On Playwriting: My Interview with Adam Szymkowicz

I’m happy to have been interviewed by fellow playwright Adam Szymkowicz, whose remarkable blog details the work and lives of American Playwrights. Q:  Tell me about The Xylophone West. A:  Often, the desire to explore a certain relationship will inspire me to begin a new play. With The Xylophone West, I wanted explore the unbreakableContinue reading “On Playwriting: My Interview with Adam Szymkowicz”

Inciting Incident

We talk about inciting incidents when we talk about dramatic writing. What launches the journey of the protagonist? What sets them off down the road that will ultimately (hopefully) lead to resolution? When writing a play I have the luxury of knowing the ending before I get there, or at least the gist of one.Continue reading “Inciting Incident”