Bill Cissna is a Kernersville, North Carolina-based writer and editor.
FREELANCE WRITING: I have written advertising, brochure, magazine and public relations copy since 1974. My main assignment, since January 2016, is as theater writer and critic for the Winston-Salem Journal.
EDITING: In the last few years, I have also edited and proofread several book-length projects for other writers. Contact me if you're interested in editing services on book-length projects.
My backstage comedy full-length play "Rehearsals" is represented by Great Stage Publishing.
My book, Forsyth County, NC Place Names, is available at www.amazon.com in paperback or Kindle versions.
Also available online at Amazon (book format or Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (for the Nook): detective novel A Simple Murder, general novel Fictionography of a Mental Coward, and full-length plays Conversations in a Cafe and All About Faith.
Coming soon: short "My Music" will be part of the 35th Evening of Short Plays, Greensboro Playwrights Forum, GSO Cultural Center, March 9-12, 2017.
Recent: short "At the Shrine" was in the End of the Road Short Play Festival, South Baldwin Community Theatre, Gulf Shores, AL, 6/15 to 17/16.
On April 29 and 30, 2016, Studio 1 in Burlington, NC presented seven of my short scripts in their 2016 10-Minute Marathon.
From March 3-6, 2016, Evening of Short Plays #33, Greensboro Playwrights Forum, did my "Losing It" with six other new scripts at the Stephen Hyers Theater, Greensboro Cultural Center. See the video on YouTube here.
Short "Communication Gap" was produced at Oswego (NY) High School Drama Club, May 7-8, 2015; the Arden Theatre apprentices, June 11-12; Dordt College (Iowa) directors' production, November 19 & 21, 2015; and Brooklyn Friends School, Jan. 28-29, 2016.
A stage reading of full-length "Reunions" was held at Central Library Auditorium, Winston-Salem (Monday, Aug. 25, 2014) and Mack & Mack, Greensboro (Tuesday, Aug. 26), with actors from across the Triad.