I hope to accomplish several things by writing about the project. The first, would be to establish a foundation of support and interest. I have been creating theatre projects for a good twenty years, and have learned much about the process and the result of creating something from the ground up. Several of these projects I managed through establishing a communication not only with the players of the project, but also establishing a dialogue with the audience of the project as well. Although like a play, I expect it to be a little unsteady until I find the structure this blog will manifest, I believe it will gradually find a footing that could prove to be interesting. I think for those who love to learn as well as love the 'creative process' it will prove to be relatively interesting, and to those who just love writing my challenge will be to make it an interesting to read.
These are some of the facts of the play.
The play is a one man show, I am also the performer.
The play is approximately an hour and a half long.
The play is biographical, but told in a theatrical way, which means I will take plenty of liberty.
This play is somewhere around the thirtieth play I've written, if you count the one act plays.
All of my plays have had production somewhere and somehow. Many of them I produced myself.
I have three plays that are published, I mention this because I'm proud of that fact, because it is difficult for plays to get published, and no, they are not 'self published'. I have a fourth play that is pending publication, which really means that the publisher of (Anchorage Press) is still trying to decide whether to publish it or not, (its a musical, which means its more difficult to publish) and the other company I have a play published with is Samuel French, which is the largest play publisher in the world. For many years, I rarely mentioned my accomplishments, but as I get older and a little more confident, I'm not as modest anymore... (I hope you are chuckling)
I love the play writing form. I also write songs, poems, stories and screenplays, but 'the play is my favorite form. I love it because of the way a play must use language to keep the audience awake and alive.
I'll write more later, but am so happy to get started! I am also looking forward to getting to know many of you!
The play has a seven part structure, or, one act with fourteen scenes, (I will explain this as we go along...)