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Saturday, October 13, 2012

31 Days::: I love plays!

Have you ever read a play?  No, really.  Have you ever read a play?  Just to read one.  Not because you were in one and had to learn lines, but just to read it to enjoy it?

It used to be one of my favorite things to do.  Seriously.

As a child I took dance.  In 8th grade I joined the middle school drama club.  By high school I was seriously hooked and I earned a college scholarship in drama.  Yep, I was a Theatre Major in college before switching to education. 

And one of the things that I loved about it was reading plays.  Sometimes when I read, I would read through the lens of a director, sometimes as a costume designer or make up artist.  Sometimes I would imagine sets being built.  That is the great thing about reading plays, so much is left up to the reader.

Christopher Durang?  One of my most favorites.  But, be warned, not for the faint of heart.  David Ives, either, and oh how I love him (All in the Timing?  Hi.lar.ious.)

Interested in something a little more classic?  You cannot go wrong with The Collected Plays of Neil Simon (vol.1, 2 , 3, or 4).

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