The Great Release by Megan Gogerty

All my own monologues are free on my website, SandradeHelen.com. You can also read my full length, one act, and ten minutes plays at my site. If your theatre company wants to produce any of the plays, contact me for a contract. If you can’t afford royalties, we can work out something.

Megan Gogerty. Wordsmith.

 

There is a way of being a Professional Playwright (TM) that I have been taught. It goes like this: Write a play, submit it to various institutions (theatres, festivals, development labs, etc.), and wait for someone to read it and like it and say yes, and if you do that enough times, you can leverage those successes into a career. A “career” is defined here as a way of organizing your time and activities in such a way that results in your plays paying for your utility bill.

Other truisms that are attached to this approach: When You’re Ready, An Agent Will Find You. Register Your Plays with the Copyright People in Case of Grand Larceny. Live in New York, Or Have a Good Reason Why You Don’t. Always Be Networking. Etcetera.

We go about our days, writing cover letters and artistic statements and bios, collecting little bits of…

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2 thoughts on “The Great Release by Megan Gogerty

    • I know that’s true, Michelle. When I was working full time, I didn’t spend as many hours writing as I do now. Still, I managed to produce a lot of output: plays, stories, a 600 page memoir (oy), my first novel. It was the act of creating, whether or not I had a lot of “success” that kept me going. It’s the same today, really. I am not happy unless I’m writing, at least some portion of the day.

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