Now that I’ve finished my play, I’m starting to submit it to one-act festivals. I haven’t done much submitting over the past year or two because I’m lazy. I’m on a great playwright listserve with writers who constantly submit all of their plays (unless the opp is for premieres only, which happens a lot). For whatever reason, I’ve lost my fire for sending stuff out. The whole point of writing plays is to have them performed for an audience (not all the power, fame, glory and money one would assume), so I’ve got to get back in the habit. With the stuffed animal play, there was one month where I had concurrent productions – one in New York, one in Kansas City. That was because I did a lot of submitting back then.
So yesterday I checked out the website of one of the theaters that has produced my work before to see if they were accepting submissions. They were not. While I was there, I perused their photo gallery of past shows. Ends up, they have a picture of their production of the stuffed animal play with a little blurb about it. Nice. They listed the play as having been written by someone named Cassandra something. Not nice. So I emailed the theater asking that they update their site to include my name as the playwright. I don’t ask for much, but I do think that my name should stay attached to my play. It’s the least they can do.
The Houston Fringe Festival has posted the entire schedule for the fest. You can buy single tickets or a pass for the entire festival. I think they’re going to add a link on the site where you can buy your tickets beforehand. I’m going to be at a PBS conference for the first two days of the fest, so I’ll have to squeeze a few shows in on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And, of course, I’ll be at the three shows we’re doing.