RED FLAGS! Or here we go again: beware this submission call

      ANOTHER UPDATE: As of 1/17/17, Outvisible has amended its most egregious paragraph, but still bars playwrights from doing more than observing in reading rehearsal, can’t fund the playwright’s attendance and rehearsal, and isn’t offering Skype, and still insists on world premiere language in future publications. I believe the company is trying to […]

SLIPPERY SLOPE: NO ROYALTIES FOR FULL-LENGTH PLAYS #playwrightrespect

      I fear the writing on the wall.   Before I was ever a playwright, I was a freelance writer. It’s a flexible career that has allowed me to live where I want, raise kids while I work from home—and one I never thought would be outmoded. I write primarily for smaller publications, […]

IF I HAD IT TO DO OVER, WOULD I BLOG ABOUT WORDS PLAYERS? 

  A fellow Dramatist Guild rep posed this question to me, in view of the ugliness that followed my blog post about the egregious guidelines set forth by Words Players in Rochester, Minnesota. It gave me pause, because the hate heaped on this small theater company became extreme, and some saw us, the playwright community, […]

ARE WE AFRAID TO DEMAND #PLAYWRIGHTRESPECT?

  AND IF SO, THEN HOW DO WE GET IT?   Wow, it’s been a whirlwind couple of days. I know I promised to launch my new blog series soon—and it’s still in the works and getting better, and I will—but this whole #playwrightrespect storm took me by surprise. I posted to Facebook about a […]

DISSECTING THE MOST DISGUSTING CALL FOR PLAYS I’VE EVER SEEN

  Not long ago, I wrote an important blog post called Arrogance, Ignorance, and Playwright Respect , which got more views than anything else I’ve ever written (if you haven’t read it, I encourage you to, because it is such an important issue). Sadly, we playwrights know what an uphill battle it is to have the […]