Fire

Hey! So last night, I was volunteering at the theater where I saw one of my awesomest writer friends, Carson. Very typical of writers to ask each other the following: So what are you working on? My response for really the last 5 months have been… I’ve been working on work/life balance. I’m tired of…

Getting back into the Game

Getting back into the game. Spent the last couple of months getting into the flow of a full-time job and an even fuller project that took up so much of my time that I really forgot why I went to school. I was telling someone the other day that I miss “the hustle” of writing…

Safe at Waverly – Play 1

SAFE AT WAVERLY by Conrad A. Panganiban CAST DOROTHY HABBERSHAM: Female truancy officer for The Wizardly Academy. ZOE RIVERA: A Sophomore at The Wizardly Academy just caught ditching school for the 13th time this semester. Lights up on an airplane wing as it speeds through the day sky. On this wing are two passengers: ZOE, a…

Catching up

Hey Blog! So what’s the word? The word is that I am pretty burnt out. I’ve put in about a 60 hour work week and not one of those hours was spent writing. Well, I kinda take that back. Wednesday Nights are my sanctuary time as I get to bask in the gloriousness of teaching…

I’m a Finalist!

First thing when I pulled the envelope from the mailbox from The Actors Theatre of Louisville was think, “Awe. They’re so nice about sending rejection letters.” But when when I opened it up and read that Inay’s Wedding Dress was a finalist, I just kept screaming, OMG! Well, the non-acronym version. Actually,  I just read…

MAKING Time to Write

Must. Find. Balance. I can’t think that this is a new thing with writers: finding time to write when you have another responsibility (kids, job, etc.) to handle. In my case, it’s a full-time job. One that I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR! Every time I think of shirking some responsibility for personal time to write,…

Three Things Every Line needs to do

This isn’t a hard and fast rule for everyone but this was taught to me by Jeannie B. Every line/beat/scene MUST be able to do one of the three below:     – move the story forward     – reveal something about the character     – infer action For me, this helps tremendously in he editing…

Boom . No talk . Do .

I’m on hiatus. Is that okay to say? Probably not. But… I am. Have I lost the “eye of the tiger?” Not particularly, but I will say that I’m taking a bit of a break from the hustle for now. Not making excuses (which ALWAYS is code for, ‘hey, this is an excuse’) but at…

New Bio as the Writing Facilitator for Stories High XV

Conrad A. Panganiban is San Francisco Bay Area Playwright. His work has been performed by Bindlestiff Studio (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco State University, A-Squared Theatre Workshop (Chicago, IL), CIRCA Pintig (Chicago, IL), Kearny Street Workshop (San Francisco, CA), Sinag-tala Filipino Theater and Performing Arts Association (Sacramento, CA), 06 Ensemble (San Jose,…