'Plaint of the Playwright

'Plaint of the Playwright

[ Thursday, May 11, 2006 ]

And here's another thing I totally forgot to mention:

I wrote something that got performed someplace else last weekend.

New World Arts put together a Blitz-like event called The Action Comedy. Basically, it's like if I asked God for a play festival, it'd be this show.

Anyway, I just went to their site, and, apparently, my short monolouge "Four Things In No Particular Order" (which can be read in its entirety here) opened the night.

From reading the blog, it sounds awesome.

Incidentally, this also represents my personal best in getting a script in in a crunch.

See, Michelle Milne called me at work at 11:00 am, the day of the show, and asked if I was planning on sending a script, or what.

D'ohh! I hadn't gotten a confirmation email from them, and assumed I wasn't in.

"No, no," she said, "We saw your blog--which is awesome--and we knew right away we wanted you to be a part of it!"

It turns out they'd been sending me assignments all week, only they were going to my spam folder for some reason.

So at 11:10, she re-sends me my assignment, which I read on my cell phone.

I work for a while and think of a story.

At 11:50, I take lunch.

At 12:45, I had a readable copy.

At 1:15, I jack into my job's internet with the remaining seconds of power I have on my laptop and send in my script.

At 1:30, I get ahold of them, confirming that it's in the show.

God, sometimes I love being a writer.

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