Hello listeners! This week, we chat with Artistic Producer and resident playwright of Theatre in the Dark, Mack Gordon. He is the co-adapter and performer of “A War of the Worlds”, which will be playing this October 15th until November 21st. Be sure to check out the links below to learn more about the show and how you can get tickets. You’re not going to want to miss this incredibly unique audio drama!
THEATRE IN THE DARK creates stories through sound.
Focused on virtual production until COVID has passed.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit: www.theatreinthedark.com
Cho – The fly on Pence’s Head / Amy Sedaris’ Instagram post about evil flies
Sam – Covita from the Lincoln Project
Mack – Canadian Bands: Aidan Knight, Yukon Blonde / Canadian Stand-Up Comedians: Katie-Ellen Humphries, John Cullen
I don’t really know any playwriting exercises for initiating new work. One of the ‘stress tests’ I run my work through sometimes is to use acting techniques against my writing. I’ll go through and identify objectives to verb out the script for all the characters. If the objective isn’t clear to me, how can it be clear to the actors or audience? Another great tool for me as an actor, who frequently performs his own work, is the memorization process. You discover more unnecessary lines and redundancies when you have to commit a monologue to memory.
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