#PLONY PROFILE #5: EM LEWIS, MONITOR, OREGON

  Full disclosure: I’ve slept with E. M. Lewis. But long before we triple-bunked at the 2013 Dramatists Guild Conference (she’s the former New Jersey rep), she’d been a role model to me for her work, work ethic, tenacity, success, and—most of all—generosity of time and spirit. These days, she’s busier than ever, and I […]

#PLONY PROFILE #4: MICHAEL MCKEEVER, DAVIE, FLORIDA

  What is a #PLONY? Find out here, and also read an explanation as to why I’m writing a series of #PLONY Profiles.   In June, at the CityWrights Conference in Miami, Dramatists Guild Western Florida Regional Representative Dewey Davis-Thompson left briefly to attend the world premiere of Michael McKeever’s DANIEL’S HUSBAND at Island City Stage […]

#PLONY PROFILE #3: LAUREN GUNDERSON, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

  What is a #PLONY? Find out here, and also read an explanation as to why I’m writing a series of #PLONY Profiles.   While a New York playwright is a New York playwright, there are many stripes of #PLONY. Lauren Gunderson lives in San Francisco, a thriving theater arena and new play incubator to be […]

#PLONY PROFILE #2: WILLIAM MISSOURI DOWNS, MIDDLE-OF-NOWHERE, WYOMING

   What is a #PLONY? Find out here, and also read an explanation as to why I’m writing a series of #PLONY Profiles.   Here are my two encounters with William Missouri Downs prior to doing this interview: 1) Naked Playwriting, his book, was the first I ever picked up on the craft. 2) When I […]

#PLONY PROFILE #1: ERIC COBLE, CLEVELAND, OHIO

    What is a #PLONY? Find out here, and also read an explanation as to why I’m writing a series of #PLONY Profiles.   When I first conceived this series, Eric Coble was one of the first #PLONY to come to mind, not only because he has actually had a play—THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN—produced […]

MY NEW SERIES: SUCCESS AND PLAYWRIGHTS LIVING OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY (#PLONY)

  You really need to move to New York. You’ve heard that, right? I don’t live in New York City; is my playwriting career doomed? Sometimes, it seems that way—or at least seems as though others feel that way. Recently, on a panel of six playwrights, the five before me all introduced themselves, “I’m First […]