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Pearl White and the Seven Bootleggers - Act 1 Scene 1

Pearl White and the Seven Bootleggers – Act 1 Scene 1
A Re-telling of Snow White
An Excerpt From an Original Play written by Jordyn Michelle… 1,709 more words

The World’s First Ewokese Rhyming Dictionary

I may have just completed my life’s most important work.

But let me back up for a second first.

For years, I have threatened to write a musical that tells the story of what’s going on behind the scenes during  1,889 more words

Dad's Garage

NEXT Playwrighting Memo

CSP NEXT!                                                                                                    October 19, 2015

Memorandum for: CSP Next Group

SUBJECT: Process Improvement for Our NEXT Sessions

  1. This memo reviews the notes from our Saturday October 17, 2015 meeting and includes some initiatives that we hop will improve our experiences, increase technical playwriting competence, increase fun, and result in more people participating in NEXT.
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An 18,000 Word Play Finished

I’ve been working hard over the past week trying to put the finishing touches on my latest full-length play – a morality tale called “The Secrets of the Magic Pool.”  It’s kind of an allegorical fairy-tale setting, but it’s not a fairy tale. 427 more words


Laugh It Up

I saw a very unusual play called “Laugh It Up, Stare It Down,” by screenwriter-playwright Alan Hruska, at Cherry Lane Theater this week.

It’s about the love between two eccentric savants, a currency trader and an anthropologist. 426 more words

Draft Done: Now Can I Hold It Together?

I’ve just finished the first draft of the first, full-length play I’ve written without collaboration in about 4-5 years. The title of the play is “The Secrets of the Magic Pool.” It’s an allegorical tale of good and evil – somewhat inspired by Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Well, for the sake of clarity, I was watching “Into the Woods” in the cinema when the idea for a play came upon me. 320 more words