Author's details

Name: D.J. Sylvis
Date registered: August 8, 2011

Latest posts

  1. D.J. on Stageworthy! — February 24, 2017
  2. Inked Heart is almost here. Weird. — November 9, 2016
  3. Test – live on Texture Public Library! — November 8, 2016
  4. Inked Heart – event listing! — September 20, 2016
  5. Write Only If You Can Handle Conflicting Advice About Writing — September 1, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Gadgets and Apps and Less Killing Trees — 4 comments
  2. Inaugural — 3 comments
  3. A Brief Procedural Note — 1 comment
  4. How to Dominate at Submission — 1 comment
  5. Inked Heart – we need a guy! — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Mar 17

Words, Words, Words

Just a heads up – I wrote a quick blog post on the Monkeyman website about the revision process for our latest incarnation of The Simian Showcase, where I’m playwright on one piece and director on another. Take a look!

Mar 11


Just catching back up on life and I’ll be back here soon. But for now, here’s something awfully interesting: a TED talk by Andrew Stanton on the art of storytelling. You should watch this: Andrew Stanton on Storytelling Enjoy!

Oct 21

Checking My References

“Are we ready? Are we set? Atomic batteries to power, turbines to –” Marty and I just finished a discussion on the Monkeyman Productions blog about our company’s tendency to include pop culture references in our shows. Since a lot of the blame for that has to be laid at my fingertips, I thought I’d …

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Oct 11

How to Dominate at Submission

Okay, I really need to get back to actual playwriting soon (it’s been weeks since finishing Uncharted Zones), but I just finished up a month of submission ‘binging’ – sending out as many subs to contests and theatres as I could, and I thought this would be a good time to share a few disorganized notes …

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Sep 30

Toronto! Star Trek Day! Book!

Off to my favourite city in the world tonight, Toronto, for a weekend with friends and my Monkeyman cohorts and to try to sell copies of The Phoenix Saga at Star Trek Day Toronto! If you’re anywhere in the area, you should stop by – it’s geekiness of the absolute best kind, and you can …

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Sep 27

Stick a Fork In It

Good for me! As of last Friday, I am officially finished with the script for Uncharted Zones. That was the deadline we set for ourselves, and we met it. As is to be expected, I met it by going crazy for the better part of a week and sneaking everything in just under the wire …

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Sep 16

The Phoenix Saga – book launch!

Quick update here – it’s been a bit of a crazy time; hopefully I can get back to more informative posts next week. But I had a bit of an announcement to make … If you’re coming to the website to read my posts (or you know me on Facebook, Twitter, etc.) you’re certainly already …

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Aug 31

Narration: The Most Dangerous Game

I’ve just been listening to recordings from the Uncharted Zones rehearsal on Monday night, which was the first full readthrough of the show as it will be (well, with hopefully a few more polishes here and there from my end). Well, actually, I haven’t listened to the bulk of it yet. I sort of cheated and …

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Aug 23

Ideas, Pt. 1

Not as in “where do you get them,” though I may blog about that some time (and I’m leaving this open-ended so I can add to it in later ‘parts’). But something a bit simpler for today, and it’s a bit of an addendum to my entry on technology – “where do you store them?” …

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Aug 18

Gadgets and Apps and Less Killing Trees

This is going to have to be a short entry, as I’m behind on revisions for Uncharted Zones and I don’t want the director sending hired goons to my door. (“I prefer the personal touch you only get with hired goons.”) But I wanted to write a bit about the technology I’m using as a playwright, or …

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