by Trish Ayers (March 9, 2018) When in a winter slump or experiencing writer's block, where do you go for inspiration? Every writer has those moments when the words stop flowing as if a faucet has been shut off.
Shall Will Shakespeare equivocate or to his own self be true? AthensWest Theatre Company’s production (directed by Jerre Dye) of “Equivocation” by Bill Cain opened February 9th, 2018, at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Kentucky. “Equivocation”
We were excited to have the opportunity to interview Ian Scott of Antagonist Productions, the newest addition to the Central Kentucky theatre community, this week just before auditions on Wednesday evening, August 16, 2017, for its upcoming production of an
It’s after a reading of your play, and you may be faced with many notes of things said by actors and audience members. There may be a mix of comments both positive and negative. Some comments may confuse you completely—you’re
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a play reading, it is when a play is read out loud by actors with scripts in hand. The goal is for the playwright to hear the written words spoken by actors.
A spark of inspiration based on an image or a situation is generally how a play begins. Getting the play from initial concept to the first full draft can be challenging. If you imagine high school English class, you probably
My warm-up begins with an idea to be fleshed out. One of my favorite exercises is to interview characters. The more a writer understands characters—their motivations and goals—the easier it is to sprint to the end of the play. Step
You are at the line, ready to sprint to the end—computer, typewriter, or paper ready to capture the words as they flow from your head to the page. A play is about to be released to run free. This time
Have you ever written a play? Chances are you’ve written many. Almost everyone has. If you doubt this, then ask yourself how many times you’ve been up at two in the morning unable to sleep and used the time