Want to help us make a story?

In six days, Vince and I are going to take A Big Risk. We’re going to get on a plane (Vince hates flying) and go to Minneapolis, Minnesota. There we’re going to hand a script to a room full of people, most of whom I haven’t met (first-draft readings take a pint of my blood),Continue reading “Want to help us make a story?”

Things are looking up!

 Good things are happening. I’m pleased to announce that Wide Open Spaces will be read as part of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival this summer! Wide Open Spaces is the play that I wrote about Georgia O’Keeffe, and her personal changes that made her the painter we know today. It has forty-some odd characters played byContinue reading “Things are looking up!”

Things that keep me awake at night

 Once upon a time there was a playwright who was really, really bored. She sent a Facebook message to a friend, a director, who was never bored, halfway across the country. The message was, “I need something new to write about, throw me a prompt.” The director said, “Just above the 60th parallel in theContinue reading “Things that keep me awake at night”

Don’t go changing to try and please me.

Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day probably sounds like something involving tall skinny women wearing all black and chunky jewelry sipping chardonnay and complaining about the callouses they have on their check-writing hand. And who’s to say it isn’t? Any tall skinny woman who wants to sip chardonnay and complain about arts funding is a friend ofContinue reading “Don’t go changing to try and please me.”

Are you in Southern California?

If you are, or plan to be, in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, November 13, you owe it to yourself to head down to Casa 101 Theatre in Boyle Heights to see Teatro MOZ. Tickets are now available for a showcase of Latino-American love for the man whose voice helped redefine masculinity, Morrissey.  TheContinue reading “Are you in Southern California?”

You have never been in love until you’ve seen the stars reflect in the reservoirs

  Earlier this summer, I was browsing through different lists of playwriting opportunities, and I found one that reached out to me like a beacon in the dark. TEATRO MOZ,  sponsored by Real Women Have Curves Studio, is sponsoring a short play contest. Do you have a dramatic memoir about the first time you fell inContinue reading “You have never been in love until you’ve seen the stars reflect in the reservoirs”

an august return

  I hate admitting to being excited about plans at the outset, because I’m always afraid I’m going to jinx myself. But, I have to say I’m pretty excited about The Second Annual Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival.  Last night, Dominic D’ Andrea sent out the e-mail explaining the groupings of scripts and pairing with directors,Continue reading “an august return”

What’s the one weird trick for absolute success?

  Dermatologists hate me! Mortgage lenders curse my name! Why? Because I know the one weird trick that will help you, yes, YOU, pay off your mortgage, get rid of your wrinkles, reduce back and belly fat, and crack your script into shape to ensure total and immediate Hollywood screenwriting success in just minutes! AllContinue reading “What’s the one weird trick for absolute success?”

Illness, health, and creativity

I know nobody’s looking at the Internet on a Friday evening in Spring (and if you are, please, step away from the screen and go enjoy some fresh air). But, I’ve had a cocktail, and since I haven’t posted anything here for a while, now seems like a good time as any to post.  Continue reading “Illness, health, and creativity”

Recommended listening for lonely Saturdays

This morning, my friend Clarence Wethern posted on the Internet that listening to the Doctor Who Season 5 soundtrack made everything seem much more urgent and important. When I read this, I was sitting in a 7-11, waiting to be let into the library so I could start my lonely early morning work shift. Because,Continue reading “Recommended listening for lonely Saturdays”