Dancing On Our Own

It finally hit me yesterday. I was sitting at my desk reading the news and this huge weight fell on my shoulders. Shows across the nation were getting canceled. Broadway was closing down. Playwright friends were losing opportunities of a lifetime from readings to major conferences getting canceled. I got up from my desk, grabbed…

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It’s Not Right (But It’s Okay)

It’s rejection season!!!! Tis the time of year to drink your preferred beverage and talk A LOT about how “tough” our skin needs to be if we want to stay in this industry. Probably my least favorite part of rejection session, aside from the endless “you’re still a good playwright” pep talks, is the rejection…

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Shock to My System

In college, there were all these songs about independent women. One of my favorites actually spelled independent out so that women for the next decade would forever be able to spell the word. I still sing the song in my head whenever I want to make sure I’m spelling it right. But, as obsessed as…

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I came here for love

Well, it’s that time of year. Time to talk about how great/awful/stressful 2019 was (is). And I’ll get to that soon. But, first, HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!!! We made it. No matter what you went through this year (and I’m sure most of us WENT. THROUGH. IT.), you made it. You’re here. You survived. And…

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The Next Right Thing (Blog Edition)

Quick aside: This post is less about playwriting and more about my life, in general. So if you come to this blog specifically for playwriting tidbits, skip this one. In 2015, after attending a conference, I was offered a teaching job out of state. It was an adjunct position and I wasn’t sure how I’d…

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The Next Right Thing (FAQs Edition)

Surprise blog post! You’ll want to read this one. (Unless you don’t live in Arkansas. If you don’t live in Arkansas, skip this one.) Q: Hey, Rach. I heard a rumor A: Well, first off. Only like five people can call me “Rach” so check yourself. Q: Um, okay. But about that rumor though. A:…

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I Work Too Much

During an important theatre talk/interview for a new opportunity, I was asked what I did for fun, to relieve stress. And I fumbled. It was the first and only time in the conversation that I did. The fumble was not graceful. They asked twice what my hobbies were and my answer was that I really…

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Take It Easy

Around this time last year, I was panicking about not having enough playwriting opportunities in 2019 and wondering if my playwriting career stalled where it was, if that would be okay. If that would be enough. If you were my friend a year ago and you’re still my friend now, thank you for your patience…

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31 Plays!

Happy Halloween!!!!!! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. And instead of tricks…….. ……..I decided to give you a treat. Here are 31 plays to read before the year is up. Many of them are on NPX. Flex by Candrice Jones Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner by Darcy Parker Bruce We…

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you and me are golden

I’ve been asked twice now how I “deal” with the competition of other playwrights. And both times, I’ve pushed back that I believe in community not competition. I am so uninterested in pitting myself against other artists. When I’m feeling arrogant, I like to say “no one else is in my lane. I’m competing against…

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