Monday, March 22, 2010

Script Frenzy

That's actually the name of the sibling of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that happened in November. So, for April, one writes fast and furiously to create a script (stage, screen play, TV program) or scripts that total 100 pages.

I went and signed up for it! Why, oh, why would I do that to myself right before

Friday, March 5, 2010

I Taught Him What??

What an interesting influence theater has on young children.

One of my young nephews came to see Captain Bobella of the Beast, a pirate story in which the cruel Captain Bobella doesn't want smiling or singing or anything of that nature on board her ship. As the play is introduced, the audience is told to say "Aye, aye" whenever the captain tells them to do something. During the play, I chose my nephew to be

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Finished a Play--Kinda

Every time I write a play, it seems to morph constantly. I finished writing "The Empress's New Clothes" to be performed in a couple of weeks and despite my having an outline, picturing it in my hand as I'm writing (I'm a director, too, so this is good), going back through the entire thing a couple of times to check for errors and to change the length as needed, I make it all nice and pretty to print out in booklet form and I find lots of mistakes. The very moment the script is