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Question & Answer > List of War Plays (19 replies - 21569 views)

Don't think the Breaker featured as a play pre the film certainly plenty of books and I interviewed an expert on his life who'd turned ...   Fri Nov 24th, 2017 02:36 am

Question & Answer > One woman show? (8 replies - 15130 views)

I have a full length one woman show happy to let you have a look if you'd like. ...   Tue Apr 5th, 2016 08:31 am

Collaborators > Last Chance Filler up (0 replies - 1909 views)

Some years ago I asked for contributions for a short play festival which floundered. Now I have a theatre company interested in one of ...   Fri Jul 18th, 2014 04:48 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello (4 replies - 4089 views)

Morning Shadowofimperfection and welcome. Paddy's advice is sound. You need to find someone who's opinion you trust and listen to them. You'll find plenty of people ...   Fri Feb 11th, 2011 05:19 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > full length play opp (0 replies - 2352 views)

Australian writers only I'm afraid but Theatre Onset, a small community theatre company in NSW is looking  to produce an unpublished full length play as ...   Thu Feb 10th, 2011 04:14 am

Take the Stage > My New Play (8 replies - 4865 views)

Love the title... doesn't matter what the play is about keep the title!   Luck with the play. I always feel good writing the first line because ...   Mon Jan 18th, 2010 11:40 pm

Take the Stage > THE DIRECTOR ASKED ME - ON OPENING NIGHT... (7 replies - 4586 views)

Paddy, that really is hard.  I remember my first director, woman, holding my hand on opening night and reminding me that if tonight was a success ...   Sat Oct 24th, 2009 09:56 am

Question & Answer > Obtaining the rights to play music in a play (10 replies - 8399 views)

Algee, Paddy's response that you can use a short piece of music  looks good. That's the way things are here. You can use 25 secs ...   Fri Sep 4th, 2009 10:47 pm

Question & Answer > Obtaining the rights to play music in a play (10 replies - 8399 views)

can some one in the US help algee? It's a real problem. Here in Australia we have an organisation, APRA which controls the rights of ...   Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 04:28 am

Take the Stage > Costuming and Appreciation (4 replies - 3872 views)

Now Clausey you just learned a very valuable lesson that you'll keep all your acting life. Watch  your fellow actors drop their costume in a ...   Mon Aug 24th, 2009 07:24 am

Take the Stage > How to name a play (1 reply - 5421 views)

But where does Oh Dad Poor Dad Mumma's Hung You In the Closet and I'm So Sad, Sit?   And please what did you make of  Osage: ...   Wed Aug 12th, 2009 07:20 am

Question & Answer > Script cover pages (7 replies - 5550 views)

Interesting piont Harvey. My guess is that anatomically there's nothing in it but we tend to follow the Brirtish  tradition and put an R and ...   Sun Aug 9th, 2009 03:22 am

Question & Answer > Script cover pages (7 replies - 5550 views)

Monty  here in Australia to copyright something I need do no more than mark it (c) and I always do that  when I'm sending off ...   Thu Aug 6th, 2009 07:50 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello there (2 replies - 2878 views)

Hi Nora welcome to the board. The best Nic ...   Wed Aug 5th, 2009 08:47 am

Question & Answer > Script cover pages (7 replies - 5550 views)

 I'm sure others will put in the tuppence worth but.y I reckon  you've about got it covered. I usually add a short synopsis of the ...   Wed Aug 5th, 2009 08:44 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello (2 replies - 2769 views)

Welcome Robert nice to have another Aussie with us. I was a Waggaite but have moved to Bega.  Are you getting stuff read in Sydney/ What's ...   Fri Jul 31st, 2009 05:54 am

Take the Stage > King Tut Book (1 reply - 2081 views)

C'mon work it in somewhere.  Dialogue like that is gold  Nic ...   Fri Jul 31st, 2009 05:51 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > Good evening (4 replies - 3594 views)

Welcome Chris  That name rooster-ridge conjures up memories of  my son and daughter in law who took up residence in the inner-inner city with a pert ...   Fri Jul 31st, 2009 05:48 am

Critique my Play > CRITIQUING (20 replies - 23444 views)

It's a good point Paddy. I don't usually let anyone see my work until I think it's finished. But with a play I'm working on ...   Fri Jul 24th, 2009 05:25 am

Question & Answer > Pittfalls of Play Development (2 replies - 2717 views)

 I don't really understand your concerns. Until you sign an agreement with a company you'll have control over your play and  even then, any worthwhile ...   Fri Jul 24th, 2009 05:14 am

Success Stories > I should live that long (3 replies - 5187 views)

Thanks Speaking of titles I've just seen  the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of August:Osage County. Now I have to say that until I saw the ...   Thu Jul 23rd, 2009 06:40 am

Success Stories > I should live that long (3 replies - 5187 views)

Hey!!! I've just heard that a company has scheduled  one of my plays, The Girl I Left behind Me, for the second  half of their ...   Wed Jul 22nd, 2009 03:04 am

Reviews and Critiques > Portfolio of Abandoned Theatres (3 replies - 5283 views)

and wouldn't you like to get your hands on some of then to  restore them.? Have one of my own in Wagga Wagga  it started ...   Fri Jul 10th, 2009 11:25 am

Question & Answer > playwright promotions (4 replies - 4110 views)

As a now retired  journalist that's the best and most comprehensive advice you could ask for. Take the tip,  The best Nic ...   Sun Jun 21st, 2009 11:32 pm

Question & Answer > playwright promotions (4 replies - 4110 views)

 I guess what you're asking is whether it is ethical to conceal the fact  that you are actually promoting your own work.  I don't see anything ...   Sat Jun 20th, 2009 07:16 am

Question & Answer > One woman show? (8 replies - 15130 views)

Sami, good luck. I've written one which runs for a bit over an hour which everyone likes but no one has ever done but, for ...   Tue Jun 16th, 2009 03:54 am

Question & Answer > A question about using (or abusing) real people (16 replies - 10390 views)

Edd, I faced the same problem writing a play about events in WW11 where, even if I changed the names of the characters, the original ...   Mon Jun 15th, 2009 04:32 am

Take the Stage > Menagerie Theatre, a monologue (2 replies - 2715 views)

Don't take it to heart. In Australia most theatre companies don't even acknoledge the submission Write something while you're angry. Passion. That'll do it.  The best Nic ...   Mon Jun 1st, 2009 12:08 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > High Tide opportunities (1 reply - 2489 views)

The High Tide Festival in the UK is seeking submissions for full length plays for consideration for their 2010 festival. Plays from international writers welcome ...   Wed May 20th, 2009 05:24 am

Question & Answer > What is the normal percentage the playwright gets? (3 replies - 4618 views)

 A percentage of the house is usual, five to ten is Okay but carefully does it, you could finish up with ten percent of not ...   Tue May 12th, 2009 12:24 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Playwright Workshop... HELP! (3 replies - 3376 views)

Something I've seen work and which I used to surprisingly good effect with a  group of high school students is to gather a collection of  ...   Tue May 12th, 2009 12:16 am

Success Stories > My play, ANNIERELLA, is a semi-finalist in a festival! (9 replies - 8709 views)

aren't you having fun? Enjoy , enjoy , enjoy. It's great while it lasts  the best Nic ...   Fri Apr 24th, 2009 03:17 am

Ideas & Suggestions > Communication is killing us. (9 replies - 10274 views)

Paddy here in Australia we're hearing a coroner's inquest into the death of a young bush walker  who had a mobile phone with him and ...   Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 11:54 pm

Question & Answer > Are Challenging Dramas Still Popular? (17 replies - 9991 views)

 There is the argument of course that all theatre is political but I know what you mean. I'm silly enough to be in the middle ...   Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 04:33 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > opportunities for full length and short plays (0 replies - 2203 views)

Email this morning from Revolution Theatre Company in Chicago  opening submissions for  full length, 2/12 hrs max with up to 8 characters and short plays, ...   Wed Apr 8th, 2009 12:03 am

Take the Stage > EDD's BIG NIGHT (10 replies - 5642 views)

ditto in spades and enjoy we all know how hard it is to get there  The best nic ...   Fri Mar 20th, 2009 11:33 am

Take the Stage > this has nothing to do with playwriting (14 replies - 7182 views)

The day is important because it gives you something to look back on but it soon gets swallowed up in the rest of the business. ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 10:13 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Czech Republic (3 replies - 3194 views)

Yeah that figures  The best Nic ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 10:05 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Czech Republic (3 replies - 3194 views)

Welcome. Lucky you, surrounded by a great writing tradition  The best Nic ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 05:26 am

Take the Stage > this has nothing to do with playwriting (14 replies - 7182 views)

Yeah from an old hand at the game ... 48 years married. Congrats  it's not a bad institution. And you know I think I've just ...   Wed Mar 4th, 2009 05:23 am

Announcements > Announcement (3 replies - 2963 views)

That's a very naughty suggestion Edd! You see the company has first gear plays for little kids, the garage where they workshop plays and  I ...   Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 01:27 am

Announcements > Announcement (3 replies - 2963 views)

Okay so I have to tell you,  my  one act play Skin Deep is part of a short season for Gearstick Theatre. I share the ...   Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm

Take the Stage > A question about writing for television (11 replies - 7375 views)

Edd,  Here in Australia we've just seen Stephen Poliakoff's Strangers and Crocodiles and Gideon's Daughter. Now while smart money people are turing to the smart economists ...   Mon Nov 10th, 2008 09:21 pm

Announcements > Navigating Playwriting Competitions (1 reply - 2431 views)

You know, say what you like, dress it up in  fancy terms but a play gets produced when some one who reads it WANTS to ...   Tue Oct 28th, 2008 04:34 am

The Playwrights' Noticeboard > HERE'S A TIP! (19 replies - 27273 views)

Edd, as some one who lives on the other side of the world where opportunities are very limited I've long wanted to thank you and ...   Tue Sep 30th, 2008 11:16 pm

Critique my Play > Christmas Party: a 10 minute play (3 replies - 2954 views)

Hi Billysundae. Have to tell you that I NEVER feel very comfortable  talking about other people's work. I always say 'you don't know me and ...   Fri Sep 26th, 2008 06:57 am

Work-in-Progress > I'm Dying Here (6 replies - 6893 views)

Only the obvious I'm afraid. If your strength is personal story lines why not start writing there and then, to use a photographic image, blow ...   Fri Sep 19th, 2008 04:13 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Heartland Theatre Company 10 Min. Festival (3 replies - 3744 views)

Many thanks for posting all these opportunities  Regards Nic ...   Wed Sep 17th, 2008 06:35 am

Please, introduce yourself ... > A brief introduction (4 replies - 9345 views)

Yeah welcome and send a nice note back to who ever wrote the rejection letter. You're right, it doesn't happen often  The best Nic ...   Wed Jul 30th, 2008 12:51 am

Question & Answer > Scripts for the disadvantaged (4 replies - 3715 views)

Thank you all very much. I guess the hardest part of all this is trying to get an idea of  their expectations. My wife, who ...   Fri Jul 25th, 2008 12:15 am


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