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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

    148. SEASON FINALE: when babies become toddlers... 4 years, baby.

    148. SEASON FINALE: when babies become toddlers... 4 years, baby.

    THAT'S A WRAP FOR SEASON 4! Thank you all so much for tuning in every week and hear us chat about all things playwriting. We loved every single one of our guests on this season so even if they're not mentioned, we suggest you going back and give it a listen!

    Thank you again for another incredible season. Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season... See you next year!

    GLISTENS


    Cho - Random stuff
    Collier - Someone should write a play about this by Charlotte T. Martin

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    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
    147. TOPIC: Location in Plays

    147. TOPIC: Location in Plays

    Hello, listeners!  In today’s episode we get into a discussion about all things locations! Location in plays, writing location into a play, and whether or not location informs the play. We read the following plays inspired by places we lived or currently living to help us get into the discussion.

    Plays we read:

    Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992  by Anna Deavere Smith
    Almost, Maine by John Cariani
    Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue and Spike Manton

    GLISTENS

    Sam - 24 hour play festival
    Cho - Hocus Pocus & Hocus Pocus 2

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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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    • 55 min
    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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    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
    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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    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  
    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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    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  
    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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    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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    • 58 min

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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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