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The Playwrights' Gym - Re-writes > Script Consultant for Plays? (7 replies - 16479 views)

Yes there are such people, and I'm one of them. I've been coaching playwrights and actors for more than 20 years. My website has information ...   Mon Jan 14th, 2013 07:05 am

Play Productions - Come and See my Play > A prodigal member returns with an announcement (1 reply - 5043 views)

For everyone in New York City area: My new play opens January 17 for a 3-week run Crossing Paths in Washington Square                                                                (Greenwich Village in 1913) by Barbara Kahn Jan ...   Mon Jan 14th, 2013 06:59 am

Announcements > My new play has opened in NYC (7 replies - 7274 views)

Thanks for your comments. Our run has been extended! We will close on April 10. If any forum members are in the area and can see ...   Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 05:28 am

Announcements > My new play has opened in NYC (7 replies - 7274 views)

We’re Open! Theater for the New City Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, presents the world premiere of Birds on Fire by award-winning playwright Barbara Kahn music by EMMY ...   Fri Mar 18th, 2011 06:38 am

Take the Stage > Ellen Stewart, La MaMa (2 replies - 3482 views)

Ellen Stewart, founder and driving force of LaMaMa E.T.C. died on January 13, 2011, at the age of 91. Ellen loved and trusted people who created ...   Fri Jan 14th, 2011 06:19 am

Question & Answer > Question about themes in your plays... (8 replies - 7531 views)

Once, long ago, I was filling out a grant application and came upon a question something like, "Describe the theme or themes of your plays." ...   Fri Nov 12th, 2010 08:09 am

Question & Answer > Fair usage? Copyright infringement? (25 replies - 25113 views)

Thanks for all the feedback. I think this is a very important issue for all of us, as technological advancements escalate with breakneck speed. I located ...   Tue Oct 19th, 2010 04:24 pm

Question & Answer > Fair usage? Copyright infringement? (25 replies - 25113 views)

I just found two videos on YouTube when I googled my name. Neither asked for or received permission. One is an actor doing an audition ...   Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:43 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Need advice on a Snyopsis on a Website?? (7 replies - 10445 views)

Good grief. I write wonderful comments about your website and one tiny thing that maybe you should check out, and all you see is the ...   Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 04:27 am

Synopses and Cover Letters > Need advice on a Snyopsis on a Website?? (7 replies - 10445 views)

I think the site is great. I like the layout and the multimedia aspects. Nice combo of photos, text and audio. Just one tiny thing (my ...   Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 12:49 am

Announcements > Playwright returning to the stage next week in New York City (1 reply - 2954 views)

It's today! ...   Sun Jul 18th, 2010 04:57 am

Announcements > Playwright returning to the stage next week in New York City (1 reply - 2954 views)

THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL 2010 AND AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT BARBARA KAHN BRING “CYMA’S STORY” TO THE STAGE “A little bit of Yentl, a little Antigone…with a touch of ‘Ellen’” The ...   Fri Jul 9th, 2010 03:30 am

Take the Stage > William Coyle--reviewing the reviewer (7 replies - 6547 views)

I emailed several colleagues before posting here. Just thought I'd share this response from a colleague whose work I admire very much. It means a great ...   Thu Jun 24th, 2010 09:19 am

Question & Answer > DIY play readings (8 replies - 5954 views)

Advice I received that I'm passing along: Never hesitate to promote your own work. Barbara Barondess, a wonderful friend/mentor who passed away in her 90's after successful ...   Thu Jun 10th, 2010 05:42 am

Take the Stage > William Coyle--reviewing the reviewer (7 replies - 6547 views)

aw, shucks (digging toe in the dirt while blushing) ...   Sat Jun 5th, 2010 08:30 pm

Take the Stage > William Coyle--reviewing the reviewer (7 replies - 6547 views)

imr, Thanks for your support. All of us who have been at this for any length of time have these moments, don't we? I have never challenged ...   Sat Jun 5th, 2010 10:18 am

Take the Stage > William Coyle--reviewing the reviewer (7 replies - 6547 views)

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Take the Stage > William Coyle--reviewing the reviewer (7 replies - 6547 views)

William Coyle: reviewing the reviewer   If you are early in your career or questioning the pursuit of your dreams after being reviewed by William Coyle or ...   Fri Jun 4th, 2010 08:30 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > In search of a punchline! (14 replies - 15553 views)

I don't have a punchline ready, but I thank all of you who did for giving me a few well-needed laughs during a very busy ...   Wed May 19th, 2010 10:42 pm

Announcements > New York City: June 9 (6 replies - 5864 views)

You can check their website. www.playwrightsforpets.com Their next event will have the theme "Monsters,"  which they don't specifically define. Barbara   ...   Sun Jun 15th, 2008 05:30 am

Announcements > New York City: June 9 (6 replies - 5864 views)

Hi Paddy, Thanks for asking. The evening went very well. It's always a crap shoot being on the bill with other plays, but this one turned out ...   Sun Jun 15th, 2008 04:44 am

Take the Stage > Reading people's plays here... (15 replies - 12147 views)

Because I earn some of my living by coaching actors and playwrights, I don’t have the time to devote to reading work that is posted ...   Sat Jun 14th, 2008 10:07 am

Announcements > New York City: June 9 (6 replies - 5864 views)

Reminder for those in NYC area. It's tonight!!!! ...   Mon Jun 9th, 2008 02:04 pm

Announcements > New York City: June 9 (6 replies - 5864 views)

In the Rainbow: Playwrights for Pets A lineup of gay-themed plays to benefit Animal HavenBaruch Performing Arts Center on Monday, June 9th at 7:30 PM. 55 ...   Mon Jun 2nd, 2008 07:07 am

Announcements > A weekend of free theatre. etc in New York City (0 replies - 2601 views)

This weekend, Fri, Sat, Sun May 23-25, is the 13th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. It encompasses theatre, dance, music, poetry, film, ...   Fri May 23rd, 2008 07:40 am

Question & Answer > a purr-fect suggestion (3 replies - 4228 views)

Thanks to everyone who replied to my question about butchering the English language. a new question: I am looking for songs that are about cats (the animal ...   Mon May 12th, 2008 09:53 am

Question & Answer > Use of a Glossary (8 replies - 6385 views)

I've set quite a few plays in non-U.S. settings. I try to keep the speech patterns and syntax of the native language while writing in ...   Fri May 2nd, 2008 09:12 pm

Take the Stage > Plays that go flat. (9 replies - 7205 views)

Some random, middle-of-the-night thoughts inspired by this thread: Before I started writing, I was primarily an actor. I was in a 2 character short play that we ...   Sun Apr 20th, 2008 07:31 am

Question & Answer > I need your help (11 replies - 8624 views)

I'm writing a one-act (20-minute) satire for an upcoming festival. It is about people who butcher the English language and the detectives whose job it ...   Sun Apr 20th, 2008 06:59 am

Announcements > More breaking news and good reviews (1 reply - 3360 views)

Just got home from the cast party--we close after Sunday's matinee--to find this review online: Greenwich Village Gazette Review by Arlene McKanic] Ghosts of 14th Street     The ...   Sun Mar 30th, 2008 06:01 am

Announcements > Breaking News (3 replies - 4007 views)

Thanks, Edd, and many congratulations on your own well-deserved success!   Barbara ...   Wed Mar 26th, 2008 12:40 am

Announcements > Breaking News (3 replies - 4007 views)

Breaking News: Another Honor for The Ghosts of 14th Street The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation of Palm Springs, California, has awarded The Ghosts of 14th ...   Tue Mar 25th, 2008 07:40 am

Question & Answer > Readings (New York) (1 reply - 2483 views)

Hi Tito, One suggestion would be to submit the plays to play reading programs at established theaters. Quite a few have them in New York City. ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 06:52 am

Announcements > To members in NYC area (1 reply - 3015 views)

We’re half way through our run, and we’ve missed you! Theater for the New City salutes the Performing Arts in 1908 in The Ghosts of 14th ...   Tue Mar 18th, 2008 06:44 am

Take the Stage > Submitting Scripts (3 replies - 3386 views)

There isn't only one method or means to getting one's work produced. I can tell you my path, which I know has worked for others ...   Mon Mar 17th, 2008 08:18 pm

Announcements > Opening Soon in New York City (9 replies - 7724 views)

in media res wrote: "Having a party or what?" "No, I'm going to see a play at Theatre for the New City." "That bad?" (Gives me a ...   Sun Mar 9th, 2008 04:33 pm

Take the Stage > rejection letters (20 replies - 18204 views)

"And we also looked at applicants’ other work, with a view toward gathering a membership that had experiences and affiliations that could benefit the XXX itself." This ...   Thu Mar 6th, 2008 04:26 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Karen here representing South Africa! (9 replies - 7468 views)

I recently wrote my first multi-media play. (see announcements--it opens tomorrow in New York City). The play is about silent movie making in in 1908. ...   Wed Mar 5th, 2008 03:10 pm

Announcements > Opening Soon in New York City (9 replies - 7724 views)

and "if I liked it," say "I know the playwright."     ...   Tue Mar 4th, 2008 04:46 am

Announcements > Opening Soon in New York City (9 replies - 7724 views)

We are in the middle of what the producer calls "Hell Week." We open Thursday. It's almost at the moment when the whole thing is ...   Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 04:51 am

Take the Stage > WHAT'S ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE . . .? (7 replies - 4596 views)

Is free beer a Connecticut tradition? Here in New York City, only once did someone offer to buy me a drink, but it turned that ...   Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 04:34 am

Announcements > Opening Soon in New York City (9 replies - 7724 views)

If you're in NYC in March... Theater for the New City conjures The Ghosts of 14th Street, an homage to silent movies, vaudeville and romance by ...   Sun Feb 24th, 2008 06:16 am

Question & Answer > Reaching out... (7 replies - 5591 views)

It's definitely not bad form to invite other theater professionals to your reading. Keep you invitation letter brief, easy to read and enticing, which means ...   Mon Feb 11th, 2008 05:01 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Resourses (15 replies - 27167 views)

Let's see...I'm an expert procrastinator. (that took 20 seconds to type). I've had the usual survival jobs--waitress, coat check, office stuff (not temp--I can't type using all 10 ...   Sun Feb 3rd, 2008 09:37 am

Take the Stage > Other websites post fee based playwrighting opportunities. (8 replies - 6034 views)

A tip: For those who can afford/have no or few reservations about paying fees while the rest of us do not, you may also find writing ...   Thu Jan 24th, 2008 05:31 am

Announcements > For New York playwrights who are actors, too (0 replies - 2584 views)

Some of you are actors as well as playwrights here in New York...If this is of interest to you, I am offering a discount to ...   Thu Jan 10th, 2008 02:19 am

Take the Stage > an idea whose time has come (8 replies - 6869 views)

Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! It occurred to me that all of us who have decided not to pay submission fees ought to use the same response ...   Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 06:30 am

Announcements > Invitation to a screenplay reading (3 replies - 3925 views)

I went to the reading tonight. The screenplay is very dynamic and chock full of characters who get and keep our attention. I was particularly impressed ...   Mon Dec 17th, 2007 03:50 am

Announcements > Horst Buchholz x3 (14 replies - 11034 views)

Hi Matthew, I enjoyed the play immensely--not slight at all. Barbara   ...   Fri Nov 30th, 2007 06:14 am

Question & Answer > movie-making terms for use in new play (6 replies - 6357 views)

Thanks for your tips. I have looked at the websites, and I have several books from NYPL at Lincoln Center. So far, no starting dates ...   Thu Nov 8th, 2007 07:32 am


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