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The HIdden Tools of Comedy, Steve Kaplan

Creating a Buzz

“Can a 60-year-old woman break into Hollywood screenwriting?” I wrote on an index card and handed it to the young woman at the registration desk. It was the first afternoon of Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive at the Burbank Marriott.  Cheryl, the name on her badge, asked me to write down the one burning question I…
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Welcome to The Grief Dialogues

Welcome! We’re glad you found us! We hope you will join us for the new conversation around dying, death, and grief. So What is The Grief Dialogues all about? Our Vision: Change our country’s death phobic culture Our Mission: Create an artistic movement to erase the stigma surrounding death and grief Our Goal: Offer compassion, understanding,…
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Charter for Compassionate Arts

The Charter for Compassion Arts Community

The Grief Dialogues is a proud partner of the Charter for Compassion Arts Community. The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality.…
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Grief Dialogues Auditions

Grief Dialogues — The Auditions

Okay, Somebody pinch me!  The Grief Dialogues is about to become a motion picture.  Well, maybe not a full-length motion picture.  Maybe just a short film but it will be a great film thanks to our two young, incredibly talented videographers, Emily Pando and Jesse Amorratanasuchad.  We are filming one of the plays submitted to…
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The Grief Dialogues: The History

The Grief Dialogues was born out of my award-winning, 10-minute play, Hospice: A Love Story.  Hospice was produced for the Island Theatre on Bainbridge Island in August 2015.  Then, in October 2015, Forward Flux Productions offered a staged reading. Death, grief, family, the topics of the play, resonated with many people who in turn shared their own…
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RECENT TWEETS

There are definitely some shows that show Death and Dying in it’s rawest form. Breaking Bad and Grey’s Anatomy come to mind. But #grief?
Any ideas?

It takes great vulnerability to open up about the end of life in such a public way. Thank you, @Oprah, for sharing your experience. We are sorry for your loss. https://t.co/FkF9AWCoSa

This is why, when I see a great play, I purchase the script ASAP! So I can read the line to myself and savor the moment. @dramatistsguild @PlayAtWriting You’ve inspired me to write some of those lines myself! Thanks!

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