Los Angeles Theatre
I learned that my play passed the first stage of selection for Los Angeles theatre. It is ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition > I am so pleased as this competition is serious with many requirements and 700 entries from around the World.
This competition looks at the potential of producing the play for both theater and film.
My lovely husband helped edit my creation . . . “Where do fairy tales live?”
This play is very kind and beautiful and I wrote it as my heart told me . . .
This my news. It is only the first step of the competition . . . But now I want to say you something more . . .
I penned my very first play in my mom’s kindergarten. The actors were 4 and 5 years old and I was 9 years of age . . . The play was a great success and soon our group of actors was invited to other kindergartens.
I never thought about writing plays for professional theater as I was always very busy. While studying at the second university, working at a school and raising three children, a theater director read a few of my fairy tales. He picked up the phone and called me first thing . . . He said, “Good morning! I wish you a wonderful day and success! I wish that you would take the time and write a few lines for ta play” Although I had no time for normal dreams . . . I somehow did it . . . Three days later I gave him the manuscript and the director said. “I congratulate you! Today is the last day for submitting plays for the children’s.” This play received the special prize “Angel”. . .
When I was awarded this prize, I heard a question from one of the famous directors of the jury, “I can’t believe that you have no education as a screenwriter. How did you do write this?” I said. “I just wrote what my heart felt”. In response, I heard. “I wish that this, and your future plays, go to adults and children in different countries of the World because they are about what is important for all of us.” Then I wrote another play and it had a successful theater run. Then there were scripts for film and children’s programs for TV. I don’t know when I wrote them . . . But I think if we love what we do, we will always find time for it . . . Everything that I do is from my heart . . . I’m happy to share it with you . . . Of course, there is education and experience, and at the same time, a little girl always lives in me who looks at the world with admiring eyes . . .
Why am I writing this . . . Because I am want to share with you my news . . . Yes . . . But it is not only that . . . When we love what we do, have a dream, follow our dream and believe in ourselves, we will see results . . . I have a dream . . . My dream sees my fairy tales and my novel as films and plays for theater . . . I have the first experience and warm words from many people to inspire me. But my dream is not only for me . . . If my fairy tale support happiness for children & adults in our World I will be so happy . . . This is my dream . . .
With love Olga Verasen