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Gwydion Suilebhan commented on Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post Swan Song
"I am so glad to have handed the torch TO you. You're an articulate, thoughtful, powerful commentator on matters theatrical. Kudos to you for picking the right balls to juggle. See you around the Twitters!"
Apr 17, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta posted a blog post

Swan Song

This, dear reader, is my final TheatreFace blog post. That is, my bi-monthly feature is coming to an end as I finally realized that I had too many proverbial balls in the air. Juggling said balls has been taking a toll on me and I’ve decided to stop spreading myself too thin.I’ve truly enjoyed the thirty-six (this is thirty-seven) blog posts that TheatreFace has featured on my behalf, allowing me to navel gaze as well as highlight national conversations in our field.I asked that my time as a…See More
Apr 17, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post was featured

Swan Song

This, dear reader, is my final TheatreFace blog post. That is, my bi-monthly feature is coming to an end as I finally realized that I had too many proverbial balls in the air. Juggling said balls has been taking a toll on me and I’ve decided to stop spreading myself too thin.I’ve truly enjoyed the thirty-six (this is thirty-seven) blog posts that TheatreFace has featured on my behalf, allowing me to navel gaze as well as highlight national conversations in our field.I asked that my time as a…See More
Apr 16, 2013
Everett Robert commented on Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post Adapting…Yourself
"I've been kicking around adapting my TYA play into a kid-lit book after I had a book publisher tell me that it would be something they would be interested in in book form"
Apr 7, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta posted a blog post

Adapting…Yourself

“You should write a novel.” That was my co-worker out of the blue. “That play, that play of yours that won all those awards. Turn it into a novel.”Hmmm…I hadn’t thought about that.I mean, as a playwright I think more about adapting other media into plays. For example, I’m currently working on a submission treatment to turn a piece of video journalism into a one act play. But I hadn’t thought about going the other direction, about taking one of my own plays and adapting it to another genre.Of…See More
Apr 3, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post was featured

Adapting…Yourself

“You should write a novel.” That was my co-worker out of the blue. “That play, that play of yours that won all those awards. Turn it into a novel.”Hmmm…I hadn’t thought about that.I mean, as a playwright I think more about adapting other media into plays. For example, I’m currently working on a submission treatment to turn a piece of video journalism into a one act play. But I hadn’t thought about going the other direction, about taking one of my own plays and adapting it to another genre.Of…See More
Apr 2, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta posted a blog post

The Business of Rejection

As a poet I very much understood that the acceptance of one of my poems for publication was very separate from whether or not the poem was any good. Knowing there are other deciding factors—the publication’s meta narrative, how poems flow from one to the next, interact with one another—allowed me to separate my emotions from the business of sending my work out into the world.And I understood that it was a numbers game. The more I sent work out into the world, the higher the probability that a…See More
Mar 20, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post was featured

The Business of Rejection

As a poet I very much understood that the acceptance of one of my poems for publication was very separate from whether or not the poem was any good. Knowing there are other deciding factors—the publication’s meta narrative, how poems flow from one to the next, interact with one another—allowed me to separate my emotions from the business of sending my work out into the world.And I understood that it was a numbers game. The more I sent work out into the world, the higher the probability that a…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta posted a blog post

What Theatre Boundaries Do You Place On Yourself?

Working on a submission this past week I found myself kinda stumped by the final question which asked me to explain how I think my play (the one I am submitting) is breaking theatrical boundaries.Huh.I scratched my head for two reasons. The honest first reason is that as someone without a formal theatre…See More
Mar 6, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post was featured

What Theatre Boundaries Do You Place On Yourself?

Working on a submission this past week I found myself kinda stumped by the final question which asked me to explain how I think my play (the one I am submitting) is breaking theatrical boundaries.Huh.I scratched my head for two reasons. The honest first reason is that as someone without a formal theatre…See More
Mar 5, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta posted a blog post

Submission Blitzkrieg

Being from Texas I grew up watching football, so you’ll have to forgive my sports analogy. For those of you who don’t know what a blitz is, it’s a defensive play where all the defensive players suddenly go for the quarterback. The idea is to overwhelm the opponent (the quarterback) and tackle them. That by throwing all your energy at this one individual you will be able to close in on them and they won’t be able to escape. The “blitz” comes from the German word blitzkrieg which means…See More
Feb 20, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post was featured

Submission Blitzkrieg

Being from Texas I grew up watching football, so you’ll have to forgive my sports analogy. For those of you who don’t know what a blitz is, it’s a defensive play where all the defensive players suddenly go for the quarterback. The idea is to overwhelm the opponent (the quarterback) and tackle them. That by throwing all your energy at this one individual you will be able to close in on them and they won’t be able to escape. The “blitz” comes from the German word blitzkrieg which means…See More
Feb 19, 2013
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Feb 7, 2013
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“Why is this a play?”

I ran into a theatre friend/artist (full disclosure: I won’t be naming names) recently and while we were talking about plays currently up on Bay Area stages my friend asked me if I had seen a play, a nationally known play, that’s come to town.While they thought the play was good, they said watching it made them ponder that question you see in this post’s title:Why is this a play?As opposed to television or film.They contended, and I agree (full disclosure: I’ve read the play they were talking…See More
Feb 6, 2013
Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post was featured

“Why is this a play?”

I ran into a theatre friend/artist (full disclosure: I won’t be naming names) recently and while we were talking about plays currently up on Bay Area stages my friend asked me if I had seen a play, a nationally known play, that’s come to town.While they thought the play was good, they said watching it made them ponder that question you see in this post’s title:Why is this a play?As opposed to television or film.They contended, and I agree (full disclosure: I’ve read the play they were talking…See More
Feb 5, 2013
Chas Belov commented on Marisela Treviño Orta's blog post Submission Deal Breaker
"My dealbreakers? Several. Let's see... 1. Having to write anything I don't already have ready to submit. (Rare exception for my playwriting group, but I've specifically not applied to Playground because I don't love 10-minute…"
Jan 28, 2013

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Marisela Treviño Orta's Blog

Swan Song

This, dear reader, is my final TheatreFace blog post. That is, my bi-monthly feature is coming to an end as I finally realized that I had too many proverbial balls in the air. Juggling said balls has been taking a toll on me and I’ve decided to stop spreading myself too thin.

I’ve truly enjoyed the thirty-six (this is thirty-seven) blog posts that TheatreFace has featured on my behalf, allowing me to navel gaze as well as highlight national conversations in our field.

I asked…

Continue

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Adapting…Yourself

“You should write a novel.” That was my co-worker out of the blue. “That play, that play of yours that won all those awards. Turn it into a novel.”

Hmmm…

I hadn’t thought about that.

I mean, as a playwright I think more about adapting other media into plays. For example, I’m currently working on a submission treatment to turn a piece of video journalism into a one act play. But I hadn’t thought about going the other direction, about taking one of my own plays and…

Continue

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Business of Rejection

As a poet I very much understood that the acceptance of one of my poems for publication was very separate from whether or not the poem was any good. Knowing there are other deciding factors—the publication’s meta narrative, how poems flow from one to the next, interact with one another—allowed me to separate my emotions from the business of sending my work out into the world.

And I understood that it was a numbers game. The more I sent work out into the world, the higher the…

Continue

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:00am

What Theatre Boundaries Do You Place On Yourself?

Working on a submission this past week I found myself kinda stumped by the final question which asked me to explain how I think my play (the one I am submitting) is breaking theatrical boundaries.

Huh.

I scratched my head for two reasons. The honest first reason is that as someone…

Continue

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 5:00am

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