125. PLAYWRIGHT: María Irene Fornés

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE We return to our Playwright Series where we look at a single playwright and their large body of work. In this episode, we discuss the life and work of María Irene Fornés. We read the three plays: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS (1977) (Awarded an Obie for Playwriting), MUD (1983) (Awarded an…

124. TOPIC: Play Ideas from Childhood Writings…

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we share writings from our childhood to help us generate ideas for possible play or story ideas. Is this a recipe of a disaster? Probably! Enjoy! GLISTENS Cho – SQUID GAMESam – London Fog ____________________________________________ Please support Beckett’s Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your…

123. PLAY: Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss, and this week’s episode is a play called “Heroe’s of the Fourth Turning” by Will Arbery. The play was recommended to us from one of our listeners and recurring guest of the podcast, Shaun Leisher! Shaun pointed out that lots of guests…

122. TOPIC: What Makes a Good Character?

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we’ll be discussing the topic of character. Are there characters that stand out to you? Why do certain characters stand out? Listen to us attempt to answer: What Makes A Good Character?  GLISTENS Sam: Climate CabaretCho: Y The Last Man on FX ____________________________________________ Please support Beckett’s…

121. PLAYWRIGHT: Suzan-Lori Parks

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE We return to our Playwright Series where we look at a single playwright and their large body of work. In this episode, we discuss the life and work of SUZAN-LORI PARKS. We read the three plays: Venus (1996), Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize Winner), and Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts…

120. We Answer Listener’s Questions (Hello, Alexis!)

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE In today’s episode, we answer questions from one of you, our listener! We answer question about finding stability after college, what to do to get started, how to stay creative and so much more. We hope you enjoy it!  As always, we love getting questions from our listener’s so… keep ’em…

119. PLAY: The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up by Carla Ching

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss, and this week’s episode is a  play called “The Two Kids That Blow Shit” by Carla Ching. We discuss what we noticed,  what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. SPOILER ALERT: There are going to be…

118. INTERVIEW: Erin Mallon

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE Hello listeners! This week’s guest on the show is ERIN MALLON! Erin Mallon is a playwright, author, and narrator of over 550 audiobooks with a special affinity for the romance genre. She is a six-time Earphones Award Winner and a five-time Audie Award Nominee. Her audio play These Walls Can Talk is…

117. INTERVIEW: Caridad Svich

LISTEN TO EPISODE HERE Hello  listeners! This week’s guest on the show is CARIDAD SVICH! Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. Her work as a playwright, translator, lyricist, and essayist has been seen in print, live and digital stages at across the US and abroad. Key plays in her extensive repertoire include…