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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 ...
Full-Length Plays For Student Actors
After nearly a decade’s steady diet of university theater productions in which at least one actor if not dozens required aging via makeup and mounds of gray hairspray, I got it into my head to write a play where no such tricks were required––where young actors could play people their own age.  The result was Acts of God (now published by Playscripts, Inc.), in which a dozen high schoolers cope with the emotional detritus of an F-3 tornado strike.

My dislike of forcing young actors to “play age” has not diminished.  Since the advent of Acts, I have ...
6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing The Perfect Musical
In my 45-or-so years in theater I have been in the sometimes challenging (but always interesting) position of choosing plays and musicals, for complete seasons, for a summer theater and for a high school. In the ‘70s I founded and produced plays and musicals at Celebration Playhouse, a 150-seat theater that did a new show every six weeks! Beginning in 1986 and continuing until the present day, I have had to choose 3 musicals for the summer seasons at Middlesex County, New Jersey's Plays-in-the-Park where I am the producer, and for 20 years I also directed the non-musical and musical ...
   
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