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A podcast by two friends who met at Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Join hosts Sam Collier and Sarah Cho as they try to figure out playwriting 📇 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Beckett’s Babies Beckett’s Babies

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A podcast by two friends who met at Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Join hosts Sam Collier and Sarah Cho as they try to figure out playwriting 📇 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

    146. PLAY: Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias

    146. PLAY: Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias

    Every month, we pick a play to discuss, and for this week's episode we read "Native Gardens" by Karen Zacarias. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. SPOILER ALERT: There are going to be some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode!

    Glistens:

    Sam - chokecherries
    Cho - Youtube channel "Korean Englishman"

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    Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting and we might discuss it in our next episode.
    Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com
    For more info, visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com
    Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA)


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    • 38 min
    145. We took a very short hiatus and now we're back...!!!

    145. We took a very short hiatus and now we're back...!!!

    Hey listeners! We had a very busy summer! It's been awhile since we last recorded so we're checking in! 



    GLISTENS

    Sarah: Pregnant & Michigan
    Sam: Bear Poop

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    Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting and we might discuss it in our next episode.  
    Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com
    For more info,  visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com  
    Theme Music: "Live Like the  Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA)




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    • 44 min
    144. TOPIC: New Play Development

    144. TOPIC: New Play Development

    Hello, listeners!  In today’s episode we get into a discussion about new play development! Sarah attended the Great Plains Theatre Conference this past year and had an incredible time! We share our thoughts about attending New Play Development and Conferences. We hope you enjoy this discussion!

    GLISTENS

    Sam: chili lime rolled tortilla chips
    Sarah: Cheeseburger Wrap from TJ’s

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    follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:  @beckettsbabies  
    And as always, we would love to hear from you!  
    Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting and we might discuss it in our next episode.  
    Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com
    For more info,  visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com  
    Theme Music: "Live Like the  Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA)


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    • 36 min
    143. SPECIAL TOPIC: Intimacy Design & Training with Dr. Kate Busselle

    143. SPECIAL TOPIC: Intimacy Design & Training with Dr. Kate Busselle

    Hello listeners! Get ready to LEARN something today! We're super stoked to have Dr. Kate Busselle joining us to discuss Intimacy Design and Training in Theatre. This was such an insightful discussion. We know you will learn a thing or two!

    Dr. Kate Busselle is Founder of Heartland Intimacy Design & Training, which offers academic, accessible, and affordable intimacy training entirely online through self-paced asynchronous modules. She is also Assistant Professor of Movement and Stage Combat at the University of Oklahoma and is an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. As a researcher, Kate is invested in not only providing the tools of staging intimacy, but providing context as to how and why theatrical intimacy, nudity, and sexual violence needs to be staged. Most recently, she served as the Conference Intimacy Consultant for the Great Plains Theatre Commons Playlab.

    To learn more about Dr. Kate and her work, be sure to check her out on social media!

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/heartlandintimacydesign
    Instagram: @heartlandintimacydesign, @drdangerouswoman
    Twitter: @Heartland_ID, @drkatebusselle
    Website: heartlandintimacydesign.com

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    • 58 min
    142. INTERVIEW: G. Flores

    142. INTERVIEW: G. Flores

    Hello listeners! This week’s guest joining us on the show is G.FLORES! We first met Lupe at Iowa Playwrights Workshop. We're so excited to have him on the show to share his playwriting journey and all his thoughts on playwriting. This was such an enlightening conversation and we hope you enjoy!

    Guadalupe Flores has worked in communications and public relations in the non-profit sphere for over two decades, with a primary focus in the arts, higher education, higher education policy and election policy. Some of his creative achievements include “The Coyote Stratagem,” published in Applause Books’ “The Best American Short Plays 2010-2011,” the 2012 Kennedy Center’s Ken Ludwig Scholarship, and was a finalist for the 2012 Arizona Theater Company’s National Latino Playwriting award. Flores has an adult son who is (fortunately) smarter and better looking than he was at that age. He holds a BA in English and theatre arts from the University of the Incarnate Word, an MA in playwriting from Texas State University, and an MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa.

    To learn more about Lupe and his work:

    Twitter: @theliterateGeek (The Bad Hombre Your Parents Warned You About)

    GLISTENS:

    Cho - Stranger Things Season 4
    Sam -  The Overstory by Richard Powers
    Lupe - Album "Last & First Me" by Johann Johannsson 

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    And as always, we would love to hear from you! Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting, and we might discuss it in our next episode. Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com

    For more info, visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com

    Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA)




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    • 1 hr 3 min
    141. INTERVIEW: Steven Strafford

    141. INTERVIEW: Steven Strafford

    Hello listeners! This week’s guest on the show is STEVEN STRAFFORD! Sarah first met Steven at the Great Plains Theatre Conference where they bonded over playwriting and new plays. We're so excited to have him on the show!!!

    Steven Strafford is a playwright and actor, Brooklyn-born and New Jersey-raised. His acting credits include Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols, Wonderful Town directed by Mary Zimmerman. He's been on TV, in commercials, and a movie or two. As a writer, his plays include the one man show, Methtacular! along with The Match Game, Mona Quimby: Age 38, Greater Illinois, The Model Congressman, and Small Jokes About Monsters which will be published and licensed by Broadway Licensing this fall. He lives in Athens, Ohio with his husband and ludicrously adorable foster son.

    To learn more about Steven and his work:
    Website: https://stevenstrafford.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenStrafford



    GLISTENS:

    Cho - Great Plains Theatre Conference
    Sam -  Duolingo
    Steven - Steven's Musical Theater students and co-teaching Musical Theater class with his husband!

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    And as always, we would love to hear from you! Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting, and we might discuss it in our next episode. Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com

    For more info, visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com

    Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA)




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    • 57 min

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This podcast is what I've been looking for in a playwriting podcast: interviews, insights, technique, and reality. Sarah and Sam are genuinely curious and interested in what they're discussing, and I leave each episode feeling nourished and inspired. If you're a playwright who has written a ton of plays, or if you've never written a play before, this podcast is for you.

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