Hillary DePiano

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Week Daze now available in stage play and streaming format from Stage Partners

Week Daze now available in stage play and streaming format from Stage Partners

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Published | 0 comments

In other exciting news, Week Daze (formerly named Weak Days just to make my life as confusing as possible) is now available exclusively from Stage Partners! There are two separate versions of this play. One is a traditional stage play that can be performed socially distanced with the actors six feet apart. The other is a version written specifically for...

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NaNoWriMo Advanced Word Count Calculator (charts, percentages, stats and more!)

NaNoWriMo Advanced Word Count Calculator (charts, percentages, stats and more!)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Evergreen, My Writing, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) | 11 comments

I know that some of you out there are as obsessive as me when it comes to trying to figure out how far along you are in National Novel Writing Month so I decided to share my personal calculator. It’s simple but powerful. This calculator will work in Open Office, Microsoft Excel or Google Drive, depending on what you use. But it works best in Google...

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The Myrtle Virtual Talkback

The Myrtle Virtual Talkback

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Myrtle | 0 comments

It’s actually a complete coincidence that The Myrtle, my romantic comedy about a tree that comes to life, is coming out on Arbor Day but it’s too perfect so I’m certainly not mad about it! Check it out today in eBook and Paperback wherever such things are sold! The Myrtle is one of the first tales in The Tale of Tales collection and it...

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Goosed! Virtual Talkback

Goosed! Virtual Talkback

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Evergreen, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Playwriting | 0 comments

Whenever I adapt something, people always ask me what it was that I loved about the original that made me adapt it and, 9 times out of 10, I don’t adapt something because I love it but rather because I absolutely hate it and want to fix it. But this was not the case with Goosed!. Photo by Scot Wittman, Rutgers Preparatory School. When I first read...

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The Fourth Orange Virtual Talkback

The Fourth Orange Virtual Talkback

Posted by on Apr 10, 2020 in Evergreen, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

It’s a good Friday! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) Why? Because The Fourth Orange (one act edition) is officially available in paperback and eBook today just about everywhere books are sold. It’s a funny family friendly one act fairy tale with majority female roles and a large ensemble cast so you can get absolutely everyone involved....

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Virtual Scripts, Live Streaming and other Distance Theatre options

Virtual Scripts, Live Streaming and other Distance Theatre options

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Published | 0 comments

So with the theatre industry largely imploding and productions being canceled right and left. It’s incredibly disappointing for all performers and everyone else who works behind the scenes to get a show up. My heart breaks for everyone who was so excited to put on a show and now can’t. As a playwright, I’m just sitting here watching...

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