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WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET ATTENTION  FOR COMEDIES? FIVE REASONS

I guess it’s time to post about something I’ve been saying for a while: if you write comedies, it’s tough to find homes for them. Yesterday, my colleague, Ken Levine, posted on his blog  that post-pandemic, theaters need to program lots of comedies. I agree, but this suggests that theaters have previously not wanted comedies […]

Three playwright questions as theater reignites

  I just purchased a plane ticket with some of the airline credit I’ve had since I chose not to travel to a writers’ retreat in March 2020. And it’s to attend a live production of my play, TEACH, in New York City. LIVE. SONS & LOVERS will be in Columbus, OH. LIVE. In August, […]

2020: A PLAYWRIGHT’S YEAR IN REVIEW

When it came to results, because of Zoom, this year was actually better than last in terms of readings, and Naatak theater gave FLOWERS IN THE DESERT a stellar virtual production, featuring a married couple who fully staged it from their garage and directed by Harish Agastya; it was so beautiful, I made my husband watch it!

(THE FINAL) EPISODE 22: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

      I began this play March 24, wrote it week by week, and shared it here as raw pages. Today, a first draft is done. If you have enjoyed this, thank you for sticking around. If you’re a playwright with a New Play Exchange account, please please consider leaving me a recommendation there; […]

EPISODE 21: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

  If you’re still here, I thank you.  I’m not even asking anybody to subscribe anymore because we’re so close to the end. I do have some other things to ask, though, because even though we’re close to the end, for the writer that’s just the beginning.   At this point, do you know what […]

EPISODE 20: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

    Is it just me or do these weeks go by insanely fast? So fast you almost feel like you’re reading this in one sitting? I really intended to go through and work on the opening monologue jokes but got caught up with two little commission deadlines and moving my daughter and just a […]

EPISODE 19: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

  If you are still with me, thank you, thank you! We are so close to the end and I could not have done it without you. Even you who don’t say anything, I know you’re there and it means a lot to me.   I don’t have much to say by way of introduction […]

EPISODE 18: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

    Subscribe, subscribe! (Just fill in that little form at the right). Once this play is over, I promise you won’t be bombarded with posts from me; in normal times, I don’t do one a week, but I set this schedule for myself in order to get this play written. I’ve liked the idea […]

EPISODE 17: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

  Thank you to the people who subscribed this week! And if you haven’t yet… look to the right 🙂 I mentioned in an earlier post about my end-of-play checklist. One of the things I had on it was wanting to add more of Katie and Cha-Cha coming up with nail polish colors for fun. […]

EPISODE 16: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

  I did a lousy job pushing out last week’s episode, so if you missed it, just click back. Or subscribe at the right, and you’ll be reminded every Monday that there’s a new episode. For everyone who is sticking with me, THANK YOU. You alone are the reason this play is getting written, such […]