Monthly Archives: April 2012

Guest Blog: Montserrat Mendez–Networking

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I’ve known Montserrat, or Mozz to his friends for years now.  I met him at the Manhattan Theatre Source, and he was ALWAYS good at connecting with people.  He knew people.  He chatted people up.  (He was a bit of a flirt.)  He’s also a talented writer, that helps.  But, as we all know, writing […]

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Guest Blog: Jennie Webb–Blogs Against Her Better Judgment About LA Theater

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As Jennie says in her post, she and I are members of the Playwrights Union.  Jennie is a fantastic writer.  Her work is language driven with that great taste of absurd thrown in.  Funny and heartbreaking, a combination that is hard to pull off.  I had to sorta poke and prod her to write this […]

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Guest Blog: Kirk Lynn–Thoughts on Collaboration

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And now, for some other thoughts on collaboration.  This time from writer Kirk Lynn.  Kirk and I both attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin.  He’s a fantastic writer, not just because he’s won awards, but because he is.  His work is TRULY theatrical, I can’t imagine it in any other context […]

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Guest Blog: Blair Singer–A Literary Monogamist

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Blair Singer is a teacher of mine… dare I say mentor?… possibly, I’ll have to ask him how he feels about that.  A few years ago, I decided I wanted to move into TV as well as continue on as a playwright.  After much urging from the wife, I took a class at Primary Stages […]

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Wing Man

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I recently got a wing man.  And I’m pretty excited.  Everyone should have a wing man.  Certainly every writer.  This is NOT a writing partnership.  We are not writing together, collaborating in anyway.  THIS is about being accountable to someone.   Having someone read pages quickly.  Having someone send you a gentle email, asking “how’s […]

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