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86. SPECIAL TOPIC: The Songwriting Process with Ryan Oliveira Beckett’s Babies

This week, we’re doing a topic episode led by a returning guest on the show. You may know him from our previous episodes. It’s Ryan!  Ryan Oliveira is a playwright, performer, songwriter, and theatrical jack-of-all-trades currently living in Chicago. His work has been developed with Teatro Vivo, Pride Films and Plays, Prop Thtr, and others. He'll be developing a "re-vamped original work" with The New Colony in Chicago later next year and is currently working on new songs and a new novel during a long-needed theatre break. Ryan returns to discuss a special topic in the songwriting process: What it means to write a song for theatre, for yourself, for anything else. Ryan shares his own personal history with songwriting and techniques and tricks he’s learned that work for him and may work for you. Ryan's Songs "What Brother Should Be" "Oh, Mercury" To learn more about Ryan and his work: Website: Instagram: NPX: Soundcloud: GLISTENS: Sarah: The Cure "Just Like Heaven" / “Alchemy of Herbs” by Rosale De La Foret Sam: Joni Mitchell "Cactus Tree" / Worlds Healthiest Foods Veggie Advisor Ryan: Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" & Zac Brown Band "Colder Weather / Plane Crash Tests ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with  your friends, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @beckettsbabies   And as always, we would love to hear from you! Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting and we might discuss it in our next episode. Email: For more info, visit our website: Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) — Support this podcast:
  1. 86. SPECIAL TOPIC: The Songwriting Process with Ryan Oliveira
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  3. 84. INTERVIEW: Alex Lin
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