R. A. Pauli, Playwright

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About Rich

I wrote my first stage play in 2009, when I was a Senior Writer at Hallmark Cards, as a direct result of receiving positive encouragement from several working playwrights whose workshops I participated in while attending the William Inge Theater Festival in Inge’s hometown of Independence Kansas.  It was a 10-minute play titled Garden Variety.  I had never heard of a 10-minute play until I saw an evening of them presented by The Barn Players, a wonderful community theater, at the time located in Mission Kansas, and I thought to myself “At last a writing form that leverages my two strongest traits–lack of focus and short attention span!  I could do this!”  I did, the Barn produced it, and the rest is history.

Since that time I have written many plays and musicals, ranging from 1-minute quickies to full-lengths, which have been produced all over the USA and abroad.  Many of my plays have been voted audience favorite at festivals and awarded best play honors in judged events. My hope is that you will discover something among the pieces included on this website that will be enjoyable for your organization and its audiences.  Break a leg!