41. Interview with 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 with 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…

39. Writing Monologues

What the heck are monologues? Don’t get it confused with the “kissing disease”. In this episode, we discuss the different kinds of monologues in plays, what are they for, what makes a good monologue for a play vs. a standalone monologue, how to write one and when do we use them in our plays. LISTEN…

38. Interview with 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…

37. Writing Playwright Bios

At some point, playwrights will have to write their biographies. Whether it be for a personal website or to submit themselves to a development opportunity, or even when writing a program for a produced play– We discuss why we have to write bios, why do we write them the way we do, and can we…

36. Interview with Dawson Moore

“We’re an artistic weed. We crop up anywhere there’s a room and a couple of people to tell a story. We’re never going to go away.” We had the pleasure of interviewing playwright and coordinator of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Dawson Moore. He shared incredible stories from his life and how it’s lead him…

35. Submission Fees

A hot topic issue for so many playwrights. We look at the fees to different development opportunities and weigh the pros and cons. LISTEN TO EPISODE 35: SUBMISSION FEES HERE HELPFUL LINKS:Dramatists Guild – DG Statement: Festival Guidelineswww.dramatistsguild.com/news2/ “TO PAY FEES OR NOT TO PAY FEES… HERE IS MY ANSWER ” by Donna Hokeblog.donnahoke.com/finally-my-take…sion-fees-ymmv/ _____________________________________________…

34. Interview with Amy Berryman

“From your own community, you can create opportunities for yourself.“ New York-based writer and actor Amy Berryman joins us on this episode to share her experience with playwriting and creating new work. It was such a pleasure to have her on the show! Amy shares how she started writing and provides wonderful advice to aspiring…

33. How Do We Teach Playwriting?

How do we teach playwriting? How do we teach writing in general? In this episode, we discuss what we think are best practices, writing exercises, approaches to workshopping students’ new plays, and how do we grade creative work. LISTEN to EPISODE 33: How Do We Teach Playwriting here If teaching playwriting is something you’re passionate…