Writing the 10 Minute Play

ISBN-10: 1557838488

ISBN-13: 9781557838483

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Authors: Glenn Alterman

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

John Kieffer is a photographer and writer based in Boulder, Colorado. Most of his photography is done while on location, particularly in the wild, open spaces of the American West. His knowledge of assisting comes from his own experience as both an assistant and a photographer who has used assistants. nbsp;Glenn Alterman is a professional career consultant, audition/monologue coach, college lecturer, published writer, award winning playwright, internet journalist, and actor. He has guest lectured and taught at such diverse places as The Governors School For The Arts (Old Dominion University), The School For Film and Television, Star Map Acting Studio of Long Island, The Edward Albee Theater Conference (Valdez, Alaska), Southampton College, The Dramatists Guild, The Learning Annex, The Screen Actors Guild, Western Connecticut State College, in The Boston Public School System, and at many acting schools around the country, as well as privately coaching hundreds of students. �

Before We Get Started
Who This Book Was Written For
Learning Playwriting from Many Sources
How I Wrote My First Play
Ten Ways to Get the Most out of This Book
What Is a Ten-Minute Play?
The Ten-Minute Play: A Definition
When Did Ten-Minute Plays Begin?
Why Write a Ten-Minute Play?
Popularity of Ten-Minute Plays
Basic Rules for All Ten-Minute Plays
Before Beginning Your Ten-Minute Play
Perking with an Idea
Deciding When to Begin
The Actor and the Playwright
As an Actor, Do I Have the Skills Necessary to Create My Own Material?
Fear of Writing
Working Internally as an Actor and as a Writer
Techniques for Dealing with Writer's Block
Eleven Rules of Freewriting
Benefits of Freewriting
After You've Completed the Freewriting Session
Clustering (or Webbing): Finding the Initial Core of Your Work
How to Cluster
Starting Your Play with an Outline
Comparing Processes for Actors and Playwrights
Playwriting Basics
Aristotle's Poetics
Freytag's Pyramid
Freytag's Five Dramatic Arcs
Script Format
Beginning Your Ten-Minute Play
How I Start My Ten-Minute Plays
Starting a Play with an Idea, a Theme, or an Image
The Next Steps
Intention, Objective, and Action
The Setting and Time
The Best Way to Tell Your Story: The Play's Structure
Complications Arise
Realizing and Developing the Story of the Play
Actors Working on Their Plays
Ending the First Draft
Finding Your Title
After the First Draft
Reading the First Draft
At What Point Should You Have Someone Else Read What You've Written?
Selecting the Right Person to Read Your First Draft
The First Reading of Your Play
Cold Readings of Your Ten-Minute Play
Should You Be an Actor in the First Readings of Your Ten-Minute Play?
Listening to Feedback and Comments
Not Allowing Others to Rewrite Your Play
Back to Rewrites
Getting Your Play Out
E-mail Submissions
Actors: Should You Be in the First Production of Your Play?
Interviews with Playwrights of Ten-Minute Plays
Jenny Lyn Bader
Don Nigro
Craig Pospisil
Mark Harvey Levine
Arlene Hutton
Alex Broun
Rich Orloff
Interviews with Producers of Ten-Minute Plays
Kate Snodgrass
Alice Walker
Seth Gordon
Interviews with Publishers of Ten-Minute Plays
Sarah Bernstein
Geri Albrecht
Lawrence Harbison
Three Successful Ten-Minute Plays
The Popcorn Sonata
Discussion on Writing The Popcorn Sonata
On the Edge
Creating On the Edge
The Pain in the Poetry
Creating The Pain in the Poetry
Where to Submit Your Ten-Minute Play
Ten-Minute Play Festivals
Publishers of Ten-Minute Plays
Observations about the Ten-Minute Play
Anastasia Traina, Playwright
Scott C. Sickles, Artistic Director, Workshop Theater Company, New York City
Dirk Knef, Literary Advisor, After Folsom Festival (Berlin, Germany) and others
Suzanne Bradbeer, Playwright
Eduardo Arbo, Playwright, Barcelona
Elaine Romero, Playwright
And in the End
Playwrights: Some Key Points to Remember
Some Key Points for Actor/Playwrights
Selected Bibliography
About the Author
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