97. Sam & Sarah Go Off-Script (uh-oh!)

Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we decide to throw our usual script out the window and share our thoughts on playwriting and theater in this mix-bag of an episode. We discuss what’s on our minds regarding theater and writing. You just don’t know what you’re going to get in this episode, so we hope…

96. PLAYWRIGHT: Sarah Ruhl

We return to our Playwright Series where we look at a single playwright and their large body of work. In this episode, we discuss the life and work of SARAH RUHL. We read the three plays: Melancholy Play (2001), The Clean House (2004), and For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (2017)  to share our…

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…

94. INTERVIEW: Daniel Olivas

Hello  listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is DANIEL OLIVAS! Daniel Olivas is the author of nine books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His first full-length play, Waiting for Godínez, was selected for the Playwrights’ Arena 2020 Summer Reading Series. Daniel was selected for Circle X Theatre Co.’s inaugural Evolving Playwrights Group where he…

93. PLAY: Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Every month, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is “Fairview” by Jackie Sibblie Drury. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode! LISTEN TO…

92. INTERVIEW: Andy Boyd

Hello listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is ANDY BOYD! Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. His play The Trade Federation, or, Let’s Explore Globalization Through the Star Wars Prequels is available through NoPassport Press, and his play Three Scenes in the Life of a Trotskyist is available as a podcast. To…

91. PLAYWRIGHT: Caryl Churchill

We return to our Playwright Series where we look at a single playwright and their large body of work. In this episode, we discuss the life and work of CARYL CHURCHILL. We read the three plays: Owners (1972), Cloud Nine (1979), and Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp (2019)  to share our thoughts on Naomi Churchill’s craft…

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…