#31Plays31Days – 2015 Edition

After taking a break from writing for this last year, I’m ready to write at least one play a day for the month of August! Maybe. How’s this I promise to write 31 plays in honor of each day in August! I’m building allowances in case I miss a day and have to catch up….

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,…

2014 Playwriting Wrap-Up

Playing catch up 6 months into 2015!  Fingers crossed that this year will be just as productive.   Well, 2014 turned out to be a pretty good year! This year I had 8 One-Act Plays produced (1 play produced by 2 different companies 1 week apart from each other!), 2 Full-length One-Acts stage read, 1…

I’m BACK… with my MFA!

After three years of Grad School at San Francisco State University, I finally graduated with an MFA in Playwriting! Above I’m pictured with the 2 of the people from my cohort, Nara and Patricia, amazing writers too. I know that it’s been forever since my last post but I can say for certain that I’m back….

Painting myself in a box

With only a year left of Grad School, I’m left with the inevitable question: What will I do with an MFA in Creative Writing? Let’s see, I can go into teaching. I’m not opposed to that, however, it behoves me to actually seek teaching (training) opportunities, di ba? But I haven’t. I don’t know if I could….