Episode 23: How Meaning is Made with Jenni Page-White

Literary Manager (and fellow Iowa alumn) Jenni Page-White joins us on this episode to share her experiences as both a dramaturg and literary manager. This is a great episode for our listeners who are interested in dramaturgy and have been thinking about literary management as a profession! Jenni gives us some thoughtful insight into the…

Episode 22: How Does a Playwright Make Money?

Let’s talk money! In this episode, Sam and Sarah discuss how playwrights can earn a living writing plays and what is really out there for a playwright. We could only pack so much and we feel this conversation is ongoing so we’d love to hear your thoughts on this as well! LISTEN TO EPISODE 22:…

Episode 21: Rehearsing a New Play

What’s it like to rehearse a new play? Sam and Sarah share their own personal experiences with rehearsals and its pros and cons when rewriting a new play. How do you feel about rehearsals? LISTEN TO EPISODE 22: REHEARSING A NEW PLAY HERE Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting and we might discuss…

Episode 20: Interview with Bella Poynton

Playwright, Ph.D. candidate and Artistic Director of The Navigators Theater Company, Bella Poynton, brilliantly shares with us her knowledge and love of theater on this week’s episode of Beckett’s Babies. Learn how Bella’s love for science fiction and search for truth lead her to not only seek a Ph.D. degree but to create her own…

Episode 19: Headlines! Headlines! Get Your Ideas Here!

Do you ever feel stuck and want to write something new but don’t know where to even begin? How could one even start generating ideas? Have no fear! Sam and Sarah look to news headlines of the week to brainstorm possible stories for a new play. Try it out yourself and tell us what you…

Episode 18: Creating a More Compassionate World with Monica Trausch

In this episode, Brooklyn-based playwright and screenwriter Monica Trausch shares insight into her life in New York, writing her play “The ABCs”, and why she writes. We also play a fun game called “Premises” and you won’t want to miss what Sam and Monica have to say. LISTEN TO EPISODE 18: CREATING A MORE COMPASSIONATE…

Episode 17: Ways to Get Inspired

For the days when we don’t feel like writing, we look to others to inspire us. In this episode, we share words of wisdom from other writers. LISTEN TO EPISODE 17: WAYS TO GET INSPIRED FAVE ESSAYS, BOOKS, ARTICLES, CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WRITING “Pitching and Moaning”catapult.co/stories/pitching-an…itting-your-writing SLP Elements of Stylecollaboratoryseriousplay.wordpress.com/2013/…says/ Writing Down the Bones by Natalie…

Episode 16: Endings End. The End.

Every play has an ending and in this episode, we try to understand what makes an ending work and memorable. LISTEN TO EPISODE 16: ENDINGS END. THE END. ————————————————————————————————— Please support Beckett’s Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode to your friends, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @beckettsbabies And as always, we would love…

Episode 15: Writing for Young Audiences with Playwright Chris Leyva

In this episode, Columbus-based playwright and director Chris Leyva (also a fellow Iowa Playwrights Alum!) joins our show to share what his life has been like after graduate school and his journey into writing theater for young audiences. As playwrights, we were able to relate to so much of Chris’ experiences including working day jobs,…