I’ve just posted a new play over on the Stage Plays Page. I’m going to be writing a series of 10 minute plays, primarily because there are way too many 10 minute play festivals and contests and most short plays suck. Specifically, there is a tendency on the part of those producing short plays to emphasize that the material needs to be simple, bare-bones, focusing primarily on the relationships of the characters. All well and good in theory, but by setting the bar so low when it comes to the theatricality of theatre, most of these plays end up being visually and aurally boring.
So I’m interested in writing plays that have a rich sense of space, light and sound. Of course, those elements will be more or less literal depending on the context of the production. Quite possibly I will write “impossible” plays from a literal stagecraft perspective. The point is to make the director and the actors reach for a rich, if metaphorical, manner of staging the impossible.
Anyway, enough diatribe. The play is called “Dancing Green” and I would love to get feedback on it. I’ll be sending it off to a few contests in the next week or so, but if anyone wants to produce it, “Dancing Green” is currently under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. You can share it, adapt it, or mix it as long as you make sure I get credit and you don’t make money or change the license.