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Paul Mullin
Seattle, WA
Paul Mullin’s dramatic innovations have flourished in productions across the U.S., exploring subjects ranging from personal nuclear catastrophe to the uncelebrated underbelly of American History.
Interests: theater, theatre, zen, storytelling, love.
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I have had so much fun writing these mini-essays over the last twelve days. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2021 at Just Wrought
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I felt by the end of my run that I had certainly given theatre at least as much as theatre had given me. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2021 at Just Wrought
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Hating bad theatre is a big part of being a playwright. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2021 at Just Wrought
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Dickens knew exactly what he was doing when he called this novella "A Christmas Carol". Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at Just Wrought
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Amy Thone playing Scrooge has dragged me back to the theatre. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2021 at Just Wrought
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The person in my sons' lives mostly likely to spark an interest in them for theatre is also the person who cut it out of his life when they were little. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2021 at Just Wrought
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Langs understands that in order to get back to telling new stories with force, he has to let us have the old ones, with love Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2021 at Just Wrought
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I have an inherent distrust of institutions, and I am especially bad at trusting large theatre institutions. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2021 at Just Wrought
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I count on the Christmas season to boost me through until the Solstice, when the days start getting longer again. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2021 at Just Wrought
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When I played Young Scrooge at Ford's Theatre in 1987, the actor who played "Old Scrooge" hated my guts. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2021 at Just Wrought
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I started acting, and then went on to playwriting, because of my sister Maggie. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at Just Wrought
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In twelve days, I will go to a theater to watch a play for the first time in eight years. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2021 at Just Wrought
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Join the crowdfunding campaign to reserve your advance copy of SEATTLE TRUST! Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Just Wrought
Maybe April is the cruelest month, but that year, 2017, May turned out to be one brutal motherf*cker. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
The captain drew himself up, finally recognizing the power of the adversary before him. He’d known men like this before, people with one sense of life and to hell with everybody else’s. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
Oona had a hard time falling asleep, excited as she was to see how the transformation would take place, but eventually she did fall asleep and she slept soundly until the screaming woke her. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
It would be easy to mistake her for a young woman, but the way she drank her whiskey spoke to decades of practice Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
The “talegate” was an ancient, quasi-mystical tradition, in which our forbears’ forbears believed that if enough of the right sorts of souls gathered in a circle, a particular portal would open, allowing stories to pour forth from the realm of the Gods and the Giants. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
But that’s the thing about sayings: they don’t always mean for you to do something or think something specific. Sometimes they are just words to keep you humble in the face of happiness. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
Found two hours later, smiling with a pearl clutched in her tiny fist and floating atop a clump of seaweed, her return was deemed a miracle. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
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Help us bring these god-damn stories to life! Send us an illustration of your favorite (or least favorite) character, plot point, tableaux from one of these tales! There might be a prize! Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
Nobody really wants to hear it. Not the truth of it. How it really happened. They want to feel good about it. They want the glow. And that’s why I don’t really want to get into all that shit. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
Frances sighed. She took the wedding dress outside and set it on fire... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
“Every story is just another battle between the angels that fell and those that pushed them.” Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories
Dieter and Gunther ♦ Perfect Teeth ♦ Whatever Was Coming Next ♦ The Winking Suicide Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Lake Boat Stories