Category Archives: playwright

Diary of a Play #5: The Elegant Art of the Excuse

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams It’s always nice to emulate your heroes, even if only their feats of blatant procrastination. In this modern, fast-paced world, there are always … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #4: Please Critique Me, Let Me Know

Having been an actor, and a wearer of acid wash jeans for far too long after their heyday, I am not unaccustomed to public humiliation in the name of artistic expression. For those coming in late: Diary of a Play … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #3: I’m Gonna First Draft Forever

For those coming in late: Diary of a Play #2: Five Go On An Adventure Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real “The first draft of anything is shit”  Ernest Hemingway And who can argue with the Ern-dawg? Barrel-chested bear … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #2: Five Go On An Adventure

For those coming in late: Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real So, this play thing. It won’t write itself. I’ve tried, it doesn’t. The muse visits infrequently, fleetingly, in a hurry to get somewhere else. By the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Play #1: Script’s Just Got Real

Were you one of those students who left things to a last frantic all-nighter? Coffee drenched, head aching, buttocks cramping, fingers clenching a pen, agonising your way towards some unreasonable word count. Yes, a more brutally efficient use of your … Continue reading

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