Tag Archive | new play development

Vomit Writing Magic Muse

Being a playwright-  finding your muse is very important- having your space, having your music, having your spells, chants, and charms around you as you write is very important. But sometimes it just doesn’t come. My first mentor/friend in playwriting was Stephen Adly Guirgis. Outside of my mother, he was the first person who told […]

Interview with Arden Lasalle, playwright of “The Dark Comes at Night”

This week I had a conversation with Arden Lasalle, who is going to be reading his play The Dark Comes at Night, at a Sunday Sit Down next week, hosted by S.T.A.M.P. Here is a transcript of our conversation about monsters, anime, and new play development: E: So if you could write a note, or a blurb […]

Interview with the Playwright of “Not____Enough” Bella Pelz

I sat down to tea with the wonderful Bella Pelz today to discuss her inspiration behind her new play “Not____Enough.” The play explores identity, sexuality, mortality, reality, gender, race and our very foundations as human beings. It will be performed this Monday at 6:00pm for the Boston University School of Theatre’s “Sunday and Monday Sitdowns” […]

An Accidental Playwright

I’m on draft 11 of the show I’m developing for Quarter 4.  It’s only 20 pages, but we’re predicting the runtime will be somewhere around 2h45min.  Yo-El Cassell (Director), Georgia Zildjian (Dramaturg) and I (Narrative Designer/Dramaturg) have been meeting weekly for the past two months to iron out the story and create a script that […]

WTF is a play cycle – Pt. 2

But Why Serializations? Similar to our desires to be intrusive, we have a natural instinct of habit which modernly can perpetually turn into rituals and addictions. Maxwell Maltz, a plastic surgeon in the 1950s, found that it would take roughly twenty one days to create a habit or one episode of Absolutely Fabulous to get […]

On Peeking at Audience Response Forms on the 9:15AM Bus Back to Boston

Just a peek. I’ll take what I can use and leave the rest. They’ll help me contextualize my own notes from the staged reading. I look at the drawings that I requested first: lots of double decker sets, scribbles of inner turmoil, a noose or two and stick figures galore.   I take a breath, […]

I AM NOT A PLAYWRIGHT

I AM NOT A PLAYWRIGHT

There. Now that I’ve got your attention, I should probably inform you that I am probably a playwright. My caring and loving friends and professors keep telling me so. I remain skeptical. In my little life, I’ve started plenty of plays. I have a marvelous routine. I get to page 8 or so, and then I […]