#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE AUGUST/PART ONE

  Gratitude journals and their more public cousins—gratitude Facebook posts—have become mindful ways to connect with what is good in our lives. I’ve never done one, but it occurred to me a while back that doing a 365 Grateful for playwriting might illuminate a year’s worth of reasons why we’re so loyal to this sometimes […]

ANATOMY OF A TITLE—WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Or how to come up with a great title for your play)

    I am in title hell. This rarely happens–usually, I happen on a title early on and it sticks and I like it and it works great for the play. Not this time. What are your best tips for finding the right title?   This is what I posted on the Official Playwrights of […]

WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND A PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE (and AN INTROVERT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING ONE)

  Years ago, I emailed the amazing EM Lewis (SONGS OF EXTINCTION, THE GUN SHOW) and asked her how, as a not-fresh-out-of-college, female, late-starting playwright not living in New York City, she’d managed to get her work noticed. Typically, she was very generous in her reply and said, among other things, that each year, she […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE JULY/PART TWO

(Click here to read other posts in this series)   Gratitude journals and their more public cousins—gratitude Facebook posts—have become mindful ways to connect with what is good in our lives. I’ve never done one, but it occurred to me a while back that doing a 365 Grateful for playwriting might illuminate a year’s worth of […]

TAKE THE NEW PLAY EXCHANGE (NPX) CHALLENGE

  I recently returned from the Citywrights Conference in Miami, where I sat on a panel about marketing your work online, along with Deborah Zoe Laufer and Gwydion Suilebhan, project director for the New Play Exchange (NPX). Part of what we discussed is the importance of having an online presence, a place where people interested […]