THE PLAYWRITING BLOG
Working in the vacuum of a computer screen can prove daunting for one is often trapped within the box of their perceptions and beliefs.
This “Playwriting Blog“ is designed to offer strategies and techniques for playwrights (and writers in general) "to get out of their heads" and write better, feel more motivated, get into that CREATIVITY ZONE, find more productive ways to complete a work, and to simply have more fun creating!
“We loved our experience at MRT! Ken runs such a tight ship, and he does it with great passion and humor. The 10 Minute Play Contest was a blast! We had so much fun doing the show multiple times, and Ken was incredibly supportive of the writers, actors and directors. He clearly loves presenting new theatrical works. And he keeps his theatre immaculate! He is also great with emails - very responsive and specific. Overall a fantastic experience, and I hope to come back again!”
- Pamela Weiler Grayson - Playwright/Producer -
HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?
WINNER - 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST July 2016
January 25 - January 30, 2017
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre
17-19 West 45th St. Third Floor (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
Do you have strong feelings about the outcome of our last election?
Do you have a play (or can you write a play) which might express your feelings which you can put together by the end of January for this event?
We are seeking passionate plays which explore the issues and belief systems being created by whatever just happened this past November!
Seeking 7 - 20 minute fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to be performed in late January.)
We want to help you develop your play and bring it to the next level. So often short plays are the beginning of a much larger play. Seeing it come to life on an Off Off Broadway stage where the response is immediate and vital “informs” your play and your writing. Producers in the past have brought in short plays, and then developed them into full-length plays. Others have produced a short play so successfully here, they learn how easy a process it can be to develop a play, that they start work on a longer work. Getting your short play on its feet and on stage is the most important thing you can do in the development of your work as a playwright. It will help jump start your motivation and your career. But to bring your play to a big theatre FESTIVAL way downtown where everything is rushed and where the pressure is high, where you have to hire technicians and stage managers in addition to casting actors, where you are rushed in and out of the theatre so that more plays can be put up that night, IS THAT GOING TO HELP YOUR PLAY? Or will it just make you feel overwhelmed?
A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee -