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Five Minutes From Chaos full cover copy

FIVE MINUTES FROM CHAOS - A hilarious satire of academia, love, and the absurdity of living in the age of post-happiness. Five Minutes From Chaos tells the story of Charlie Neb, a humanities professor who spends his days lecturing to anxiety-filled undergraduates. But then he's canceled when he tells a joke. The problem is that neither he nor his students remember which of his benign witticisms triggered the anonymous complaint, but that does not stop his Kafkaesque trial from going forward. Framed by the background babble of modern life, Charlie sets out to find the source of all the world's unhappiness and to answer the ultimate question: Does God have a sense of humor?


A New Novel Coming in September of 2024!

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NAKED PLAYWRITING  (2nd Edition) covers everything from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes. This book also provides guidance on marketing and getting your play produced.


“Naked Playwriting is not only a book that should be read by every budding playwright, but it should be kept on hand by every playwright as a source to be consulted when in need of a jolt of creative inspiration/energy.”


                            - John Pielmeier (Agnes of God)


SCREEENPLAY - WRITING THE PICTURE (2nd Edition)  is a complete screenwriting course-from developing a theme, researching a story, plotting and structuring a script, developing characters, and plying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes through understanding the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts.

"I hate screenwriting books almost as much as I hate screenwriting, screenwriters, and especially screenwriting teachers. But Robin and Bill have somehow managed to write a useful, witty, insightful book that is full of detail on day-to-day writing, planning a career, and getting into the business. This book is, believe it or not, really good. " 


                        - Ed Solomon (Men in Black)


THE ART OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW (4th Edition) brings the fascinating world of theatre to life with lively coverage of the history, cultural diversity, creativity, controversy -- and even a typical day in the life -- of theatre. As the authors wrote each chapter, they asked themselves how the subject applies to students' lives. The result is a text packed with practical information you can use in everyday life, including insight on censorship, freedom of speech, copyrights, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more. Timely connections drawn between theatre, TV, and film help you see how the living stage is unique.

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