Thursday, September 11, 2008

Play off

It was the first of the new season of play-offs in the Dylan Thomas Centre last night. The play-offs give amateur writers the chance to have an excerpt of a play performed on stage in front of an audience. Two winners from each monthly event go on to the grand final later in the year. One of last night's authors invited me to go along and, fortunately, her play was one of the two better ones, so I was able to say nice things about it. The other three were absolutely terrible.

I knew one of the judges and spoke to him afterwards. I complimented him on the critiques he'd given on behalf of the judging panel (i.e. they agreed with me!). He'd been quite blunt but constructive. The last time I attended, the judge was useless, just saying nice things, which wouldn't have helped the authors to improve on their works at all. Anyway, the point I'm getting to is that I mentioned that I'd been thinking about a play for entering for ages. David, the judge, said, 'Get it written! Get in in! I have faith in you. You can't be any worse!' So that's what I'm going to do on the plane: write a play. Probably not write a play exactly but think about it and maybe start writing on making notes. I was wondering what on earth I was going to do for 10 hours, apart from eat.

8 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Go for it Liz! Ten hours of eating isn't a good idea, so write your play!

Aileni said...

Good luck with that - and good luck surviving the ten hours. Don't think I could.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, get that play planned!

leslie said...

You'll have to run your ideas by jmb and me over lunch. I bet it'll be good - and probably hilarious!

Nancy said...

I've been catching up on your prolific blogging, you've been busy. A little unscientific study--your post on the chin hairs had the most comments recently. Many of us are waiting to see how your experiment works out so we can follow suit. :) I hope you'll have a wonderful trip, and it's so fun that you'll get to meet another blog friend!!

mutleythedog said...

An excellent idea. I think you should write a sitcom....

jmb said...

I suspect you'll fall asleep. Is it a day or a night flight? The old scientist leaves for Sydney tomorrow, 15 hours non stop. Really, really ugly.

Amanda said...

have a good flight and enjoy your holiday.