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Today’s Stage Play Loglines and Pitches

Read today’s theatre play pitches and loglines.

Submit your own FREE Logline to the Festival in any genre or type:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

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Title: DANCES WITH DINOSAURS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dancing_with_dinosaurs_by_bob_canning.html

Written by: Bob Canning

Genre: Comedy (Farce)

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Title: THE VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW
http://www.wildsound.ca/the_vengeance_of_the_shrew_by_bree_katz.html

Written by: Bree Katz

Genre: Comedy

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Title: MISSION OF LOVE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mission_of_love_by_martha_cinader_mims.html

Written by: Martha Cinader Mims

Genre: Comedy, Romance

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Title: A FRIEND IN NEED
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_friend_in_need_by_jimmy_keary.html

Written by: JIMMY KEARY

Genre: COMEDY

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Title: SEPARATING THE DUST
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/separating_the_dust_by_darren_brealey.html

Written by: Darren Brealey

Genre: Drama, Family

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Title: SOMETIMES THE MOON SHOOTS BACK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sometimes_the_moon_shoots_back_by_stephen_krefman.html

Written by: Stephen Krefman

Genre: Biographical comedy/drama

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Title: THE EXCLUSIVE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_exclusive_by_perry_mcdaid.html

Written by: Perry McDaid

Genre: Supernatural, Fantasy, Drama

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Title: BETWEEN THE LINES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/between_the_lines_by_dean_gilbert_tonkin_and_stephen_gregory.html

Written by: Dean Gilbert Tonkin & Stephen Gregory Barnes

Genre: Drama – two acts

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Title: GOING SOLO
http://www.wildsound.ca/going_solo_by_robert_gately_and_drew_keil.html

Written by: Robert Gately and Drew Keil

Genre: Drama

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Stage Play title: “The Art of Murder”
http://www.wildsound.ca/the_art_of_murder_by_trisha_sugarek.html

Written by: Trisha Sugarek

Genre: Drama/Crime

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Title: MAGGIE QUINN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/maggie_quinn_by_susan_k_droney.html

Written by: Susan K. Droney

Genre: Drama

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Title: COMING BACK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_back_by_as_penne.html

Written by: A.S. Penne

Genre: Drama, War

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Title: A THOUSAND VARIATIONS ON A LIE TOLD ONCE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_thousand_variations_on_a_lie_once_told_by_stacey_lane.html

Written by: Stacey Lane

Genre: Comedic Drama

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Title: BETWEEN THE LINES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/between_the_lines_by_d_gilbert.html

Written by: D. Gilbert

Genre: Musical, Drama

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Deadline Jan 10th – SUBMIT your FULL PLAY or 1st ACT PLAY to the Monthly Writing Festival

http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

WINNERS get their stageplay read at the Writing Festival.

WATCH the recent WINNING STAGEPLAY Reading –
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stageplay_readings.html

Today’s STAGE PLAY Logline Posts

Submit your STAGE PLAY by Nov. 30th and SAVE $15 off regular submissions. FULL FEEDBACK on all submissions. Get your PLAY performed by professional actors.
http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

Today’s STAGE PLAY Logines:

1. Title: In The Middle Of Nowhere
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_middle_of_nowhere_by_christopher_hemmens.html

Written by: Christopher Hemmens

Genre: Comedy

2. Title: ARDOR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ardor_by_shawrya_kumar.html

Written by: Shawrya Kumar

Genre: Drama

3. Title: HAMLET DEAD
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hamlet_dead_by_george_schwimmer.html

Written by: George Schwimmer

Genre: Tragedy

4. Title: VEILS OF JUSTICE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/veils_of_justice_by_chris_payne.html

Written by: CHRIS PAYNE

Genre: Psychological Mystery, Drama

5. Title: WHATEVER POSSESSED ANNA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/whatever_possessed_anna_by_phyllis_heltay.html

Written by: Phyllis Heltay

Genre: Comedy

6. Title: What Are Dreams Made Of?
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/what_are_dreams_made_of_by_lisa_sniderman.html

Written by: Lisa Sniderman

Genre: Musical (Fantasy)

7. Title: ROMEO CHANG
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/romeo_chang_by_barbara_blumenthal-ehrlich.html

Written by: Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Genre: Comedy

Submit your FREE Logline today in any genre or type:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Read 100s of Theater Play Loglines:
http://www.wildsound.ca/play_loglines.html

Watch November Winning Stage Play Reading. PAPER WALL, by Gina Surles (with Q&A)

I think I watched the whole video performance of my play with a smile on my face. I’ll have to watch it again to be more objective. DEAR ACTORS – thank you! I’m so thrilled with your performances, you don’t know how happy you have made me. I think the actress who played Maggie (Marsha Mason) is amazing. From now on, I’ll only see her in the role!

– Gina Surles, on her reaction watching the PAPER WALL reading at the WILDsound Festival (Review)

Gina’s amazing play PAPER WALL was just performed at a recent WILDsound Festival. Watch it here:

SYNOPSIS:

A New York playwright who hasn’t produced anything in ten years, struggles to complete a new play while having major repairs done to a wall in her apartment, while alternately being helped and hindered by an ex-stripper, a priest, and a carpenter.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Amaka Umeh
MAGGIE – Marsha Mason
CATHERINE – Michelle Alexander
FATHER FRANK – Geoff Mays
THOMAS – Rob Notman

WILDsound’s Matthew Toffolo chatted with Gina about Paper Wall.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/paper_wall.html

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to write this play?

Gina: I wanted something on a small scale that would be relatively easy to produce, yet, something that had interesting characters that actors would enjoy playing. My first love has always been acting and, for me, it felt natural for acting and writing to go hand in hand. I’ve written a few screenplays but I love plays, too, and I love actors and I’m always amazed at how they bring words to life and communicate a story. I wanted to try writing in a different format and felt inspired to write a play.

As far as subject material, well, for both actors and writers, we deal with so much rejection on a daily basis, both from others and within ourselves, questioning our abilities or hiding behind something. It was a theme I wanted to explore through Maggie. She was knocked so low to the point where hope was a very dim light yet there’s a point where we realize we have to take the action. And I’m attracted to underdog characters that find a way to overcome their fears.

MT: You have four characters in this play, each with a full story arc. Are these characters based on anyone?

Gina: No, there characters are not based on anyone. I wanted each to have a secret that affected their behavior and that they needed to overcome in order to change. Except for Thomas, really. He pretty much stays the same but causes change to happen in the other characters. As he rebuilds Maggie’s wall, he also helps rebuild Maggie’s self-esteem.

MT: What is the theme of your play? What are you really trying to say?

Gina: A few themes, overcoming our fears, dropping our facade however fragile it may be, having belief in ourselves, trying to prove your own worth to people who have the ability to help you. What I think I was trying to say was almost a pep talk for myself in a way, through Maggie, and also through Thomas, he being the voice of reason, saying, yes, we can make changes, we can move on, we just have to believe it and then take action. The hardest part is actually believing it can be done. The intruding self-doubt. It seems many of us take the easy way out when the going gets tough, we have a plan B that we can fall back on and that is more comfortable. But Thomas would say forget plan B, just believe in plan A and follow through.

MT:The role of Father Frank is interesting. Why do you think he finally revealed his secret?

Gina: I think Father Frank was fed up with himself and because of his feelings for Catherine, he wanted to come clean. Thomas also had a role in confronting him, in seeing through his facade. As much as Father Frank pushed to manipulate, Thomas pushed harder to confront his bullying.

MT: Maggie is someone who’s locked inside in more ways than one. And a character many of us can relate with. How would you describe your main character?

Gina: I love Maggie, and I love how the actor portrayed her (thank you!!!). Actually I think all five of the actors (I’m including the narrator) were awesome! I think Maggie is a lot like myself, tough on the outside but feels necessary to hide her vulnerability. Frustrated, hopeful, needing to create, wanting her voice to be heard. She’s trying to stay ahead of the constant rejection, yet she knows her talent is there, she, like so many of us, just needs to get it into the right hands.

MT: Catherine is a total free spirit who seems to really like herself. After the play ends, where do you think she ends up?

Gina: I think Catherine and Frank actually make a good go of things. She always wanted to be a dancer so I think she opens her own dance school!

MT: Thomas is a man who seems like really understand who he is. What attracts him to Maggie?

Gina: I don’t think he’s attracted to Maggie at first, until he sees some of her work and begins to understand what is behind her “facade.” As he said, he appreciates artists and when he understands her difficulties, he feels sympathetic first, and then the relationship develops from there.

MT: Do you have a favorite play?

Gina: Yes. In 2006 I was in London and saw “A Voyage Round My Father” with Derek Jacobi. Oh, my God. I think the combination of the material and Sir Derek’s acting was INCREDIBLE! His performance made me want to keep doing both, writing and acting.

MT: What influenced you to submit to the WILDsound Festival?

Gina: I only submit to contests that offer feedback so that’s why I submitted here. I wanted to get an idea of where I needed to improve the script and never thought it would win a table read. I live in Honolulu and have extremely limited access to anyone who is willing or qualified to give me feedback on my writing. IT’S SO FRUSTRATING.

MT: Thank You

Watch other winning readings from the festival at http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

Submit our story/script/play to the festival at http://www.wildsound.ca

Submit your Stage Play to the festival at http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

Stage Play Contest Festival – Submit your theater play for performance and feedback.

Stage Plays. A different type of storytelling. Perhaps original plays are a dying art, but we hope not. That is why we want to showcase plays at our festival. Hopefully in the next year we will be able to perform an original play at least once a month. Problem is that all the up and coming writers out there are not writing in this format.

You really never know what the future holds. Perhaps….as we move towards the era where we will all be able to watch any movie that comes out in our own home, that the theater world and original plays will make a comeback because we’re going to want to get out of the house and do something!

Plus, you can follow the art of supply and demand in WILDsound terms: We want to showcase many plays, so that is the demand. And there aren’t as many people submitting, which is the supply. This is a golden opportunity to get your work performed by professional actors.

Deadline for the next Stage Play contest is November 10th. Submit your play and get it performed at our festival, plus garner full feedback:

http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

Watch past Stage Play readings here:

Read testimonials from past submitted works:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_stage_play_contest_festival_review.html

Hope to see you submit.

– Matthew Toffolo