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August 4, 2014 11:25 AM Subscribe
I'm writing a ten-minute play, to be entered into a competition this fall.
Although I've never before written a play, I pride myself on my concision and terseness in general. I struggle with the "how do these people know each other" aspect; I'm loathe to lay out an acre of backstory if I don't think the audience needs it. How do I get around this?
Yes, I know it's better to show than to tell.
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