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Inspiration!!1!1

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It usually has to be late enough at night when I’ve become giddy for me to feel truly inspired.  Then I wake up the next morning with a lot of self-indulgent gibberish written. … Continue reading

Oh that splattery mess on the wall? Those are my brains from when my mind was blown.

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You know what just broke my brain?  The fact that we just got out of a play, hungry and thinking about Indian food, and came home (yes, home I say) to hommde curry made from… Continue reading

Process and Crisis.

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I’m not very experienced with writing plays.  Usually when I’m new to something I look for the example of others who know better than I do and follow suit as if my life… Continue reading

Grace Hardy monologue analysis

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Grace Hardy, as she’s describing the birth of her stillborn son, is sticking the truth of the matter to Frank.  According to Teddy, Frank wasn’t even present at the birth, but Grace places… Continue reading

Background of Kelly Michaels

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(I’m leaving Kelly’s gender open so I’m going to be using the pronoun “they”). Kelly Michaels grew up in a middle class family in East Belfast.  Their parents are stuanch unionists but Kelly,… Continue reading

The Kernel

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This weekend the group journeyed to Belfast to meet with Hanna Slattne, the literary manager at Tinderbox Theater Co.  Tinderbox is dedicated to showcasing the work of new, Northern Irish writers; she told us… Continue reading

Freedom Ring

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I like celebrating the Fourth of July, sure.  Not because I’m patriotic (I’m not), but because any holiday usualy promises a large meal (which I like).  I’ve never assigned much importance to being… Continue reading

Faith and Minnie Powell

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At the end of “Shadow of a Gunman”, Minnie Powell, the love interest and neighbor of Donal Davoren, does something pretty crazy- the Black and Tans raid their tenament, and she takes a… Continue reading

A Post About a Broad, Vague, Sentimental Idea

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The theme for the John Hewitt Literary Festival, where our plays are going to be performed at the end of the month, is “the state of hope”.  This makes me think of the… Continue reading

Espresso Made Me Feel Better.

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After getting no real sleep on my flight and trying several different positions to discover optimal comfort, I got off the plane in Dublin with a big, stupid smile on my face.  It’s… Continue reading