Ashland New Plays Festival Podcast

Ashland New Plays Festival

Community-based new play development theatre

All Episodes

Emerging playwrights Kathryn de la Rosa, Ty Greenwood, Heesun Hwang, Jasmine Sharma, and Carlos-Zenen Trujillo cover a lot of ground as they dish on their experiences taking part in Ashland New… The post In Conversation with Kathryn de la Rosa, Ty Greenwood, Heesun Hwang, Jasmine Sharma, and Carlos-Zenen Trujillo appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Sep 11

1 hr 5 min

Grab your favorite potato chips and get in on the conversation with playwright Inda Craig-Galván and director Kyle Haden as they talk about Inda’s new play BERTH BREACH/BREECH BIRTH, which… The post In Conversation with Inda Craig-Galván and Kyle Haden appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Apr 19

30 min 59 sec

View the play’s playbill page here: Water Made to Rise The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: WATER MADE TO RISE by Barret O’Brien appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 2 min

View the play’s playbill page here: The Good Bet The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE GOOD BET by Bob Clyman appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

2 hr 3 min

View the playbill page for the play here: The Exceptionals The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE EXCEPTIONALS by Bob Clyman appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 35 min

View the play’s playbill page here: Tail of the Bell The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: TAIL OF THE BELL by Gabriel Neustadt appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 18 min

View the play’s playbill page here: Science Night The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: SCIENCE NIGHT by Stephanie Neuerburg appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

35 min 24 sec

View the play’s playbill page here: Pankhurst: Freedom or Death The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: PANKHURST: FREEDOM OR DEATH by Jeannine Grizzard appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 53 min

View play’s playbill page here: In Ways Both Frivolous and Deep The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: IN WAYS BOTH FRIVOLOUS AND DEEP by Marin Gazzaniga appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 35 min

View the play’s playbill page here: Fugitive Colors The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: FUGITIVE COLORS by Barbara V. Anderson appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 28 min

View the play’s playbill page here: For Nina The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: FOR NINA by Robert Emmet Lunney appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 55 min

View the play’s playbill page here: Flowers in the Desert The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: FLOWERS IN THE DESERT by Donna Hoke appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

57 min 51 sec

View the play’s playbill page here: Fernando The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: FERNANDO by Steven Haworth appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 19 min

View the play’s playbill page here: https://ashlandnewplays.org/play/the-second-coming-of-klaus-kinski/ The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI by Andrew Perez appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 12 min

View the play’s playbill page here: Elevator Girl The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: ELEVATOR GIRL by Donna Hoke appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 9 min

Go to the playbill page here: https://ashlandnewplays.org/play/butterflies-and-margarine/ The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: BUTTERFLIES AND MARGARINE by Oded Gross appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 16

1 hr 20 min

In THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD, new mom Nina has a healthy baby boy, a loving husband… and is struggling with terrifying nightmares and anxiety attacks. Her therapist, Bonnie,… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD by Kari Bentley-Quinn appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Dec 2020

1 hr 24 min

This conversation brings together two generations of playwrights: Grace McLeod is an emerging playwright (also one of the youngest winners ever at ANPF) and William Cameron is an established theatre… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Diving In: A Conversation with William Cameron and Grace McLeod appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Oct 2020

36 min 23 sec

Ranging from hilarious to heart-full, this conversation between playwrights and friends Ian August and David Hilder delivers it all. They discuss their ANPF 2020 winning plays ZERO and THOSE DAYS… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | I love a four-letter word: A conversation with Ian August and David Hilder appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Oct 2020

44 min 48 sec

“You do angry/funny better than anyone.” So says past ANPF winner Callie Kimball to friend and current ANPF winner Kari Bentley-Quinn. Today on the podcast, they discuss Kari’s ANPF 2020… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Angry/Funny and Angry/Sad: A Conversation with Kari Bentley-Quinn and Callie Kimball appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Sep 2020

1 hr 1 min

Art, race, activism, smoothie diets, and the future of American theatre. There’s lots on the table in this conversation between friends and multi-hyphenate theatremakers Reginald Edmund and Kyle Haden. They get personal, from discussing… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Creating the World We Want to See: A Conversation with Reginald Edmund and Kyle Haden appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jul 2020

52 min 24 sec

In SOUTHBRIDGE, a white widow has been assaulted and an angry mob is at the jailhouse door demanding the sheriff lynch the accused. The only way to untangle the truth… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: SOUTHBRIDGE by Reginald Edmund appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jul 2020

1 hr 49 min

Diana Burbano and Tlaloc Rivas speak to the moment and are as vulnerable and open in this conversation as they are on the page. Their talk weaves through their history… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Cultivate Your Voice: A Conversation with Diana Burbano and Tlaloc Rivas appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

May 2020

57 min 58 sec

SILUETA is a two-person play inspired by the true story of Ana Mendieta, a Cuban-American performance artist and sculptor, whose life ended in a harrowing 34-story fall from the SoHo… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: SILUETA by Diana Burbano, Chris Shelton, and Tom Shelton appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

May 2020

1 hr 16 min

Lauren Yee and Joe Ngo check in with each other from their respective coasts. They share what they’re doing during self-isolation: Joe’s practicing a new language as well as guitar… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Cherishing Time: A Conversation with Lauren Yee and Joe Ngo appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Apr 2020

1 hr 3 min

  Nate Eppler and Stephanie Alison Walker join us on the podcast today for a conversation that brings connection and catharsis. They put our feelings into words and deftly share… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Singing Our Song: A Conversation with Nate Eppler and Stephanie Alison Walker appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Apr 2020

1 hr 7 min

Something is not quite right with Donna: she’s a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a minor celebrity to all the bake sale planners in town, but something is making… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: DONNA ORBITS THE MOON by Ian August appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Mar 2020

1 hr 14 min

Mrs. Harrison by R. Eric Thomas is about two women and one story. At their 10-year college reunion, Aisha and Holly meet by chance. Is this the first time or… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: MRS. HARRISON by R. Eric Thomas appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Mar 2020

1 hr 8 min

You’ll be laughing from the word hello with these two: from ill-fitting corduroy pants during fashion week to stipends spent on Buffalo Wild Wings, take a journey with R. Eric… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Living Their Best Lives: A Conversation with R. Eric Thomas and Haygen-Brice Walker appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Feb 2020

59 min 46 sec

EVEN FLOWERS BLOOM IN HELL, SOMETIMES (A MIXTAPE) by Franky D. Gonzalez is an examination of prison inmates trying to discover meaning in the face of isolation and doubt in… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: EVEN FLOWERS BLOOM IN HELL, SOMETIMES by Franky D. Gonzalez appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Feb 2020

2 hr 22 min

What do Big L’s song “Furious Anger” and Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT have in common? Both were inspirations for Franky D. Gonzalez’s new play EVEN FLOWERS BLOOM IN HELL,… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Heavy with Hoping: An Interview with Playwright Franky D. Gonzalez appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

Jan 2020

55 min 17 sec

Join guests Michael Gotch and Mark Lamos as they talk about Michael’s ANPF 2019 winning play STARTER PISTOL, which Mark is directing for its world premiere at Resident Ensemble Players… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Nature and Fate: A conversation with Michael Gotch and Mark Lamos appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 1 min

In Richard Kalinoski’s FRONT ROOM, we meet Sandra, played by Vilma Silva. She is a middle-aged theater professor at a small college who is attempting to safeguard her irascible, hoarder… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: FRONT ROOM by Richard Kalinoski appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Jan 2020

2 hr 11 min

We’re excited to bring together playwrights Donna Hoke and Andrea Stolowitz, who are meeting for the first time on our podcast! They share about the successes and struggles they’ve encountered… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | The regional playwright hustle: A conversation with Donna Hoke and Andrea Stolowitz appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Dec 2019

54 min 8 sec

What drives us as people, creators, storytellers? In this compelling conversation, playwright Tira Palmquist and actors/producers/storytellers Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee share their passions and what drives them:… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Superpowers: A conversation with Tira Palmquist, Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Nov 2019

57 min 30 sec

Welcome to part two of Jim Shankman’s metafictional comedy THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL, featuring Denis Arndt and Douglas Rowe with stage directions read by Barret O’Brien.… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL by Jim Shankman, pt 2 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Nov 2019

49 min 4 sec

This week we are excited to offer you free access to Jim Shankman’s metafictional comedy THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL, featuring Denis Arndt and Douglas Rowe with… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE SCREENWRITER DIES OF HIS OWN FREE WILL by Jim Shankman, pt 1 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Nov 2019

43 min 51 sec

Playwrights and TV writers Laura Jacqmin and Meridith Friedman connect over their experiences in TV world and share how writing for TV has impacted their playwriting, from aspects like collaboration… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Behind the scenes: A conversation with Laura Jacqmin and Meridith Friedman appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Oct 2019

59 min 35 sec

Welcome to part two of ANPF 2015 winning play AND VASTER by Skye Robinson Hillis, featuring performances by David Kelly, Rachel Kostrna, Tamra Mathias, Terri McMahon, Meghan Nealon, and John… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: AND VASTER by Skye Robinson Hillis, pt 2 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Oct 2019

59 min 3 sec

Did you catch last week’s conversation with Skye Robinson Hillis and Don Zolidis? This week we are excited to offer you free access to Skye’s ANPF 2015 winning play AND… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: AND VASTER by Skye Robinson Hillis, pt 1 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Oct 2019

51 min 30 sec

We’re so happy to bring these two past ANPF winners together in conversation! Skye Robinson Hillis (ANPF 2015 for AND VASTER) and Don Zolidis (ANPF 2017 for A DARK SKY… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Love your squad: A conversation with Skye Robinson Hillis and Don Zolidis appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Oct 2019

44 min 45 sec

Did you catch last week’s conversation with Natalie Symons and Rachel Crowl? It was a fantastic dive into many topics including Natalie’s play NAMING TRUE. This week we are excited… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: NAMING TRUE by Natalie Symons appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Oct 2019

1 hr 35 min

Rachel Crowl and Natalie Symons are unapologetically kicking ass and taking names. In this week’s ANPF Play4Keeps conversation, theatre creators Rachel and Natalie talk about the importance and thrill of… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Lived Experience: A conversation with Rachel Crowl and Natalie Symons appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Sep 2019

59 min 10 sec

Welcome to part two of DANCE OF THE FLUXONS by Drew Katzman! We are excited to offer you free access to this full play from our collection, released in two… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: DANCE OF THE FLUXONS by Drew Katzman, pt 2 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Sep 2019

50 min 16 sec

We are excited to offer you free access to a full play in our collection, released in two parts: DANCE OF THE FLUXONS by Drew Katzman, featuring Cameron Davis, Elizabeth… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: DANCE OF THE FLUXONS by Drew Katzman, pt 1 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Sep 2019

55 min 30 sec

Jump into a conversation between friends Victor Lesniewski and Kareem Fahmy. They share what they’ve collaborated on as playwright and director over the last 10 years, delving into the details… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Friendship and collaboration: A conversation with Victor Lesniewski and Kareem Fahmy appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Sep 2019

1 hr 4 min

Welcome to this week’s episode where Blake Hackler and Holly L. Derr reconnect after working with each other at Ashland New Plays Festival in 2017 on Blake’s winning play WHAT… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Landscapes of language: In conversation with Blake Hackler and Holly L. Derr appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Aug 2019

58 min 25 sec

Welcome to part two of THE HARDER COURAGE by Leslie Slape. We are excited to offer you free access to this play in full. Our recording features Michael Gabriel Goodfriend,… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE HARDER COURAGE by Leslie Slape, Pt 2 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Aug 2019

57 min 2 sec

We are excited to offer you free access to a full play in our collection, released in two parts: THE HARDER COURAGE by Leslie Slape, featuring Michael Gabriel Goodfriend, U.… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: THE HARDER COURAGE by Leslie Slape, Pt 1 appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Aug 2019

53 min 7 sec

What do you get when you bring together two playwrights to discuss their historical dramas? You learn so much more than you knew before! Jeannine Grizzard brings to life women’s… The post Play4Keeps Podcast | Historical plays bring the past to life: A conversation with Jeannine Grizzard and Leslie Slape appeared first on Ashland New Plays Festival.

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Aug 2019

47 min 23 sec