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 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 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,…

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…

Episode 8: Theater Can Be Anything with Playwright Micah Ariel James

Playwright, Poet, Performer, Dramaturg, Teaching Artist and Arts Administrator Micah Ariel James joins us to share her philosophy on theater, playwriting and stage directions. She also shares her two cents on how no two productions of a play should ever be the same. Yeah, she said it folks. No two productions should be the same…

Episode 7: Writing 10-Minute Plays

“What do you mean plays can be 10 minutes long?!” That’s right, listeners. Plays can be ten minutes long too. In this episode, we discuss the 10-minute play, the structure, and the benefits and drawbacks of writing plays in ten minutes.  Play Episode 7: Writing 10-Minute Plays Here! Episode 7: Writing a Comedy Sketch –…