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

HOW I GOT EIGHT FULL-LENGTH PRODUCTIONS THIS YEAR

  If there’s anything I’ve noticed, it’s that playwrights keep their marketing methods extremely close to the vest. I’ve often asked “So how did that production come about?” only to have the question ignored (sometimes repeatedly), or answered “Oh, I’m persistent,” when I want—what we ALL want—is specifics. My Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project (RIPP—all […]

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

#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 […]

RIPP Timeout: a general update

  I’ve been so busy with RIPP that I haven’t done any of my usual updates about what’s going on with my own stuff.  If you haven’t been following RIPP, I encourage you to check it out. So far, I’ve contacted more than 450 theaters, and responses (or promises to respond) are coming in daily; […]

BUA Announces 2nd Annual BUA Takes Ten Line-Up

Buffalo United Artists  is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2nd Annual BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. Selected plays were chosen from more than 300 submissions. They are: “Wingman” by Eli Effinger “My Jesus Year” by Tony Foster “A Different Client” by Josh Hartwell “Kissing 101” by Matthew Crehan Higgins and Donna Hoke* “Partners” […]

I hate May and June

I really do. There is always too much going on so that I miss half the things I want to be doing, and am almost too busy to enjoy the things I am. Put a layer of baseball on top of all that, and trying to find time to write… next to impossible. That said, […]