fire, free plays

Here is a fairly blurry picture (that I took with my phone Friday night – didn’t want to disturb my wine drinking to go get my camera) of the fireplace in my living room. I keep meaning to write a post about the new place we live in, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Suffice it to say, this awesome fireplace and the one acre lot the house sits on were the two main reasons we chose to move here.

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I need to update my playwriting website in a big way. There’s not much content there, so I’m thinking about posting entire scripts on my site. This is generally not done in the playwriting community because then people can produce your work for free without telling you. At this point, since I haven’t been submitting my plays anywhere for the past year or so, I’m not that concerned about it. I doubt that there are really that many renegade theatre gangs going from website to website looking for scripts to illegally produce.

And I hate the fact that my plays are just collecting electronic dust since I’m not sending them out. I’d like for them to at least be read occasionally. And if someone wants to produce one of them, I’m hoping that person will have the professional courtesy to let me know. Because I probably won’t charge anything for the rights. I won’t be this way when I finish my full length (yeah, as if that’s going to ever happen), but I’m happy to share the love on the short plays.

Plus, I’ll be able to post the full script of the scandalous monologue that was featured on the 10 o’clock news in that “investigation” piece a couple of years ago. I hope it doesn’t make the internet melt with its scandalousness.

These additions to my site will probably call for a total redesign, which is making me rethink my website host. I’m currently paying $13/month for Yahoo Small Business web hosting, and I think I’m paying for a bunch of stuff I don’t really need. Another problem with Yahoo – their Site Builder program for creating your website can’t be accessed on a Mac. So I’m stuck either borrowing James’ computer or having to make changes at work during lunch. So Mac connectivity would be another thing I’d need. Please let me know if you have any recommendations.