30 Days of Development: Lindsay is writing every day for thirty days, and submitting every day for thirty days, and blogging about it every day for thirty days. Whew! Can she do it? Stay posted….
Writing: Beauty and the Bee. Wrote a couple of nice monologues, which are in keeping with character, but less with the structure. Came up with a shell outline for the second act, which is potentially exciting. I think I need to type out my work now to see where I am, what I’ve got, where I’m going.
Thoughts: Stealing time at the conference today. It’s the teacher conference so when the workshop sessions are on, the exhibit area is dead quiet. That means time to write, and time to post!
The teachers here seem particularly intent on learning and going to workshops, which I had cause to experience this morning. I teach a workshop on finding the character clues playwrights leave in the text. I had a packed house with 59 teachers. That’s a HUGE number. Twenty is a great turnout, so I was overjoyed when I walked into the room.
I’ve come to learn that workshops are an important part of my, I don’t know, purpose, as a playwright. I want to share my passion for theatre and hopefully spark that passion in someone else. I want to emphasize how important theatre is in high school. I want all students to write at least one play. I want to show and share my belief that theatre can be an effective powerful force. That it can affect us all. The more I teach, the more passionate I realize I am. That, my goodness, this stuff means something. I care about what I do and what I write. Who knew?
Submission: Leaves of Grass query to Halcyon Theatre.