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SUCH TIMES a SEX FESTIVAL of new work by Boston’s SEXIEST Playwrights
It should go without saying that with such a title that this production is not safe for children and prudish adults. It may lead an audience member to expect live-action porn. This was not the case. The production did not contain explicit acts of carnal engagement but the stagings were otherwise immediately revealing to all but the most innocent of eyes and ears. Continue reading →
So you want to be a playwright. Great. From painful personal experience, let me offer one suggestion: limit your characters. I know you will be tempted by the prospect of adding a zany waiter with a secret past or a crazy aunt with who steals the scene at dinner, but don’t. Playwriting is hard. Making a fully dimensional character is hard. Keeping the audience’s attention is much harder than you think, and there is no worse sinking feeling than watching your friends make excuses halfway through your stage-reading, believe me. Continue reading →