Wednesday, July 20, 2005


I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. This weekend I’ll be participating in my second “Spontaneous Combustion” at Manhattan Theatresource. My first was so much fun that I’ve been keeping an eye out for another one ever since.

Here’s the deal. On Friday night, a bunch of writers will hook up (at random) with two actors each. We’ll be given a first line, a last line, and some sort of cultural reference to work into the script (last time, someone had to do an impression). Then we go home and write write write, returning on Saturday, jumpy and bleary-eyed, to give five-minute scripts to the cast.

After a few rehearsals and a lot more read-throughs, the night of one-acts goes up on Sunday night and runs through Tuesday.

I’m pumped. Last time, I wrote a short play called “Head Shots” that I think turned out really well – particularly since the actors I was paired with knocked it out of the park. This time – once again – I have no idea what I’ll write. I just know that, by Saturday at noon, I’ll have a new play.

I hope it’s good.

UPDATE: I've added a few links in case you want to come to the show. (Sunday through Tuesday at 8 p.m.)



Sharon GR said...

The last one was such fun. I'm looking forward to it.

bastard central said...

you could finally write that sequel to sissy boy slap fight you've been talking about at work

PapaGoose said...

Break a leg or pencil or Shift key or whatever is appropriate. Let us know how it goes.