So that last post was a thing. Feel free to ignore it.
This bit of Epic Theater is finally coming along nicely. My friends and I are going to put it up (hopefully) next semester.
I don’t know what else to talk about… except that it’s starting to become very clear to me that I have a long process of editing ahead of me once I get this done. I say this because my scenes are very long, and there will be a lot of them. If everyone is okay with a longer play, I feel the plot can be sustained regardless.
My real worry is that the beginning is far too complicated. I tried to separate the characters by highlighting them all at different points, but I’m not sure if a reader or an audience will catch on as quickly as I’d like. I need to tweak and specify some lines that will establish character and relationships in the first few lines of a character’s debut. Honestly, my first scene does this the best.
My two main characters (both college-age boys) are getting ready to have sex. One, named Scott, goes to get a condom. While looking, he finds a box of “for her” condoms in the boy, Dave’s, drawer. Scott freaks out and storms out after Dave tries to assure him that it was just experimental. This scene is one page. My next two scenes, which were once one scene, are practically twenty pages. I’m exaggerating, but it’s still too much, but I don’t know how else to make this work with the way I’ve always wanted to start the play… at a party. It’s the only way it can work. I’ll figure it out… for now, TO FINISH THE PLAY.