Monthly Archives: January 2013

Who Are We Writing For in 2013? Screenwriting Edition

  “Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed to an audience from different social classes and of varying levels of intellect. Thus they contain down-to-earth characters who appeal to the working classes, side-by-side with complexities of plot which would satisfy … Continue reading

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A Common Problem I See In Plays By Women Playwrights. It’s Not What You Think.

Originally posted on Bitter Gertrude:
Will Hand and Jeanette Penley Marker in Impact Theatre’s Toil and Trouble by Lauren Gunderson, a fantastic play by a brilliant woman with a kickass female character. Check out EVERY WORD LAUREN’S EVER WRITTEN because…

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Things I Like — BACK ALLEY 1/26-2/1

Support our friend Mitchel Dumlao and his friends     Do ArT Foundation and LA Street Art Gallery present:                                           … Continue reading

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Defending Your Territory

Unwanted cat calls, comments and touch, condition black women to accept unwanted touch. It’s hard to look at our sky high STI/STD, HIV/AIDS and domestic violence rates and not conclude that being able to defend our bodies from cat calls, comments and touching might a very, very good idea. Continue reading

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Congratulations President Obama

We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. Continue reading

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More on Django

Why are the black characters except for Samuel L. Jackson’s in Django two dimensional in conception and, therefore, in performance? Continue reading

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Writing for the Screen, Old School

What about putting some excellence back into commercial screenwriting? Continue reading

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