Each Spring Texas Tech University does something wonderful: they produce a handful of original, student written, 10 minute plays. RROAPS (or Raider Red’s One-Act Play Spectacular if you prefer) is this amazing event. At first I thought that I wouldn’t be submitting anything this year (in fact, since I’m mostly off-campus I didn’t even remember that submissions would be due so soon) but upon hearing about it I truly had to think about whether or not I’d be submitting a work for consideration. Well, I’ve considered and I’ve decided to submit a play for consideration. In truth I didn’t write the work specifically for this festival (as I have in years past). Since my time has been taken up by re-reading an entire bookshelf in preparations for my Doctoral Qualifying exams (which begin early October 2010) I’ve been using the in-between time — when I need some head clearing — to compose some short monologues as a study of sorts. I’ve been reading these books since the beginning of summer in a non-stop fashion and some head-clearing was certainly in order. A monologue I’d been working on this week ended up turning into a short play on its own.
In an effort to keep this post short I’ll conclude with two notes:
- Sadly, I won’t be able to post this play until it is either produced (if accepted) or rejected.
- Happily, I’ll very soon be posting my play The Man Who Became Sand (previously produced in RROAPS) on this site.
- I’ll also be working to reformat my other works for posting on this site in the future as well.
This is the start of a mission, perhaps, to spread the theatrical goodness around a little better (much much more on that later).