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First draft of new musical complete

Finished the first draft of Puzzle House Blues today, the script for the new musical I've been co-writing. I've been averaging about a scene a week since I started, and now the first rough draft is complete. I'm not sure how happy I am with it, but the push to finish burnt me out so I'm not even attempting to evaluate it right now.

I am having people over for dinner to read it to me and Troy, my collaborator, on Thursday. I would like to have a second, at least somewhat more polished draft ready by then. The current one is fairly bare-bones, as is typical of my writing when I am pushing for completeness. But I've found it serves me best when I have SOMETHING done, that I can go back and edit later, than by perfectionist lingering the first time around.

We've started the lyrics, but as I've been trying to nail the script, I haven't contributed much to that. After the second draft exists, though, I will have to dive in and see if my poetry skills have atrophied too much.

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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