Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Short play comp shortlisting

Well, I asked the universe last night for some guidance as to what my direction should be now... and I got a swift and positive response three hours later: my play, Exchange Rates, which I adapted from my story of the same name, (and is included in The White Road and Other Stories), has been shortlisted for the Total Beast 6-Minute Theatre competition and will be performed, along with the other ten shortlisted entries, some time in 2009. The winner will then be chosen, and will receive 200 pounds and a professional critique of his or her play.

I was Highly Commended in last year's comp for my stage adaptation of the title story of my book, The White Road, so this is wonderful news, and also, it seems, a push in the direction of the theatre. I love theatre, did a lot of acting. So... must think about this some more. Perhaps "flash plays" adapated from flash fiction? There are One-Minute play competitions too!


Vanessa Gebbie said...

hey congrats, T!!! And that's some synchronicity. These things seem to come along as needed, dont they?


Nik's Blog said...

Congrats! That's cool! Good to know the universe is listening.


SueG said...

Wow! This is great! But as you know, the theatre is a bottomless pit of excitement and despair. Enter, or rather, re-enter at your own risk :))

Sarah Hilary said...

Fantastic, Tania! Everything's crossed for you. So exciting!

Anonymous said...

I would love to say that you did a great job listening to Florence, but I do believe that this is all you :) Great job and congratulations! Wishing you the best of luck!

Susan Pogorzelski

Tania Hershman said...

V, it is most definitely synchronicity! And I really mean I asked the universe, in a very concrete way. It was spooky.

Nik, it IS good, isn't it?

Sue, I know, I know!

Sarah, thanks so much, it's exciting.

Susan, it's Florence, all the way!

Haim Watzman said...

Thanks for your comment on my piece (http://www.jewcy.com/post/save_writerbuy_book)on Jewcy! Being a sometime science writer myself, and sometime playwright, I sense a kindred spirit. Best of luck--I will look up your stories.

Women Rule Writer said...

Good on ya, Tania. Hasn't this been a greatly successful literary year for you? Well deserved.
N x