BUA Announces 2nd Annual BUA Takes Ten Line-Up

Buffalo United Artists  is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2nd Annual BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. Selected plays were chosen from more than 300 submissions. They are: “Wingman” by Eli Effinger “My Jesus Year” by Tony Foster “A Different Client” by Josh Hartwell “Kissing 101” by Matthew Crehan Higgins and Donna Hoke* “Partners” […]

Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist. Jane Smiley (via inspired-to-write) CLINGING TO THIS SENTIMENT. (via cristinterrill)

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Between the Lines: At The Mercy of Stupid People

Link: Between the Lines: At The Mercy of Stupid People piercework: “Let’s face it,” playwright David Hare tells The Guardian, “in the theatre you aren’t at the mercy of stupid people.” I won’t unpack the classist contempt in there because I know what Hare means and some days I could just choke on stupid. I […]

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Warning: Be very wary of paying for script feedback

At the urging of colleague Gwydion Suilebhan and prompted by recent postings on a playwrights board, I feel compelled to issue a warning about paying for dramaturgical feedback: Don’t. And if for some reason, you feel that you must, thoroughly vet the source of your feedback, ask for samples of feedback to others, ask for estimates, […]

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Educating a new generation of theatergoers

I write a regular theater column for Buffalo Spree magazine. In my latest, I talk to professors about their efforts to to bring theater into the classroom and to bring students out to the theater. Last month, I visited students at D’Youville College to discuss my play, SEEDS, which had recently opened at Road Less […]

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5 Ways To Improve Open Submissions For All Of Us

Today, I’m guest posting on the blog of my friend, fellow playwright, and DC rep for the Dramatists Guild about the crazy open submissions process and how it might be improved: Five Ways To Improve Open Submissions For All Of Us Thanks for reading! Donna

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