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 […]

RIPP #47: KYLE BASS, RESIDENT DRAMATURG, SYRACUSE STAGE AND AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RIPP

  Well… it’s been a long time since I’ve written a RIPP post. (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.)   Part of the reason it’s been so long is that I’ve been super […]

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 […]

RIPP #45: DEEN KEEGAN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE

    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 DEEN KEEGAN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE   “Over the past several years, the new plays we’ve done have each come in […]

RIPP #40: RON PELUSO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HISTORY THEATRE

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From RON PELUSO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HISTORY THEATRE   “Read theater mission statements and see how you might be a fit.  As a theater that produces new work, I’m always happy to entertain ideas […]

DG Regional Report: Western New York by Donna Hoke

(Reprinted from the November issue of The Dramatist)     The Buffalo Infringement Festival, which celebrated its eighth year in 2013, is a wonderfully illustrative example of the constant creation and collaboration that defines the Buffalo theater scene. Though the Festival comprises art installations, dance, music, media, puppetry, and more, theater has always been an […]

RIPP #33: HAMILTON CLANCY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DRILLING COMPANY

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From HAMILTON CLANCY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DRILLING COMPANY   “I love playwrights, oh my god, do I love playwrights. We do read. I prefer getting a snail mail manuscript I’m practical about it; you […]

RIPP #30: STEPHEN FOGLIA, LITERARY MANAGER, UNDERMAIN THEATRE

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From STEPHEN FOGLIA, LITERARY MANAGER, UNDERMAIN THEATRE   “As a Literary Manager and playwright, I constantly wonder how exactly I, or any other artist, is meant to recognize exceptional work. I read […]

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 […]

BUFFALO RISES: Love, art, and community

      Today, my friend Matthew Crehan Higgins, with whom I co-curate BUA Takes Ten: GLBT Short Stories, tweeted and posted on Facebook that tonight—the sold-out opening of Buffalo Rises at Road Less Traveled Theater—will be our third shared opening. On Facebook, he noted that actors get to say this sort of thing all […]