This challenge has allowed me to experiment with different modes -- realism, surreal, violence on stage, sex on stage, murderous people, sensitive people, charming, love, hatred, new relationships, old relationships, ending relationships.
I've been uploading my pieces on to Scribd.com, which feels a little like dumping my plays into a vast sink hole full of swimming creatures -- sharks and mermaids, and sirens -- and also darkness uncertainty. Within minutes after uploading to the site and posting on Facebook about it, there are "Reads" appearing on the counter. As of yesterday, with thirteen uploads, I had over 200 "Reads". Who is reading them? I think if I pay for a premium subscription I can find out that information. Then I could send out an email:
Dear Reader of My Play,
I noticed you read my play on Scribd.com. Please answer a few simple questions that will help me to write more plays:
- Why did you choose this play to read?
- Did you read the entire play? If not, why not?
- What was your initial response?
- Did you think there was a central character?
- Should the play be longer? Shorter? Thrown in the trash?
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to writing more plays that you will want to read on Scribd.com.
I've decided to move away from the fire of seduction... and onto...??? Any ideas?
Here's "Graduate Applications"