Thursday, December 30, 2010

Moving Forward

Another play was sent off to another theater yesterday, so the march continues. Also had another meeting with one of the not-for profits that will be associated witht he Spring one-acts. These groups are great and I'm really excited to work with them. Now can someone get Ellen or Oprah to give a worthy cause a shout out?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

An event

Well the initial boring, am I doing this right, blog is out of the way. Now on to more interesting topics. I mentioned self producing. That is exactly what I am doing again. In late April, stop me if you've heard this before, I am producing a weekend of one-acts. All were written by a brilliant new writer, Joe Starzyk, and the event is a fund raiser. Three terrific organizations will benefit. Today was look for more funding and solidify a venue day. Ilooked at the auditorium at HVCC and I spoke again to the folks at Siena. Additionally, I applied for a grant from the Kiwi Foundation. Alas, I was also turned down by the Pioneer Bank Foundation. It is early and I do have committments for $ 1500, but I really want to help these groups as much as possible so ... if anyone can help with a venue and some funding let me know.

Don't have a clue if anyone reads these posts, but I'll keep updating them anyway. Hopefully it will all turn out like it does in the movies.Someone will read this and reply: "I want to help. I'm behind you all the way. Love Oprah."

Monday, December 27, 2010

Getting into theaters.

Trying to get new works into theaters is an incredibly difficult task. So many theaters won't take a chance  on new artists and the ones that do often have their own stable of writers. So where to go? Self producing. A great option if you don't mind the unbelievable amount of work. Festivals. Often crowded with entries, but worth a shot.Scattergun. My favorite. Try any and everything you can. It's begun to work for me. In February, Village Players Theater in Paw Paw, MI will be producing "It's A Wonderful Life - Really?", as part of their one-act festival. In late April I'll be producing my own one-act festival as a fund raiser for three different not-for-profits: ARC of Rensselaer County, Our Brother's Keeper and Hunger Action Network. The most important thing is getting your work seen, so do whatever it takes.