#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 […]

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 […]

RIPP #22: TERESA COLEMAN WASH, EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, TECO THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, INC.

     If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, please click here to get some context before reading. I have a feeling not everyone is doing this, as I keep getting emails from playwrights wanting to send me their plays or asking how to get produced which, again, is not the point of […]

Happy new year!

I’m embarrassed at how long it’s been since I’ve updated this blog. I hope readers have had a wonderful 2012, and are excited about the prospects of a new year. I’m beginning my year by committing to actually completing my first “playwright’s purge,” which means I promise to write—something, anything—every single day in January. As […]

Insight for Playwrights interview

Today, the August 2012 issue of Insight for Playwrights came out, featuring a longer version of this interview: http://stageways.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/interview-donna-hoke/ I was also asked yesterday to participate in a very cool project for the 2013-2014 theater season. In celebration of Road Less Traveled’s 10th season, the theater is compiling an anthology of ten-minute plays by local […]

A.R. Gurney: A playwright to call our own

If you know Albert Ramsdell Gurney from his days at the Nichols School in Buffalo, you call him Peter, a name he says his mother “picked out of a hat” because Bert and Al were already taken by his father and an uncle. If you became his friend during or after his time at Williams […]