Feb 23rd, 2017 07:07 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit your play to Perform and Give (9 replies - 1735 views)

I will in deed. Best, Edd ...   Tue Feb 14th, 2017 11:41 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit your play to Perform and Give (9 replies - 1735 views)

What a lovely thought, Sir or Madam, "a love of theatre and desire and passion to help others." I love theatre by giving my life ...   Tue Feb 14th, 2017 09:07 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit your play to Perform and Give (9 replies - 1735 views)

Well, my advice to every playwright is, and has always been, DO NOT GIVE YOUR WORK AWAY! However well-intentioned you are, this is beneath ...   Tue Feb 14th, 2017 07:42 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit your play to Perform and Give (9 replies - 1735 views)

May I assume that the playwright is expected to give their work without royalty, so that your group can raise money? ...   Tue Feb 14th, 2017 05:36 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Could someone please address - (8 replies - 13261 views)

Listen to Tolston. He knows what he's talking about. ~edd As for music and lyrics, you'd be crazy not to protect your work first. Too ...   Tue Jan 10th, 2017 08:01 pm

The Playwrights' Gym > Get your fingers moving. (53 replies - 42497 views)

Read every post today. Awesome! We need to get this going again! So, I offer the first and last line of—In The Venus Arms GREENBLOSSOM: Just ...   Fri Dec 2nd, 2016 09:00 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > It's Time to be a Real Writer (2 replies - 944 views)

Ahh, crap! And I was feeling young today. Thanks a bunch, guy! However, I would be remiss not to say, Powerful, Beautiful, ...   Mon Nov 28th, 2016 08:57 pm

Take the Stage > A Novelist's Endgame. (0 replies - 613 views)

Dear Diary, I will be ashamed in the near future for writing this, but I feel the need—a purging perhaps. I have said similar things ...   Tue Oct 25th, 2016 10:08 pm

Collaborators > Game Development - The Musical (2 replies - 1014 views)

Very interesting. I know nothing about anything that could help you. Except I liked "crunch time" far better 'cause "games are serious work" sounds ...   Tue Oct 25th, 2016 03:01 pm

Take the Stage > THE HARDEST SYNOPSIS EVER! (1 reply - 562 views)

 I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE FINISHED MY FIRST NOVEL. HERE IS A SYNOPSIS.   Neither fish nor fowl, QUEEN ...   Wed Oct 12th, 2016 08:15 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Existence * (2 replies - 892 views)

Sad and beautiful. Thank you. ...   Wed Sep 7th, 2016 05:20 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > When a Person Dies (2 replies - 942 views)

Glad I stopped by the forum to read this. So heartfelt. Thank you. Forgive me if I overstep, but I'm wondering if ...   Wed Aug 10th, 2016 11:22 pm

Question & Answer > Torn and need advice (4 replies - 1110 views)

Ditto Paddy. Best, Edd ...   Sun Jul 31st, 2016 02:36 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hi! I want to produce your play! (2 replies - 1247 views)

Wow! You guys are fabulous , from what I saw on YouTube. I am as sure as sure can be, without really knowing anything, ...   Tue Jul 26th, 2016 05:58 pm

Question & Answer > Please pardon the totally basic questions (3 replies - 1236 views)

I would stick with this format; it is standard American format. http://ptfaculty.gordonstate.edu/lking/CPF_play_formatting2.pdf If you're in Britain, I would look at the following: http://tug.ctan.org/macros/latex2e/contrib/sides/sides-sample.pdf http://www.comedyplays.co.uk/cpv5/scripts/spf.pdf NO MORE QUESTIONS IN THIS REGARD!! ...   Wed Jul 13th, 2016 04:16 pm

Question & Answer > Please pardon the totally basic questions (3 replies - 1236 views)

Mark, I try not to be a rude man, nor a blunt man. But honest to daisy cups, you will do far better Goggling ...   Fri Jul 1st, 2016 05:11 pm

Question & Answer > stage action (3 replies - 989 views)

Absolutely perfect choice. BUT, if you are not sparingly using those emotional directions, the reader and director will know they're dealing with either an ...   Mon Jun 27th, 2016 05:09 pm

Question & Answer > FORMAT (10 replies - 2937 views)

I use the French publishing format. It's easier to write and to read. I have never had a problem with that, even though ...   Mon Jun 27th, 2016 05:02 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Tit for Tat (1 reply - 858 views)

Ah Jesus! That went through me like a sharp knife, but didn't kill me. Confirmation wounds and soothes. But, it makes one wiser for it. ...   Wed Jun 15th, 2016 04:57 pm

Critique my Play > A Night Walk (9 replies - 5250 views)

I generally dislike dialog that is nicely, grammatically correct, with every sentence complete and tidy. I generally dislike dialog that doesn't add to ...   Wed Jun 15th, 2016 04:32 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit to Poor Monsters (4 replies - 3040 views)

Gottcha. Thanks. ...   Sun May 29th, 2016 05:35 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Submit to Poor Monsters (4 replies - 3040 views)

You want us to put our age, race and gender on the application form. I won't even say publicly what I think of this. ...   Sun May 29th, 2016 02:02 am

Question & Answer > Numbering (4 replies - 1174 views)

ASK him why? I have no idea what this is all about. My first response is NONSENSE. Oops....my second response is also nonsense. For ...   Sat May 28th, 2016 06:35 pm

Question & Answer > Numbering (4 replies - 1174 views)

What does that mean, "numbered?" ...   Sat May 28th, 2016 04:57 pm

Announcements > Milwaukee & Alabama (6 replies - 2564 views)

Timmy, CONGRATULATIONS! Let's get some of your work produced Out West. I am still waiting to buy a book of your poems! xo ...   Thu May 26th, 2016 05:46 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > dear mister trump (5 replies - 1566 views)

IMR, <smile> Just choke on something! btw, i will be getting back to you as soon as i get my lazy ass in gear; and my ...   Mon May 16th, 2016 12:08 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > dear mister trump (5 replies - 1566 views)

dear mister trump, I want to be a witness with my very own eyes as you have a stroke of very bad luck and choke on your own demise ...   Sat May 14th, 2016 07:51 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > It's Nice To Be A Little Drunk (1 reply - 680 views)

<smile> ...   Sat May 14th, 2016 07:49 pm

Collaborators > Young Composer Looking for Librettist (2 replies - 1069 views)

GREAT STUFF! Thanks for sharing. ...   Sun May 8th, 2016 10:25 pm

Collaborators > The Right Re-writer Wanted ! (3 replies - 1809 views)

KelSays, It sounds intriguing and a lot of fun. I asked because I thought it important information for members of the forum. ...   Wed May 4th, 2016 11:29 pm


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