For use in newsletters, season or fundraising brochures or emails, presentations--you name it.
Most playwrights go wrong on the fifth word. When you start a play and you type 'Act one, scene one,' your writing is every bit as good as Arthur Miller or Eugene O'Neill or anyone. It's that fifth word where amateurs start to go wrong.
When I first started writing plays I couldn't write good dialogue because I didn't respect how black people talked. I thought that in order to make art out of their dialogue I had to change it, make it into something different. Once I learned to value and respect my characters, I could really hear them. I let them start talking.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live.
Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
|P.G.||Wodehouse||New York Mirror, 27th May 1955|
Volunteers will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no volunteers.
|Costumes, Lighting, Set Design||
A play is a painting that moves. Instead of it holding still, and you are looking at it, you hold still and it scrolls by.
|Patricia||Zipprodt||The Audience Book of Theatre Quotations, by Louis Phillips|