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::::: Mare Biddle Portland Playwright & Author ::::: BLOG
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You're Quite A Character
Tuesday, 17 February 2009

After a production of Post Game Show, a woman approached me and said, "You lived every moment of that!" I smiled. During a run of Throwing Snowballs at the Moon, a woman ran out of the theatre crying. She later said to me, "that's your life, right? You did that didn't you?!" She wasn't angry; she was incredulous.

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It's all about the work
Friday, 06 February 2009

I love staged readings! I love everything about them. A director comes together with a pre-cast group of actors for one, two or three rehearsals. They work on a little blocking, some intentions, find their way along the through line, and voila: a reading is born.

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"Applause"
Monday, 02 February 2009

There's a fine line between asking the audience to work for the resolution and keeping them in the dark to the point of distraction.

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My Precious
Friday, 23 January 2009

I attended a writing workshop recently where my colleagues argued as to the validity of the story arc. They were, in fact, legion. Two of us exchanged glances and conferred at the close of the evening. He asked me what they could possibly be thinking, and I said, "I don't think they want to rewrite."

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"Nothin' But Net"
Thursday, 15 January 2009

It goes something like this, "Are we buying into to the Suns tickets with the so-and-so's?" Every season my extended family pools funds to buy 2 tickets for 10 games. Until this year. Granted we had more than one issue, but for me, I couldn't let it be "nothin' but net" again this year.

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