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…

57. INTERVIEW: Paul Michael Thomson

Hey listeners! We had the amazing opportunity to chat with the one and only Paul Michael Thomson. He is an actor, playwright, and co-artistic director of The Story Theatre. He had so much to say about playwriting, theater, and what it means to be an artist. We also got a chance to talk about his…

56. INTERVIEW: Olivia Lilley

In this episode, Sam and Sarah get the opportunity to chat with playwright, director, deviser and artistic director of Prop Theater — Olivia Lilley! Olivia Lilley is a playwright, director, and deviser who came up in Chicago’s DIY scene. She uses a devised process to create and develop her plays that she’s been honing since…

53. INTERVIEW: Beth Hyland

In this episode, Sam and Sarah get the opportunity to chat with fellow BB listener, playwright, and songwriter — Beth Hyland! In this episode, she shares her experience in self-producing her own work, staying creative, balancing creative and work life, and her new playALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER’S PLAY which will be getting a “Zoom” staged…