Category Archive: Uncharted Zones

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 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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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 15

Revising With Your Company From a Distance. Like One Does.

(Quick caveat: I was one of the founding members of Toronto’s Monkeyman Productions, so you’re going to hear a lot in particular about my work with them.) We’re in the very earliest stages of production with our fall show, Uncharted Zones; I thought a good place to begin in talking about my writing process would …

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Aug 12

A Brief Procedural Note

I have to give full credit to my friend Debs – she was the one who came up with the idea for organizing my entries in this blog. As much as I seek out connections in my work, as far as this whole Internet thing goes I tend to be just a little bit late …

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