Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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The Tale of Tales: the highly customizable, mix and match commedia style fairy tale play OF YOUR DREAMS

The Tale of Tales: the highly customizable, mix and match commedia style fairy tale play OF YOUR DREAMS

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Goosed, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Myrtle, The She Bear, Vardiello | 0 comments

What is The Tale of Tales play? Around this time last year, I announced the premiere of a brand new play, The Tale of Tales. Considering I’m in the midst of a many year project of adapting Giambattista Basile’s Tale of Tales collection in a dozen different ways, people were confused as that could be the title of a lot of different things...

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Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Masks, NaNo What Now?, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The She Bear, Three Padded Walls, Vardiello, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

2016 was a crap sandwich for just about everyone and I’m no exception. It was a crazy stressful year full of unexpected changes and pressures and so much of the future is still uncertain. But while 2016 felt like a big fat fail as I was living it, it actually turned out to be a pretty darn good year for writing, oddly enough. Let’s take a...

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Adapting Giambattista Basile’s The She Bear from The Tale of Tales

Adapting Giambattista Basile’s The She Bear from The Tale of Tales

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Goosed, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Playwriting, The She Bear | 0 comments

Yes, siree, only the highest quality Photoshopping is good enough for my blog… If you thought The Revenant would have been better if Leonardo DiCaprio & the bear fell in love HAVE I GOT A PLAY FOR YOU! The second of my Tale of Tales plays is now available for perusal and premieres and it’s The She Bear. There are two different versions of...

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December 2015: Starting off on the right foot

December 2015: Starting off on the right foot

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in My Writing, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, The She Bear | 0 comments

This is a total cheat of a blog post that I’m writing in December 2016 because I realized that I totally forgot to do a recap post for December 2015 and I want it here with all the rest for closure. As such, I’ll keep it super short. Keep in mind as you read that my writing year ends in November so December is the first month of my new Writing...

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