Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wendy Wasserstein on script writing

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein was a lovely person whom I had the privilege of knowing.  And I was fortunate enough to interview her twice on her script writing process some years ago, at the Dramatists Guild in NYC and at Drew University where I was teaching at the time.  Both were in front of rather large audiences.  She was a straight shooter and told it like it is regarding her writing and how she managed to create so many successful plays.

You can find a condensed audio version of my Guild interview with her on the Guild website here.  She offers many words of wisdom to the script writer.

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I'm the Program Director of the low-residency MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen being offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  Our next residency runs January 3-11, 2015 and we are currently accepting applications.  I'm also a playwright and screenwriter, producing partner in my production company Either/Or Films (The Sensation of Sight and Only Daughter), and a professional script consultant.

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