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“Mine” Field (Reflections on a Play)

“You need a win,” my fiancee Sarah observed. And, like on so many situations, she was right. Yet for a long time, it didn’t look like that would be probable. “Mine”, my play about the life of a woman following … Continue reading

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“Mine”: Thousands of Words

These are a selection of production stills made by my good friend and brilliant photographer/cinematographer/mad genius, Richard Smith, during one of the early performances of “Mine” at the Chicago Fringe Festival 2016. “Mine” tracks an assault survivor (Kimmy Higginbotham) as … Continue reading

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What are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?

“Were there red flags on our third date?” asked Amber O’Donnell in the play “Mine”, recounting a romantic encounter gone bad. “Probably. But what are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?” “Mine”, my 2016 play and selection … Continue reading

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“Mine”: A Chicago Fringe Fest Travelogue

That creative rascal Joss Whedon has opined that he is frequently asked, “Why do you write strong women characters?” to which he replies, “Because you keep asking that question.” It’s a good retort, but I think he misses the mark just … Continue reading

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“Bully”, or How To Write A Play You Don’t Want To Write

“Bully” was the next play I had to write. The problem is I didn’t want to write the damn thing. Life is a series of thousands of experiences; none are disconnected from each other. I’d go so far as to … Continue reading

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“Featherstone”: Ten Favorite Lines

“Featherstone” runs Friday-Saturday-Sunday from November 7 through November 23, 2014, exclusively at The Charnel House Theater, 3421 West Fullerton Avenue in Chicago.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at http://www.vincenttruman.net and at the door (cash only at … Continue reading

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“Featherstone”: Who Do You Love?

A play is a hypothesis of thought surrounding a philosophy – the good, the bad, advantages, disadvantages, gains and losses – so by the time I am finished writing one, it feels as if I’ve written several. This is certainly … Continue reading

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