June 22, 2019

Getting it Right,  Ron Gephart Blog at Holly Street Memphis

June 22, 2019

I always start a new story at the Voices of the South Writers' Cabaret. Whatever prompt I choose, I forget about any work in progress and take off with a new idea.  I usually work in shards of glas...

March 5, 2018

 Roland Joffe, the director of Sun Records for CMT, was giving me my instructions for a scene in Schwab's 5&10. I was the clerk in the record section. http://www.cmt.com/full-episodes/g8jq5m/sun-records-706-union-season-1-ep-101  When Colonel Parker (Billy Gardell) tel...

February 20, 2018

In 1982, when I was about to leave the University of Memphis with my graduate degree, I told my professor Henry Swanson that I was going to write for a year and then apply for jobs if things didn't seem to be happening. He said, "better make that 10 years." Okay, so it...

September 12, 2017

Working on a new Act II. As a child, I had 2 grandmothers, one grandfather, and 5 great-grandparents. I was close to my grandfather but our children never really knew theirs. My own father was stricken with Alzheimer's disease at a very young age. I can't say that I re...

June 16, 2017

 Click on the "Scripts" tab to access the live radio version of my play "Some Day for a Crown." This version of the play can easily be produced with an all-senior cast. Amateur groups seeking to support Alzheimer's research might consider this play as it requires no me...

April 10, 2017

I was delighted by the enthusiastic audience response to "Some Day for a Crown." I was especially delighted that folks laughed heartily and stuck around after the play to share their own stories. My fear that some might think I was making fun of those suffering from Al...

April 8, 2017

I've put the script back on the site. This is the one we used to go into rehearsals. Since I had to go onstage with book in hand to replace an ailing cast member on our final weekend, I've discovered a few new things I'd like to try after our June 10 performance for my...

March 30, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/wkno-fm/someday-for-a-crown

February 22, 2017

My short story, Cosmo Yarrow Blows His Brains Out received honorable mention in Glimmer Train's Family Matters Competition. You writers out there know that Glimmer Train is one of the most respected short stories in print journals out there. My story was expanded from...

February 21, 2017

Today I turn 64. You know the lyrics. It's also the first rehearsal of my first produced play. I've been writing longer than I've been acting. Someone admonished me to only submit my very best and most complete work when seeking publication or production. That's a big...

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