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2018 Begins with a HUGE SURPRISE for Sue Clark and Tracy Paige!


They say if you do the same thing, you get the same results.

Shooting for something different, I found a "Call for Writers" for the non-profit Art In Public Places, or APE, in Glens Falls, NY. APE's  goal is to benefit the community buy inviting community members to participate in the many productions APE sponsors. APE was calling for writers to submit a sampling of their writing, for a 24 hour playfest, due in a few days!!! That seemed to me  blazingly quick, from the first submission example, to final production!!! My mind started whirring. With friend Tracy Paige in mind, (she has the dream of becoming a writer)  I quickly wrote up a story, "The Coveted," around themes Tracy and I were very familiar with... car shows, car show characters, coveted cars and more!  I then  sent it to Tracy,  to turn into a play. She added her Golden Writer Touch, turning it into a Sociology experiment,  and sent it back to me. Once we molded the play to our liking, Tracy hit the SUBMIT button to APE,  and we were off and  running!!! APE's  job was then to review all the writer  submissions, and pick the 10 best writers, in about two days. 

Well, HUGE SURPRISE!!!   APE liked our writing ability!!! We were picked!!!

Since Tracy is the writer in this group, I stepped back to be an "on the scene" photographer Feb 24. So...on the evening of February 23, Tracy and 9 other writers will be given a play theme,  meet their assigned  Director, and tiny cast.  Then all will disperse.  Tracy will then have about 8 hours... to 5 AM, Feb 24, to write a 10 minute play. 9 other teams will be given  the same theme, and instructions.  The morning of the 24, the cast, writer,  and director, and  each of the ten groups, will rehearse the play all day  in different parts of Glens Falls. They then must have each of the 10 plays polished, and  ready for performance, by 8 PM Saturday Night, February 24,  2018. ALL 10 teams will perform their version of the same theme.  Tracy is overjoyed with this opportunity, and we can't wait to see this blazingly quick production. Good Luck Tracy!   




"Save the date for the ultimate play fest, Art in the Public Eye style. 10 teams of one writer, one director and 3 or 4 actors are randomly selected and meet for the first time on Friday night 2/24. A theme is announced and each team has one hour to meet before dispersing for the night. Writers set to work writing a 10 minute play which is complete by 5 AM the next morning. Directors and writers rehearse all day for an 8 PM performance on 2/24! Plus – audience votes decide the best play, actor and actress. And yes, extra votes can be purchased for $1!"

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