Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Playwriting, Weak Days | 0 comments

Weak Days
a comedy in one-act by Hillary DePiano
6-7 Gender Neutral roles
Run Time: 40 – 45 minutes

We’ve all got our routines. It’s comfortable, doing the same thing every day. But when something makes you stop and really look at your life, you may find yourself wondering, is this really living? Are you making the most of the time you have or are your days, well, weak? Weak Days zooms out and looks at our daily routines from a new perspective as all five weekdays play out at simultaneously across the stage in a comic ballet where timing is everything because it’s all we have. Follow one young adult’s three week journey to shake up the daily routine and figure out what it means to live a little.

Let’s get right to it. I have a brand new play. It’s a comedy, but it’s also unlike anything I’ve ever done. And I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with it!

calendar photoYou can make the staging as simple (COUGH competitions COUGH) or as complicated as you want. And, while it’s a great chance to showcase an ensemble of comedic actors, with one small adjustment you can feature a single performer supported by smaller roles. It’s also a very unusual show and brand spanking new so it’s a guaranteed cure for the same old same olds you’re sick to death of performing.

I’m really excited about this play and I’m impatient to share it with you. Instead of privately contacting a group or two to set up a premiere like I’ve done with past shows, why not give everyone a chance to share in bringing it to life?

Here’s what I’m going to do: drop me an email and I’ll send you a copy of the script to read. (Members of the New Play Exchange can also download the full PDF of the script here. You’ve just got to be logged in to see the download link.) If you’re interested in doing a production, anything from competitions, classroom performances, student directed showcases to paid public performances, let me know.

The first group that gets a signed performance agreement back to me gets the distinction of being the official premiere but, here’s the really cool part, every single production that has an agreement in place by the end of the school year (which we’ll call June 30th, 2015 just to give everyone a firm deadline) also gets totally free unprecedented access to me for anything you need related to getting the show running. That means I’ll video chat with the cast, the director will have the freedom to contact me as often as they like with any production issues they run into (that includes student directors) and I’ll do rewrites if needed to get the show to work for your production. And if you book a production that will go up after that date, don’t worry. I’ll have extras for you too just as a thank you for being an early bird! 🙂

I’ve never done an offer like this and may never do one again so please, don’t be shy! If you’re curious about the show, please email me or head over to the New Play Exchange to check it out.

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