I have won The Norma Jean Yembrick Playwriting Award at SUNY Oswego. A competent actor and another competent playwright judge decided that my work was the best out of over one hundred submissions. Not only this, but my play was about zombies (well, to be fair, it’s about dehumanization and blah blah blah shut up, you pompous ass!).
It was submitted as “Morte Del Coltura” but I’ve renamed it since then to “They Walk Among Us.” I don’t think that there are many playwrites here, but I thought that you guys would rejoice or something. The next step: I’m going to try to get it published and performed somewhere. Will I succeed? Probably not. But I’ll try!
The reason that I call it “They Walk Among Us” is not just because of the zombie factor, but because it’s the attitude of the world at large. The zombies aren’t people to them, they’re “others.” So “They” walk among us. It is especially appropriate because the zombies aren’t nearly as menacing as people think they are.
Skankin’: Hells yes I’d do a musical. Of course, my idea of a musical and your idea of a musical might be a little different. If I ever made a musical, it would be like… off-off Broadway. Something like Urinetown or Avenue Q.
I’m thinking that if we both do a musical, SG, that we should make one about Jack Thompson. The only problem is that I’ve never written for MUSICAL theater before. I don’t think it would be a problem (the first time I wrote a creative nonfiction piece was two weeks ago, and it blew away one of my professors), but I’ve never written it before.
draws hat Congratulations plum hat, my respects. o.o We’re gonna keep getting threads like this, I tell you! Next one’s gonna be “I won the pulitzer prize!” or nobel prize for literature, or something!