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The Playwright's Survival Guide is written for both aspiring and established writers looking for an emotional, spiritual, or just plain practical connection back to what's important - the writing. It's a "how-to-be" book - with thoughts, stories of inspiration, a few tricks of the trade, a few outlets for venting frustrations, and a reassuring voice that speaks to all the doubts with an "I know. I've been there. This is what you do . . ." Gary Garrison demystifies the playwriting process, speaking honestly, poignantly, and with humor about the lessons he's learned along the way. He explores the issues playwrights face every day, including:
  • inspiration
  • criticism
  • self-doubt
  • relationships with teachers and mentors
  • the art of self-promotion
  • writer's block
  • staying healthy in the art after your fingers are off the keyboard.

Synopsis:

The Playwright's Survival Guide is written for both aspiring and established writers looking for an emotional, spiritual, or just plain practical connection back to what's important - the writing.

About the Author

Gary Garrison is a published and produced playwright fearlessly slugging it out in New York City. His plays include Old Soles, Oh Messiah Me, Cherry Reds, An Angel in the Early Bird Special, The Big Fat Naked Truth, and When a Diva Dreams. He is Artistic Director and Division Head of Playwriting for the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, National Chair of Playwriting for the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival, and the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education.

Table of Contents

PART 1

FOR YOUR HEART

You're the Play

Skippy, Jake, and the Spitfire Within

Thump It Before You Buy It

Sing Out, Louise!

FOR YOUR SOUL

Spandex, My Bicep, and Writer's Block

The Ties That Bind Us: Mother, Mentor, Father, Teacher

I've Been to the Dark Side (And Now I Want the Light)

Tina Turner, Lanford Wilson, and Me

Flush It (An Internal Monologue)

PART 2

FOR YOUR HEAD

Who Are All These People and What Are They Doing to My Play?

Who Needs an Agent!?

New York Hits Back

Instruction or Destruction?

Submitting Your Plays: The Most Necessary Evil

What You Need Is a Good F**k

T-Minus-Ten and Counting

Do We Have to Say This?

JUST...FOR GOOD MEASURE

Just Read It, Will You?

Just Show Me How to Do It

Just Give Me the Facts

Just...Think on It

Just...Passing It On

PART 3

FOR YO' MAMA

Behave!

Slap Yourself

An Open Letter to Those Who Love and Support Us

After Words

Product Details

ISBN:
9780325001654
Author:
Garrison, Gary
Publisher:
Heinemann Drama
Author:
Garrison
Location:
Portsmouth, NH :
Subject:
Playwriting
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Theater - Playwriting
Subject:
Dramatists
Subject:
Drama-Playwriting
Subject:
General education.
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.99x6.04x.38 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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