I majored in both history and theatre at Rice University. It would follow that I’m qualified to write historically derived plays, right? The thing is, I’ve been taught how to create fictional characters, and I’ve been taught how to accurately research and source information regarding historical figures. 320 more words
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An interview with Playwright Meredith Taylor-Parry about her one act comedy Book Club.
Thursday February 5th, 2016
Trying to meet with Bindya, the head of the khawaja sara (transgender) community in Karachi is the beginning of the adventure. As arranged, I call B who speaks with Usman (our translator/ lawyer-philosopher / all-round perfect guy with a car) and arranges to meet us at Jinnah Hospital, the free hospital which provides medical care to the poor. 614 more words
I have been putting off writing about Idaho. It’s a childhood memory that I have long suppressed and that only came racing back a few weeks ago, as I was innocently scribbling stream of consciousness notes into a journal about the backstory of one of the characters in the play I’m writing, and then… 874 more words
Technically, I suppose that doubling (or double-casting) isn’t a playwriting technique: it’s more a casting/directing technique. On the other hand, if your story requires a decent number of characters (especially bit parts), it can sure help to keep doubling in mind when you’re writing the play. 296 more words