Keeping Play in Drama

School will be out soon and educational institutions, arts groups, and parks and recreation departments are busy organizing camps and activities to keep the young ones safely and positively occupied during summer break. Whether you are an arts expert or a theatre neophyte, drama with kids may seem daunting. But the truth is, there are … Read more

Write Your Own Play

As one playwright to another, it isn’t much fun when anyone, let alone a stranger reading your script, tells you “what” you should have written, “how” you should have written it and “why” you should change it.  And yet, I’ve been fortunate to have work accepted for critique at professional workshops which proved to be … Read more

REJECTION

When you work in the arts you know that rejection is part of the game. How many submissions have you had rejected? How many times has a publisher told you it can’t seem to find that play you sent 6 months before? But when you post a blog you have to believe that cyberspace has … Read more

WHAT’S UP? You.

What’s up? I’ll get to the “You” part in a minute. Right now I want to remind you what’s up in Carmel, Indiana in June. From June 17-23, the AACT holds its National Festival at the Carmel Performing Arts Center just outside Indianapolis. I’d really like to be there. Haven’t made an AACT festival since … Read more

TRAGEDY

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and all those injured both physically and emotionally in the Boston Marathon bombings. It is indeed a tragedy and one in which we all share a common bond of sorrow. We are proud of the people of Boston, the law enforcement officials, the first responders … Read more