To be genuinely great, you must have something more. What is the piece that weaves the magic? What’s the spice that gives this script its particular flavor?
You know you want to write something. You’ve cleared the time, the passion is there. Just one problem. You have no idea what to write about. You are at your computer staring at a blinking cursor. If only you had a good story idea. Or, maybe you’re mid-draft, and suddenly you have NO IDEA whatContinue reading “The Lists of Five”
One of my favorite questions to ask people is, “when was the last time a play changed your life?” I particularly love asking theatre artists this question. Aside from being an interesting conversation starter, it cuts right to the heart of what our collaboration will be. We at SPL believe the primary purpose of theatreContinue reading “When was the last time a play changed your life?”
There are a number of steps that need to happen before your work can grace the stage for a live paying audience. In general, a script passes through three phases before it can make its world premier: 1) playwright review and revision 2.) peer review and workshopping 3.) Networking and submission. There are tips and trade secrets to be successful in each phase, but for the purpose of this article, we will be focusing on step 2. Why? Because while it might be the most critical step in determining your success, it is often skipped entirely. However, a solid commitment to reviewing and workshopping from trusted sources can give you that competitive edge you need to set your work apart.