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.