Hillary DePiano

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The Great Kermit Kerfuffle

The Great Kermit Kerfuffle

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in External Stimuli | 0 comments

There was drama in the world of Muppets this week. Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer that Jim Henson himself personally trained and picked to succeed him in the role of Kermit the Frog, one of two original Muppet performers left, is no longer with the Muppets. Kermit has been recast to (as?) puppeteer Matt Vogel. Dramatic as it is but then a blog post...

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Settling

Settling

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in External Stimuli, Personally... | 0 comments

Having bid our official farewell to Old House (as my 4 year old calls it), it’s time to talk a bit about New House.  To start with, it’s lovely and has much to recommend it, though there are also a fair amount of headaches we knew were coming because it’s an old house (irony that the house we call New House is older than the house we call...

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A farewell to Old House

A farewell to Old House

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in External Stimuli, Personally... | 0 comments

When my husband and I were first looking for our first house, we were dead set against townhouses. Every house looking the same, no real yards, no thank you. Then we found this magic townhouse on a dead end and changed our minds. Because while it looked like a townhouse from the outside and benefitted from all the amenities and outdoor maintenance of a...

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February 2017: Breakdowns, Boxes and a Baby

February 2017: Breakdowns, Boxes and a Baby

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in External Stimuli, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 1 comment

I haven’t talked about this online for a variety of reasons but you should know that all this time I’ve been blogging about this insanely stressful series of months I’ve been having, there’s been an additional complication on top of everything else making it all that much harder. Namely, that while I was packing up our house of 11...

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Playwrights, start a mailing list of past productions to market your latest plays

Playwrights, start a mailing list of past productions to market your latest plays

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Evergreen, External Stimuli, Playwriting | 0 comments

This is post 10 of 15 in the series “Self-Publishing a Stage Play” I’ve mentioned that most of my productions come from my mailing list but what if you don’t have one yet? This question come from a comment on one of the other posts in this series, but I’m popping it out to give it better visibility. Great info, Hillary. How do...

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