100. INTERVIEW: Brian James Polak (HAPPY 100TH EPISODE!!!)

HAPPY 100TH EPISODE, LISTENERS! For those who’ve been with us from the beginning, we can’t thank you enough for going on this journey with us. For those who just recently learned of the show, welcome and thank you! We appreciate all your support and always tuning in. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. …

99. TOPIC: Writing Groups

Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we are here to discuss the topic of Writing Groups. Have they been helpful? When is it helpful? When is it not? Are they effective in getting you that next rewrite? A lot of questions to answer so be sure to tune in.  LISTEN TO EPISODE 99. TOPIC: Writing…

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…

84. INTERVIEW: Alex Lin

Hello listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is Alex Lin. Alex is an award-nominated Asian-American playwright and ex-STEM kid from Bergen County, New Jersey. Her plays have been workshopped and produced at the Women’s Theatre Festival, The Rude Mechanicals in Washington, and Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Professional Training Company. She is this year’s 2020…

83. PLAYBACK: Sean David DeMers Interview

LISTEN TO EPISODE 83. PLAYBACK: Sean David DeMers Interview HERE Hey listeners, we’re starting something new and exciting. If you’ve been enjoying our show — be sure to sign-up for our new monthly newsletter. Visit our website at http://www.beckettsbabies.com to sign up for our newsletter today.  This week’s episode is a “PLAYBACK” episode with our…

78. PLAY: Ballyturk by Enda Walsh

As part of our monthly play series, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is “Ballyturk” by Enda Walsh. The play was recommended to us by one of our listeners Meredith Bartmon for this month. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play….

74. INTERVIEW: Deborah Yarchun

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 fellow Iowa playwright DEBORAH YARCHUN! Deborah Yarchun’s honors include two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center, a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, the 2020 Neukom Literary Arts Award for Playwriting,…

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,…