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EPISODE 13: FINDING NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, A Play In Process

  Welcome back! If you’re still here and haven’t subscribed, please take a second to do so at the right.  Thank you!   Short and sweet this week as I finish the utility scene I started last week. This week, I have to put the girls on the road, though I realize that since they […]

LOOKING BACK AT 2019… A PLAYWRIGHT’S YEAR IN REVIEW

. Well, it had to happen. For the first time, I didn’t earn more from playwriting and playwriting activities than I did the year before. This is in large part due to the 2018 production of ONCE IN MY LIFETIME: A Buffalo Football Fantasy, though even if I remove that, I’m about $300 shy of […]

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S THE RIVER: PAST, PRESENT, AND GROWING UP

  I’ve been to a lot of Bruce Springsteen concerts, and by a lot, I mean I actually lost count somewhere in the midst of several multi-night New Jersey tour stops. There are so many potent memories—the five-hour marathon, the one in pouring rain, the one in the front row, the Southside appearances, Amnesty International, […]

I Wrote a Play with a Male Rape, But Readers Didn’t Want to Call it That

  What do you do when you’ve written a polarizing play and you’re not sure if it’s doing what you want it to? Here’s one option: I Wrote a Play with a Male Rape, but Readers Didn’t Want to Call it That

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE APRIL/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 […]

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

  (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 […]

EIGHT COMMON PROBLEMS WITH TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

  I read a lot of ten-minute plays. Not only do I co-curate BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories, but I run TRADE A PLAY TUESDAY and often participate myself (contrary to some beliefs, I do NOT read every play that comes in, only if I’m trading myself), as well as read for several other festivals and […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE/FEBRUARY 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 […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE/JANUARY 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 […]

2014 SUBMISSION RECAP: YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH NUMBERS

  Last year in my 2013 submission recap, I simply reported how many theaters I’d submitted to, and how many I’d heard back from. I’m going to go about it a bit differently this year, and make some comparisons over the past three years, because I think—I hope—it will be telling.  (I’m a few days […]