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No commitments but writing for a while

Now that Festival is over, I find myself with minimal outside commitments that have deadlines and places I have to be. I think this is a good state for me for the time being. I've been feeling overwhelmed and pressed so much, and I want to turn my attention to writing projects primarily. So, for the time being, I will join no projects, make no outside commitments, and give myself no deadlines that aren't related to the pieces I want to be writing.

I need to write the next draft of my new musical, Puzzle House Blues. I got a lot of good feedback from friends at a reading dinner as well as from my collaborator Troy, and I need to implement it. It needs some restructuring, so I think I'm going to write a new outline and then rearrange and reshape the scenes based on that.

You may remember that last year I entered my screenplay, The Tailor at Loring's End, in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest. I actually did really well, making it to the Quarter Finals. I want to have something new to enter in that competition this year. I won't have feedback from my professional teachers on this one, but I have a new idea that's worth a shot, so I'm going to give it a try.

My new idea is pretty weird. It's dark and a little kinky; I want to make a feminist point in a way that may be really off-putting to mainstream audiences, which could reduce my chances of having it go far in the contest. But I really like this idea and think it would make an amazing movie, so I'm going to make the attempt.

I might write about the story here, get a little feedback. The particular weirdness of it makes me slightly embarrassed to talk about it, but I do think it's an interesting idea. We'll see how I feel as I develop it a little more.

About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:



MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3


at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM

and

Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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