Shuffle off to #newplay

October 22nd, 2011 donnahoke

In lieu of a post today, I’m going to direct you to my guest post on

Shuffle off to #newplay

There’s a great video about the Buffalo theater scene, so even if the post bores you to tears, give that a watch. It’s awesome!

In other news, my short play, Life Lines, won the Best of Fest at the Seoul Players’ Ten-Minute Play Festival last weekend. And this past Monday and Tuesday, I’m told three “very funny” guys performed my short, Black and White, at the n.u.f.a.n. Table and Chairs Festival in Chicago. A good week for productions!

December 5 is the official date for my developmental reading of my newest full-length play, Seeds, so I’m very excited about that. I have an incredible cast and I can’t wait to hear this out loud in their voices. 

I’m one half scene away from finishing my newest full-length one-act.  It’s about sixty pages or so, a new length for me, though it’s very possible when I’m done with it, it’ll end up being longer. I’ve got a big hole in it, though, three scenes from the end. I couldn’t figure out how to get from A to B, so I picked up from the next scene and finished it. I’m still trying to figure out how to fix that problem… Also still toying with some different titles for it, so I won’t be posting anything about it just yet, but I’d love any advice on how to fix that hole!

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Written by donnahoke


Dramatists Guild Council member and ensemble playwright-in-residence at Road Less Traveled Productions, Kilroys List and award-winning playwright Donna Hoke’s work has been seen in 40 states, and on five continents. Her full-length plays include THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist, currently in its third year in rep in Romania), SEEDS (Artie award winner for Outstanding New Play), FLOWERS IN THE DESERT (AACT top 20 finalist), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest, Naatak National Playwriting Contest, and the 2015 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest), and BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List, Winner HRC Showcase, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays, top ten Woodward/Newman finalist); she’s also authored more than two dozen short plays that have had hundreds of productions. Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children’s book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo’s Best Writer by Artvoice, the only woman to ever receive the designation.

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