77. INTERVIEW: Jonathan Spector

Hello listeners! This week, we chat with Oakland-based playwright JONATHAN SPECTOR and learn about his remarkable journey into theater. We dig deep into his play “Eureka Day” as he shares his thoughts on playwriting. Be sure to read “Eureka Day” when it becomes available! We’re so excited for you to listen to this episode. Check…

76. INTERVIEW: Marina J. Bergenstock

Hello listeners! We are so excited for you to listen to this new episode of Beckett’s Babies! We had an amazing conversation discussing all-things theater and directing new work with the one and only MARINA J. BERGENSTOCK! LISTEN TO EPISODE 76. INTERVIEW: Marina J. Bergenstock HERE! Marina J. Bergenstock (she/her) is a director, dramaturg, performer,…

74. INTERVIEW: Deborah Yarchun

Hello listeners! We are so excited for you to listen to this new episode of Beckett’s Babies! We had an amazing conversation discussing all-things playwriting with fellow Iowa playwright DEBORAH YARCHUN! Deborah Yarchun’s honors include two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center, a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, the 2020 Neukom Literary Arts Award for Playwriting,…

70. INTERVIEW: Marjorie Muller

Hello listeners! We are so excited for you to listen to this new episode of Beckett’s Babies! We had an amazing conversation discussing all-things playwriting with playwright, actor, producer MARJORIE MULLER! In this episode, Marjorie shares how she got into playwriting, her tips and tricks, and we also chat about TikTok(uh oh!). We hope you…

67. INTERVIEW: Reginald Edmund

Hi listeners! In this episode, we chat with the one and only Playwright, Co-Founder and Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives Black Words International Project Reginald Edmund. LISTEN TO EPISODE 67. INTERVIEW: Reginald Edmund HERE Black Lives Black Words International Project launched an online play season celebrating the diversity of the African-American and African experience…

64. INTERVIEW: Tanuja Jagernauth Returns!

Based in Chicago, Tanuja Jagernauth is an Indo-Caribbean playwright, dramaturg, and ceramic artist who believes in the necessity of creation during times of destruction. We talked with Tanuja a few months ago about her theatrical work, and we have her back on to discuss her work organizing the response of Chicago theaters to the Black…

62. INTERVIEW: Sean David DeMers

Hello Listeners! We are so excited for you to listen to this new episode of Beckett’s Babies! We had an amazing conversation discussing all-things playwriting with a fellow cohort of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop program… Sean David DeMers! In this episode, Sean shares with us memories of his childhood, how he first got into playwriting,…

61. INTERVIEW: Art Borreca (Special Episode!)

Hello, listeners! Boy, do we have a treat for you! This is an in-depth special episode where we had the greatest pleasure of chatting with one of our favorite people from Iowa… ART BORRECA! He is the Co-Head of the Playwriting Program and Head of the Dramaturgy Program at the University of Iowa (aka where…

58. INTERVIEW: Shaun Leisher

Hello, listeners! In this episode, we chat with dramaturg, new play doula, and an incredible supporter of Beckett’s Babies– SHAUN LEISHER! He shares his journey into dramaturgy, what he loves about new plays, and how we can best support new work. It was an incredible joy to speak with Shaun. We could all learn a…