New Dramatists Fundraiser

The only organization in the world for which I would let myself write a short play to order in 20 minutes, then hand it over un-spellchecked to be performed immediately in front of an audience. FullSizeRender Lynn Rosen’s technique for luring playwrights away from the computers:
1) come into the room where you’re writing, tell you gently that you’ve reached time
2) distract you, by waving handfuls of chocolate and a bottle of whiskey
3) while you’re distracted, some stealth ninja sneaks in, prints your play, and is gone.

If Your Rigour Does Not Forbid Me

Henry VII to Anne Boleyn:

“But if you please to do the office of a true loyal mistress and friend, and to give up yourself body and heart to me, who will be, and have been, your most loyal servant, (if your rigour does not forbid me) I promise you that not only the name shall be given you, but also that I will take you for my only mistress, casting off all others besides you out of my thoughts and affections, and serve you only. I beseech you to give an entire answer to this my rude letter, that I may know on what and how far I may depend. And if it does not please you to answer me in writing, appoint some place where I may have it by word of mouth, and I will go thither with all my heart. No more, for fear of tiring you.”

…and other love-letters of our times.

PS: LADIES – receiving a great love-letter does not necessarily mean your head won’t be chopped off at a later date.