Character, plot, and career discussion to help you with your theatrical writing.
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Post Pandemic Plays
What plays will theatre companies be looking for post pandemic? Should your creative energy be devoted to further explorations of isolation and health care to attract theatre producers?
Dana Schwartz is an LA based writer/director/actress who can't wait to get back LIVE THEATER!
Derek Hauk is a Chicago-area playwright and content creator. He is currently preparing to launch a series of online courses and support products for playwrights.
Being A Professional Playwright
What does it mean to be a professional playwright in North America? What can we expect when we've "made it" and is it as challenging as they say?
Caroline Russel-King is a Canadian playwright, dramaturg and theatre critic who has written 30 plays and had 60 productions in Canada and the USA.
Lia Romeo is a playwriting fellow at Juilliard, and has had plays produced in NYC, around the U.S., and internationally.
New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/177/lia-romeo
Colorblind Casting is when a character as written can allow a wide range of actors to portray them (gender, race, body type, etc). Knowing that this is a common practice, how should the playwright take colorblind casting into account when writing?
Paige Steadman (she/they) is a published and produced playwright who has worked in theatre her entire life.
Steven Elliott Jackson is an awarding playwright from Toronto, Canada, best know for his Toronto Fringe Best New Play, The Seat Next To The King and Hamilton Fringe Best New Play, Three Ordinary Men.
Each month or so Lee Shack will come on the show to discuss a new 10-minute play. These plays are submitted by our listeners. If you would like to submit a play for us to discuss, the details can be found at actualstorypodcasting.com
This month's play is Nothing Got by Straton Rushing. More information about Straton can be found at www.stratontheplaywright.com
Getting Plays Published
Getting a play published is a different process from fiction. But, how important is publication to a playwright? Where should it be on your to-do list? And how do you go about it?
Daniel Guyton is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright from Atlanta, GA. His stage plays have been produced nearly 600 times around the world, and he has been published in nearly 50 anthologies and solo publications. His screenplays have won first place in the Vegas Movie Awards, Los Angeles Film and Script Festival, Feel the Reel International Film Festival, Golden Sparrow International Film Festival and more. He is a theatre professor at Georgia Military College and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America East. For more information, please visit: www.danguyton.com.
Aaron Leventman attended Columbia University’s Graduate School for film then was a writer/director/actor at the Provincetown Theatre Company. Since living in Santa Fe, he performed with most of the local theatre companies and acted in industrials, commercials, short films, and features. Many of Aaron’s plays have been published and performed all over the country. He is also an instructor, writing coach and film festival curator and creator of the virtual LGBTQ+-themed theatre company Almost Adults Productions. http://aaronleventman.com
Save The Cat Writes For TV, Jamie Nash Interview
Save The Cat is a series of books and writing philosophy originally focused on screenplays, so it makes sense that it might not be on the radar of playwrights. However, Save The Cat ideas have been used successfully in other mediums such as fiction, television, and in theatre.
Jamie Nash, author of Save The Cat Writes For TV, shares some ideas on how playwrights might use these ideas in theatre.