2012 Resolution

I’m challenging myself to stick with my New Year’s Resolution throughout all of 2012!! My Resolution Revolution is Professional Development. As a theatre artist, there are MANY things that I can do to grow as a professional. I can apply for grants, take acting and writing and dance classes, and learn more about Social Media! I intend to do ALL of those things this year, hence the reason I even started this blog.

But what I’m most excited about is reading ONE PLAY A WEEK. That equals 52 plays!!! I’m also going to listen to ONE BROADWAY SOUNDTRACK A MONTH. I’ll be able to build my repertoire AND knowledge by simply reading a script I picked up for free at the library.

Follow me as I face the many struggles of Professional Development. I’m hoping I can live up to my own challenge!! Hey, if I fail, I can always blame the impending apocalypse.

One Play a Week
Suggestions are always welcome!

Week 1:

Play 1:  Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Soundtrack 1:  Spring Awakening, music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater

Week 2:

Play 2:  Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe

Play 3:  GREASE: The School Version by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Week 3:

Play 4:  All God’s Chillun Got Wings by Eugene O’Neill

Week 4:

Play 5:  Hay Fever by Noel Coward

Week 5:

Play 6:  Private Lives by Noel Coward

Week 6:

Play 7: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Week 7:

Play 8: Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen

Soundtrack 2:  Book of Mormon–book, music, & lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, & Matt Stone

Week 8:

Play 9:  The House of Yes by Wendy MacLeod

Soundtrack 3:  Grease the Original Broadway Cast by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Week 9:

Play 10:  Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill

Week 10:

Play 11:  Stanton’s Garage by Joan Ackermann

Week 11:

Play 12:  Deadly Virtues by Brian Jucha

Week 12:

Play 13:  Shooting Simone by Lynne Kaufman

Play 14:  The Ice Fishing Play by Kevin Kling

Week 13:

Play 15:  Tape by Jose Rivera

Soundtrack 4:  The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee–conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music & lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin & additional material by Jay Reiss

Week 14:

Play 16:  Poof! by Lynn Nottage

Play 17:  Watermelon Rinds by Regina Taylor

Play 18:  Keely and Du by Jane Martin

Play 19:  Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams

Week 15:

Week 16:

Play 20:  Period of Adjustment by Tennessee Williams

Play 21:  Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams

Week 17:

Play 22:  Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard

Week 18:

Play 23:  The Misanthrope unabridged by Moliere (based on translation by Henri van Laun)

Week 19:

Play 24:  Tartuffe by Moliere, translated by Christopher Hampton

Week 20:

Play 25:  The Maids by Jean Genet

Week 21:

Play 26:  Sordid Lives by Del Shores

Week 22:

Play 27:  Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

Week 23:

Week 24:

Play 28:  The Balcony by Jean Genet

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Week 26:

Play 29:  Bent by Martin Sherman

Week 27:

I promise I’m not slacking, I’m actually writing my own script!  So that’s consuming my time right now!

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Week 31:

Still writing.  Staged reading expected in mid-September, so I’ll be back to my resolution in no time!

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Week 38:

Play 30:  Filthy Talk for Troubled Times by Neil LaBute

Week 39:

Play 31:  The New Testament by Neil LaBute

Play 32:  I Love This Game by Neil LaBute

Week 40:

Play 33:  The Vagina Monologues 10th Anniversary Addition by Eve Ensler

Week 41:

Play 34:  Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

Week 42:

Play 35:  Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg

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Week 46

Play 36:  Laura Dennis by Horton Foote

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Week 48:

Play 37:  The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show by Carlyle Brown

Week 49:

Play 38:  Letters Home adapted by William Massolia

Week 50

Play 39:  Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire

Week 51:

Play 40: Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

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