Have you ever thought to yourself: what is a play? Who writes plays? Where do plays come from?
Or: okay, I think I want to write a play! Where do I start?
Join us, Sam Collier and Sarah Cho, as we dive deep into honest conversations about playwriting and theater. Every week, we will discuss plays we love, share helpful writing exercises, and interview guests to discover how we can all become better writers. Together.
We want to be a resource for anyone interested in writing plays and being part of a community.
Join us at Beckett’s Babies.
Sam Collier is a playwright, poet, and theater artist. Her plays include A HUNDRED CIRCLING CAMPS (2017-18 Goodman Playwrights Unit), DAISY VIOLET THE BITCH BEAST KING (2018 UC Davis Ground & Field Festival; 2018 Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference), SILO TREE (2015 Iowa New Play Festival), and THING WITH FEATHERS (2019 Women’s Theatre Festival). Her work has also been presented by The Chicago Theatre Marathon, PTP/NYC, New Ground Theatre, Horse & Cart, Theater Nyx, and the UNESCO Cities Play Festival. Her poems have appeared in What Rough Beast, Sixfold, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Puritan, Mortar Magazine, Liminal Stories Magazine, and elsewhere. Sam has taught writing with Interlochen Center for the Arts, Cornell College, Young Playwrights’ Theater, Imagination Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the University of Iowa. She holds an MFA in playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. She was the 2017-2019 Writing and Teaching Fellow with the National Writers Series of Traverse City. She divides her time between northern Michigan and Chicago.
Sarah Cho is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer, director, and performer. Her plays include Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Waiting for Mr. Rogers, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Grace and Janette Like White Guys (finalist, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference). She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from Kennedy Center. After graduating from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, she went on to study improv comedy at iO West and Second City, as well as improvisational theater with Aretha Sills at Sills/Spolin Theater Works. She has performed at Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and written sketch comedy for LA Scripted Comedy Festival, the Sunday Sketch Show at formerly iO West, and LA’s topical news sketch show Top Story! Weekly at ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood. She has been featured on ComedyCake, WhoHaHa and Funny or Die and currently writes with her house sketch team Gutter at the Pack Theater. You can catch her telling stories about her life at open mics all over LA when she’s not watching HBO.