Too many plays deal with small issues. As a result they have little drama and move audiences little. A current play in New York “Skeleton Crew” is more in the tradition of great plays. One reviewer in The New York Times (1/20/16) stated, “Ms. Morisseau works her big themes on a small, closely patterned canvas.” That is, the playwright may be writing about specific characters but the themes are universal. Therefore the play reaches all kinds of audiences with deep drama. That is why Dominique Morisseau is said to be writing in the tradition of Clifford Odets, August Wilson, and Arthur Miller. There is much to write about—let it be about something big.
Writing Too Small
THE WRITING OF “I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY”, performed at the First Presbyterian Church in Bonita SpringsDecember 21, 2015 0 comments
My play THE WRITING OF "I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY" was Read more!
It is impossible not to consider whether there is meaning to our existence when a Read more!
From the Portland Press Herald: Reflections: Man looks at the outside, but the Lord looks at the heartNovember 15, 2015 0 commentsHere is the link to my latest article in the Portland Press Herald from November 14, 2015 issue. Read more!