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GETTING PAID FOR A PLAY!

This is a good week for my pieces, apparently! I just got the news that my monologue "The Old House" is going to be produced at a festival called Queer Shorts in Madison, Wisconsin! When I originally wrote this piece as part of 31 Plays in 31 Days, it was about a lady talking to her late husband-- really, to herself --about her need to move out of their marital home in order to move on with her life without him. But when I saw a lot of calls for specifically queer-themed plays, I changed it so that the lady was actually talking to her late wife so I would be able to submit it. With the addition of a few extra details, I found I liked how it worked, maybe even better than originally.

Coolest of all, however-- I AM GETTING PAID FOR THIS ONE. Yes, for the first time ever, I am getting remuneration for the right to use my play for performance! It isn't much, only fifty dollars, but for a five-minute monologue from a completely unknown baby playwright who has never been paid for a play before, I am bowled over with delight. The only other time I've made money off of my writing was the one time I got paid to run my larp Alice in Chicago, and the peanuts I got for those fashion articles I was writing. And I guess with the theater reviews I'll be doing now. But I like this one best of all! One step closer to the pipe dream of making a living as a playwright...

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katiescarlett29
Apr. 8th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!! You are on such an awesome roll!
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breakinglight11
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!!!
sprrwhwk
Apr. 8th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Congrats!
breakinglight11
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
staystrong62805
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
Congrats!! :D I really really liked that monologue. I can see why they picked it :)
breakinglight11
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it!
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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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