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6 Questions with Playwright Mark Dunn
Mark Dunn's new play Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy is a family-friendly farce with a Texas twang and plot twists aplenty in the tradition of classic Kaufman and Hart. We spoke with the playwright about the inspiration behind the play, his advocacy for new work, and the literary charm of the South.

What was the inspiration behind Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy?

I’ve been writing for the amateur theater market for over thirty years and tend to tailor my work toward the needs and interests of community theaters, ...
Navigating New Production Opportunities: “Consider the Oyster” at Georgetown Little Theatre
In this guest blog post, Consider the Oyster playwright David MacGregor discusses his experience seeing a Canadian production of his play, community theater associations, and navigating new theater markets.
Was it just me?  That's what I was thinking as I sat in a huge, professional theater in Toronto watching what was possibly the worst play I have ever seen in my life.  I had dragged my wife, fourteen-year-old daughter, and daughter's best friend to this debacle, and I kept glancing at them trying to gauge how they were holding up.  As I later learned, critics ...
Happily Ever After, for Every Kind of Audience
Flipping through the TV channels or on a trip to the movies, you might notice that fairy tales are everywhere this fall. ABC and NBC are in on the action with Once Upon a Time and the darker Grimm, and last year’s Red Riding Hood was just the start of a slew of fairy tale films being produced for teenage audiences. Just outside our office here at Playscripts, Inc., a shiny two-story billboard has gone up, advertising Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman--we can’t seem to get away! But then again, why would we want to? Fairy tales endure for a ...

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