I wrote a ten-minute play. I've not written any kind of play since a merit badge assignment in the Boy Scouts, way back when I was in high school, and that one was a five-minute scene, at most, which was never going to be performed and is long lost. I've been an actor for many years and have even written a couple of screenplays; I also know a lot of playwrights in the Bay Area, but I've never ventured into this before. It's also been awhile since I posted anything on Stage32, so this may be a good time to get back into the message boards and timelines, here.
I'm not sure what got into me, but after checking out Pint-Sized Plays at PianoFight, a bar/grill/multi-stage performance venue in San Francisco, I felt inspired. The Pint-Sized Play Festival happens every other month and consists of an evening of original shorts with the criteria that they are to be set in a bar and at least one pint of beer gets finished during the course of a given piece. I added one more guideline for myself, having it pass the Bechdel Test (a scene with two or more women talking about something other than a guy), since that's been a topic of discussion among some of my theatre friends. So my piece consists of a brief reunion between a realtor and an aerospace engineer who used to play on a team, together, in college. It wasn't hard having them talk about something other than a guy, one topic being the feasibility of rental property in low-Earth orbit.
I don't know where I'm going with this or if the play will even be accepted by the curators of the Pint-Sized Play series, but it's something new and has been a good exercise for me.