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    When did a 120 page play become too long?

    by  • March 15, 2012 • plays, revisions, writing • 2 Comments

    “The theater, the theater… what’s happened to the theater?” sang Danny Kaye in White Christmas. That’s what I asked myself when my full length play, The Guru, was accepted as a possible addition to a theater company’s Fall production line-up. The Artistic Director loved the play, and gave me wonderful, positive feedback that made...

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    First Draft Revision

    by  • May 17, 2011 • plays, revisions, script frenzy • 1 Comment

    I am proud to announce that I won Script Frenzy!!!!  What did I win? Wait for it… (drum roll please) (horns tooting)      A year or two of revisions!     (crowd cheering) Sigh… Wouldn’t it be great if we could just write something brilliant in the first draft when we’re energized and excited about...

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    The Ticking Clock

    by  • January 27, 2010 • plays • 4 Comments

    On Friday I went to the premier of the play, The Ticking Clock, written by Jody Gerhman and directed by Rose Bell. Early last year, I was a member of the development team for this project, which interviewed hundreds of women from diverse backgrounds about their feelings around motherhood and their biological clock. Those...

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    Twenty Four Hour Play Festival

    by  • June 29, 2008 • plays • 2 Comments

    The festival was a blast! Exhausting, but so much incredible, focused, collective energy, not just from our own team, but from all the teams working at the same time, trying to create art, or a semblance of it. On friday night at 6:30 everyone gathered at the Ukiah Player’s Theatre to meet, sign in...

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    Living in a Scene from a Zombie Movie

    by  • June 26, 2008 • plays • 0 Comments

    You know in zombie movies there’s that heavy, reddish fog that obscures the visibility of the hero as he runs through a deserted town, right before he gets attacked by zombies? That’s how it looks outside right now.I feel like the zombie, not the hero. It’s 3:00 in the afternoon in the middle of...

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    Panic at the Play

    by  • May 11, 2008 • muses, plays • 4 Comments

    Friday was opening night of the New Works Festival of Plays at Mendocino College. I spent most of the day just trying to figure out what to wear (seems like the more nervous I am, the more outfits I try on). Should I dress as the serious writer, complete with black beret, casual writer...

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    Script Frenzy Finish Line

    by  • April 30, 2008 • plays, writing • 2 Comments

    I did it! After a grueling day of almost non-stop typing only interrupted by my daughter needing something (ever try to type and serve dinner at the same time?), I actually finished writing a 119 page play in one month! I even got a certificate from Script Frenzy to print out and a new...

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