I have a question for Louis. What do I do?

Send him an email - louis.broome@gmail.com - or drop by the Zig Zag on a Thursday night.

I want to stage Texarkana Waltz or turn it into a movie, comic opera or sitcom. How do I get the rights?

Show up at the Zig Zag on a Thursday.

Why write in verse?

In How Not to Write a Play, Simon and Schuster, 1955, Walter Kerr makes the case that "Verse is the natural language of theatre." In 1955, prose was already obsolete. Now, it's ossified. Contemporary dramatists know this in their bones, even if they're loath to admit it. Social drama, four actors in a living room - those plays are over. Playwrights, responding to the need for a dramtic form that is equal to or greater than other contemporary forms of entertainment, are moving toward epic plots and heightened language - verse. Writing blank verse, the most agile and powerful dramtic tool yet invented, is a lost craft. But once you get the hang of it, writing verse no more difficult or time consuming than writing good prose, which is monsterously difficult and time consuming.

What's Louis working on now?

Tweaking Texarkana, turning it into a screenplay, and hammering away at three or four other stories.

On Louis

What kind of name is Broome?

British. You find a lot of Broomes in former British penal colonies.