#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 […]

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

  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 […]

THE MYTH OF PREMIERE-ITIS

  Ready for a little rant? I’ve kind of had it with complaints about the purported one-and-done mentality of American theater. I’ve had it because it’s simply not true; more, there are no facts to support this presumption.   Before I get into my actual argument, I will concede up front that most contests do indeed […]

MUSINGS ON MOMENTUM

    “I used to be really into (fill in the blank).” That’s something I can say about a lot of things in my life—photography, running as a preferred form of exercise, making my own greeting cards, film seminars, a certain lecture series, chicken wings.  You probably have a similar list. And if we examine […]