becoming a playwright

becoming a playwright has been 13 years in the making for me. i started writing in 1994 when i wrote a script for the filipino club i was associated with. “ang palengke” started out of a very visual dream i had. i saw all these characters who worked in a marketplace in the philippines and…

theater…

the more and more i’m getting into this journey and realization that i need to be a playwright, the more and more i’m falling in love with the theater. i just love to be around it and thinking about it. i love watching plays and musicals. i love being around other people who love theater….

Take Me Or Leave Me… Scene

This is a exercise on taking a monologue from a musical and remixing it as dialogue between two people.===================Take Me Or Leave MeAdaptation from Jonathan Larson’s RENTMAUREENJoanne, what’s wrong? I didn’t stay and dance at the Clit Club last night, ’cause you wanted to go home…JOANNEYou were flirting with the woman in rubber!MAUREENThat’s what this…

52 Cents

52 Centsby conrad panganibanRaining. Market and 6th Street in San Francisco. THEOLONIUS is on the street corner with a box of broken umbrellas.THEOLONIUS52 cents. 52 cents! Stay dry for 52 cents!Enter MAXIM as he tries to take cover from the rain holding a Wall Street Journal over his head, talking on his cell phone and…

Workshop

Well I just got back from the workshop with the playwright above – Philip Kan Gotanda. This was one of the best workshops I’ve had and this is without any writing! We got to basically pick his brain about how to write a play.One homework assignment was to write a 30-page play and we’ll break…