Category Archives: Plays and Playwriting

MONOLOGUE: Mrs. D finally cracks

Oh my god. He wasn’t pushed; he fell. He fell. There is no story here. There is no story. H-h-he insisted on sitting on that wall, he knew what might happen if he fell and –   And he climbed … Continue reading

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Pocket Monologue: Katherine Catmull

Remember the writing prompt from last week? It’s a cold, wet day and you’re in a hurry to get somewhere. You can’t find your coat, but you’re late so you leave anyway. When you get to where you’re going, you’re relieved … Continue reading

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Day 8: Sam Finds Love

The Prompt: From pimp Tina Parker, a perfect rendering of a perfect song… The Product: I cheated a little today. I had written down the bones of this scene long ago, and stored them away – actually forgot about them … Continue reading

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Mrs. Purkapile, Revisited

Prompted again! For the final assignment in an acting class,  teacher  Terry Martin asked us to choose and memorize a poem from Edgar Lee Master’s classic “Spoon River Anthology.” Terry also asked us to write a character biography, and to … Continue reading

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SHORT PLAY: “For The 14th Time”

 I haven’t published any complete scripts on this blog, until now. What follows is “For The 14th Time,” 10-minute play that was produced in Austin a few years ago by Script Works, and was just produced in Dallas in Nouveau … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday

PML, Day 44 The Prompt: From newlywed ancient soul Lin Gold… William Blake’s poem about Maundy Thursday, from Songs of Innocence. (“Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday) has generally been a day when alms are given to those in need. Blake writes of … Continue reading

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Scene from “The Chickasha Chronicles”

                                      Pimp My Lent/Day 37 The Prompt: Photo above, and this note from hometown buddy Randy Warren… “…about two weeks ago and … Continue reading

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