Playwriting Tip: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Your Play

You’ve got the great idea. You’re ready to start writing. But how do you begin? And perhaps more arduously, how do you end? These are the big questions that plague us as writers. But to answer these big questions, it’s important to ask ourselves a series of small ones first. Before you get into this, you’ll want to think through the trajectory of the story. The journey that your protagonist(s)…

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5 Tips to Raising Funds For Your Show

Theater may be shut down for the foreseeable future, but the curtains will rise again. And when that happens, funds will be necessary to get our productions on their feet. Lots of TheaterMakers have been asking us how to keep the ball rolling while in quarantine, so that the scripts we’ve been working hard at can come to fruition at the end of all of this! The answer involves leveraging…

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Secret Producer Series

THE SECRET PRODUCER SERIES: PRODUCERS ANSWER 10 QUESTIONS Q: What's your biggest piece of advice for theater makers right now? A: Keep moving forward with your project. Get it to a place where you feel really great about it so that when theaters open back up you have something that can be produced right away. Start attaching directors, actors, and anyone else you can get involved now so that you…

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Top Resources for Playwrights

A WRITERS READING LIST: RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS Constantly improving our craft is what we do as writers. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of links to a few of the playwriting and storytelling books we’ve found to be most helpful -- because it always pays to build your technique. From plot to character arcs to dialogue, these top-rated books will provide you with the necessary frameworks and tools to…

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