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Thoughts on Opening Night

The jitters motor the action. The laughter loosens the mouth. The applause raises the chin. Opening night is always special. The theatre arts would be one of life’s more ridiculous endeavors if there never was an opening night. 201 more words


Beneath the surface: Making Warmwaters (part 1)

Warmwaters began with two ideas, and two performers. Two friends. Bridget Boyle wanted to play with her idea of ‘Dagaret’, two dags doing cabaret. I’ve always found Cabaret pretty daggy myself,  so I was up for it. 1,229 more words


April’s playwright: Danai Gurira #Eclipsed @gatetheatre #12newplaywrightsin12months

‘The characters are compilations of people, every story is a compilation’ -Danai Gurira as interviewed in McCarter Theatre Centre Blog 

This month I saw the brilliant play…

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The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition Experience

Writing a script in the time span of 24 hours may seem like a daunting task for any participant. You enter the venue, face your laptop screen (or a stack of papers) and let your imagination take its course! 399 more words

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Fictionalising Fact: developing a play based on real stories

MY MIND IS FREE is a play about human trafficking, currently in development by 17Percent founder, Sam Hall. It is planned to tour in October 2015. 431 more words


The Aristeia of Clarence Clemons @ 3:12 a.m., and a New Puzzle!

Good Morning:

Did you know that Clarence Clemons’ legendary saxophone solo during “Jungleland” on the Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 album runs exactly two minutes, twenty-three seconds? 331 more words

The San Francisco Scene--Seen!

Chill Zones @ IMH!

The annual 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION makes it way to the calm and serene grounds of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) from 6-7 June 2015. The long 24 hours may seem like an arduous journey ahead, with most of the time spent staring at the computer screen or paper in the process of writing a script. 359 more words

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