Thursday, August 25, 2011


It’s closing on 4 months since our staged reading of Mirror Mates in Midtown Manhattan and I just wanted to let you know how enormously helpful that reading was in furthering the play’s development.   During that reading we worked from Draft #3; I have now completed Draft #5.2.  It’s cleaner, sharper, more direct and even funnier. 
Act one is shorter; I’ve taken out everything that didn’t move the story forward.  Act two is tighter and cleaner with expanded character development and stronger motivations for the crazy things these “people” do.   And Act 3 (There is no intermission between Acts 2 & 3) winds up tightly with all the secrets revealed.  ~I’m really quite pleased.
I’m also incredibly grateful for your financial support in making this possible.   I’m grateful too, for our talented cast and crew who worked tirelessly at making this dream come true!  Thank You!

So, what’s next?   Well, about 2 weeks ago, I jumped into the next phase of the operation: the process of submitting the play to theater companies all over the country for potential production.    Most theater companies are inundated with new scripts, so they only accept a synopsis and a resume and perhaps 10 to 20 pages of sample dialogue.  A few theaters will actually accept whole scripts from playwrights, while many only accept them from agents… and some not at all.   Nearly all theaters can take between 6 months to a year to read and/or let you know if they are interested in reading more.  If they’re not interested, you will never hear back anything.   It can be tough to break through… but break through we will…. somehow; some way, or it’s on to self production!  Which is how many theater companies get started, but that’s a story for another day.
Today is about gratitude.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for helping me get this far!

~Now back to submissions!   I’ve done more that 25 already… (Each one takes time…)

Oh, there is though, one more, simple thing you can do, if you’re on facebook, please go to the MirrorMates page and “Like” it. 

You can also do it from the LionSnax Page    

And then follow us on Twitter!  @MirrorMates @LionSnax
It does help… when theater companies see that there is support for a show!

Much Love,
My Best to You,

Bill Toscano