85. INTERVIEW: Kevin Kautzman

Hello listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is Kevin Kautzman! Kevin is a playwright originally from North Dakota, living in Minneapolis, whose work has been performed around the UK and the US. Kevin first studied playwriting at the Royal Court Theatre in London and has been a fellow at the Playwrights’ Center and Michener…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

61. INTERVIEW: Art Borreca (Special Episode!)

Hello, listeners! Boy, do we have a treat for you! This is an in-depth special episode where we had the greatest pleasure of chatting with one of our favorite people from Iowa… ART BORRECA! He is the Co-Head of the Playwriting Program and Head of the Dramaturgy Program at the University of Iowa (aka where…

60. PLAY: The King Of Hell’s Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

As part of our new monthly play series, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is “The King of Hell’s Palace” by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. In this episode, we discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. This play was also recommended to us…

58. INTERVIEW: Shaun Leisher

Hello, listeners! In this episode, we chat with dramaturg, new play doula, and an incredible supporter of Beckett’s Babies– SHAUN LEISHER! He shares his journey into dramaturgy, what he loves about new plays, and how we can best support new work. It was an incredible joy to speak with Shaun. We could all learn a…