RIPP #49: FROM ROBYN FLATT, EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER

    As always, if you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here (the original idea) and here (the evolution of that idea) to get some context before reading).   FROM ROBYN FLATT, EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER   “It is a tough world out there for playwrights now that boards […]

THE SAD STATE OF WOMEN’S PLAY SUBMISSIONS

  In trying to choose a title for this blog post, I started out with something like “Why Women Need To Submit,” and realized just how awful that sounded. But in the context of play submissions—something I advocate fiercely—there is something worse: according to informal polls and at least one study, women submit fewer plays […]

HOW TO SUBMIT SO YOUR PLAYS GET PRODUCED

  I make a lot of submissions. More than a few hundred a year, as anybody who knows me can attest. And submitting that much–no surprise–yields results in the form of readings, workshops, and productions, as I’ll recap at the end of next month. But before I do that, i.e. before I subject myself to […]

2013 Submission Recap

  I know there are too many year-end blog posts out there to read, and while I don’t want to add to your personal digital slush pile, providing a year-end submission recap seems in keeping with the work I’m trying to do with RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project. I promise to keep it short. […]

Musings on BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART

    Last night, I finished the first draft of my seventh full-length play. It’s had several working titles, including The Art of Sugar, Sweet Nothing, Boxes and Bows, and, now, Brilliant Works of Art; that last one best sums up the play. I don’t know if it will be the final title, but I’m […]

A new season of theater in Buffalo

What a fabulous, fabulous, fabulous Curtain Up! celebration this year! The weather was balmy, and the streets were crowded with theatergoing revelers.  Honorary Curtain Up! chair A.R. Gurney was presented with a new star that will be part of the plaza of stars planned for the renovated theater district:     Here’s me talking about […]

A local crossword!

originally posted May 6, 2011 I am so excited to be able to share this news because it’s been a long time in the works. Beginning with July/August, I will be creating a custom puzzle for each issue of Buffalo Spree magazine! I’ve had puzzles published in all the major publications–The New York Times, The Los […]

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