Today's email is all about you and your audience, a topic that should get some serious attention as we finish 2021 and begin a new year returning to a world beyond our laptops. (fingers crossed)
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Hi Darling,

Here's what you'll find in this email.

1. Blog post on the impending exit from Pandemic Pause.
2. RT Online Writers Workshop Applications Now Open
3. 14-week workshop on developing solo work
4. Please respond to our survey on staying connected with your audience
5. Roland's Soapbox Video: The Unique Power of the Playwright
6. Audience Encounter: RTAN Pecha Kucha this Friday
7. Audience Encounter: Wednesday Gathering Open Mic
8. Audience Encounter; Some1Speaking (the Art of Monologue)

And, remember this. If you ever find yourself digging around your InBox for that item in that email from Roland from... when?, never fear. An archive of the most important messages from me to you can always be browsed RT Inner Circle Email Archive.

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R O L A N D   T E C

This Spring and Summer RT Offers Workshops Aimed at Writers Who Want to Unearth the Hidden Opportunities of a Post-Pandemic World

Join a community of writers gathering together to improve their work and expand their ideas of what's possible. June-November, 2021.

Every year Roland Tec assembles an online circle of up to 10 playwrights, librettists and screenwriters who help one another improve specific pieces of work while continuing their growth as writers.

Every month (June-November) RTOWW provides the following support for your work.

  • Two 2.5 hour private sessions each month held on Tuesday evenings and limited exclusively to invited workshop members.

  • One 3 hour public reading and talkback session each month to put your latest scripts into the hands of professional actors and into the sights of the community at large. 

RTOWW is best suited to the seasoned writer with a lot of work to get done and a need for a community of peers able to offer practical actionable feedback as can only be provided writer-to-writer.

RTOWW offers a long term, steady structure to support great productivity during this crucial post-vaccination period of transition. You'll be joined by up to 9 other professional scrip writers who understand the nuts and bolts of communicating story and character on stage or on screen.

Apply to RTOWW 2021

Find your audience again when you write and perform your own solo show. 

Are you ready to take the next leap forward with your work? 

Zoom Box Black Box is a 14-week intensive that will allow you to share your in-progress solo show with a Zoom audience and panel of seasoned professionals.

Our professionals will weigh in with their feedback on the material and help you figure out how to best frame your work for your audience.

Zoom Box Black Box begins May 26th and includes:

  • 2.5 hour weekly development and rehearsal sessions

  • 2 public presentations of the first 30 minutes of your new show before an audience of the public and a panel of seasoned professional experts from the field including Paul Outlaw, Gretchen Cryer, Gary Garrison and more.

Interested in Zoom Box Black Box? Note: To apply for this workshop you must submit a writing sample and make an appearance at Roland's weekly open mic, Wednesday Gathering.

Apply to Zoom Box Black Box

The bond between playwright and theatre audiences is one of the strongest around. 

Don't squander it.

Because theatre presents audiences with portrayals of human beings doing what we do: struggling with the messy business of living, your characters have the potential to stay with us, tethered to our hearts and minds til the day we die. Not many artists can even dream of such staying power. So what are you going to do with this superpower? As with all superpowers, this one comes with a mighty responsibility. 

The audiences that loved your work before Pandemic Pause are ready to love you and your shows all over again. 

Please complete a 2 min. questionnaire on how you are connecting your work with your audience during Pandemic Pause.

Only Connect: Complete Roland's 2min. Surveuy
Roland gets on another soapbox. You, your talent and your audience.

People who write scripts need to hear and to feel and to be with audiences.

Audience attention during performance -- how they hear, feel, respond to and fall in love with the work -- is like oxygen to scriptwriters. It's how you know you're onto something.

Prioritize keeping an eye and an ear out and your work will shine.

Getting up and out from behind your writing desk might possibly be more important today than it's ever been before. 

RT Action Network 

Pecha Kucha (artists sharing work)

Members of the Roland Tec Action Network gather on the 4th Friday evening of each month to share work. Each member has 6min.40sec. of time so Pecha Kucha usually runs about 75 minutes.

We begin at 7PM this Friday April 23, 2021 and all Inner Circle members are welcome to attend.

Click this button to pre-register.

Register to Attend this Friday's Pecha Kucha

Roland's weekly open mic

Wednesday Gathering 6:30-7:30PM

We gather at 6:30PM each Wednesday.

Up to 9 artists may share up to 5 minutes of work each.

Pretty much anything you can create is welcome at a Wednesday Gathering. Scenes, monologues, short stories, essays, poems, slideshows, songs, music, dance, or even a rant about something you want us all to pay attention to. 
Register to Attend Wednesday Gathering

our monthly pursuit of monologue continues

Some1Speaking Monday May 3, 2021


May 3 lineup features monologues by
James McLindon
Ric Siler
Lisa Stathoplos
J. Lois Diamond
Deborah Lamedman
Laura King


2021 Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition Call for Entries Announcement is Coming Soon. Inner Circle Members (that's you!) get advanced notice plus exclusive opportunities. 

A GOOD TURN written by Patrick Mulcahey, performed by Eric Michael Gillette at the 2020 Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition and Festival. (Winner of The Golden Ear, $2,000)

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