95. TOPIC: Understanding Writer’s Resume

Hello, listeners! This week, we will be discussing a topic on writing resumes and CV. What is the difference between the two? Why is it important? Should we even have different versions? What should be on there? What do we add on our resumes specifically for a writer? What does that look like? A lot…

90. TOPIC: Writing Love in Playwriting (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

This episode is all about LOVE for all you lovebirds (or singles) out there in this special ‘very on-theme’ episode. We share our general thoughts about writing love, and why is it so cringy? How do we make it fresh and not clichéd? Can we even avoid writing about love? We also share some different…

88. New Year! New Season! SAME OLE BABIES!

Listeners! We are back for Season 3! Did you miss us??? Just admit it. You missed us! In this episode, we check-in and share what’s new on the horizon for Beckett’s Babies. LISTEN TO EPISODE 88. New Year! New Season! SAME OLE BABIES! HERE Next week, we’ll be discussing the play “The Flick” by Annie…

87. SEASON FINALE: The Year of Terrible Twos

Hi Listeners… This week is our last episode of Season 2! Also known as our year of the terrible twos… How do we feel about that?! We might be a couple of two-year-old podcasters but boy, did we have such an incredible year of spectacular guests on the show! If we had the time, we…

86. SPECIAL TOPIC: The Songwriting Process with Ryan Oliveira

This week, we’re doing a topic episode led by a returning guest on the show. You may know him from our previous episodes. It’s Ryan!  Ryan Oliveira is a playwright, performer, songwriter, and theatrical jack-of-all-trades currently living in Chicago. His work has been developed with Teatro Vivo, Pride Films and Plays, Prop Thtr, and others….

75. TOPIC: Notes, Notes, Notes… Oh My!

This episode is all about receiving and providing notes on our plays. What the heck do you do with all the feedback? What are some best practices when receiving notes? When is it useful? When is it not? Can notes be too prescriptive? Or could it be more prescriptive? We attempt to discuss by sharing…

72. TOPIC: Understanding Writing Prompts

In this episode, we discuss some of the ideas behind writing prompt and playwriting exercises, our own personal experience with prompts, and share a few of our favorites. What do we look for in a prompt that makes for an effective, productive, creative writing exercises? Give this episode a listen and be sure to let…

68. TOPIC: Researching for a New Play

How do you think about research when beginning a new play? When do you begin the research process? How do you know when to start writing? In this episode we discuss our own experiences on which plays of ours have required research; how did we do this research; and how do we feel about research….