elaine orr's plays
i love dialogue
Common Ground
is a royalty-free
play that would be
great for local
theater groups.
Simply purchase
copies of the script,
and please let the
author know where
you are producing.
My first love was writing plays. I could see the settings so
clearly, hear the actors' inflections. I took playwriting classes
from Davey Marlin Jones and Jonathan Eig at, respectively,
the Writer's Center of Bethesda, MD and Georgetown
University's Continuing Education Program. The Writer's
Center chose
Permission to Hope for a staged reading, in 1989,
which was wonderful.

I also wrote several movie screenplays. Some were good,
some too simple, but I loved it. But, people don't buy
screenplays or produce plays of writers who don't push
themselves to promote. People buy truckloads of books on
Amazon and other sites. So, I switched.

The only play available for purchase is a one-act,
Common
Ground
. Each act depicts an older couple preparing for what
(to viewers) is a picnic with a surprise. Lots of dry humor.

Maybe someday I'll go back to those earlier works and do
some polish. For now, too many books bubble in my brain.