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Work-in-Progress > Conversion to screen play (0 replies - 3235 views)

As a writing exercise I'm thinking of converting one of my own stage plays into a screen play. Any good advice sites out there? ...   Tue Mar 20th, 2012 08:54 pm

Critique my Play > The Picture Kept Will Remind Me (5 replies - 5447 views)

Updated the first post with the most current working draft of this play. The largest change from the prior posting is that Catherine's recollection ...   Mon Feb 20th, 2012 01:52 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Reduce the forum count. (2 replies - 5029 views)

Personally I'd condense further to five. If that's too much then further subdivision should happen only after the traffic sustains it. Creation Production Reaction General Meta I would also like ...   Fri Feb 17th, 2012 03:14 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 21214 views)

Another thing I'd like to add - During the writing of Moments and Five Against One I mentally did establish how much (not all) of ...   Thu Feb 9th, 2012 01:34 pm

Question & Answer > The history of stage play formatting (10 replies - 6870 views)

Which particular layout? ...   Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 09:49 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 21214 views)

Watch theater. Not TV, theater. There are a lot of conventions of screens and to a lesser extent novels that don't apply to ...   Fri Feb 3rd, 2012 09:47 pm

Critique my Play > Internet Play (6 replies - 4254 views)

When I've written novels I've gotten to the hook as fast as I can. There is no such thing as "too soon." With ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 03:57 am

Question & Answer > Alternate Lines to satisfy censors (8 replies - 5295 views)

Well, Five Against One does have more cursing written in it than I've spoken in the last 3 years - which surprised my friends when ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 02:33 am

Critique my Play > The Picture Kept Will Remind Me (5 replies - 5447 views)

I've been thinking on some of your points some more the last few days. "we look upon this" can change to "we look at ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 02:27 am

Critique my Play > Internet Play (6 replies - 4254 views)

Needs a hook. ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 02:20 am

Critique my Play > The Picture Kept Will Remind Me (5 replies - 5447 views)

She is Arthur's kid, and that is in that play. Again... CATHERINE I got pregnant. With another man's child. Arthur's child. You. PAMELA No. CATHERINE I'm sorry. PAMELA No... No. CATHERINE I'm sorry that I ...   Mon Jan 30th, 2012 03:29 am

Question & Answer > Alternate Lines to satisfy censors (8 replies - 5295 views)

I suppose your right. Heh. If they don't like it, well fuck 'em right? ...   Fri Jan 27th, 2012 01:49 am

Question & Answer > Alternate Lines to satisfy censors (8 replies - 5295 views)

I'd rather Bowdlerize ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bowdler ) myself than have someone come in behind me and do it. I respect that some production groups and ...   Thu Jan 26th, 2012 08:05 pm

Question & Answer > The history of stage play formatting (10 replies - 6870 views)

In the case of my own plays, I write in iambic pentameter. Having the character name at the start of the line would break up ...   Thu Jan 26th, 2012 07:57 pm

Critique my Play > Dark Comedy (6 replies - 5009 views)

The *tallest* mountain in the world is Mauna Kea ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Kea ). Tall means measured from the base - Everest not even half as ...   Thu Jan 26th, 2012 02:28 am

Critique my Play > The Picture Kept Will Remind Me (5 replies - 5447 views)

Last Updated on February 20th 2012 THE PICTURE KEPT WILL REMIND ME PAMELA, age 15 CATHERINE, her mother, age 37 SCENE: A living room of a small ...   Thu Jan 26th, 2012 02:17 am

Work-in-Progress > Sequels and Episodics. (1 reply - 3933 views)

32 days later and 80 pages of this play are written. Wow. Ok, here's an outline if anyone is interested.. The play is titled "Moments". ...   Tue Jan 17th, 2012 05:03 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Reduce the forum count. (2 replies - 5029 views)

I've been around about a month. Post traffic seems a bit slow. I would recommend merging forums together. As a general rule ...   Tue Jan 17th, 2012 01:03 pm

Work-in-Progress > Is this opening for a ten minute play sound (2 replies - 4344 views)

You picked up on it, but yeah - that's exactly why they are there. This should be devilishly fun - the two kids are ...   Tue Jan 17th, 2012 04:41 am

Work-in-Progress > Is this opening for a ten minute play sound (2 replies - 4344 views)

I'm currently opening a ten minute play with these instructions for the director. PAMELA, age 16 Billy, her boyfriend, age 16 (Optionally, in the background, CATHERINE, her mother, ...   Tue Jan 17th, 2012 04:33 am

Question & Answer > New Play Format -- Six in One (0 replies - 2066 views)

The play I'm currently working on, "Moments", began as an answer to a question left hanging by the previous play I worked on, What happened ...   Fri Jan 13th, 2012 05:17 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Are entry fees normal? (7 replies - 5990 views)

Yeah. Still, a LOT of places with entry fees, and most around $10 an entry. Oh well, I'm writing for my own amusement. ...   Thu Jan 12th, 2012 02:47 am

Work-in-Progress > Sequels and Episodics. (1 reply - 3933 views)

Ok, so I am wrapping my musical insofar as after 8 drafts I'm done with it for the time being. I'm not done with ...   Tue Jan 10th, 2012 06:14 pm

Opportunities for Playwrights > Are entry fees normal? (7 replies - 5990 views)

That's what I thought. When I was 12 I got caught up in a poetry scam where they'd "publish" your poem if you bought ...   Tue Jan 10th, 2012 12:08 am

Work-in-Progress > Nerves... (8 replies - 7585 views)

--off topic-- cc doesn't work that way. :) The delivery to the main recipient in the 'to' field has no bearing on whether the email will ...   Tue Jan 10th, 2012 12:02 am

Opportunities for Playwrights > Are entry fees normal? (7 replies - 5990 views)

I ran across a site charging a $10 entry fee for script submissions. Is this normal? Ah, here's the link... http://www.theatreoxford.com/id16.html ...   Mon Jan 9th, 2012 11:24 pm

Work-in-Progress > Nerves... (8 replies - 7585 views)

It was requested that it be sent by email and so I did, as a PDF. :shrug: I guess I messed up. ...   Mon Jan 9th, 2012 11:19 pm

Work-in-Progress > Nerves... (8 replies - 7585 views)

What would be pushing it? Monthly followup? Quarterly?? ...   Mon Jan 9th, 2012 05:34 pm

Work-in-Progress > Nerves... (8 replies - 7585 views)

I haven't heard back from the licensing rights manager in 3 weeks. I have only sent 1 email on Monday since the initial contact ...   Fri Jan 6th, 2012 02:28 pm

Work-in-Progress > So, I'm on the 5th draft (2 replies - 4120 views)

My main worry about blank verse is that it is an unusual choice. Worst case scenario is I get written off and laughed at as ...   Thu Jan 5th, 2012 02:14 pm

Work-in-Progress > So, I'm on the 5th draft (2 replies - 4120 views)

I'm working on a musical based on the music of Pearl Jam. The spine of the plot comes out of the album "Vs.", and the ...   Thu Dec 29th, 2011 02:08 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Delivering play by hand. (3 replies - 6383 views)

Well, I presented it to them. I spoke with the group's main director for about a half hour not only about the play but ...   Tue Dec 20th, 2011 01:15 pm

Work-in-Progress > Clarification on a Critique (16 replies - 14131 views)

The rules of rules... 1) Know the rule. 2) Know the why of the rule. 3) Once 1 and 2 are understood you may break the rule if ...   Mon Dec 19th, 2011 03:15 pm

Work-in-Progress > How long is a play? (24 replies - 60325 views)

JustGoWithIt wrote: While we're on this subject...what would you guys consider to be the MAXIMUM length for a play? Seriously, Hamlet, unabridged. That play goes on ...   Mon Dec 19th, 2011 03:05 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > Delivering play by hand. (3 replies - 6383 views)

I work directly across the street from a production company that accepts unsolicited new plays. I have already written an inquiry to see if they ...   Thu Dec 15th, 2011 06:25 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hello from East Tennessee (1 reply - 3380 views)

Greeting all from Knoxville TN. I decided this afternoon to see if there were any playwriting forums around the net for resourcing and advice. ...   Thu Dec 15th, 2011 06:15 pm


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