Writing the Award Winning Play

Jan and Shannon have been winners or finalists in over 40 national and regional
playwriting competitions, including an NBC “New Voices” award. As a Professor
at Western Connecticut State University, ]an taught the Beginning and ...

Author: Jan Henson Dow

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595293117

Category: Drama

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As winners and judges in playwriting contests, this team knows what sets award-winning plays apart from those that end up in the rejection pile. Let two national award-winning playwrights direct you through the playwriting process with this fun, yet vital guide that details the essentials judges, producers, and other theatre professionals are looking for in a play. For beginning playwrights and intermediate playwrights who wish to improve their work, this is a witty, easy to follow book filled with practical information designed to give your play an edge. Developed through personal experience as playwrights and play contest judges, and through their playwriting workshops, Writing the Award-Winning Play covers writing and developing your play; what to do with your play once it's written, utilizing readings, playwriting groups, and workshops; entering contests; getting produced; writing the synopsis and query letter; promoting your work; legal matters; and more.

Playwriting

Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage.

Author: Fraser Grace

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472526670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Full of inspiration and practical advice, Playwriting: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is a comprehensive companion to writing for the stage. PART 1 includes reflections on the art and the craft of playwriting, guidance on writing for a full range of genres and spaces and a brief history of playwriting itself. PART 2 contains inspiring advice and reflections from leading playwrights:April De Angelis, Bryony Lavery, David Greig, Christina Reid, Dennis Kelly, Frank McGuinness, Lynn Nottage, Howard Brenton, Roy Williams, Tanika Gupta, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne, Steve Waters, E.V. Crowe, David Henry Hwang, Lin Coghlan, Zinnie Harris and Anne Washburn. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on planning and conducting research, working out plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue, navigating the industry and the rehearsal and production process.

Playwriting For Dummies

All the world's a stage — get acquainted with the magical world of theatre, get a handle on factors that make for a good play, and know the tools available to you as a playwright Immerse yourself — put your story into focus, create full ...

Author: Angelo Parra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118120972

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. Fromcrystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding theroles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financingyour project, and incorporating professional insights on writing,there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwrightneeds to know. But where can you turn for guidance? Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage ofthe process hone their craft and create the most dramatic andeffective pieces. Guides you through every process of playwriting?fromsoliloquies, church skits, and one act plays to big Broadwaymusicals Advice on moving your script to the public stage Guidance on navigating loopholes If you're an aspiring playwright looking to begin the process,or have already penned a masterpiece and need trusted advice tobring it into the spotlight, Playwriting For Dummies has youcovered.

Writing the Ten minute Play

(Limelight). This book is written for the beginning or seasoned playwright, as well as for actors (or anyone) wishing to attempt their first ten-minute play.

Author: Glenn Alterman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1557838488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 159

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(Limelight). This book is written for the beginning or seasoned playwright, as well as for actors (or anyone) wishing to attempt their first ten-minute play. Every aspect of writing a ten-minute play is covered, from perking with an idea, to starting the play, to developing it, to effective rewriting, to completing it, even to how to get the most out of readings of your play once you've finished it. Writing the 10-Minute Play also reveals the best ways to market your play and includes an extensive listing of ten-minute play contests. The guide contains many in-depth interviews with international playwrights who have had substantial success with their ten-minute plays, as well as publishers of ten-minute plays and producers of ten-minute play festivals. Included as well are several award-winning ten-minute plays, followed by a discussion by the respective playwrights on how they went about creating their play, from start to finish. The final chapter offers tips and suggestions from artistic directors of ten-minute play festivals and from well-known playwrights whose ten-minute plays have received awards and publishing deals.

The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

Her play won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless award.
Also, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize. Lydia R.
Diamond's award-winning plays include: Toni Stone, Smart People, Stick Fly, ...

Author: The 24 Hour Plays

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350187566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Since 1995 The 24 Hour Plays have been responding to theatre in the moment. As the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to live theatre in the USA and Europe, the company sprang to work to keep the arts alive. Bringing together some of America's most prolific writers for the stage and screen, this unique and contemporary book of monologues collates the responses in dramatic fashion, making for an anthology of work that is timely, moving, irreverent and at its best, transcendent. Featuring original monologues by writers such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Clare Barron, Hansol Jung, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christoper Oscar Peña, Jesse Eisenberg and Monique Moses this is a rich collection that can be enjoyed by actors, writers and those looking for creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. With over 50 monologues from the first three weeks of the project, edited by Howard Sherman, this is an important collection that documents an unprecedented moment in history whilst also offering practical resource for actors and performers.

Writing the 10 Minute Play

This book is written for the beginning or seasoned playwright, as well as for actors (or anyone) wishing to attempt their first ten-minute play.

Author: Glenn Alterman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780879108809

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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American Writers

He won awards for playwriting, alongside TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, and changed
his major to English. ... His 1953 award- winning play The Crucible was widely
perceived to be an attack on the House Committee on Un- American Activities ...

Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108094

Category: American literature

Page: 430

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"American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists

The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers

The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers provides an essential anthology of six of the key plays that have shaped the trajectory of British black theatre from the late-1970s to the present day.

Author: Mustapha Matura

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145715

Category: Drama

Page: 496

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The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers provides an essential anthology of six of the key plays that have shaped the trajectory of British black theatre from the late-1970s to the present day. In doing so it charts the journey from specialist black theatre companies to the mainstream, including West End success, while providing a cultural and racial barometer for Britain during the last forty years. It opens with Mustapha Matura's 1979 play Welcome Home Jacko which in its depiction of a group of young unemployed West Indians was one of the first to explore issues of youth culture, identity and racial and cultural identification. Jackie Kay's Chiaroscuro examines debates about the politics of black, mixed race and lesbian identities in 1980s Britain, and from the 1990s Winsome Pinnock's Talking in Tongues engages with the politics of feminism to explore issues of black women's identity in Britian and Jamaica. From the first decade of the twenty-first century the three plays include Roy Williams' seminal pub-drama Sing Yer Hearts Out for the Lads, exploring racism and identity against the backdrop of the World Cup; Kwame Kwei-Armah's National Theatre play of 2004, Fix Up, about black cultural history and progress in modern Britain, and finally Bola Agbage's terrific 2007 debut, Gone Too Far!, which examines questions of identity and tensions between Africans and Caribbeans living in Britain. Edited by Lynnette Goddard, this important anthology provides an essential introduction to the last forty years of British black theatre.

Hoodoo Love

Up-and-coming dramatist Rajiv Joseph is an artist of original talent.

Author: Katori Hall

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822222958

Category: Drama

Page: 78

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Up-and-coming dramatist Rajiv Joseph is an artist of original talent. --NY Times. Irresistibly odd and exciting...This darkly humorous drama is Rajiv Joseph's most satisfying work. --NY Daily News. This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humor as

Theatre U S A

1 CTAM Annual Play Writing Contest The Community Theatres of Michigan are
for the 11th consecutive year sponsoring a contest for ... Award winning plays will
be retained by The Community Theatre Association of Michigan for their files .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034486469

Category: Little theater movement

Page:

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Awards Honors Prizes

Sponsored by Barbizon Inc. 11685 • KCACTF Latina / Latino Playwriting Award
To recognize and encourage young Latino / Latina playwrights . Open to
playwrights participating in the KCACTF . The national winner receives a $ 2,500
cash ...

Author: Tara Atterberry

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1414438958

Category: Reference

Page: 590

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National Theatre Connections 2014

Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights - a mixture of established and emerging writers - this National Theatre Connections anthology is published to coincide with the 2014 festival, which takes place across the UK and finishes ...

Author: Sabrina Mahfouz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472571441

Category: Drama

Page: 560

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Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights - a mixture of established and emerging writers - this National Theatre Connections anthology is published to coincide with the 2014 festival, which takes place across the UK and finishes up at the National Theatre in London. It offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased. As with previous anthologies, the volume will feature an introduction by Anthony Banks, Associate Director of the National Theatre Discover Programme, and each play includes notes from the writer and director addressing the themes and ideas behind the play, as well as production notes and exercises. The National Theatre Connections series has been running for nineteen years and the anthology that accompanies it, published for the last three years by Methuen Drama, is gaining a greater profile by the year. Some iconic plays have grown out of the Connections programme including Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill, Burn by Deborah Gearing, Chatroom by Enda Walsh, Baby Girl by Roy Williams, DNA by Dennis Kelly, and The Miracle by Lin Coghlan. The series has a recognisable brand and the anthologies continue to be an extremely useful resource, their value extending well beyond their year of publication. This year's anthology includes plays by Sabrina Mahfouz, Simon Vinnicombe, Catherine Johnson, Pauline McLynn, Dafydd James, Luke Norris and Sam Holcroft.

Closer

A drama focusing on a quartet of strangers who fall in love and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal.

Author: Patrick Marber

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802136451

Category: Drama

Page: 123

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A drama focusing on a quartet of strangers who fall in love and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal.

Awards Honors and Prizes

Formerly : ( 1986 ) Columbia / Embassy Tele - vision Playwriting Award ; Norman
Lear Award for Achievement in Comedy ... 13395 • Irene Ryan Winners Circle
Evening of Scenes To recognize the best student acting performances during ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787634042

Category:

Page:

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So You re Writing a Play

ENDESHA IDA MAE HOLLAND ( USA ) Dr . Holland is an award - winning
dramatist , poet , essayist and storyteller . Her plays include Miss Ida B . Wells ,
Requiem for a Snake , Second Doctor Lady , Parader without a Permit , The ...

Author: Clayton Meeker Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001665949

Category: Creative writing

Page: 260

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The Musical Theatre Writer s Survival Guide

Award-winning musical dramatist and teacher David Spencer provides a guide-to-the-game that helps you negotiate aspects of the musical theatre business and more.

Author: David Spencer

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015057532908

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Award-winning musical dramatist and teacher David Spencer provides a guide-to-the-game that helps you negotiate aspects of the musical theatre business and more.