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The Saturday Arts Club [29 Jun 2011|09:13pm]


I thought you might be interested in The Saturday Arts Club podcast:

The Saturday Arts Club

It's a light-hearted, intellectual look at theatre, performance and visual arts. There's also a quiz in each episode.

Anyway, aside from providing something for you to listen to, we really want people to get involved, whether it's their opinions or their work. If you have something that you'd like us to feature, get in touch through the website.


Cyrano de Bergerac: Brian Hooker vs. Anthony Burgess [17 Jun 2010|01:55pm]

[ mood | nervous ]

(Why I Hate Anthony Burgess' Adaptation of my Favorite Play)

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Knowing Saber: A Ranger Bagel Film [23 Feb 2010|10:05pm]

Though I am foremost a playwright, I have been trying to stretch my abilities as a writer of performance art. So I made this; it's my first zero-budget short film. It's about the issues with knowing people.

Hope you like it.


Hello! Short play, anyone? [13 Jan 2010|04:13pm]

So I wrote this play partly over winter break, partly during my novel writing class. It is a first draft and I am looking for ways to revise it. Any and all critique is appreciated, as long as it is constructive.

This kind of came out of finishing Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote, not really in a direct way, but because it made me think about the different ways of loving and being loved.

Anyways: The 2nd HoneymoonCollapse )
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[07 Jul 2009|11:31pm]

The Cambridge University Recorded Drama Society are proud to present:

Lady Windemere's Fan

This production is completely free to stream or download.



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Writers! Give us your Revelations! [06 Jul 2009|07:52pm]

Tales of an Unsettled City: RevelationsWriters! Theatre Unleashed is continuing it's late night series of original short works with it's third installment of Tales of an Unsettled City: Revelations. Following Beginnings, and Encounters, Revelations should inspire from you that moment in which you realize who or what you're really dealing with, after all the layers are peeled away. Is a long lost friend really taking advantage of you, or is the party you're supposed to go to really the preamble for a ritualistic hazing. We welcome stories from all walks of city life and inspired by almost anything. From the poetic (we accept poetry), to the abstract to the absurd or the musical, the monologue or the wonderful scenes, don't feel afraid to explore and enhance your story by trying something new and bold as we take time to reveal to the audiences one of the most crucial, and emotionally charged steps in city life. Submission can be anywhere from 1 page to 10. Just make them count! Deadline is July 9th. Revelations will premiere after Theatre Unleashed's August's Main Stage shows All in the Timing and 4.48 Psychosis every Saturday evening at 10:30pm. Send Submissions to Matt Ryan (razorbackred23@msn.com) and Carlos Martinez (carlos.martinez@theatreunleashed.com).

Play Information (Please Remove if Not Appropriate) [17 Jun 2009|03:00pm]


 The play by Santo Cervello and Grace Lebecka

"The Sacred Prostitute"
to explore exciting new possibilities for creating fresh models of femininity in the society.
Please join us on June 20th at The Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen St. East, Toronto
at 7:30pm
and on July 25th at the Bloor Street United Church
 300 Bloor St. West, Toronto
at 7:30pm

Buy Now On Line or Call: 416 245-3871

Our intention is to bring the archetype of a Sacred Prostitute to a new level of appreciation for contemporary women and men.The play is inspired by Esther Harding "Women's Mysteries" and Nancy Qualls-Corbett "The Sacred Prostitute"

The Sacred Prostitute
. Why should anyone take an interest in this ancient ritual and how does it serve modern men and women? In ancient time the maiden goes to the temple where she meets within herself the inner man and the god. The stranger journeys to the temple where he meets within himself the inner women and goddess. They are prepared by both priest and priestess and initiated in the sacred act of making love as the embodiment of god and goddess. However, before this act can take place the maiden must recognize the goddess within.

First Annual Main Street Stage Short Play Festival [22 Sep 2008|03:01pm]


Attention Playwrights!

Main Street Stage presents its First Annual Short Play Festival, featuring pieces written by You! Submit your one-act plays (15 to 30 minutes in length) by November 15th for a chance to see them performed by living, breathing people this January! E-mail all scripts to
aulde272@strose.edu, or mail them, along with a SASE, to: Short Play Festival, P.O. Box 137, North Adams, MA 01247. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail on all submissions. Multiple submissions are not only accepted, but encouraged. For any
questions or concerns, contact Eric K. Auld at (518) 610-2574.


[13 Sep 2008|06:17pm]

Hi everyone

I will shortly be applying to some very selective colleges for Acting/ Drama. i.e. RADA, Yale, AADA, etc. So I want to give a kickass audition. Most of my prospective schools want a classical and a contemporary monologue. I'm all set with finding a classical piece, but contemporary theatre is not my forte. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very appreciative. The monologue should be under 2 minutes. Thanks for any help!
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Female Antagonists [25 Aug 2008|02:08pm]

Does anyone know any PLAYS with female antagonists. Like a manipulative bitchy character?


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One Act Plays [23 Jul 2008|01:55am]

So I'm in somewhat of a bind, and I'd love your help. I just got accepted into an intense directing class I didn't think I had a chance at, and now I have to make the right choice of play to produce. Something that turns my crank and can sustain interest/analysis for seven months.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Push Up 1/3" are my two favorite plays, which I'd absolutely adore directing.

BUT, the play has to be: one act, no more than an hour, and with 2 to 5 characters. It eliminates those two.

I'm looking for one that fits into those characteristics, with witty, fast-paced and biting dialogue a la Albee. Words that don't beat around the bush. zing. The Zoo Story and The American Dream have already been done in the class, so they are sadly eliminated.

Any suggestions? I'd be forever grateful.
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Looking for a play to stage [18 Jul 2008|09:13am]

Hi guys! I am running a small hobby theatre group in Helsinki, Finland (www.myspace.com/caisatheatre) Since the group is international the language we are using is English. I am looking for a new play to stage in spring 2009. The group consists of amateurs and we meet once a week, so the preparations will start from the autumn already. If anyone of you would be interested in having your play staged in our far end of the north, please let me know by email: caisatheatre(at)gmail.com. Comedy or a farce would be perfect, but I will be happy to receive any proposals. I would love to stage something by a young, contemporary author. Best greetings! -International Theatre Group, Helsinki
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My Website [19 Apr 2008|10:04pm]

Hey everyone just stopped by to tell you about my website The Monologue Store basically it pulls the cheapest acting and monologue books off of amazon and ebay so you dont have to search for them. I do a little bit of SEO as a side job to fund my acting career so I need everyone's help to promote my site. In case you didn't know acting for a living is really hard when you are starting out so we the artists have to find other ways of supplementing our income :).

Also I have some really good articles that I've written about monologues and acting/writing in general at ezinearticles that you all should check out. Well I'm done shamelessly promoting if anyone has any plays or anything they want me to look over I would be more than happy to offer some professional criticism. Ciao!

Why, yes, of course... [16 Apr 2008|03:29pm]

[ mood | nervous ]

I was the first place-winning playwright in a contest this year. My play about Leo Frank is being produced in Buffalo at the big theatre, Shea's, in May.

And as a possible discussion point, since he was just mentioned, has anybody seen Mamet's new play, November playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and starring Nathan Lane?


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Similar plays and/or playwrights? [04 Mar 2008|05:18pm]

I'm a big fan of fast-paced, witty, and biting playwrights and plays - such as Howard Korder (Search and Destroy, Boys' Life), David Rabe (Hurlyburly), and David Mamet (Sow-the-Plow, Glengarry Glenn Ross).

Could anyone please recommend similar works and/or playwrights I should explore, if I'm a fan of those men and their work? :)
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new play [23 Feb 2008|04:59pm]

 i wrote a play last year that i believe is quite good, although i am looking for some feedback on it. so if anyone is interesting in reading it, let me know. and i can email it to you and you can email be some feedback.
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This writer’s dream, to be a playwright-in-residence... [23 Feb 2008|08:47am]

This NY times article says something I feel: "If we wanted to do one single thing to improve the theatrical climate in America, we’d assign one playwright to every theater that has a resident acting company."

I'm trying to circumvent the system by making a playwright reading circle but the truth is my dream is still to do the above.

Playwrights can't get grant money on their own.  But are a LIST of grant opportunities available for playwrights that are working WITH a theatre.  And grant money is the way us artists (in modern times) get to have a patron.  

Most articles I read say that playwrights CAN'T make enough money to have that as their main career.  We're supposed to get a primary job to support our art, which I think is a real shame.  I'm lucky to have someone that supports me even if I make no money but it'd sure be nice if I COULD bring some money home.    
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Humor. [06 Feb 2008|09:05am]

Not a play, but a link:



[02 Feb 2008|04:43pm]

Hi guys, I'm currently writing a musical that I'm trying to get off off Broadway. Here are some songs, can you give me your opinion? My musical is based on the viral video 2girls1cup.

Synopsis: This musical features two women defecating and vomiting into a cup on stage. They proceed to take turns consuming the excrement and vomiting into each other's mouths, sexually arousing each other from the acts. ALL IN SONG!!!




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Playwrights Online! [08 Dec 2007|05:21am]


Playwrights Online is a reading circle/workshop using Second Life (a FREE online virtual world).

We meet monthly, read through original scripts written by our members, and then give them critique. We welcome actors to come read! We welcome writers to bring their short scripts to be read by the group! And we welcome everyone else to come listen into the reading and offer critique to the author when the reading is done!(You must have voice chat turned on and a speaker/headset connected to your computer to listen into the reading.)

Playwrights Online meets on the first Saturday of every month at 2pm PST in Long Discussion House on sLiterary (in Second Life). The goal of this group is to give playwrights and scriptwriters a place to grow and evolve as writers. To take their first, second, or umpteenth draft to that final draft that is ready for performance. The counterpart to our Second Life group is a yahoogroup.

If you have any questions, when in second life, just pop "LadyBug Furse" a message. You can also email her at eturnq@yahoo.com.

(**In the past we accepted script's from non-second life members but, for various reasons, we had to discontinue that policy. Now we only accept scripts from people that can join us in Second Life!)


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