Hillary DePiano

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August 2016: failing at taking breaks & other established character flaws

August 2016: failing at taking breaks & other established character flaws

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Masks, My Writing, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, WoC | 0 comments

I think this might be the first time I’ve written my writing recap after the month has already ended.  Here’s what August 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 556,549/600,000 words (93%) Monthly Goal My goal was to take August off. This meant, I could write if I felt like it but didn’t have to. Total Words Written 47,400 words I know, so...

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Tips for performing a fantasy play and making magic & special effects on a school budget

Tips for performing a fantasy play and making magic & special effects on a school budget

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Evergreen, Me, but Elsewhere, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

I did a guest post for the Playscripts blog on Friday called Frugal Fantasy: Making Magic on a Less Than Fantastical Budget filled with tips for making magical effects happen on the stage even if you’re working on a school or community theatre budget. It’s filled with examples from both The Love of Three Oranges and The Green Bird so head on...

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Pre-approved cuts and content edits for schools doing The Green Bird

Pre-approved cuts and content edits for schools doing The Green Bird

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Evergreen, The Green Bird | 0 comments

One of the challenges of an adaptation of The Green Bird is that I have to serve two masters (obligatory commedia reference!) which means that the sort of risque joke a commedia troupe or community theatre can do might be too much for a school. To that end, I’m compiling a list of the raciest parts of the script below with pre-approved cuts and...

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High school friendly script for Carlo Gozzi’s The Green Bird available now from Playscripts!

High school friendly script for Carlo Gozzi’s The Green Bird available now from Playscripts!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, The Green Bird | 0 comments

If you were inspired by the visual spectacle of Julie Taymor’s award winning Broadway production of Carlo Gozzi’s The Green Bird back in 2000 and wanted to perform it with your students, you were pretty much out of luck… until now! For the first time, there’s a brand new, modernized adaptation of The Green Bird that stays true to...

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Last chance for the original edition of The Green Bird before it goes out of print

Last chance for the original edition of The Green Bird before it goes out of print

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, The Green Bird | 0 comments

The Green Bird is going out of print very soon as it moves over to Playscripts so if you want your copy of the original edition with the pretty green feather cover, you’ve got to act quickly! The books will be listed for sale for mere days more before I have to pull them so don’t delay! To get the eBook, which is the most current revision of...

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The Love of Three Oranges 2 aka The Green Bird: Carlo Gozzi’s sequel

The Love of Three Oranges 2 aka The Green Bird: Carlo Gozzi’s sequel

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Evergreen, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges | 0 comments

“I see your adaptation of The Green Bird and that’s all well and good but I thought you were going to write a sequel to The Love of Three Oranges?” -People keep asking me, to my great confusion as The Green Bird IS a sequel to The Love of Three Oranges. I feel like we’ve covered this. But I’m still getting confused emails so I...

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