Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Four Rules of Playwriting by Bryony Lavery

I really got a kick out of these playwriting rules by Bryony Lavery, most known for her 1998 play Frozen. Earlier this year, I experienced Ms. Lavery's visually interesting Beautiful Burnout at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.
  1. Delay the playwriting.
  2. Put off all household chores in the name of Art.
  3. Leave yourself far too little time to write but blame others for this.
  4. Make your theme, plot, location and characters do all the work.

Source: Six Important New Plays by Women - Edited by Emilie S. Kilgore.

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