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5 Questions for Anne Washburn
Anne Washburn's play, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, is currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons, and will open September 15th.

We like your sense of humor. Tell us a joke, or at least a funny story.

I've started collecting bar jokes which can be made into Haiku. At the moment I only have 2:

a skeleton walks
into a bar he orders
a beer and a mop

the past the present
and the future walked into
a bar it was tense

If you could spend a day with one of the women from The Ladies, ...
5 Questions for New Girl creator, Elizabeth Meriwether


Playscripts playwright Elizabeth Meriwether is busy writing and producing New Girl, but hasn't forgotten her playwriting roots.

Are you working on any plays at the moment?

I'm not! I'm currently writing and producing Season Two of the TV show that I created, New Girl.  I'd love to work on a new play in the future.

What are the differences among writing for TV, theater and film?

In my experience, writing for TV and film means putting more emphasis on the plot. In the theater, dialogue can be the story-- ...
   
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