30 Plays – Day 17

A very quick one today! Just a bit of a scene about the afterlife, written with very little planning. Honestly, as I started to write and thought more about this concept, it just all became too sad. So, I've only written a little with this one, and I don't think I'll return to this idea. … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 17

30 Plays – Day 16

Today's two scenes are a lot darker than most other stuff I've written before. The prompt was: Write a play that moves backward in time. I decided to use a play idea that I'd been working on a long time ago, but had never really written into a full script. So today I've written the … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 16

30 Plays – Day 15

I've completed the first half! I did it. Slightly nervous, though, because tomorrow I return to my job and I don't know how I'll fit in reading and writing a play every day. I'm thinking the scripts will rapidly decrease in length and quality! But that's ok, I just want to try to make time … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 15

30 Plays – Day 14

I'm writing comedy today; I think it's a farce. Silly situation, over the top responses. I think if I did another draft I'd make the characters themselves more extreme, even larger personalities. This was my prompt (doesn't look that funny, does it?!) And here's my script for today: A community hall attached to a church. … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 14

30 Plays – Day 13

Another play with young characters! Definitely inspired here by my reading of Patricia Cornelius's work, and I'm clearly emulating some of her style. Trying to, anyway! Today's prompt: And here's my little script: 1. Night. An 18 y-o girl, Zoe, crouches in the grass, vomiting. Her friend, Sunny, stands nearby. SUNNY: Zoe will feel better … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 13

30 Plays – Day 12

I had fun with this one! The prompt was simply: Include the line: “You don’t remember me, but I remember you.”  Did anyone else's mind go straight to 'Tears on my Pillow' from Grease?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWnvAPWnjBA Here are the lyrics of the song: You don't remember me, but I remember you'Twas not so long ago, you … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 12

30 Plays – Day 11

Today is all about donuts. Child stars. Youtube. This was my prompt from 31 plays in 31 days: I think I'm one of the only people in the world that doesn't really like donuts that much. I mean, if you put a little one in front of me, sure I'll eat a bit. It's sugar, … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 11

30 Plays – Day 10

The way that I write is changing! I'm actually finding that I can come up with an idea quicker, get invested in the characters, and envisage a full-length play as I write. In the first few days, I was really just writing anything and not caring where it went. But recently, I've really felt like … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 10

30 Plays – Day 9

I'm easing back into some familiar subject matter here (YA, teens, adolescence), but with a little supernatural twist. Here was the very interesting prompt for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUcAPCxrSQs I then did a little research, and discovered that 'Bruja' means witch in Spanish, and it has a long history throughout Latin American culture. This is a great … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 9

30 Plays – Day 8

Today I switched gears. Needed a change up. Needed to write something a bit different. So I've moved away from the sci-fi theme park play, and I've tried writing something more in the realism vein. Here was my prompt for today: I'm sorry, I don't know who painted this piece so I can't give it … Continue reading 30 Plays – Day 8