An Elevator Pitch Play

28 Mar

What can you say in one minute? Unless you have a grocery list of things in mind and you’re hyped up on some mega caffeine, most folks don’t actually say a lot in just 60 seconds.

That is why I am completely fascinated with Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) from Screaming Media Productions—the world’s first international 60-second playwriting festival. It’s like Twitter for the stage.

What a fantastic challenge to write a beginning, middle and end that conveys a story to the audience and have it all done in one minute (without a second to spare). It is writing, re-writing and editing at its best. Be succinct or be eliminated from the submission pile.

If you read my post on Script Frenzy, you know how I love a good deadline. The final day to submit to Gi60 is midnight on April 30, 2011. That is over a month away and I find myself wanting to use that time to make sure there aren’t any holes in my play. After all, if an audience only has one minute to enjoy my writing, I best choose my words wisely.

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2 Responses to “An Elevator Pitch Play”

  1. aarongraham March 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    This is a great idea! It is also very difficult, but I respect any author who can do it.

    Keep in touch.

    • redcurlgurl March 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. You should give it a try! It’s a great challenge.

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