The Meta Plays

Yesterday I finished a project I’ve been working on for some time now – ‘The Meta Plays’ – and what better feeling is there than when you’ve finished a writing project you’ve been toiling over long and hard for some considerable time, all in writerly isolation? Well, perhaps I shouldn’t say “toiling,” as these plays were all terrific fun to work on. Truthfully, I had a really great time writing them, as they allowed me to play in that absurdist fun park that occupies a certain portion of my brain. It’s essentially a collection of short plays that takes theatrical conventions on a metaphysical joyride (which is also essentially my logline for the play). One of them (’What’s the Meta?’) I’d actually written a couple of years ago, and already has a significant production history behind it and is published. However, the other seven are all new. One of them (‘The Skewed Picture’) is scheduled to go up in New York tomorrow, although the last I heard that could be postponed.

Anyway, it’s done and I’m now tasked with finding homes for them all, though preferably they’d all be produced together as a complete set. And, of course, I’m shopping it around to publishers, which is always a hard slog, but I think this collection has a lot of commercial potential, so I expect to find them all beating down my door any day now. Ahem.

Time to move on to something else now. But I do hope that somewhere within me there lies ‘The Meta Plays: Volume II.’ There might…or am I being a little…unreal?


  1. The Meta Plays project sounds really interesting - good luck with finding a home for the plays.

  2. Thanks so much, Helen! By the way, I recently bought a copy of 'Alison Wonderland' (one of my favourite book titles of all time), so now I have some free time, I'm very much looking forward to reading it.


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