Hillary DePiano

playwright, fiction and non-fiction author

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My November: 17 productions. 6 different plays. 15 states. 3 premieres.

My November: 17 productions. 6 different plays. 15 states. 3 premieres.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Daddy Issues, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, Three Padded Walls, Weak Days | 0 comments

I’m having a kind of crazy year and I think it’s probably easiest to just show you what I mean rather than try to explain. Not counting all the events I’m running (and fundraising stunts I’m coordinating) for NaNoWriMo or family holidays and other obligations, this is my November 2015… SHOW PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP...

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My play, Weak Days, to be featured in The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s New Play Festival this November

My play, Weak Days, to be featured in The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s New Play Festival this November

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Me, but Elsewhere, Weak Days | 0 comments

In all the hubbub lately, I forgot to share that my play, Weak Days, won in the one-act category of The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 16th Annual New Play Contest. They’ll be a reading of the play with minimal staging at The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s New Play Festival on Saturday, November 7, 2015. I love this weird little play and I’m so...

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School friendly TYA plays by Hillary DePiano, a guide for drama teachers and other theatre educators

School friendly TYA plays by Hillary DePiano, a guide for drama teachers and other theatre educators

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Evergreen, New Year's Thieve, Playwriting, Polar Twilight, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, Three Padded Walls, Weak Days | 0 comments

The end of summer is coming up and teachers other educators are looking for plays to do in the coming school year. Many of my plays are school friendly, The Love of Three Oranges is even a bestseller for high school theatre, so here’s a quick overview of everything I have available right now that can work with student actors from middle school to...

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News and Updates: Two new plays, a new e-commerce book & more

News and Updates: Two new plays, a new e-commerce book & more

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, eBay Marketing Makeover, Three Padded Walls, Weak Days | 0 comments

Isn’t it weird how much writing itself can get in the way of a career as a writer? I missed two weeks of blogging in there without even realizing it just because there was so much going on. Here’s a quick recap of some of the biggest things that happened so far this month… I have a brand new play, Three Padded Walls, a drama I originally...

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I’ve got a brand new comedy & I want YOUR production to be the official premiere!

I’ve got a brand new comedy & I want YOUR production to be the official premiere!

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...

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True or False? It’s impossible to keep the NaNoWriMo writing pace up year round.

True or False? It’s impossible to keep the NaNoWriMo writing pace up year round.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Weak Days, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 3 comments

When I was at the TGIO* for my NaNoWriMo area last year, we were talking about keeping the writing going year round because a lot of my Wrimos have no problem writing 50,000 words every November but struggle to write anywhere near that the entire rest of the year combined. I was trying to sell them on setting a yearly goal like I do and they were...

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