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…

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…

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…

43. INTERVIEW: 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…

41. INTERVIEW: Marisela Treviño Orta

We love to interview playwrights! We love to hear how they discovered playwriting and how they found themselves on this journey into the world of playwriting. We had the immense pleasure to talk to Marisela Treviño Orta and we know you will enjoy this episode, listeners. Marisela is an accidental playwright. She got her MFA…

40. INTERVIEW: Terri Weagant

“Give yourself the gift of working hard and doing the best that you can do in any given moment but taking away comparisons to other people and their work.” We had such a great and fun conversation with actor, producer, solo performer, and arts educator Terri Weagant! Based out of Brooklyn, NY, she shared her…

38. INTERVIEW: Gwydion Suilebhan

“We are all healthier when we live in a culturally diverse world. When there are more stories that are accessible to us when every voice is part of every cultural conversation. It’s not about excluding traditional voices. It’s about expanding the range of what people know is there.” If you are a playwright or someone…