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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. New episode every Monday👍 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Beckett’s Babies Beckett’s Babies

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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. New episode every Monday👍 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

    99. TOPIC: Writing Groups

    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. 

    We also shared on our Twitter page these questions so be sure to check out what other playwrights are saying!

    https://twitter.com/BeckettsBabies/status/1382579230991536133



    GLISTENS

    Sarah - It was my birthday and I celebrated... I'm 32.

    Sam - Recallers!

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    • 47 min
    98. TOPIC: Let's Get Our Creative Juices Flowin'... with Images!

    98. TOPIC: Let's Get Our Creative Juices Flowin'... with Images!

    Do you ever feel stuck and want to write something new but don't know  where to even begin? How could one even start generating ideas? Have no fear! Sam and Sarah look to images and art to brainstorm possible stories for a new play. Try it out yourself and tell us what  you thought about the exercise! Visit our website at www.beckettsbabies.com to follow along with us!



    GLISTENS  

    Cho: Cobra Kai on Netflix

    Sam: Vaccine!



    Special Thanks to Our New and Current Supporters to the Podcast!

    Tanuja Devi Jagernauth

    Daniel Olivas

    Thank you so much for your continue support in us and the show. 

    We appreciate you all so much!


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    Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friend!

    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

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


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    • 42 min
    97. Sam & Sarah Go Off-Script (uh-oh!)

    97. Sam & Sarah Go Off-Script (uh-oh!)

    Hello, listeners! In this week's episode, we decide to throw our usual script out the window and share our thoughts on playwriting and theater in this mix-bag of an episode. We discuss what's on our minds regarding theater and writing. You just don't know what you're going to get in this episode, so we hope you enjoy it! 

    GLISTENS 

    Sam: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 

    Sarah: Moving Arts / MADlab 

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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   

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    • 43 min
    96. PLAYWRIGHT: Sarah Ruhl

    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 thoughts on Sarah Ruhl's craft in playwriting. We hope you will check these plays out and listen to our conversation!

    SARAH RUHL PLAYS:


    Melancholy Play (2001)
    The Clean House (2004)
    For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (2017)


    GLISTENS:


    Sam's: Cascatelli pasta invented by Dan Pashman of the Sporkful, heard on Planet Money
    Sarah's: Lack of sleep.... but hey! Got the first dose of the vaccine whoo!... so maybe that's why I'm having trouble sleeping.

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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   T

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    • 52 min
    95. TOPIC: Understanding Writer's Resume

    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 of questions so be sure to listen in! 

    GLISTENS 

    Sarah - Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar 

    Sam - Lost tourist in Bangor 1977 Erwin Kreuz 

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    Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or 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 

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    • 33 min
    94. INTERVIEW: Daniel Olivas

    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 is adapting his 2011 novel, The Book of Want, with a planned Zoom reading in 2021. By day, he is an attorney and makes his home in Southern California with his wife.

    To learn more about Daniel, check out the links below!

    Website: http://danielolivas.com
    New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/35649/daniel-olivas
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/olivasdan

    GLISTENS:

    SAM: "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald
    CHO: Decomposition Notebooks
    DANIEL: Playwrights Arena and Circle X Theatre / Film "United States Vs. Billie Holiday" written by Suzan-Lori Parks

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    And as always, we would love to hear from you!
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    Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com
    For more info, visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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A Playwriting Podcast for Everyone

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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