New play readings by Boston playwrights in podcast form. What is Boston Podcast Players? A new podcast featuring new play excerpt readings in podcast form. Every month we will introduce you to new Boston area playwrights, chat with them about playwriting, read a 10-20 minute excerpt from one of their plays, and let you know how to contact them. For more info, see bostonpodcastplayers.com. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bpp.
The Great Isolation Check In, Part 1
Hi everyone out there in isolation! This is an emergency season of the podcast. Everyone's lives have been disrupted by Covid19, including playwrights, and we want to check in to see how people are coping. We extended the offer to the Boston playwriting community to record yourself and another theatremaker checking in with one another and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd put it on the podcast, which would otherwise be idle. We have our first two takers!
Kira Rockwell: The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood
The final (yes, final) playwright of Season 2 is Kira Rockwell, a Texas native who has come to our fair city and is thriving, with more awards in the past year than you can shake a stick at. She casts her empathetic eye towards girls living in the Texas foster care system in The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood. Stay tuned to the very end for an important announcement about the podcast!
Mentioned: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Fresh Ink Theatre, The Winchester Mystery House, Paula Vogel
Brandon Crose: The Ordinary Epic
This week we lead a band of intrepid adventurers on an expedition to make a fictional podcast series about a roleplaying group. Roll for initiative and may the D20 be with you. Brandon Crose is a playwright with +2 Charisma who is drawn to making making ambitious multimedia projects such as his acclaimed roleplaying podseries The Ordinary Epic. He joins us to talk audio drama, 31 plays in 31 days, roleplaying games similar to but legally distinct from Dungeons and Dragons, podcasts, Welcome to Night Vale.
Audrey Pillsbury: Jade Bracelet
Audrey Pillsbury is a recent graduate of MIT, that well-known theatre school. In college she wrote and produced Jade Bracelet, a musical about two daughters growing up with their Chinese mom. Along with co-host Howard Zilber of the Open Theatre Project, we talk to Audrey about representation, musicals, webseries, and the minimum science requirements for technology schools.
MJ Halberstadt: Deal Me Out
MJ Halberstadt's new play Deal Me Out will be part of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 2019-20 season. It's the story of a longtime standing board game group falling apart due to internal dislikes coming to a head in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. Co-host Ethan Warren joins us as MJ talks about site specific plays, knitting, the crucial different between a comma and a semicolon, Ranked Choice Voting, and board games. Lots of board games.
Sophia Koevary - Dropout
The latest episode features first time playwright Sophia Koevary, a writer/actress/model/comedian whose play Dropout draws the portrait of a woman who joined the military after her mother dies, but returns home to a small Massachusetts town unexpectedly. With guest co-host director Sierra Grabowska, we talk to Sophia about military regulations, flying, modeling, theatre in Israel, and more.
Mentioned: TCSquared, U.S. Army, Shit Faced Shakespeare, South Shore Playwright Showcase
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