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Ian McWethy Interviews Himself
In this guest blog post, playwright Ian Mcwethy is asked the hard-hitting questions…by himself! His new play, 12 Incompetent Jurors (a hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men), was published earlier this month.

So, you seem to write a lot of plays, what makes this one so special?

Well, the biggest reason 12 Incompetent Jurors has a special place in my heart is that it’s the only play in Playscripts’ catalogue that I’ve ever produced and acted in myself. And I can honestly say it’s the most fun I’ve ever had ...
Why I Write Plays for High Schools
“Why do you write plays for high schools?”  I am often asked by fans I was asked by the marketing department at Playscripts as a possible starting point for a blog entry. And to my legion of loyal readers Lane Bernes, Marketing Director at Playscripts and anyone else reading this blog entry I say, “Well it’s complicated, but I’ve broken my answer down in 5 easy categories (much like one of my desperately titled plays!).”
 1.  The Money.  Oh sweet lord the money.
 Most self-interested, greedy money mongers are going to tell you that the best way to make millions ...
Catalog of Plays and Musicals for Schools
For the past few months, we have been diligently assembling our annual catalog, and it's finally done! This catalog reflects our newest and most popular plays and musicals for middle and high school theater programs or competitions. The plays range from one-acts to full lengths and include works by some of our most popular playwrights such as Ed Monk, Jon Jory, Alan Haehnel, Jonathan Rand, Don Zolidis, Jonathan Dorf, and Ian McWethy.

New and popular musicals in the catalog include works by Peter Bloedel, Sam Willmott, Nick Blaemire, Jodi Picoult, Mark Baron and Jeffrey ...
   
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