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…

32. Theater is Life-Shifting with Tanuja Jagernauth

Playwright, Dramaturg, Ceramic Artist and former Acupuncturist Tanuja Jagernauth join us on this episode to share her truth on theater and supporting communities through the arts. She also explores the ideas from her current research on fascism to write anti-fascist plays. What an important conversation we all had in this episode. She’s incredibly thoughtful, generous,…

31. When is Self-Promotion Too Much?

As playwrights and writers, we must be able to talk about ourselves and our work. In this episode, we get into the idea of self-promotion… the good, the bad, and the ugly. Listen to Episode 31: When is Self-Promotion Too Much? _____________________________________________ Please support Beckett’s Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode to your friends, or…

30. Write and Don’t Judge What You Write with John Mabey

Playwright, improviser and mental health counselor John Mabey joins us on this episode to discuss all things playwriting, theater, improv, and more. John is a listener of the show who reached out to us and we wanted to reach back to bring him on show! Listen to Episode 30: Write and Don’t Judge What You…