Thursday, May 11, 2006

Ask Me Anything

I attended a master playwriting class taught by Tina Howe (Coastal Disturbances, The Art of Dining) at the William Inge Theatre Festival last month. A couple of days before the class she gave us an assignment: “write a 10 page scene in which two or three characters go through an activity that changes them forever.” I had originally planned to submit a scene I’d written several years ago, but after thinking about it, I decided to go with something new. So the day before the class during a break between sessions, I sat down at the computer in my room at the Apple Tree Inn and batted out this little piece in about an hour. Ms. Howe’s last admonition on the assignment was “Have a ball!” — and I did.

The scene is posted here at Bobby Cramer.