The Play

I'm writing a new play and I want to share it with you as I write it. The play is titled "English for Beginners" and it follows a group of playwrights on a writer's retreat in the Marin Headlands. 

I'm very lucky that a collaborator has agreed to come on board this project with me.  Cody Rishell, a wonderful friend and an artist I truly admire, will be adding an illustration to each post.  He's a wonderful artist and a huge inspiration for me personally.  You can see his art work here: 

Over the next few months, I'm going to post a new scene to this blog about every week.  I will post the scenes as I write them; as finished and polished as I can. In this way, the play will build episodically.  Once a scene is published on the blog, I'll consider it set in stone.  No rewrites, no take backs.  If I set something up on Act 1, Scene 2, then I can't ignore it in Act 3, Scene 5.  I'm going into this with only a very loose outline, only the broadest strokes of character sketches, and worse... only a hint of story.  And for better or worse, I'm going to make you all witnesses.  And, if I'm very lucky, some of it might even be entertaining. 


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