The holidays are a time for rest, relaxation and reflection. It’s also a time for travel for some, especially since you live far away from family. This year instead of spending it with family, I decided to take time to finish some writing and house sit for a friend. A quiet three weeks of walking … Continue reading Holiday writing
by Jennifer Bobiwash After completing my first show, I thought the next one be easy. But now I collect bits and pieces of different stories I want to tell, never quite finishing a scene, but amassing a variety of stories, each with its own theme. My one-person show began as my collection of writings grew. … Continue reading The same ‘ol song
by Jennifer Bobiwash As I continue on my journey to be a playwright, I try to surround myself with like minded people, so I can ask questions and pick their brains. I started writing my first play by accident. I was trying to work some stuff out and would write random thoughts, collecting stories, and … Continue reading Just keep writing
by Jennifer Bobiwash Goodbye, farewell, au revoir and ciao. To express good wishes when parting or the end of a conversation. Saying a goodbye. An ending is sometimes a good place to start. To help get me started on my writing, I like to get inspiration from a quote, but while searching for a goodbye … Continue reading How do you say goodbye?
by Jennifer Bobiwash After the last performance of my solo show, I was spent. I couldn’t believe that I had written this piece, then performed it for an audience. There are still parts of it I am trying to refine, because even after workshopping it, having someone else perform it, it took me finally performing … Continue reading The aftermath
By Guest Blogger Alex Dilks Pandola The Hollywood Fringe Festival is a fringe-purist’s dream where content is queen and storytellers work their spreadsheets to self-produce their show. The first play I produced for Green Light Productions was for the 2003 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. It was a two-person show about the tumultuous and creative relationship between … Continue reading One-Woman Fringe
by Jennifer Bobiwash I have been trying all week to explain my first Fringe experience, but the words are jumbled and come out in a string of disjointed sentences. Which, truth be told, is how this whole experience has been making me feel. My first show was a preview on Sunday. I have been fighting … Continue reading All I see is trees!
by Jennifer Bobiwash Last year I was called in at the last minute to help out friends who had a show in Fringe. This was the first time I had ever mingled with so much theater in L.A. I participated only to the extent that I went and worked on my show then went home. … Continue reading Fringe: Diversity Auditions
by Robin Byrd Today is the 5th Anniversary for the LA FPI Blog. My excitement over the diverse voices that frequent this blog never wanes. Pick a few bloggers and read their articles. Tell me what you think. Jessica Abrams (past blogger) Tiffany Antone Erica Bennett Nancy Beverly (past blogger) Jenn Bobiwash Andie Bottrell Robin … Continue reading Happy 5th Anniversary LA FPI Blog!
by Jennifer Bobiwash Writing is usually a solitary event and sometimes I forget about the rest of the world. This week I was reminded of why, after terrible procrastination, I write. I left my cave of solitude, to be surrounded by creative people breathing life into the characters and stories of playwrights. A show closing, … Continue reading Why I write