While at Harvard, Matt Damon was meant to submit a 1-act play for his playwriting class. Instead, he wrote a 40-page script. Later, he asked Ben Affleck to help him develop it. Finally it became GWH. 🙏🏽 to the late, great Robin Williams + his beautiful, Oscar-winning performance.
To lose Anthony Sher and Robert Holman in one week. My heavens. Like end of an era. Two artists at the very top of their game. Both pushed their disciplines forward: acting and Playwriting. Both deeply loved theatre's possibilities. Sad to lose those with so much to teach us .
Just watched the Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show documentary because writer Twitter told me to and I 10/10 recommend, especially if you are a writer who has never worked in a writer’s room before because there are limited ways to learn how they actually work.
LOVE IN RESERVE, a Bridge Award for Playwriting semi-finalist play by Eric Mansfield, has received its world premiere!
We love hearing about development and production of Bridge Award scripts. What’s happening with your play? Let us know!
I learned a word today: "Stalagmitic," meaning "like a stalagmite; growing, forming into something, or creating something slowly, thin layer by thin layer, whether literally or abstractly."
So anyway, to answer your question, my playwriting style is "stalagmitic."
Tonight at Fierce Backbone, Monday Dec 6th 7pm: Pages from "Hump Erased" by @RomWatson , "Departures" by Dan Perry & "Hedda Needs Help" by Mona Deutsch Miller. ✍🏻 #playwrights & #actors always welcome. Email email@example.com for link.
I just finished Draft 1 of my musical comedy stageplay. Pretty excited about that. I was caught off-guard by the ending scene and the amount of satire it has, but it works and I'm sticking with it. #amwriting#playwriting#theater
Created by Director of THE CHINESE LADY, Ralph B. Peña, @allartstv presents The First Twenty: ‘20 Years of Asian American Playwriting' doc on the evolution of AAPI [Asian American and Pacific Islander] stories and representations over the last 20 years.