June 2008 - August 2008: Issue 27

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From the Editor: The Writer's Life

This issue of Opening Stages is devoted to writers. I can say from personal experience that the writer's life is not an easy one. Writing is by its nature a solitary occupation. It requires discipline. But at the same time creativity can't be summoned by a command of the will. It comes and goes mysteriously. A writer takes the risk of exposing his innermost being and hopes that his readers or audiences will empathize, approve and applaud him. Too often he is met with rejection.

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Perspectives: Writing for Performance

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People: Writing for Performance

"Why not go for the moon, if you’re going to do something?" Jim Troesh is a comedian, actor and screenwriter with a rich and varied Hollywood career. When as a teenager an accident impaired his physical mobility, his sense of humor and thoughtful insight into human nature were not affected. In this interview for Opening Stages he shares experiences and discusses his sit-com pilot, The Hollywood Quad.

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Resources: Writing for Performance

Resources for Playwrights

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News And Notes:

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