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It's been seven years since I began researching the play THE HARDER COURAGE, six years since I began writing it, and now it's finally reaching the top of the mountain. Last year it was a finalist in the Ashland New Plays Festival and was invited to be one of the inaugural plays on the Play4Keeps podcast site. This year it will be workshopped at Theatre33 in Salem, Ore., and after that I feel confident that I will have an even stronger play.
There are two storytellers in the play: The…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2019 at 9:31am
I've spent nearly two years working on a play about the friendship between a sheriff and the man he ultimately hangs for murder. It's based on true events from 1891-92. It's been fascinating to research. About a year ago I told the story as an oral tale in a storytelling concert. Gosh, I wish I had taped it! It went really well, but I'll never remember what I said. Last August two actors helped me present the play as a staged reading. It got great response but it's not done, not by a long…Continue
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:30am — 5 Comments
I'm writing a storytelling-based novella, working on my fifth draft. The process is exciting to me! I've written lots of short stories, as well as newspaper stories, but I've never written anything this lengthy before. (However, at 24,000 words it's short when compared with the average novel.)
It's a framing story with numerous internal stories, most of them stand-alone tales adaptable for oral performance. I've performed some of them already.
The idea came from my short story,…Continue
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