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William Faulkner

In 1932, William Faulkner was offered a $500-a-week contract ($8,500 today) to write scripts at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer but didn’t have enough money to send a telegram to answer yes.




Ian Flemming.






When literature goes wrong



In 1890, 60 common starlings were released in Central Park in an attempt to introduce every bird mentioned in the works of Shakespeare to America. They became a pest, and there are currently 150 million of them.

We would



“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.” - Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast


BUT IN THE NIGHT

BUT IN THE NIGHT HE WOKE AND HELD HER TIGHT AS THOUGH SHE WERE ALL OF LIFE AND IT WAS BEING TAKEN FROM HIM.
- Ernest Hemingway

 


*** THE NYCPLAYWRIGHTS PODCAST IS HERE ***


Check out the latest episode of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast on the theme of Writers & Friends.

In this episode we:

Talk to Ralph Sevush of the Dramatists Guild about lawsuits involving playwrights including productions of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!; the musical RENT; the URINETOWN lawsuit; and the lawsuit involving the host of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast

Hear Neil Simon talk about the third-act problem of his play about friendship THE ODD COUPLE & his working habits

Learn about Primary Stages and the National New Play Network via Chelsea Anderson-Long

Perform the selected play from the call for submissions A NEW PLAY BY MATTHEW WEAVER by Matthew Weaver

You can check out the podcast web site at www.playwrightspodcast.com?e=20181201


*** PODCAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ***

We are looking for monologues for the next NYCPlaywrights Podcast on the theme of "rants & raves" - here are more details below - deadline is tomorrow at 11:59 PM EST.

http://www.playwrightspodcast.com/2018/11/rants-raves-wanted-for-next.html

If you're going to submit, makes sure you check out the Podcast and find out what we're all about:

The Podcast is also available on iTunes


*** FREE THEATER IN NYC ***

Saturday, December 8, 2018 
at 3:15pm
THE WILLA CATHER SALON  
A reading of a new play with music by Navida Stein. 
Adapted from Willa Cather’s first short stories.

The Willa Cather Salon is a new play with music written by Navida Stein and adapted from Willa Cather’s first short stories published in early 20th century magazines.  In this reading of The Willa Cather Salon the stories are told by a cast of actor/singer/storytellers and woven together with vocal and instrumental music from the turn of last century. These stories explore the need to belong and create,  the transformative power of music and the desire for beauty in a brutal world; all themes Willa Cather continually explored throughout her life’s work.  As an adult, Willa Cather made New York City her home and lived for many years at 5 Bank Street in Greenwich Village, right around the corner from Jefferson Market Library.  Miss Cather would hold very popular salons on Friday afternoons; writers, musicians, actors and opera singers would come for tea, conversation and share their art. Willa Cather (1873-1947) is an American writer best known for her novels O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My √Āntonia. She won the Pulitzer Prize  in 1923 for her World War I novel One of Ours.

Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room.  All events are free and open to the public.

Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10011
(212) 243-4334



*** PLAYWRIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES ***

TLC is sponsoring its 10th annual Emerging Artists Program which enables both individual creative artists and a group of artists to focus on their current work.  This program subsidizes one 2-week residency for 7 emerging artists and/or 2 person creative teams from the Minnesota and the 5 boroughs of New York, and one week-long residency for a group project that would have exclusive use of the facilities. Please note that applicants must live in either MN or one of the 5 NYC boroughs to be eligible to apply.

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TheatreWorks is accepting submissions for our First Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, "Tales from the Brookside." The festival will be held at TheatreWorks New Milford (5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776) June 4 through 8, 2019.

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PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new playwrights and works. This annual event began in 2014 and we have presented 40 new science fiction and fantasy plays over this one-weekend festival every year since. 2019 will mark year 5.


*** For more information about these and other opportunities see the web site at http://www.nycplaywrights.org ***


*** LINKS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS *** 

Dramatists Guild

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund

Dramatists Bill of Rights

Primary Stages

Theater Talk Archives

The National New Play Network

Exit, Pursued by a Lawyer

URINETOWN Lawsuit Settled

RENT Dramaturg Sues Larson Estate

Mantello and Caldwell Theatre Settle Out of Court Over L!V!C! Case

Actors Equity Association 

The Commercial Theater Institute 

Drama League

New Dramatists 

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

The Playwrights Center

International Centre for Women Playwrights