March 18th & March 24th: Two Scripts, Two Companies, Two Readings!

Let me lay it out for you straight.  No funny talk, no quirky metaphors, just the facts: fair and square, honest and true, live and in person. Two of my full-length scripts are getting staged readings at really cool companies this month  ("The Actual Stuff" at SF Playhouse, and "Joe Ryan" at Impact Theater). Continue reading

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I’m co-hosting the first SATURDAY WRITE FEVER on March 23, save the date!

A fun writing and performance party that creates a one-night-only, on-the-spot instant theater festival? Check. You're invited, either to participate and artmake with us or watch the madness ensue? Check. It's free? Check. You can order a champage cocktail at the bar for a reasonable price? Check. You can also get a cheap beer? Check. Say what? Say uh-huh. I'm super-excited to announce the launch of SATURDAY WRITE FEVER. Continue reading

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ZEUS wins the 2012 SEBATA for “Best New Script”

My latest piece, the 50 minute feminist Ke$ha-meets-Sophocles remix play "Zeus," just won the 2012 SEBATA for Best New Script!  I was super-surprised and flattered, especially by what award founder Stuart Bousel had to say about my work: Continue reading

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Weather Forecast in the Tiny Zoo: Cloudy with a Chance of Realness

Whew.  It's almost December.  I miss you, blog.  Wondering how things are going in that pristine writing environment I set up a few months ago, my tiny zoo for dangerous ideas? Well.  Check it out.  Here's the zoo: Continue reading

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Where The Magic Happens: A Tiny Zoo For Dangerous Ideas

Today, for the first time in the fully-nomadic creative history of Megan Cohen, I set up a dedicated workspace.  Some might call it a writing desk, I call it A TINY ZOO FOR DANGEROUS IDEAS. Here's quick snapshot, and some thoughts about Why These Things, and Why This Way, and the weird voodoo (and pseudo-voodoo) elements of having a dedicated workspace: Continue reading

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“BEEEEAAR” at Theater Pub: Behind-the-Bear Article Round-up!

It's been super-extra-ultra-fun having my piece "BEEEEEAAR!" in San Francisco Theater Pub's Pint-Sized Play Festival this July.  For the behind-the-bear scoop on the show and its process, check out these links: Continue reading

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Audience Reactions to “BEEEEEAAR!” on Opening Night at SF Theater Pub

Allison Page as The Bear, photo by Erin Maxon

Allison Page as The Bear.
(Photo by Erin Maxon, http://www.erintatemaxon.com/)

Okay, if you are near San Francisco, you should just seriously really come to SF Theater Pub's Pint-Sized Plays, July 16-31. It's free, it's in a bar, and I'm super-duper happy with how the team did my script "BEEEEEAAR!" (a solo play about a dancing bear who drinks beer).  My piece is one of 10 shorts that make for a very lively evening of theater. Rather than tell you how much I love Allison Page's performance as the titular Bear, or how Meg O'Connor is the ideal director for this play, I'll let other people do it for me... here are a few actual audience reactions from yesterday's opening night show. We got the bystander, we got the heavenly shout-out, and we got a killer review.  Check it: Continue reading

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What’s Worth Doing?

It's my birthday tomorrow, and I've been thinking a lot about what's, you know, worth doing.  At all.  Ever.  In life.  So, I did what I do, and I wrote about it.  Prepare for my totally unedited, shockingly comprehensive 8-point list of Things Worth Doing! Continue reading

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