For the third year in a row, I have been tasked with writing vignettes to celebrate history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield, downtown area churches have presented vignettes on little-known facts in Black History. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month withContinue reading ““People sometimes wonder what is the secret of the extraordinary knowledge of women which I show in my plays. I have assumed that a woman is a person exactly like myself, and that is how the trick is done.” George Bernard Shaw”
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King. Although the story On the Wings of Freedom is fictional, it brings life to the quote by Martin Luther King. When justice stands opposite immorality dressed-up in codified laws, the people must fight and eradicate these unjust laws with vigor andContinue reading “The Soul of the Story”
Let’s Talk About Themes Our last conversation centered on how an idea for a play germinates. Now that you have an idea you’ll need to develop it into a theme, which is best stated in one sentence. All plays have a theme or premise. Consider the themes for Romeo and Juliet: Love Conquers AllContinue reading “Playwright’s Corner – Let’s Talk about Themes”
Playwright’s Corner Oftentimes, we writers are asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” Ideas come from all directions, a strong belief, life’s struggles, romance, and tragedy, or a stunning conversation.
UNTOLD STORIES … For the previous two years, I have been writing vignettes for Untold Stories to celebrate Black History Month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield, I’ve written original one-act plays depicting little-known episodes in African American history. These were presented at several historic churches in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Patrons travel from oneContinue reading “Stage to Page”