51. TOPIC: Plagues and Pandemics in Plays

Hi, Listeners. We’re all going through a crisis and this pandemic has been on all our minds. Initially, we wanted to talk about Lauren Yee’s play “Ching Chong Chinaman” but instead, we decided to talk about plagues, pandemics, and outbreaks that exist in plays and popular culture. We hope everyone is hanging in there. We…

50. The Comedy Club: “Let’s Talk Comedies” Part I

An ongoing series about understanding comedies, welcome to “The Comedy Club”. In this first part of “possibly many part” series, Sarah dives into what she thinks about comedy and her love/hate relationship with it. In this episode, we introduce the series by asking ourselves why we laugh, what is happening on stage or on the…

49. INTERVIEW: Ryan Oliveira

Playwright, Songwriter, Solo Performer, and Theatrical Jack-of-All-Trades Ryan Oliveira returns to Beckett’s Babies! Hear what he has to say about theater, dramaturgy, and presenting new work to an audience as he updates us on what he’s been up to since we last interviewed him. GLISTENS: Sam’s – www.thispersondoesnotexist.com Sarah’s – USA Network’s The Sinner, streaming on…

48. TOPIC: Creating Play Titles

In this episode, Sam and Sarah discuss creating titles for our plays. We share some of our favorite titles and discuss why we like certain play titles and why we do not like others. We look at how we create titles for our own work and be inspired by others. Check this episode out and…

47. PLAY: Dance Nation by Clare Barron

As part of our new monthly series, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is “Dance Nation” by Clare Barron! It is one of the winners of the 2015 relentless award, a finalist for a Pulitzer, and winner of Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. In this episode, we discuss what we noticed, what…

46. Interview with Tiana Randall-Quant

What is “devised theater”? How can one start devising new work? In this week’s episode, a fellow Beckett’s Babies listener, Tiana Randall-Quant, reached out to us to share her experiences creating new work with The Wallis Studio Ensemble Their show “Lucid” opens on February 20th and we can’t wait for you to hear what she…

45. New Year! New Season! Same Babies!

Hello, Listeners! WE ARE BACK! In this episode, we check-in, share our own personal goals and resolutions (and how we’ve failed already), and other exciting plans we have on the horizon for Beckett’s Babies. LISTEN TO EPISODE 45: NEW YEAR! NEW SEASON! SAME BABIES! HERE We want to extend special thanks to our listeners for…

44. We’ll See You in 2020!

Hello, listeners! It’s been an incredible year of discussing all things playwriting and interviewing theater guests from all walks of life on Beckett’s Babies. In this episode, we share some of our favorite interviews and highlights from the year. We even share some of our dream goals for guests on our future episodes… Dream Goal…

43. Interview with Megan Gogerty

“Process is all.” “The difference between an entrepreneur and artist is that the entrepreneur is focused on product, the artist is focused on process.” “Every play teaches me what I need to make a new play.” “Creativity and productivity are yin and yang.” “We’re party planners, playwrights. We’re planning experiences. Experiences can not be captured…