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Saturday, April 29, 2017

In My Latest Incarnation, I'm a Playwright

So about 18 months ago, I went to a night of ten-minute plays at an L.A. theatre, and got hooked on writing short plays.  Since then, I've written 54 short plays (!) and over 20 have been produced at least once.

Which is satisfying in a way that screenwriting never was.  Not that I've stopped screenwriting - I've written a TV movie that might get made, and rewritten another.

But there's a real joy in coming up with an idea for a short play, knocking out a draft, rewriting it, and then ultimately having it be done on stage somewhere.  There's not a ton of money in it at all, but I feel like I've found my passion.