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Ten years… TEN YEARS… The Tenth Anniversary of The Daily Dojo

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Today marks the tenth anniversary of this blog…
I used to bemoan the fact that I started it the day or two after Thanksgiving, when blog traffic was at an all time low… but now I think it’s perfect. Because it gives me time to offer thanks to all of those whom I’ve met through […]

Ambivalent - a short play

Monday, October 20th, 2014

(note, in light of the hysteria playing out on cable news, I thought I’d share my short play originally presented as part of THE FEAR PROJECT… it seems even more current today… now available in The Joshua James Project and, as noted, the performance royalties on this work are free for amateur production. )

SAM: […]


Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Great interview with Fight Choreographer John Salvitti.
John designed the fight scenes in our movie POUND OF FLESH… here he discusses his career and the film, it’s a great read, I highly recommend it, John’s a master who’s created some absolutely classic fights.
The interview is here: M.A.A.C. – MMA Fight Choreographer JOHN SALVITTI: POUND OF […]

Something Situation

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Hey friends, another free play from my collection The Joshua James Project… this one is called:
Something Situation
Lights up.
(A hospital room. BERDENE, 58, sits upright in her bed. She wipes tears from her eyes with a handkerchief. RITA, 13, enters the room with a book in hand.)
BERDENE: Rita. What are you doing up […]

All The Rage

Monday, May 12th, 2014

One of my short one act plays that’s now ROYALTY-FREE, via The Joshua James Project.
(Evening at a dark semi-crowded singles bar.
MARCUS, a slick handsome dude in his thirties, sits by himself at a table. He holds his drink up and gestures to someone across the room. He is signaling a bartender that […]

Jean-Claude Van Damme Joins ‘Pound of Flesh’

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

I’m pleased to announce the following… Jean-Claude Van Damme Joins ‘Pound of Flesh’… I’m so happy right now.

DIPLOMACY - A Sample From The Joshua James Project

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

A short play sample from my collection The Joshua James Project
MAN ONE: Career Diplomat in a suit.
MAN TWO: Career Diplomat in a suit.
Outside the United Nations
Lights Up.
MAN ONE stands outside, smoking a cigarette to relieve his stress.
He is joined by MAN TWO.
They nod to each other politely. MAN TWO […]

The Joshua James Project: The Complete List of Plays

Friday, December 27th, 2013

As warned, I’m going to keep the topic of discussion about The Joshua James Project.
For those new to this, The Joshua James Project is a collection of 44 of my short plays that are now royalty free for independent and educational production.
Because I got an email or two asking about it, I’m posting […]


Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

It is with great pleasure that I announce The Joshua James Project!
“New York playwright and screenwriter Joshua James (SPOOGE - The Sex & Love Monologues) has made forty-four of his popular short plays royalty-free for independent and amateur production in THE JOSHUA JAMES PROJECT. Included in this collection are the favorites ALL THE RAGE, A […]

Ninth Anniversary of The Daily Dojo

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Today actually marks nine years since I started this blog.
Usually I go on and on about how blogs have changed (and they have) and so on and so forth… I’m not going to do that this year.
Instead I’ll note that when I began this blog, I worked part time in a vet’s office […]

How To Appease The Distracted Creative Mind | Sessionville

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

My latest column is up at Sessionville, it’s called How To Appease The Distracted Creative Mind | Sessionville… please check it out.