Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I finished my one act play and then went back and changed the ending based upon reading Neil Labute and his unexpected endings. I have just read a couple of his plays that I really like. He also had one where an infant was killed and having a child I can't take plays, movies or tv with child endangerment. But really liked one set the day after 9/11. Another play had a technique with the the main character/narrator coming removing himself from the play and talking to the audience and scenes that could have happened that I thought was amazing. The blindside (i mean this positively) ending was my inspiration for the change in my story.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I have started to submit my play GoTo Country to various theatres throughout the country. I'm starting to write a one act play based upon experiences working on a fishing boat in Alaska. My bad job history is an asset in writing. I stopped trying to create short stories out of acts of my play. They are just so different and I'm just in playwriting mode and don't have the will to try to to as well as I should with writing a short story. There are a few places that accept plays for publication, so I have entitled acts in the play and submitted them.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Maybe the best thing about trying to write plays is reading a lot of great plays. I just read Dead Man's Cell Phone and Gods of Carnage. I've also started plays by Donald Margules and Neil Labutte and another one entitled Copenhagen. I'm incredibly impressed by Sarah Ruhl...Amazing technique.