Friday, June 23, 2006


I haven't had time to blog lately. Sorry. Pick one:
Free polls from


My dear friend Laural Meade is a brilliant playwright and a wonderful teacher and she's teaching a playwriting intensive workshop in July and I'm happily pimping out her class because she's awesome and it will be awesome and if you're a writer and you're looking for some guidance this summer, then, well, dude:

From Laural:

"I am offering a summer playwriting intensive over two weekends in July. It will feature:
--a structured environment to work on a project at any phase of development
--stimulating writing exercises that explore character, structure, imagery, thematics, language and theatricality
--feedback from fellow writers
--and, of course, lots of gentle guidance from me.

"We will begin with the first weekend intensive on July 15-16, followed by a two week period of personal writing. During this time, I will meet privately with each class member to discuss his or her work. We will reconvene on July 29-30 to continue writing and, finally, hear completed scenes. Sounds fun, huh? Class size will be small. Sessions will take place in Hollywood. All levels of experience are welcome. $200 for the whole program. Please call me with questions or to partake. Many thanks. Hope this finds you well, Laural

"Laural Meade works as a playwright, director, and teacher in her native Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA, and is a member of the theater faculty at Occidental College. Other teaching appointments include classes and guest lectures at Cal Arts, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, National University, Cal State Los Angeles, Playwrights in the Schools, and numerous private workshops. Her original plays have been seen throughout Los Angeles (Taper New Works, The Actors' Gang, LATC, Highways, LACE, Keck Theater, UCLA), and in alternative venues in New York, Chicago and London. Her original musical Harry Thaw Hates Everybody won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for Best Writing, along with a variety of other awards and nominations for her writing and direction. Her most recent work Animal Logic, a play for young audiences, was commissioned by the Mark Taper Forumand produced by their Performing for Los Angeles Youth program. It will tour Los Angeles again in the fall."

The above was quoted from an email Laural sent out. I deleted her phone number from it because I didn't want Ashley Myrick to come to my blog and get Laural's number and start calling her. But if you're interested in the workshop, let me know and I'll get you in touch with Laural.

Now do the damn poll at the top of this post.


Bonnie said...

First! Thankfuckly!

Erik said...

I would like to go on record and say that I'm not voting in this poll. I want to know what the people think.

eclectic mania said...

Voted ;)

eclectic mania said...

And Eric, I'm the anon you asked about the other day. I posted I was new to your blog. ;)

Jesse said...

whats the diff???


they seem like the same thing in my i out of the street lingo loop?

Erik said...

Just vote, Jesse. They are very different.

And electic mania, welcome! Nice to meetcha!

Erik said...

dammit, typo!


not, "electic."

TheDarkerUma said...

answer your damn phone motha fucka.


christy said...


does laural offer scholarships? i'd love to take the class, but i's so poor, [insert poor joke here].

and i don't think ashley spends too much time on the internet.

Erik said...

geez, thankfuckly's winning in a landslide.

frank's wild lunch said...

I voted for Thankfucky because it reminds me of Pennsyltucky

Erik said...

kyle, i had to look up pennsyltucky on the urban dictionary.

i'm partial to thankfucky too. i think that thankfuckly actually sounds more natural, but thankfucky has its own charm perhaps due to its less naturalness. and for some reason thankfucky sounds more british to me, which is always a plus in my book.

eclectic mania said...

LOL Erik. I'm electric too! hahaha

Bonnie said...

I guess I like thankfuckly better (and essentially, it's the word I *saw* when you wrote "thankfucky," since I got it wrong in my comment, thus creating "thankfuckly" to begin with) because it works as an adverb in my mind.

And thankfucky works as an adjective.

And I'm all about the adverbs. You can ask anyone.

Bonnie said...

PS--Jessica Bendinger is my friend on The MySpace. I sooooooooo love this town. For reals.

Erik said...

BonBon, "thankfuckly" is, simply, a better word, and more people like it and it rolls off the tongue easier (I've practice rolling both words off my tongue).

I'm still partial to "thankfucky," but maybe that's just because I'm stubborn and averse to change.

Thankfuckly it is.

Erik said...

Oh, it's been brought.

Erik said...

The above comment was referring to J. Bendinger.