You put your heart and soul into each and every little work you compose, but almost always there is someone who wrote something a little better, or maybe a little closer to what the reader was looking for, or maybe what you wrote just isn't all that good, or maybe it's a little too short, or a little too long, or has too many cuss words, or not enough cuss words, or maybe the person in charge of judging your work is just a dumb ass.
Lotta dumb asses out there, if you're a writer.
But then, once in a while you find a little gold nugget and that makes it all worth it.
Nugget found today!
Very excited to report that my short play "Dream A Little Dream" is proving to be the little play that could. It was produced in Florida earlier this spring (by a amateur theatre company that seems to be off the Google radar screen, but they paid their royalties, so what the hell, right?) and I just learned that it is one of nine plays selected as national winners (out of 409) in the Minnesota Shorts Play Festival, to be produced Friday, Sept. 6 in Mankato.
Some of you from the region may recall how "Dream" stole the show at the first production of "Voices Carry" years ago, due largely to great performances by the four female actors.
I've heard great things about the Minnesota Shorts Festival, as a playwright friend of mine from Fairfield produced his own work there a few years ago. To be chosen as one of nine plays out of over 400 plays submitted from coast to coast is quite an honor for "Dream A Little Dream."
LINK: Read an article about the Minnesota Shorts Festival here.
LINK: Take a look at "Dream A Little Dream" and several other of my plays here.