47. PLAY: Dance Nation by Clare Barron

As part of our new monthly series, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is “Dance Nation” by Clare Barron! It is one of the winners of the 2015 relentless award, a finalist for a Pulitzer, and winner of Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. In this episode, we discuss what we noticed, what…

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 13: Stay Open Throughout the Process with Actor Regina Morones

In this episode, we speak with native Bay Area actor, singer, educator, a Resident Artist at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and a company member at Ubuntu Theater Project– REGINA MORONES! A talented actor and great collaborator to playwrights, Regina shares with us her audition experience into the MFA Acting program and her life after. Find…

Episode 10: Happy Birthday, Samuel Beckett

Hosts Sam Collier and Sarah Cho celebrate their 10th episode of the show the only way they know how… by also celebrating Samuel Beckett’s Birthday. Samuel Beckett, the Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator was born on April 13, 1906. In this episode, we take a glimpse into Samuel…