This past weekend I went away with the 52nd Street Project on a playwriting retreat for their upcoming show “Apples and Oranges.” This marks my fifth show with the project, three for writing and now two for directing/dramaturging. It was also …
Compelling characters. Rising stakes. Strong motivations. Stronger obstacles. Clear, focused story. Satisfying ending. No dialogue. Only action. What this six minute video can teach you about crafting a story. Watch it and thank me.
I was interviewed by Alex Barron on the 13P producing model and how hard it is to recreate, shedding light on my own personal failings: http://journalism.howlround.com/13p-easy-to-revere-tough-to-recreate/
In the movie version of Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin plays a sales manager who pays a visit to a dumpy sales office to give a pep speech before releasing the Glengarry leads. He walks up to the blackboard and he writes the following words: Always Be Writing.