March Virtual Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday March 15 at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7:
The Whole Shebang ………… by Deb Meyer :60

To minimize extraneous noises and video distractions, it would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. This is not to discourage offering feedback. 

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

February Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday, February 15 at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7:
Lark’s Bend …………………………… by Will Fry 1:40

To minimize extraneous noises and video distractions, it would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. This is not to discourage offering feedback. 

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

January Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday, January 18 at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7:
Death Sentence (act 1) …………………………… by Karl Hillie  :45

To minimize extraneous noises and video distractions, it would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. This is not to discourage offering feedback. 

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

December Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday December 21 at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7:
Monolog …………………………………………… by Steven Salmon
Miriam (selected scenes) ……………………. by Bela Sandor :60

To minimize extraneous noises and video distractions, it would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. This is not to discourage offering feedback. 

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

October Virtual Meeting Notice and Writing Challenge

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday October 19 at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7, we will hear monologues by Jan Levine Thal, George Farah, and Will Fry. Right now, it’s a short meeting, so if you have a monologue or scene you want to hear, just raise your hand and we’ll find readers as we go.

Short writing challenge
We are all coping with a stressful, extended, new reality, or maybe surreality. How are we managing and how are we processing it? Write a monologue or short play with limited characters from one of the following prompts, or take off in a new direction if you want to. We will read these in October and November.

  • If you could go back, where would you go?
  • What do you say to yourself at 3 A.M.?
  • What is hiding in your blind spot?
  • What are you doing to move your block?
  • What do you work for unpaid?
  • What are you doing to love more perfectly?
  • How will you hold onto yourself?
  • What is it to be wishless?
  • Where do you go when your heart is directionless?

For Zoom meetings
It would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. We can still see and hear the readers, but extraneous noises and video distractions will be minimized.

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

September Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday September 21, at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7, we will read:

Shelter (part) …………………………… By Bob Curry :60?

To minimize extraneous noises and video distractions, it would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. This is not to discourage offering feedback. 

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

August Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday August 17, at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7, we will read:

Went to a Garden Party ……………………. by George Farah (Full-length)

It would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras. We can still see and hear the readers, but extraneous noises and video distractions will be minimized.

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first, and we all need encouragement right now because who knows when the performing arts will come back from this plague. Second, we go to what didn’t work for us as an audience member. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to make it public. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

July Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday July 20, at 7 PM. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a meeting link.

As soon as we can get started after 7, we will read:

Lark’s Bend ……………....………………… by Will Fry  :80

We have high hopes for our reboot experiment with the Zoom format. There is bound to be a catch or two, both technical and with the reading, so we ask for a little patience. It would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras, but the host can control that as well. We can still see and hear the readers, but extraneous noises and video distractions will be minimized.

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first and then go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to bring it to the group. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

June Virtual Meeting Notice

Update: The Zoom meeting scheduled for today is cancelled. We expect to meet over Zoom on July 20.

Playwrights Ink is resuming monthly readings by Zoom on the third Monday of each month, starting June 15th, at 7 PM. We have purchased a Zoom subscription, conducted a trial run, and lined up readers. If you are not on the Playwrights Ink mailing list, contact us to receive a link.

As soon as we can get started after 7, we will read:

Death Sentence ……………… by Karl Hillie :80

We have high hopes for our first experiment with the Zoom format. There is bound to be a catch or two, both technical and with the reading, so we ask for a little patience. It would be best if audience members not participating as actors mute mics and turn off cameras. We can still see and hear the readers but extraneous noises and video distractions will be minimized.

Playwrights Ink exists to serve playwrights and the development of their plays. By virtue of this mission, we do not have artistic direction or an official policy on language, politics, race, or sex. We are a live conduit, like Twitter, and we have no filters to screen material some may find offensive or unsavory. If you discover a play is not your thing, slip away and come visit us next month.

Our meetings let playwrights hear their own dialog and subsequently feedback from the audience. One of the tenets of our critique process is to offer something we like first and then go to what didn’t work for us. We should never get personal but stay focused on the play and respect the writer for the accomplishment and courage to bring it to the group. We encourage frankness, specific language and kindness.

Additional Zoom etiquette for the uninitiated (if your media is turned off, this is mostly irrelevant):

  • Position your camera properly before the program begins.
  • By the time the program begins, position yourself comfortably to avoid distracting others.
  • Only the speakers’ microphones will be on during the program, all others will be muted. This will reduce or eliminate any background sounds.
  • During feedback time, to avoid everyone contributing at one time, remain muted until you are called upon by the moderator. Everyone will have an opportunity to contribute.