101. PLAY: Kim’s Convenience by Ins Choi

Every month, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is “Kim’s Convenience” by Ins Choi! To make it even more interesting… we also watched the TV version of the play! We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play AND seeing the pilot episode…

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…

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…

80. INTERVIEW: Mack Gordon / Theatre In The Dark

Hello listeners! This week, we chat with Artistic Producer and resident playwright of Theatre in the Dark, Mack Gordon. He is the co-adapter and performer of “A War of the Worlds”, which will be playing this October 15th until November 21st. Be sure to check out the links below to learn more about the show…

73. PLAYWRIGHT: Paula Vogel

We return to our Playwright Series where we look at a single playwright and their large body of work. We discuss plays from their early, mid-career, and the latest or most recent play of their career. In this episode, we discuss the life and work of Paula Vogel. We read the three plays: And Baby…

62. INTERVIEW: Sean David DeMers

Hello Listeners! We are so excited for you to listen to this new episode of Beckett’s Babies! We had an amazing conversation discussing all-things playwriting with a fellow cohort of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop program… Sean David DeMers! In this episode, Sean shares with us memories of his childhood, how he first got into playwriting,…