Germy, playwright

Monday, April 28, 2008

Yesterday was an amazing day. It was enough to make me write in this blog again.

A play of mine has been chosen to be presented at a theater festival in Canada, how cool is that??? :-)

Ok, it's not as good as it sounds. It's in a suburb of Toronto and the play in question lasts less than 10 minutes, haha.

Let me explain. A few weeks ago, on an impulse, I decided to submit some short plays to a contest near Toronto, Canada. It was a simple short play festival and it seemed fun. I submitted two short works, one a short seduction scene at a bus stop. The other, a weird, shorter little duel between two people; it was more of an actor's exercise than anything, and it just seemed like a fun idea. I didn't hear back from the organizers, so I figured that was that.

Anyhow, yesterday I received a glorious email telling me my play, the shorter, weird one, had been selected to be part of the festival. I couldn't believe it. I was overjoyed! I ran downstairs and told my brother (I live with him and his wife now). He was somewhat dumbstruck because I hadn't told a soul that I had entered the contest (you know, just in case nothing came of it). I told my boyfriend and he was so proud! :-D

In any case, the email told me that I would actually be getting royalties from the production (WOW!) and that I had to send them a short bio and a picture. I felt sooooo professional. I sent both things along promptly and they responded telling me that my picture was great (it was one of a little Daschund practically liking my eye out, hehe) and that they had used my little play for auditions the night before and that it had been great fun.

So awesome. I'm overjoyed and can hardly describe the exhilaration I feel. Hopefully, this won't be the last production of my work...

If you're going to be in the Toronto area at the end of May, let me know so I can fill you in on the details. :-)