Nearly every week at Ohio University, I have the awesome privilege of writing a 3-5 minute play for something the MFA writers like to call MADNESS. Because it can be. "It" is actually our Playwrights Production class that all the grad writers at OU take every semester while in the program. You can read more about Madness at www.ohioplaywriting.org (our news blog and archive), but the short version is: Producer announces theme on Monday. Writers write to theme. Friday night, a show goes on. 11 new plays. And then it all begins again on Monday.
This week, I'm producing/hosting the night, so I have challenged my writers to tackle "NAKED" as their theme. What does it mean to be naked? How can you be naked while still wearing clothes? Just got all their scripts and I'm now tasked with ordering the night, crafting my own piece, and putting up a night of theater at 11pm tonight. With that said, I must log off and get back to producing. I'll let you know how it goes!
Thoughts. From my brain. Anything to do with how we tell stories and the stories we tell each other. Literally and figuratively.
Writer. Husband. Father. Effulgent dreamer. A Fightin' Irishman (@NDdotEDU '01). A playwriting Bobcat (MFA in Playwriting, @OhioU '13). I write plays. I'm a geek. I wanted to be an astronaut. I go places in my head.