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.

February Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, February 17th, at 7 PM, at The Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances. The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.

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Starting about 7:10:

****Playwrights Ink Annual Meeting ****

We will take a few minutes to report finances and vote for officers.

To Read:

“Rescue Mission to Earth, a Radio Play” …. by Nick Schweitzer :20 12 voices + Foley artist
“As If It Were Glory” …………………………….. by Nick Schweitzer :6 2M, 1W, SD
“Chuck the Phone“ .…………………………….. by George Farah :03 1M, 1F or M
TBD ……………………………………………………… by Bob Curry :30-:40

January Meeting Notice – update

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, January 20th, at 7 PM, at The Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances. The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.
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Starting about 7:10, we will read:

“Shoeshine” ……………………………  by John Morgan :05   2W (1 non-speaking)  3M  (1 non-speaking) + 1 SD
TBA…………………………………………… by Brendon Smith
TBA…………………………………………… by Deb Meyer

January Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, January 20th, at 7 PM, at The Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances. The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.
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Starting about 7:10, we will read:

Moby’s Tempest (part) ……………  by Bela Sandor :30-45 2 M, 1 W, 1 SD
“Shoeshine” ……………………………  by John Morgan :05   2W (1 non-speaking)  3M  (1 non-speaking) + 1 SD

December Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, December 16th, at 7 PM, at The Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances.

The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.

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Starting about 7:10, we will read:

Piano Man …………………………………….. by Karl Curtis :80  3W 4M

November Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, November 18th, at 7 PM, at The Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances. The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.

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Starting about 7:10, we will read:

“Jazz: or Trivial Topic to Test Technique” ……….. by Nick Schweitzer  :02  5 readers
“Evariste Galois: Life of a Radical Revolutionary” …. by Flynn Dustrud :40 12M, 4W
“Intro to Creepie Crawlies” (monolog) …..…….……. by George Farah. :02 1W or 1M
“Shelter” …………………………………………………………. by Bob Curry :40 1W  2M 1 SD

October Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, October 21st, at 7 PM, at The Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances

The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.

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Starting about 7:10, we will read:

Untitled ………………………………………… by Sam Gutierrez     :40  1W, 2M
The Garden …………………………………… by Nick Schweitzer  :50  3W, 3M, 1 SD
“The Last Emerald,” “Bug Off”  ………. by Paula Pachciarz   :30 2W, 1M, 1 any
“Evariste Galois: Life of a Radical Revolutionary” …. by Flynn Dustrud :20

September Meeting Notice

Our next monthly meeting will be Monday, September 23rd, at 7 PM, at the Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances. The nearest ramp is two blocks south with entrances on Lake or Frances. Street parking is free after 6 PM.

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Starting about 7:10, we will read:

Sin Eater …………………………. by Coleman :100  .  4 men, 4 women

“The Mosquito House” ……… by Steven Salmon :10  .  1w, 1m

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****Playwrights Ink Writing Challenge Put on Back Burner****

As we did not get a huge response to the challenge of Creepy Crawlies we have decided to put that project on long term development. We would still like to see scripts for consideration in a possible production, but we will accumulate them and renew it when we have more plays. Creepy Crawlies may include insects, arachnids, small rodents and vermin in general.  The desired length is from one minute to 15 minutes.  Playwrights may submit up to three short plays each.