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Play Productions - Come and See my Play > Girl Gumshoe & Detective Dad in Minneapolis, October 17-26 (1 reply - 10611 views)

https://www.flickr.com/gp/39628420@N06/e2Z1f4http://www.gadflytheatre.org/uploads/1/5/2/1/15219358/7941262.jpeg?393 Girl Gumshoe & Detective Dad by Eli Effinger-Weintraub Gina is a 22-year-old who is moving out of her parents' basement and into her first ...   Wed Sep 10th, 2014 08:49 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > reveal surprise twist in synopsis - yes or no? (12 replies - 15949 views)

No, I totally get that, Paddy; that's just good sense. Thank you for reminding me of that option. I'm running into a lot of folks who ...   Thu Aug 8th, 2013 04:12 pm

Synopses and Cover Letters > reveal surprise twist in synopsis - yes or no? (12 replies - 15949 views)

I'm reviving this long-dormant thread to ask a similar (but not identical!) question. I've written a one-act in which the two main characters are trans*. This ...   Thu Aug 8th, 2013 03:40 pm

Take the Stage > Last First Line (26 replies - 19776 views)

ELECTION CYCLE MADDOX: Do you have any idea what time it is? ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 01:07 am

Take the Stage > Where does/did your first play take place? (19 replies - 14416 views)

My first play was called "The Principle of Butter Churns". It was, I realize now, the most awkward length possible—about an hour and a quarter. ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 12:31 am

Critique my Play > At the Gates of the House of the Mother of Waters (5 replies - 5617 views)

I've had harsher! You brought up several really useful points. Much appreciated. ...   Tue Jun 12th, 2012 12:25 am

Question & Answer > We need a Miss Manners for dramatists (2 replies - 3304 views)

Hi, all. I come bearing more etiquette questions. Please forgive me pelting you with them. I've been immersed exclusively in prose fiction for several years, ...   Tue May 29th, 2012 05:02 pm

Critique my Play > The Tragedy of Syntyche (3 replies - 4250 views)

Allan, what a great, epic feel this has! The machinations and deceptions are very intriguing, and I'm excited to read more and see how events ...   Tue May 29th, 2012 04:49 pm

Critique my Play > At the Gates of the House of the Mother of Waters (5 replies - 5617 views)

Thank you for your thoughts, QuixotesGhost. You weren't the only person to note confusion as to what Ochoa's job was, exactly. She's not there because ...   Tue May 29th, 2012 04:30 pm

Critique my Play > Slut. (3 replies - 3434 views)

Hi, Jay. I know I'm supposed to do critiques as a "praise sandwich": something I liked; something I think needs improvement; something I like. But, ...   Tue May 29th, 2012 04:23 pm

Critique my Play > At the Gates of the House of the Mother of Waters (5 replies - 5617 views)

Welp, I figure it's time to cast my bread upon the waters, as it were. Enjoy (I hope)! LOUGHLIN: A captain. OCHOA: A lieutenant STENSON: A lieutenant (A pond ...   Mon Apr 30th, 2012 11:29 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 24694 views)

Wow, Doug. What an amazing and well-reasoned reply. Thank you so much for these thoughts! ...   Mon Apr 30th, 2012 10:57 pm

Take the Stage > Technophilia and the Stage (2 replies - 3349 views)

Thank you, kato! This is incredibly helpful! ...   Fri Apr 27th, 2012 07:12 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 24694 views)

Doug B wrote: Getting back to stage directions, there are two kinds: Notes for the actors ("smiles") and notes for the director ("Exits"). When we ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 08:07 pm

Question & Answer > Ethical Dilemma (1 reply - 2635 views)

About a month ago, a woman in my religious community told me an amazing story. But we were in the middle of an event, and ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 07:42 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Spam, bacon, sausage and spam (0 replies - 3681 views)

I keep noticing forum threads where someone posts a reply and then, a couple posts down, someone else posts the same reply, almost verbatim, with ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 07:31 pm

Take the Stage > Technophilia and the Stage (2 replies - 3349 views)

My netbook has entered the Winter of its years. In the interests of not wanting to deal with it, I'm inheriting my wife's iPad 1, ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2012 07:20 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 24694 views)

The audience's experience should be nearly identical. I...absolutely disagree with this. Huh. Some plays demand spectacle; others beg for intimacy. Some plays that were brilliant in ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 04:22 pm

Question & Answer > Is theater 'secular'? (11 replies - 8965 views)

I agree with so much of what's being said here, especially about bypassing the intermediaries and just seeing what's out here. I'm thinking about the ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 04:04 pm

Take the Stage > feedback sessions -- love them? hate them? (2 replies - 3644 views)

Oh, Louisep, share with us your wisdom on how to structure them! In general, I love them. I follow the general rule that if 1 person ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 03:46 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 24694 views)

Zamdrist wrote: What I think I've learned since delving in more is that stage direction should be exactly that, stage direction. In other words, it ...   Tue Apr 10th, 2012 03:31 pm

Question & Answer > Some general questions (35 replies - 24694 views)

Playwrights' Center?!? Well, if you live in the Twin Cities area, then by gum you're in a fantastic place to dive into this stuff. Have ...   Thu Feb 9th, 2012 08:07 pm

Question & Answer > The history of stage play formatting (10 replies - 7913 views)

Thanks! That's sort of what I was looking for. Probably it's one of those "shrouded in the mists of time" deals. ...   Thu Feb 9th, 2012 07:43 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > The Last Drop (2 replies - 5012 views)

Hi, Michael. I don't know if you still want feedback, since the play's already slated for production. My feeling is that the beginning goes on for ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 08:25 pm

Question & Answer > The history of stage play formatting (10 replies - 7913 views)

My question isn't so much *why* as *how*? Does anyone know the history of this particular layout? ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 08:02 pm

Critique my Play > Dark Comedy (6 replies - 5850 views)

Like others have said, I like the comedic touches. Good pacing, too. Paul is an intriguing mix of NASCAR and New Age, and Oscar has ...   Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 07:53 pm

Question & Answer > The history of stage play formatting (10 replies - 7913 views)

A recent conversation about proper stage play formatting has me wondering about its history. I see readability cited as the reason the name-above format has ...   Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 07:55 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hi, all! (4 replies - 3909 views)

Paddy wrote: Nice to have you. Welcome. Take a seat by the fire.  Pretend you don't see the faeries.  Try the mead, it's wonderful. Blessed Be. Paddy Thanks, Paddy. Mead ...   Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 06:50 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hi, all! (4 replies - 3909 views)

Louisep at Playwrights Muse wrote: Welcome! Do you have photos of said water buffalo somewhere? I have two cats myself, although they are more hyena ...   Mon Jan 23rd, 2012 06:48 pm

Question & Answer > plays where the story isn't told in chronological order (17 replies - 13252 views)

Hey! I'm currently writing a play that works that way, too. It's set two years ago, two months ago, and now. I have a scene-by-scene ...   Fri Jan 13th, 2012 08:11 pm

Question & Answer > anyone notice that "synopsis" can mean different things? (11 replies - 11119 views)

OK, fascinating. I'm a prose fiction writer, too, and I've been told by more editors than I can possibly count (never, fortunately, in response to ...   Fri Jan 13th, 2012 08:04 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Hi, all! (4 replies - 3909 views)

Hello, everyone. I'm Eli; I live in Minneapolis; and I'm new (unsurprisingly). I've been in and out of the local playwriting community for several years, and ...   Fri Jan 13th, 2012 07:31 pm


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