For many playwrights, the chance to work with a director comes very late in the process of creating a new play—if it comes at all. We decided to survey some of our regular collaborators to hear their thoughts on new work and what they’d like playwrights to know.
A group of anti-debt camaigners pulled off a creative hoax on Monday by falsely announcing it had won a coveted prize offered by the nation’s student “aid” industry with this innovative proposal: “end student debt for good by making higher education tuition free for all.”
Debt Collective, which is a new debtors’ union that formed as an offshoot of Strike Debt, created a fake Twitter handle, blog post, and image announcing the group’s receipt of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Big Idea award.
Today Dr. Dan Von Icken shares his views on Club 27, so eloquently presented in a video detailing how mega rock stars seemingly fall victim to the lust, drugs and power that their adoring masses facilitate. Furthermore, the secret occult puppet-masters cultivate that psychic and spiritual power to their own nefarious goals. … Read the rest
Faced with the disastrous impacts of the growing climate crisis, the Marshall Islands, a remote Pacific island nation, has taken a decisive step towards the preservation of the planet, as well as its own land and people.
On Sunday, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) President Christopher Loeak announced his country would be the first small island nation to submit to the United Nations a clear climate target for 2025 ahead of the upcoming Paris climate summit.
Clever! Here’s a sustainable, passive-solar DIY greenhouse you can build from upcycled materials like tires, wood and glass bottles, operates using fully renewable energy can include an area to grow vegetables, aquaponics to farm fish and a personal nature retreat. Francis Gendron, the first graduate of Reynolds’ Earthship Academy in Taos, New Mexico, is the founder of the Greenhouse of the Future project.… Read the rest
The realization of God cannot be attained in a haphazard way. There is a regular method. First you must hear, then you must understand what you hear, and from understanding you go on to realization. You must know the light is there, otherwise you may go in the opposite direction to find it.… Read the rest
Do you see through the hype? Me too! Test your skills at popping fallacies from the news and talking heads. Here’s an example: “If we allow gay people to get married, what’s next? Allowing people to marry their dogs?” Is this Circumstantial Ad Hominem, Appeal to Authority, Appeal to Belief, Poisoning the Well, Post Hoc or Misleading Vividness?… Read the rest
Genuine secret societies have existed for centuries, conducting their business in darkened back rooms and, more often than not, exerting a mysterious influence upon our culture. Through history there have been many secret societies and conspiracy theories about those societies.
From political organisations to college frats, these groups require their members to conceal their activities, and sometimes their identities, from the public.… Read the rest
Do you want to see naked actors? Does nudity help or hinder art? Here are some views on the subject from NYC Playwrights. My personal opinion? If the shoe fits …
Nude is Good for Broadway Box Office
That Radcliffe did the play in London last year and opened last week on Broadway in a transfer of that production would be news enough insofar as the star of one of the most successful franchises in film history is performing live on stage, in the flesh.… Read the rest
Pope Francis has been called “the revolutionary Pope.” Before he became Pope Francis, he was a Jesuit Cardinal in Argentina named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of a rail worker. Moments after his election, he made history by taking on the name Francis, after Saint Francis of Assisi, the leader of a rival order known to have shunned wealth to live in poverty.
by Miriam Zoila Pérez
I came out late, relative to a lot of my peers. I was almost through college when I finally allowed myself to really consider the other half of the population—women—as potential mates. As soon as I did, my world went from black and white to Technicolor.
Mass media and social media are controlled by the Government, says this YouTuber. (Question, are “YouTubers” the new “Couch Potatoes”?) In pursuit of a globalist agenda, our secret rulers push their agenda by fabricating news and creating giant “hollywood” hoaxes to attract your attention and bend your mind! … Read the rest
Listen to It’s The Music on WMNF.ORG or 88.5 FM in West Florida. This episode from July 9, 2015 is hosted by me! Hear old favorites and hot summer songs as well as a few goofy surprises! Tiger Lily joins me to keep your ears and mind entertained with comedy, tragedy and a special set of music just to say thank you to the US Supreme Court!… Read the rest
I’d just become engaged in Tahiti, and my fiance had left for the rest of his round-the-world business trip via Fiji.
I had two days in which to join my group of travel agents’ familiarization tour. The Inter Continental’s front desk checked me in. … Read the rest
A new study by University of East Anglia researchers confirms what numerous Indigenous communities have long charged: gigantic hydroelectric dam construction projects are not environmentally friendly, as proponents claim, but in fact pose a profound threat to biodiversity and life in the Amazon.
I’ll be the first the admit that watching my lover die of AIDS when I was 19 was traumatic. I was diagnosed with PTSD, just like soldiers returning home after watching freinds die horribly. As college kid, I had access and a community that used MDMA for recreational and social development purposes. … Read the rest
Our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation want you to know that Stanford’s Jonathan Mayer and ProPublica show how Verizon’s undeleteable UIDH mobile tracking header is used by adver-spyer Turn.com to respawn deleted cookies.
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If you do not want information to be collected for marketing purposes from services such as the Verizon Wireless Mobile Internet services, you should not use those particular services.
Americans “smell like freedom” says one fellow in this video about how people from other countries spot people from the USA when they travel overseas. It seems we are fat, loud, greedy, sloppy and uptight. Well, gee, tell us how you really feel!… Read the rest
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have seen explosive growth because of their stunning 99 percent price drop in the past quarter century. As a result, the other form of solar power — concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) — is a small fraction of the solar market.… Read the rest
Abuse on social media platforms is an ongoing phenomena, one that’s largely a product of instant, easy access to hurl one’s thoughts or beliefs at a complete stranger. Twitter has earned a top spot in the public eye for rampant harassment that too frequently goes unchecked.… Read the rest
Gilbert Ross writes:
The idea of parallel universes is certainly not something new. It has been entertained in popular media since the existence of universes existing simultaneously has been theorised in Quantum Physics. Many Sci-fi novels and T.V series scripts have been written based on the idea.… Read the rest
City Theatre’s groundbreaking CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights, will take place from June 25 – 28, 2015 at the EPIC Hotel in Miami. This convocation of playwrights continues to grow as a nationally recognized event that puts South Florida center stage as a cultural destination for theatre professionals.… Read the rest
Mary Allan has a series of posts on her adventures as a travel agent. Here is part of her trip to French Polynesia and the dark stranger who stole her heart!
As I travel I keep a day-to-day diary of where I go and what I see. … Read the rest
It coos, it giggles, it finger-wiggles. Watch Pepper, the humanoid android, come alive in this video called Pepper’s Wake Up. It is haunting how alive this thing looks and acts. Without a word it engenders warm feelings and wonder. Could it really be alive? … Read the rest
Out with the guns, in with the wildlife! That is the plan for military bases in Germany. Sixty-two disused military bases on what used to be the edge of the Iron Curtain in West Germany will be turned into bio reserves for rare eagles and woodpeckers, as well as threatened bats and beetles and other critters.… Read the rest
At last! A practical guide to astral travel for dummies made easy. Thanks to Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s series on the Siddha Tradition we have this speech on the topic Parakaaya Pravesha or astral travel. He reluctantly used the word astral travel, as there really isn’t an English word to explain this phenomenal concept.… Read the rest
Why does the broadcast of the Tony Awards fail to celebrate playwrights, those who start the entire process and “face down the blank page”? The new president of the Dramatists Guild of America wrote this letter to CBS, asking why commercial breaks preempted honoring the all-female writing team to take home awards for Best Score, Best Book and, ultimately, Best Musical.… Read the rest
Just cuz they pretty, here are some extraordinary toroidal vortices produced by dolphins, beluga whales, humpback whales, volcanoes, hydrogen/atomic bombs, and well, you will see!.
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A toroidal vortex, also called a vortex ring, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape.