My 2016 Year in Review

  In my continual quest to prove that submitting does work, I again offer up total transparency in my year’s submission and results. As with 2014’s Recap: You Can’t Argue With Numbers and 2015’s Review in Numbers, the goal is always to show that submitting yields results. More than that, consistency yields momentum, which is […]

TEN REASONS YOU SHOULD BE WRITING TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

  Every so often, on Official Playwrights of Facebook, a debate erupts about the merits of the ten-minute play. Naysayers contend that there’s no such thing as a ten-minute “play”; it’s an exercise, it’s not real writing, it’s a sketch, and so on. Proponents counter that a good (and they do acknowledge that, as with […]

The power of silence

As a playwright, when I go to readings—whether they’re mine or somebody else’s—I’m always paying attention to the audience as much as the performers on stage. How they’re behaving can tell me a lot about what’s working well in the play and what isn’t. I just got back from NYC (wasn’t that the subject of […]

February in New York

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to New York City, delivering a Christmas present to my daughters: Darren Criss. Well, not the man himself, but tickets to his star turn in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. This was his final Saturday performance, and the energy in the audience was thrilling. […]

More productions, and a chime!

Just got word that WRITE THIS WAY will be produced in Manchester, UK by Laced Banana for their Heart Beats festival for World AIDS Day November 30. With the Uppity Theater Company’s February production, that’s three hits for this play. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will get a read at the Hive Theatre in New York […]