Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PlayWRITING is how one Becomes a PlayWRIGHT, Right?


A few summers ago, I took a playwriting class. This course taught us to write a one-act play, including descriptions of scenery and stage directions. So, the playwriting class was to teach those of us who like to WRITE to be playWRIGHTS, right?
I became so confused about why someone who does "playwriting" is a "playwright". A quick bit of research revealed that "wright" is a term used to describe a craftsman who builds or creates. For those of you who WRITE and would like to WRIGHT, here is a link to Barter Theatre (pictured above). http://www.bartertheatre.com/
On their site is a link for the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. Submission deadline is March 31, 2011.
If a writer writes a play would it be right for their business card to say "John Doe....Writer/Wrighter"?

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