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Open Submission Season for 2017 First Flight New Play Festival

After more than a few delays, the Open Submission Season for the 2017 First Flight Festival will begin on Wednesday September 15th at 12:01 AM EST… 338 more words

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Lanford Wilson--Pushing Through

There are many commonalities between fiction writers and playwrights. One is struggling with the first draft.

I found this quote in the book, “The Playwrights Process: Learning the Craft from Today’s Leading Dramatists,” 263 more words


Can We Meet to Discuss Timmy's Progress?

A while ago, I wrote a post (that I was hoping nobody bothered to read) about my writing plans for summer. Next week, I’m heading to the coast of Maine for some much needed escape from the Oklahoma heat — and right afterward, I have to return to teaching. 338 more words

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Play Submissions Guidelines is a hot topic right now

Hello all! As many people know, Boomerang’s regular open submission window for The First Flight New Play Festival is August 1st-September 1st. This year we are updating our submission guidelines, and since we are still working on those, the open window will be August 15th-September 15th, 2016. 71 more words

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Spiel Chicago Episode 1: Meridith Friedman

Welcome to the first episode of Spiel Chicago, bringing you stories from behind the scenes of storefront theatre in Chicago. This week, I’m sharing some of my interview with playwright Meridith Friedman. 45 more words


When In Cleveland: A Playwright's Search for "What's Mine"

By: Arwen Mitchell

Spalding MFA Alumn in Playwriting

When one of my nieces was two, she went through her “mine” phase, which was in turn amusing and annoying.  1,421 more words


There's No Reason for You to Know My Summer Writing Plans

I won’t demand that you not read this, but I can’t imagine why you should.

I have three goals I hope to meet before classes resume in the fall — and, by “fall,” I mean early August, since that’s when I start teaching again. 335 more words

Occasional Ramblings