In-Person Meeting on July 19

Our first Quarantine LIVE monthly meeting will be Monday, July 19th, at 7 PM, at Arts + Literature Laboratory, 111 South Livingston (one block south of the Sylvee).

We will meet in the Mezzanine on the second floor. There is a parking ramp on the south side of the building.

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

Don’t Eat the Johnnycakes … by Deb Meyer 1:05 3W, 4 M

June Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday June 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:

Leviathan ………. by Richard Gustin (full length) 5 m, 2 w

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.

May Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday May 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:
God’s Pinky ……………………… by Sam White :30-:40
Ben and the Johnnycakes …… by Deb Meyer :30

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.

April Virtual Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will take place over Zoom on Monday April 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’ll read:
Death Sentence (Act 2) …………….. 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.

March Virtual Meeting Notice

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.