Friday, August 05, 2005

So I have this short play Soup I wrote when I was 21 during winter break basically in one sitting. It's been online for years. So far it has been produced in London at a college and in Lithuania at a college. Some high school in Australia wanted to do it but one of the parents got ahold of the script and made a fuss and the show was shut down. Someone from the Netherlands recently contacted me asking to translate the play and perform it. And now some kids in Romania want to do a short film version. In some ways this is my most successful short play beacause it gets done with no effort on my part (although I haven't made a dime on it). Now I ask you, why can't I get a production in the U.S.? Am I just not trying hard enough? But more importantly, why is it only Soup that gets attention from college students in far flung countries? I have other plays online. Better plays (in my opinion). Why don't they want to do one of them? I'm speaking to you now all you college kids in Bulgaria and France and Nepal and Luxembourg. Go here. Read something other than Soup. I'll pretend like I'm not secretly thrilled when I receive your request in broken English to do said play for free. And we'll all be happy.

4 comments:

Jason Grote said...

They just got it off the web? Crazy!

Adam said...

It was on a scriptshare site that's since been shut down. The site must have had traffic.

P'tit Boo said...

Hey you.
That's a sweet little play.
I think it's the length , not the quality...
Because it's too long to be a part of an evening of shorts and too short to be produced by itself.
On the other hand, it could be produced in an evening of two short plays by Adam Szymkowicz ( so... what's the other play that goes with Soup ? ) Like ... is there a play titled Art ? Or one called Salad ... Or let's see... Mud .. 9 oh wait that one was already written...)
:)

Adam said...

Thanks! I had a couple others--one called frozen heads and one called batteries that sort of went with soup but I didn't like them.