Monday, August 5, 2019

Who the hell is Diane Nash?

Do you know who she is?  Bobby Kennedy didn't when he was attorney general, but he found out. An absolutely amazing woman in history.

There is a project 365 Women A Year: a playwriting project where amazing women in history are focused on via plays.  Long list.  I chose Diane Nash, who I first learned about when I was living in Nashville.  Have wanted to write about her in some fashion for a long while.



Waited to hear if I was going to be given the green light for this project--you select three choices, then they get back to you.

And it would be a yes!


Now to get writing. . .

Friday, June 14, 2019

Gi60 2019 US Edition is delighted to announce the 50 plays that will be performed on June 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm in the Studio 307 Theatre at Brooklyn College campus as part of the 15th annual Gi60 International One Minute Theatre Festival! The plays came from Ireland, Canada, South Africa, and from all across the US, from Cambridge to Spokane! Thank you, playwrights!!
1) 007 Retires by Jay Nickerson
2) a burial by Collin McConnell
3) A Very Common Remedy by Peter Dakutis
4) An Unexpected Fortune by Jasmine Dalrymple
5) Attachment by Ivy Vale
6) Authenticity by Tom Coash
7) Back in time… by Kris Rasmussen
8) Believe Me When I Tell You by Sophia Vitkovitsky
9) The Bench by Arthur Walsh
10) Beth by Rosanne Manfredi
11) Brothers by Rachel Carnes
12) Bugs are Not for Squishing by Tom Carrozza
13) Coffee Mug by Scott Mullen
14) The Confusion of the Bear by Kevin Clyne, Brian E. Miller
15) Crossing by Andrea Fleck Clardy
16) Faeries by Daniela Gonzalez y Perez
17) Fishfishfishfishfish by Edward Fuhrmann
18) Haunted House by Matthew Weaver
19) Hero Worship by Stable Cable Lab Co., Inter-generating Playwrights Workshop
20) Ira and Irving by Steve Ansell
21) Is This the Real World? by Jonathan Joy
22) It Creeps Up on You by Thomas J. Misuraca
23) James Retires by Karen Engelmann
24) Lady Parts by Gail Cory-Betz
25) Leaves by James McLindon
26) Ledge by Steve Alguire
27) The Lesson by Steven G. Martin
28) Marathon by Jessica Moss
29) Megan Versus The Horde by Patrick Delaney
30) Mom Cooties by Carol M. Rice
31) New Kitten by Jennifer O’Grady
32) News Twits by Cary Pepper
33) No Matter What, Ya Gotta Believe by Eugene Solfanelli
34) Nowhere Man by Mike Bencivenga
35) The Oldest Auditions for a Play by Michele Markarian
36) Once Upon a Time in New Mexico by Len Jenkin
37) One Minute More by Jackie Martin
38) Opening Line by Mark Harvey Levine
39) Remember by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz
40) Resistance is Futile by Ruben Carbajal
41) The Skunk by Matthew Weaver
42) Sleep Tight by Ali Gallo
43) Smile, Baby by Claudia I. Haas
44) The Sofa by Aurora Stewart de Peña
45) Stargazers by Jason Rainey
46) The Story Before by Jim MacNerland
47) Twin Peeks by Arianna Rose
48) With This Ring by Allie Costa
49) Workplace by Jenny Mead
50) Workshop by Mark Oristano

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tick tock

11:59 pm. The time the play was due.
12:57 am. It's done.  "Type time in California" into Google on my phone. 11:57 pm.
12:58 am. Typing in the title.  But it's an hour earlier in Cali. Got a minute.
12:59. Hit send.
1:02 am (Not California time). Look over work and see that that line I added in last minute pushed lines down onto the next two pages.  I type in page numbers so those ended up moving down too.  😭😂😭😂😭
8:42 am(California time.) Write theatre organization. " I'm ridiculous."
12:04 pm. Grace given.

Hit send.  Again.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Loved seeing my play on stage. It's about missing people in general--women and girls, in particular.

Two people said it made them cry. Great! Because it was meant to move and educate.  Sent it off for consideration in another festival.

Tomorrow is a deadline for another festival, but plays can be five minutes at the least.  Got something rolling around in my head.  Gwen the procrastinator might never learn, but with just minutes left I got a ten-minute play about OCS/hoarding completed and sent to a theatre for Black writers in Houston. So maybe.  Last minute means little if I get it done, right?


Sunday, March 10, 2019

A new ten-minute play --"Her Name is Alexis Patterson"-- opens Friday and runs through the weekend.

Excited to see what the director did with my script.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Friday, September 7, 2018

Did not get through that 31 days just like I never get through NANOWRIMO. No matter how hopeful I am. Sigh. BUT I did get one really good piece out of the days I did.

Right now I'm adapting a story into a play for possible inclusion at a festival. Hopeful!

Monday, July 2, 2018

31 days

Participating in this challenge to generate 31 new pieces of work this month.  I've just submitted piece #2. 

29 to go.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

60 seconds

My one-minute play comes in around the 1:00:16 mark. Blink and you might miss it. (Look for woman in black with a 'fro)