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I’m going to write 100 tiny plays.

Some Reasons:

  • I’m a wannabe playwright, and I need a lot of practice.  (And after about 3 years working on my big pretentious junior magnum opus, I could use some tiny practice.)
  • I’m trying to figure out how theatre can be more like music (without necessarily being “musical theatre”), so creating some song-sized theatre seems like a good place to begin.

Some Rules:

  • I must post at least 1 play each week.
  • Each play must be a self-contained entity.  (If it is impossible for an outsider to grok, I fail.)
  • The plays must be tiny.  (We will use a sliding scale on this, but if one can’t be reasonably expected to read the play over breakfast, it’s a fail in the tiny department.)

Some Rights:

  • I get to write plays that are not so good sometimes.
  • I get to revisit characters and situations.
  • I get to be as vulgar or as sentimental as I want.
  • I get to make the occasional non-play post, provided a) it is about theatre, and b) it is not boring.
5 Comments leave one →
  1. Ehntee Herrgott permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:06 pm

    What about the era of time when musical peices(independant from stage productions) could have four movements and could be over an hour long?

    Still, I admire your bravado.

    • ohmynoti permalink*
      December 12, 2009 12:12 am

      There’s a lot of great theatre that I think has plenty in common with that kind of music already. For that matter, I also think a lot of the same theatre has plenty in common with crazy post-punk indie music and whatnot, but it tends not to be perceived that way, which I think is a shame. That frustration is one of the main reasons I’m doing this: to have an ongoing conversation about theatre in a place where it (hopefully) won’t be limited to “theatre people”, just as conversations about music are never supposed to be limited to musicians and music critics.

  2. Reston permalink
    December 12, 2009 2:11 am

    Eat your heart out, NaNoWriMo. ❤

    Would you…well…Let's just say this has given me an idea I think needs to be discussed. By us, I mean.

  3. June 8, 2010 5:33 am

    Hey, I enjoyed your brief comments on Twitter about the shows you saw at Stratford. Please consider writing a post for our “Forums” area.

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