Writer’s Workshop

During my last semester at TCNJ, I wrote a few short plays for our Writer’s Workshop class. So far, none of them are here on the site. However, you may see them soon. Here are their descriptions:

  • How to be an Audience — Well that’s what it’s about. It’s basically a gag reel about what you’re expected to do sitting in the theatre. Is it a bit too preachy? That’s why it’s still on the bench.
  • Fraternity — Guys talk about, and to, their penises. With that highbrow description, it’s actually the piece closest to seeing this site. The biggest problem I have is that it’s either too long or too trite.
  • The Sneeze — This is a more dramatic work, about movie star Reid Collins, dubbing, and either Harvey Keitel or Edward James Olmos, but not both of them. I like the story underneath this story, but I don’t know if it makes its frame worthwhile.
  • More Urban Myth — Yes, it’s a sequel to Prometheus’s eternal struggle. This time, the Eagle and the Minotaur learn not to flash their lights at cars without headlights. This play starts out strong, but I’m not sure I like where it ends up.

The biggest reservation I have about any of these is that they might be a little pointless. They all need at least a little bit of work and a whole lot of innovation. We’ll see how it goes….

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