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Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Troika (10 replies - 6158 views)

Doh! So much for my eagle editing eye! Its, the... you're right. They both can go! kris ...   Mon Feb 16th, 2009 01:07 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Still Life #30 (Lydia Small Loses Her Virginity) (5 replies - 4187 views)

Wow. Very poignant, timmy. It invites the reader to concoct the rest of the arc, pre and post, which I did. Maybe the scenario you ...   Mon Feb 16th, 2009 01:05 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Rainy Night (1978) (2 replies - 2082 views)

timmy, Thank you for being inspired by "Troika." "Memory is often quaint," but your poem has a deeper reality. I love "her eyes blushed me off" ...   Thu Feb 12th, 2009 12:31 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Troika (10 replies - 6158 views)

Thanks, timmy and in media res, for reading and responding to "Troika." timmy, I'm so glad you liked "concussion of harness bells." I got the image, ...   Wed Feb 11th, 2009 03:27 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Troika (10 replies - 6158 views)

Thanks for sharing the link, Potabasil. Touching footage accompanied by one of my favorite songs! ...   Wed Feb 11th, 2009 03:08 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Troika (10 replies - 6158 views)

Troika The moon was lifted like a white-gold paten High, so high, in the vaulted midnight Casting blue-hearted light on the snowy fields That sprang away endlessly in all directions From ...   Tue Feb 10th, 2009 05:51 pm

Take the Stage > Happy Inauguration! (13 replies - 7157 views)

A dear friend whose wish is my command asked me to post the following: Watched the main stuff on TV with my husband and sister, ...   Wed Jan 21st, 2009 08:46 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > untitled as of now but... (3 replies - 7079 views)

Hi, Kevin, Sounds like an interesting idea. For a title, maybe something like "The Midnight Rambler," "Moonlight Serenades," "No REMs for (character's name)," "When Sleep Fails," ...   Sat Jan 10th, 2009 08:23 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > If I had a name for this I wouldn't have written it (2 replies - 2199 views)

The title made me open the post! Fantastic. ... And how about "spiders rock!" kris ...   Tue Jan 6th, 2009 06:29 pm

Take the Stage > Not the best start to the new year (22 replies - 11375 views)

You're right, Edd, but I'm spinning my wheels right now and have been following this interesting thread, which might really be about artistic sensitivity and ...   Sun Jan 4th, 2009 04:37 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > An Object Lesson in Careful Reading (11 replies - 7896 views)

I never thought I'd find myself in the position of defending the Greek system. Although I was in a sorority, I "deactivated" at the end ...   Wed Dec 17th, 2008 10:07 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > An Object Lesson in Careful Reading (11 replies - 7896 views)

Thanks, Steve. I actually had planned to enter despite the $5 fee (and required four copies) because my first short play was read at the ...   Thu Dec 11th, 2008 01:55 am

Announcements > "Bipolar" not quite bicoastal (3 replies - 3475 views)

Thanks, Kato. I'll get to see the Denver show. If anyone's going to Naked Holidays NYC, I'd love to hear how that goes. The EndTimes ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 05:01 pm

Announcements > "Bipolar" not quite bicoastal (3 replies - 3475 views)

"The Bipolar Express," a play about what happens when Santa's off his meds, will be performed at Naked Holidays NYC at the Gene Frankel Theatre ...   Wed Nov 26th, 2008 03:40 am

Reviews and Critiques > WHAT MY COPY EDITOR TAUGHT ME (5 replies - 4978 views)

Loved it, in media res. And I especially loved the "Hopefully, she died in her sleep. Helene would have killed me for that last sentence." ...   Mon Sep 29th, 2008 04:49 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > LA to CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 2008 (2 replies - 2402 views)

What a beautiful poem, in media res. You are blessed to have arrived at such a destination. And I had to laugh at the Ronald Reagan ...   Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 03:04 pm

Critique my Play > The Showdown at Dead-Eye Gulch.com (3 replies - 2880 views)

Hi, in media res, Very fun stuff, and you've got the dialogue down pat. I haven't heard "like a stuck pig" in a long time! In ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 11:25 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > Synthesia Exercise / The Skinny (7 replies - 6445 views)

Hi, timmy, I thought this was wonderful, too, and, like Paddy, loved the dialogue. I didn't mind the ending -- in fact, I thought it was ...   Fri Apr 4th, 2008 03:29 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > No Longer Looking (4 replies - 3075 views)

This poem made me chuckle in a dry way, and reminded me of how much I used to enjoy Stephen Crane's "lines." kris ...   Thu Feb 21st, 2008 07:55 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Other Woman (1 reply - 1868 views)

timmy, This poem has a fleeting, ephemeral quality that I really enjoyed. kris ...   Thu Feb 21st, 2008 07:53 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Midwinter Matins (4 replies - 3669 views)

Thanks, in media res. I'm so glad you like the imagery. (It sounds as if you know cats.) You spotted one of my indecisions. I debated ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 04:13 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > What Happened (1 reply - 2037 views)

timmy, I don't know how to critique poetry, but every now and then I read a poem where I get a chill at the end ...   Sun Feb 10th, 2008 03:51 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > New Venture Series (0 replies - 1896 views)

CTG New Venture Series - Deadline February 29 GUIDELINES-- COLORADO THEATRE GUILD --- NEW VENTURE SERIES Submissions are being accepted for ongoing Colorado Theater Guild ...   Sat Feb 9th, 2008 05:56 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Midwinter Matins (4 replies - 3669 views)

Thank you, timmy. I really appreciate your remarks. And I'll check out "A Blessing." kris ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 02:03 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Midwinter Matins (4 replies - 3669 views)

Midwinter Matins  The crunch of sullen snow under Thinsulated Wellies Down the slope to the barn, where the black horse wreathed In his steaming breath nickers, not yet ...   Fri Feb 8th, 2008 01:51 am

Synopses and Cover Letters > Help Please (7 replies - 9921 views)

Hi, Sircmichaels, stalwart of the 30-day submission spree, First of all, you must realize that I know nothing about playwriting or synopses, and whatever "expertise" I ...   Thu Jan 31st, 2008 05:49 pm

Question & Answer > Do you have a "day" job? (19 replies - 15760 views)

Hi, Luana, Kudos to you for having the commitment to devote yourself full time to playwriting. I'm afraid it is more an avocation for me. I ...   Sat Jan 26th, 2008 03:11 am

Take the Stage > Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way (4 replies - 4165 views)

Hello, Swann, I read and "did" "The Artist's Way" two or three years ago and found it hugely rewarding, although I kind of trailed off toward ...   Fri Jan 25th, 2008 02:08 am

Announcements > Liberation (4 replies - 4224 views)

Congratulations, Steve. It sounds like a riveting play full of tough choices. kris   ...   Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 02:25 am

Announcements > Sunday in the Park with Frank (11 replies - 7443 views)

matthew matthew matthew, Congratulations on having one of your plays produced at manhattan theatre source. You are in for a treat! I was there in October ...   Fri Jan 18th, 2008 10:15 pm

Success Stories > "The Horse of Fine Restraint" (6 replies - 9045 views)

Thanks, Paddy, Nic and Martin -- It's funny how a Yes atones for a multitude of No's! kris ...   Wed Jan 16th, 2008 04:07 pm

Success Stories > "The Horse of Fine Restraint" (6 replies - 9045 views)

I found out today that my long monologue "The Horse of Fine Restraint" will be produced by Potluck Productions at the Kansas City Women's Playwriting ...   Sat Jan 12th, 2008 10:50 pm

Take the Stage > greetings artlings (5 replies - 4786 views)

The laugh-out-loud humor of this piece can't disguise the fact that it's beautifully written. Wonderful! Kris ...   Wed Dec 12th, 2007 09:03 pm

Announcements > Play Getting Published (10 replies - 6744 views)

Congratulations, in media res! Even your announcements are full of useful information. I hope you'll let us know the title so we may pick up/order a ...   Tue Dec 11th, 2007 12:07 am

Reviews and Critiques > Review of "No Country for Old Men" (7 replies - 7695 views)

Two good questions -- what is the theme of the movie, and how do you decide who the main character is. The theme of the movie? ...   Mon Dec 10th, 2007 10:03 pm

Critique my Play > SEMINAR WOMAN (1 reply - 2226 views)

I really enjoyed this play, in media res. You've got the corporate bizspeak down pat, and I like the Orwellian overtones -- kind of a ...   Sat Dec 8th, 2007 05:59 pm

Reviews and Critiques > Review of "No Country for Old Men" (7 replies - 7695 views)

SPOILER ALERT (for 4th & 5th paragraphs) "No Country for Old Men" certainly is worth discussing! I agree that Acts I and II were riveting, and ...   Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 11:51 pm

Take the Stage > rejection letters (20 replies - 16914 views)

Hi, solarcirclegirl, I understand why you keep rejection letters as "proof." I did the same thing back in the day when I was trying to ...   Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 05:17 pm

Announcements > THE MIRACULOUS DAY QUARTET - in TANYS Festival (10 replies - 7846 views)

Congratulations, Mary! Wonderful news for a wonderful play! kris ...   Fri Nov 16th, 2007 04:32 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > CHICAGO LAKEFRONT NOVEMBRRRRR (2 replies - 2679 views)

Hi, in media res, I'm no poet or poetry critic, but this poem made me feel chilly. Also, I really like the strong verbs in the ...   Thu Nov 15th, 2007 09:18 pm

Announcements > Full Lenght NYC production. (6 replies - 4747 views)

Thanks, Mozz. You can count on it! Kris ...   Thu Nov 15th, 2007 01:38 am

Announcements > Full Lenght NYC production. (6 replies - 4747 views)

Congratulations, Mozz! I would love to be there to see your play. And that's great news about Estrogenius adding a week. Such a first-rate festival ...   Wed Nov 14th, 2007 10:19 pm

Critique my Play > hope this is funny (10 replies - 7366 views)

I think I'm taking gingko for my memory. My sense of humor is way too atrophied for anything herbal. But, hey, I'm not complaining! kris ...   Sat Nov 10th, 2007 11:50 pm

Critique my Play > hope this is funny (10 replies - 7366 views)

Hi, Leon, I thought this play was very well paced, and it held my interest throughout. If I had a sense of humor, I'd find parts ...   Sat Nov 10th, 2007 04:26 am

Synopses and Cover Letters > Church Basement Ladies Casserole Cook-off (6 replies - 10076 views)

Wonderful idea! I agree with Vanessa that the recipe needs tightening. For the "Serves" part of the recipe, you might put "A theater audience" or ...   Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 03:34 pm

Critique my Play > SEASONS OF BORIS (7 replies - 4826 views)

in media res and Edd, I've tried "KGB" in a couple of spots, and now it's (posted) in the third scene, soon after Manager exits. Thanks ...   Thu Nov 1st, 2007 03:31 pm

Critique my Play > SEASONS OF BORIS (7 replies - 4826 views)

Thanks, Vanessa. I'm so glad you enjoyed "Boris." That's a good point about not having the physical description limit the pool of actors. I actually ...   Wed Oct 31st, 2007 04:01 pm

Critique my Play > SEASONS OF BORIS (7 replies - 4826 views)

What a great idea about the Russian, in media res. How simple to have Chris say "Nyet" or "Da" or even "Zima" or "Spasibo" (if I could ...   Wed Oct 31st, 2007 03:37 pm

Critique my Play > SEASONS OF BORIS (7 replies - 4826 views)

Boris has left McDonald's to go bowling. Thanks for the very helpful feedback. kris ...   Tue Oct 30th, 2007 11:44 pm

Critique my Play > SNOW TAIL (6 replies - 4818 views)

Hi, in media res, This is up to your usual standards, and might be the most seamless and "organic" of the short plays of yours I've ...   Mon Oct 29th, 2007 05:10 pm


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