Playwrights: Who Are You Writing For? It’s an important question that bears asking yourself every once in a while: “Who are you writing for?” On one hand it’s a simple question. But when you really dig into it, you can gain some important...
The Importance Of Acting For Playwrights Most of the best playwrights in history have also been actors. Does this mean you should take up acting (if you don’t already act)? I believe the answer to that question is YES. It goes against many writers’...
Why Playwrights Must Look At The Big Picture I know how easy it is to get frustrated with the playwriting & play production process. You look up to your heroes, people like Tennessee Williams, Tracy Letts, and Anton Chekhov… …and it’s easy to...
Guest post by Ken Davenport One of the most common questions people ask me is “How do I get producers to see my show?” As a Tony award-winning Broadway producer, I have a thought or two on this subject. Getting the right people to attend a reading,...
Guest post by Charles Deemer In the mid-1970’s, armed with an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Oregon, I found myself on the campus of Salisbury State College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. There a small theater department was headed by LS, who was...
Guest Post by Jason Lasky I’m both for and against the idea of writing about what I know. I’m for it because it’s a safe place to start, and I’m against it because it’s limiting and detrimental to living a more creative life. While I was...
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