Beckett’s Babies

Beckett’s Babies

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

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THAT'S A WRAP FOR SEASON 3! Thank you all so much for tuning in every week and hear us chat about all things playwriting. We appreciate you and your support! In this episode, we highlight just a FEW of our favorite episodes of this season. We loved every single one of our guests on this season so even if they're not mentioned here, 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! After three seasons of Beckett’s Babies… Total Number of Episodes: 130 Total Number of Guests: 47 Total Number of Plays read: 39 Total Number of Glistens: 294 Total Number of Listens: 16,417 GLISTENS Cho - ROAD TRIP!!! / Getting Married / Joanna Gaines Collier - golden gate canyon state park / Moving to Colorado / Grad School INTERVIEWS: INTERVIEW WITH CARIDAD SVICH: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/117--INTERVIEW-Caridad-Svich-e15u705 INTERVIEW WITH PEPPUR CHAMBERS: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/114--INTERVIEW-Peppur-Chambers-e15amc8 INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN JAMES POLACK: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/100--INTERVIEW-Brian-James-Polak-HAPPY-100TH-EPISODE-evmkp7 INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL OLIVAS: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/94--INTERVIEW-Daniel-Olivas-esj5ok TOPICS: GHOSTS WITH HEATHER KELLEY: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/126--TOPIC-Ghosts-in-Theaters-and-the-Stories-We-Tell----w-Special-Guest-Heather-Kelley-e198doi WHAT MAKES A MONOLOGUE GOOD WITH SHAUN LEISHER: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/112--TOPIC-What-Makes-a-Monologue-Good-w-Returning-Special-Guest-Shaun-Leisher-e14k5js PLAYS: HURRICANE DIANE BY MADELEINE GEORGE https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/128--PLAY-Hurricane-Diane-by-Madeleine-George-e19u4ri BUREAUCRAZY BY KATE DANLEY https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/113--PLAY-BureauCRAZY-by-Kate-Danley-e14uvid 36 VIEWS BY NAOMI IIZUKA https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/episodes/105--PLAY-36-Views-by-Naomi-Iizuka-e11qr3b ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Nov 22

38 min 34 sec

Hello, listeners!  In today’s episode we discuss the topic of DREAMS. We share some recent dreams we’ve had, share some play ideas based on our dreams, and share our thought son why we might add dreams to our storytelling. What do they evoke? Hope you enjoy the conversation! Article Mentioned: Did Covid Change How We Dream? by Brooke Jarvis https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/03/magazine/pandemic-dreams.html GLISTENS Cho -  Discovery + / The Lost Kitchen Sam - ASTR Special thanks to our sponsor Play Submissions Helper! https://playsubmissionshelper.com Use coupon code BECKETTSBABIES to receive 90% off the first month! ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Nov 15

41 min

Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss, and for this week's episode we read "Hurricane Diane" by Madeleine George. 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: Cho - my niece was born!! 12:33pm November 1st. (We already did her birth chart lolol) Rising - Capricorn, Sun - Scorpio, Moon - Virgo Sam - Kaidan - 7 ghost stories from around the world Special thanks to our sponsor Play Submissions Helper! https://playsubmissionshelper.com Use coupon code BECKETTSBABIES to receive 90% off the first month! ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Nov 8

32 min 4 sec

Hello, listeners! In this week's episode, we discuss the Scene and Act Breaks. What’s going on between the scenes? Between the Act breaks? What would justify the time jumps? Let's dig in! GLISTENS Cho: London Writers Salon Sam: STAINS by Sarah Cho Special thanks to our sponsor Play Submissions Helper! https://playsubmissionshelper.com Use coupon code BECKETTSBABIES to receive 90% off the first month! ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Nov 1

38 min 29 sec

Hey listeners! Halloween is just around the corner and we decided to bring on a guest who can share some spooky stories with us! This week’s guest on the show is HEATHER KELLEY! Heather Kelley (she/her) is an actor, educator, and theatre administrator currently enrolled in CU Boulder’s PhD program in Theatre & Performance Studies. A former company member of the New York Neo-Futurists and Mad Dog Theatre Company, Heather performed with South Brooklyn Shakespeare for many seasons, and served as Director of Audience Services for Premiere Stages, the Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, for seven years. She is the recipient of a 2019 State of New Jersey Senate & General Assembly Citation commending her work with Plainfield Senior Citizens Services as an actor and teaching artist, and received a 2019 New Jersey Theatre Alliance Award of Excellence honoring her contributions to professional, non-profit theatre throughout the state. A lover of all things scary, Heather's current research centers on dark tourism, haunted attractions, mediumship as performance, and depictions of the supernatural on stage and on screen. If YOU have theater ghost stories you'd like to share, go to the link below! https://www.colorado.edu/theatredance/heather-kelley GLISTENS: Cho - The Simpsons Treehouse Horror Sam -  My Haircut Erin - Tik Tok's Pug Noodles "Bones or No Bones Day" Special thanks to our sponsor Play Submissions Helper! https://playsubmissionshelper.com Use coupon code BECKETTSBABIES to receive 90% off the first month! ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Oct 25

52 min 25 sec

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 María Irene Fornés. We read the three plays: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS (1977) (Awarded an Obie for Playwriting), MUD (1983) (Awarded an Obie for Playwriting and Direction), and LETTERS FROM CUBA (2000) to share our thoughts on María Irene Fornés' craft in playwriting. We hope you will check these plays out and listen to our conversation! GLISTENS: CHO - Stand-up comedy  SAM - Aspen Trees _____________________________________________ 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 Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Oct 18

53 min 18 sec

Hello, listeners! In this week's episode, we share writings from our childhood to help us generate ideas for possible play or story ideas. Is this a recipe of a disaster? Probably! Enjoy! GLISTENS Cho - SQUID GAME Sam - London Fog ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Oct 11

42 min 26 sec

Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss, and this week's episode is a play called "Heroe's of the Fourth Turning" by Will Arbery. The play was recommended to us from one of our listeners and recurring guest of the podcast, Shaun Leisher! Shaun pointed out that lots of guests have mentioned this play, so we decided it was time to read it for ourselves! 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! About the Play: It’s a “scrupulously hewn drama centering on four alumni of a conservative Catholic college who confront themselves and each other, clashing over theology, politics and personal responsibility. It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself. -- From Playwrights Horizons' website About the Playwright: Will Arbery is a playwright, TV/film writer, and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters. Other plays include: Plano, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, Corsicana (development at Playwrights Horizons & Ojai Playwrights Conference) // Wheelchair (3 Hole Press) // You Hateful Things (development at The Public, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and NYTW Dartmouth Residency). He's currently under commission from Audible, MTC, and Playwrights Horizons. Will Arbery is currently developing TV series with A24/HBO, as well as Littlefield Co./Touchstone. Film projects with BBC Films/A24, Animal Kingdom, and Sight Unseen. Consultant on "Succession" (HBO). Glistens: Cho - my new play Stains!! October 9th, 6pm PST. Moving Arts Theater. Tickets are now live. Sam - The New American Gothic dance performance on a FARM (Claire Kendall Creative Projects) ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Oct 4

40 min 17 sec

Hello, listeners! In this week's episode, we’ll be discussing the topic of character. Are there characters that stand out to you? Why do certain characters stand out? Listen to us attempt to answer: What Makes A Good Character?  GLISTENS Sam: Climate Cabaret Cho: Y The Last Man on FX ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Sep 27

39 min 10 sec

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 SUZAN-LORI PARKS. We read the three plays: Venus (1996), Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize Winner), and Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (2015) to share our thoughts on Suzan-Lori Park's craft in playwriting. We hope you will check these plays out and listen to our conversation! SUZAN-LORI PARKS Venus (1996) Topdog / Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize Winner) Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (2015) GLISTENS: CHO - Chip and Joanna SAM - peaches _____________________________________________ 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 Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Sep 20

1 hr 3 min

In today's episode, we answer questions from one of you, our listener! We answer question about finding stability after college, what to do to get started, how to stay creative and so much more. We hope you enjoy it!  As always, we love getting questions from our listener's so... keep 'em coming!  Thank you for tuning in. We appreciate you all. Glistens: Cho: Moving Arts Theatre / Reading of my new play STAINS on October 9th, 6pm PST via Zoom. More info coming soon! Sam: baby elephant in burkina faso ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Sep 13

48 min 5 sec

Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss, and this week's episode is a  play called "The Two Kids That Blow Shit" by Carla Ching. 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! About the Play: Here’s what the play’s about which you can read on New Play Exchange: ”As kids, Max and Diana meet on their parents’ date, then are kicked out of the house so their parents can get it on. They are forced to play together even though they aren’t really that fond of each other. Through over two decades of their parents’ tumultuous relationship of getting together, breaking up, getting married and then divorced, Max and Diana are perpetually forced together and become the most unlikely of friends. They see each other through their own marriages and divorces, rehabs and spin-outs, career rejiggerings and epic life fails. But when they actually fall into each other, will they lose the only family they’ve ever known? A play about falling in and out of love with your best friend.” About the Playwright: An LA native, Carla Ching’s other plays include Revenge Porn or the Story of a Body, Nomad Motel, Fast Company, and The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness. Just to name a few-- her full-length plays have been produced or workshopped by Artists at Play, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Center Theater Group, The Lark Play Development Center, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, The National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays, and The O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She is a member of New Dramatists and founding member of The Kilroys. Carla wrote on USA’s Graceland,  AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, Amazon’s I Love Dick, Apple’s Home Before Dark and the forthcoming Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-created by Francesca Sloane, Phoebe Waller Bridge and Donald Glover. She is currently developing a new project with Netflix. Glistens: Cho - Took a trip to Michigan. Met Nik’s extended family. Mosquito bites all over my face… cool. Sam - Walden by Amy Berryman at Theatreworks Hartford ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Sep 6

39 min 36 sec

Hello listeners! This week’s guest on the show is ERIN MALLON! Erin Mallon is a playwright, author, and narrator of over 550 audiobooks with a special affinity for the romance genre. She is a six-time Earphones Award Winner and a five-time Audie Award Nominee. Her audio play These Walls Can Talk is a 2021 Independent Audiobook Award Winner for Humor. Her play The Net Will Appear is now available on Audible.com as an audio drama co-starring Matilda Lawler (Disney Plus’ Flora & Ulysses, Broadway’s The Ferryman). Erin’s other full-length plays include: Good Riddance, Soft Animals, Hand Me Down, Stunning Displays of Prowess, and Skin Hungry. To learn more about Erin and her work, check out the links below!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/erinmallon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mallonerin/ Website: https://www.erinmallon.com/ GLISTENS: Cho - TV show Friends Sam -  Sushi burrito Erin - Tik Tok ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Aug 30

49 min 2 sec

Hello  listeners! This week’s guest on the show is CARIDAD SVICH! Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. Her work as a playwright, translator, lyricist, and essayist has been seen in print, live and digital stages at across the US and abroad. Key plays in her extensive repertoire include 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Once Was Her Heart, Red Bike, and The House of the Spirits. Upcoming theatrical premieres in 2021 include The Book of Magdalene and Theatre: a love story.  To learn more about Caridad and her work, check out the links below! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Csvich Websites: https://caridadsvich.com/ GLISTENS: Cho - food processor / writing jokes  Sam -  compost collection Caridad - Kae Tempest’s play “Paradise” ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Aug 23

1 hr 1 min

Hello,  listeners! This week's episode is a two-part episode! In the first part, we share some exciting life updates (Spoiler alert: One of us relocated to a NEW STATE) and we get into the topic of unpaid, or low-wage, theater internships, and why we think it's unethical. If you haven't listened to the first part, be sure to check out last week's episode! We hope you enjoy it! GLISTENS Sam - Taylor Mac’s bio Cho - Lester Holt’s instagram ____________________________________________ 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 future 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Aug 16

34 min 2 sec

Hello, listeners! This week's episode is a two-part episode! In the first part, we share some exciting life updates (Spoiler alert: One of us relocated to a NEW STATE) and we get into the topic of unpaid, or low-wage, theater internships, and why we think it's unethical. We hope you enjoy it! GLISTENS Cho - Libby App Sam - Pollinators Altar in the Boulder public library (Aspen Institute) ____________________________________________ 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 future 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Aug 9

31 min 34 sec

Hello listeners! This week’s guest on the show is PEPPUR CHAMBERS! PEPPUR CHAMBERS is an international writer, producer, and educator. A member of Circle X Emerging Playwrights Group, Moving Arts MADLab, and Antaeus Playwrights Lab, she uses her voice to scream, shout or sing about women’s issues, social justice and love. She has been commissioned for LA's Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble and you can catch her radio play, End of the Line, about human trafficking in Antaeus Theatre Company’s The Zip Code Plays Season Two. To learn more about Peppur, check out the links below! Instagram: @peppurthehotone Twitter: @peppurthehotone Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peppur Websites: www.penandpeppur.com  / www.brownbetties.com  GLISTENS: Sarah: Sudoku Sam: Toddy Pond Farm Dinner! Peppur: Cleaning the kitchen, moving to Phoenix, and a very special box of pens :') ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Aug 2

57 min 50 sec

Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss, and this week's episode is a play called "BureauCRAZY" by Kate Danley. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up  while reading the play. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode! About the Play: Grace and Amy, two outrageous admins stuck in a soul-sucking job, are just slogging their way through the work week. But when their supervisor chokes, everything goes awry and begins a domino-effect of destruction. 9-to-5 meets One Man, Two Guvnors in this quick-witted, sidesplitting farce. About the Playwright: Kate Danley is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and thirty-year veteran of stage and screen and one of the original co-founders of the Seattle Playwrights Salon. Glistens: Sarah - no-screen sunday and peaches and cream pie Sam - Arcadia by Lauren Groff ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jul 26

39 min 38 sec

Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we discuss the topic of what makes a monologue good with a very special returning guest--- a philadelphia-based dramaturg, producer, and arts education advocate-- Shaun Leisher!!! Did you know he reads one or two plays a day and has recommended 752 plays on New Play Exchange? Incredible! We are so happy to have Shaun back on our show and talk about all things theater and monologues. To learn more about Shaun's monologue finding service, be sure to check out his website! https://www.shaunleisher.com/ GLISTENS Cho: Geffen playhouse Someone Else's House Sam: Moving to Boulder!!! Shaun: Went to the movies, Alex Lin!, coffee shops ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jul 19

47 min 55 sec

Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss and this week's episode is a play called "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode! About the Play: City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won’t leave him alone.  For ex-cop & recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to one of the  l ast great rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems the  Old Days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living between Riverside and Crazy. About the Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis other select plays include Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Motherfucker with the Hat. He is a former co-artistic director of Labyrinth Theater Company. Awards include the Yale Wind-ham Campbell Prize, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, a Whiting Award, the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Glistens: Sam: My birthday!!! 34!! Sarah: my brain ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jul 12

34 min 23 sec

Hello, listeners! After taking a short break, we are BACK! In this episode, we catch up and share updates. Sarah is married and Sam still loves going into the woods and so much more! Stay tuned for next week's episode. We'll be discussing the play "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adley Guirgis. Thanks for listening! Glistens: Cho: Geffen Stayhouse / Zoom play "Someone Else's House" Collier: Movie "The Old Guard" ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jul 5

50 min 9 sec

Hey listeners! During the month of June, we’re taking a short break and replaying some of our favorite episodes. In Season 2, we had an amazing conversation discussing all-things playwriting with fellow Iowa playwright DEBORAH YARCHUN! Deborah Yarchun has had two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center and won many more awards for her plays. She shares her experiences and some of her best practices in how she writes her plays. Enjoy! To learn more about Deborah and her work, be sure to check out the following websites: Website: www.DeborahYarchun.com NPX page: newplayexchange.org/users/114/deborah-yarchun Be sure to check out Deborah's article "Staying Focused in the Time  of COVID: 22 Tips and Strategies to Finding Focus" on the Playwright Center website: https://pwcenter.org/playwriting-toolkit/staying-focused-time-covid-22-tips-and-strategies-finding-focus ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode to  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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jun 28

51 min 10 sec

Hey listeners! During the month of June, we’re taking a short break and replaying some of our favorite episodes. This week we want to share our interview with playwright and arts advocate Gwydion Suilebhan. If you are a playwright or someone who is just starting to write plays, then you must know the New Play Exchange. Gwydion is the chief architect of the New Play Exchange and he has so much to tell us about making plays and creating your own vision of what theater can be. Enjoy! To learn more about Gwydion and his work, you can visit the following links Website: www.suilebhan.com NPX Profile: newplayexchange.org/users/104/gwydion-suilebhan Or follow him on Twitter @GwydionS ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jun 21

47 min 23 sec

Hey listeners! During the month of June, we’re taking a short break and replaying some of our favorite episodes. This week we want to share our interview with MEGAN GOGERTY, who is not only laugh-out-loud hilarious but truly inspirational. Megan is a playwright, comedian, and delightful person, and she had so much to say about being an artist, setting aside time to write, and theater being “a haunted house, a rave, and a party.” Enjoy! To learn more about Megan Gogerty and her work, check out her website at www.megangogerty.com ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Jun 14

48 min 42 sec

Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we discuss the topic of social media and our personal experiences with social media through the lens of writers. This was actually a suggestion from our guest Terry Guest, and we thought it would be a great topic to explore! When is social media helpful? When is it detrimental? Let the venting begin! GLISTENS Sam: Wolfwalkers Cho: GETTING MARRIED ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Jun 7

1 hr 7 min

Every month, we pick a play or two to discuss and this week's episode is a play called "36 Views" by  Naomi Iizuka. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode! GLISTENS: Sam: Aeropress!!! Sarah: Girls5eva ____________________________________________ 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) Sponsorships: on for this episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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May 31

39 min 18 sec

Hello, listeners! In this week’s episode, we revisit the topic of REJECTIONS. In our first season, we shared our own experiences on rejections. It's been a couple of years since we last talked about it, and we have grown older since. In this episode, we share with you all some of the rejections we've received and we READ 'EM. Uh oh! GLISTENS Sam: Ohio is offering 1 million dollars to five vaccinated people Sarah: SQUARE PIZZA PIE / Sicilian ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

May 24

40 min 51 sec

**This episode has some explicit language. Be sure to grab those headphones if you have kiddos around!** Hello listeners! This week’s guest on the show is TERRY GUEST! Terry Guest is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, and teaching artist from Atlanta, Georgia. His works At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negros, and The Magnolia Ballet reexamine American history through the experiences of Black people.  To learn more about Terry, check out the links below! Website: https://www.terrycguest.com/ New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/38107/terry-guest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terryexplainsitall/ GLISTENS: Sarah: My Tweets Sam: Spending time with family; Dad’s cousin Terry: Nicki Minaj’s Mixed Tape “Beam Me Up Scotty” ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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May 17

1 hr 7 min

Hello,  listeners! In this week’s episode, we revisit the topic of rewriting. In our first season, we shared our own experiences on how we approach rewriting our plays. But this time-- we want to hear what other playwrights had to say and posted this question on Twitter: Playwrights: How do you know if your new draft of a play is going to be better than the previous draft? How do you know if you're making the right edits? Is it all trial and error or instincts? So curious to know your thoughts! GLISTENS Sarah: Youtube Channel "Catch Em All Fishing" + Chinese Mermaids https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-mermaid-diving-cmd/index.html Sam: 2nd shot ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

May 10

41 min 54 sec

Every month, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is "Kim's Convenience" by Ins Choi. To make it even more interesting... we also watched the TV version of the play! We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play AND seeing the pilot episode of the show. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode! GLISTENS: CHO - Paderia Bakery SAM - The Only Donut ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

May 3

42 min 27 sec

HAPPY 100TH EPISODE, LISTENERS! For those who've been with us from the beginning, we can't thank you enough for going on this journey with us. For those who just recently learned of the show, welcome and thank you! We appreciate all your support and always tuning in. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.  We wanted to celebrate our 100th episode by bringing onto a show another fellow theater-loving playwright and podcaster... It's BRIAN JAMES POLAK! Brian was born and raised in New Hampshire and currently resides in Chicago. When not writing plays, he can be found working as the producer and host of American Theatre magazine's "The Subtext," a podcast about what makes playwrights tick. He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts. We're so fortunate to chat with him and listeners, buckle in because Brian is an incredible storyteller. You're not going to want to miss this episode! GLISTENS Sarah: Happy Birthday, Nik! Sam: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters Brian: Reconnects with his Little Brother from the Big Brother organization after 20 years! ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Apr 26

1 hr 9 min

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! ____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Apr 19

46 min 50 sec

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! _____________________________________________ 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Apr 11

41 min 41 sec

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  _____________________________________________  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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Apr 5

43 min 9 sec

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. _____________________________________________ 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    Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Mar 29

51 min 25 sec

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  ____________________________________________  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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Mar 22

33 min 15 sec

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 ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Mar 15

54 min 3 sec

Every month, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is "Fairview" by Jackie Sibblie Drury. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode!  GLISTENS:  CHO - Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee  SAM - Pablo Neruda’s odes   ____________________________________________  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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Mar 8

33 min 15 sec

Hello listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is ANDY BOYD! Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. His play The Trade Federation, or, Let's Explore Globalization Through the Star Wars Prequels is available through NoPassport Press, and his play Three Scenes in the Life of a Trotskyist is available as a podcast. To learn more about Andy and his work, be sure to visit his website at https://www.andyjboyd.com/ Also, follow Andy and his cartoons on Instagram @AndyJBoyd! GLISTENS: Sarah: "I had a dream I was in the theater and I started to cry." Sam: Vaccines! Andy: Japanese City Pop ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Mar 1

53 min 16 sec

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 CARYL CHURCHILL. We read the three plays: Owners (1972), Cloud Nine (1979), and Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp (2019)  to share our thoughts on Carol Churchill's craft in playwriting. We hope you will check these plays out and listen to our conversation!  CARYL CHURCHILL PLAYS:  Owners (1972)   Cloud Nine (1979)  Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp (2019)  GLISTENS:  Sam's: Alaska Bear Bites Woman's Butt  Sarah's: New Netflix docuseries called “Crime Scene the Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”  _____________________________________________  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.comFor more info, visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com   Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Feb 22

55 min 37 sec

This episode is all about LOVE for all you lovebirds (or singles) out there in this special 'very on-theme' episode. We share our general thoughts about writing love, and why is it so cringy? How do we make it fresh and not clichéd? Can we even avoid writing about love? We also share some different types of love and some of our favorite plays that we think do an incredible job writing on this love.  And should we rename this show to Shepard's Babies? Because Sarah is way too obsessed with Sam Shepard....  GLISTENS  Sarah - BRITNEY SPEARS  Sam - Sam's mom  ____________________________________________  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.comFor more info, visit our website: www.beckettsbabies.com Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Feb 15

36 min 36 sec

Every month, we pick a play to discuss and this month’s play is "The Flick" by Annie Baker. We discuss what we noticed, what we liked, and questions that came up while reading the play. Note: There are some spoiler alerts! We highly recommend you read the play before listening to this episode! RELATED LINKS: The Funny, Empathetic Genius of Annie Baker by Sarah Larson https://www.newyorker.com/culture/sarah-larson/the-funny-empathetic-genius-of-annie-baker GLISTENS: Sam - "The Intuitionist" Novel by Colson Whitehead Sarah - "310, 213, 818: Why Southern California is obsessed with area codes" by Patt Morrison https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-26/why-southern-california-is-obsessed-with-area-codes ____________________________________________ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Feb 8

47 min 8 sec

Listeners! We are back for Season 3! Did you miss us??? Just admit it. You missed us! In this episode, we check-in and share what's new on the horizon for Beckett's Babies. Next week, we’ll be discussing the play “The Flick” by Annie Baker for February’s Play of the month. So give it a read, let us know what you think, and we can’t wait to discuss. GLISTENS: Sarah: musical duo Pomplamoose Sam: The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with   your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Feb 1

46 min

Hi Listeners... This week is our last episode of Season 2! Also known as our year of the terrible twos... How do we feel about that?! We might be a couple of two-year-old podcasters but boy, did we have such an incredible year of spectacular guests on the show! If we had the time, we would highlight every guest of the season. Instead, we highlight just a few and we hope you will check out the full episodes if you haven't already. For the full episodes of the interviews mentioned on our show, check out the links below! Interview with Reginald Edmund Interview with Tanuja Jagernauth Interview with Paul Michael Thomson Interview with Marina J. Bergenstock Interview with Dr. Lisa Quoresimo Special thanks and shoutout to our wonderful listener supporter Tanuja Jagernauth. Thank you, Tanuja!!! Please be sure to follow her! ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode to your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Nov 2020

1 hr 2 min

This week, we’re doing a topic episode led by a returning guest on the show. You may know him from our previous episodes. It’s Ryan!  Ryan Oliveira is a playwright, performer, songwriter, and theatrical jack-of-all-trades currently living in Chicago. His work has been developed with Teatro Vivo, Pride Films and Plays, Prop Thtr, and others. He'll be developing a "re-vamped original work" with The New Colony in Chicago later next year and is currently working on new songs and a new novel during a long-needed theatre break. Ryan returns to discuss a special topic in the songwriting process: What it means to write a song for theatre, for yourself, for anything else. Ryan shares his own personal history with songwriting and techniques and tricks he’s learned that work for him and may work for you. Ryan's Songs "What Brother Should Be" "Oh, Mercury" To learn more about Ryan and his work: Website: www.ryanoliveira.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryanoceronte NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/8029/ryan-oliveira Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-222040529 GLISTENS: Sarah: The Cure "Just Like Heaven" / “Alchemy of Herbs” by Rosale De La Foret Sam: Joni Mitchell "Cactus Tree" / Worlds Healthiest Foods Veggie Advisor Ryan: Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" & Zac Brown Band "Colder Weather / Plane Crash Tests ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with  your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Nov 2020

1 hr 23 min

Hello listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is Kevin Kautzman! Kevin is a playwright originally from North Dakota, living in Minneapolis, whose work has been performed around the UK and the US. Kevin first studied playwriting at the Royal Court Theatre in London and has been a fellow at the Playwrights' Center and Michener Center for Writers, where he completed his MFA in playwriting and screenwriting. He is the co-founder of Cut Edge Collective, an experimental playwriting group, and can be found at kevinkautzman.com. To learn more about Kevin, be sure to check out the additional links below: Kevin's Play Moderation: https://moderationplay.com/ New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/121/kevin-kautzman Podcast: https://getthispodcast.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinkautzman GLISTENS: Cho: Queen’s Gambit on Netflix Collier: YPIP young playwrights in process, Indiana Rep Kevin: Norwegian Band "Ulver" / Band "Have A Nice Life" ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Nov 2020

58 min 34 sec

Hello listeners!  This week’s guest on the show is Alex Lin. Alex is an award-nominated Asian-American playwright and ex-STEM kid from Bergen County, New Jersey. Her plays have been workshopped and produced at the Women's Theatre Festival, The Rude Mechanicals in Washington, and Actors Theatre of Louisville's Professional Training Company. She is this year’s 2020 Pass the Pen nominee at Ashland New Play Festival and ScreenCraft Stage Play Quarterfinalist. Lin is also a content creator and journalist at A24 Films' space media company Supercluster, where she's written editorials featuring former astronaut Nicole Stott, NASA executive Kathy Lueders, screenwriter Mark Heyman, and actor Cathy Ang. Most recently, Lin was seen as "#11" in The Wolves at Actors Theatre of Louisville. To learn more about Alex and read her work, be sure to visit her New Play Exchange here. https://newplayexchange.org/users/32657/alex-lin GLISTENS: Cho: DEMOCRACY WINS!! / Unsolved Mysteries Season 2 Episode 4:“Tsunami Spirits" -- The Ishinomaki Tsunami & Ghost Sightings Collier: Kamala Harris!!!! Alex: Election / CBD  ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

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Nov 2020

45 min 38 sec

Hey listeners, we’re starting something new and exciting. If you’ve been enjoying our show -- be sure to sign-up for our new monthly newsletter. Visit our website at www.beckettsbabies.com to sign up for our newsletter today.  This week’s episode is a “PLAYBACK” episode with our interview with Sean David DeMers.  Sean David DeMers is a playwright with New England and New York City roots. Plays include FACULTY PORTRAIT, produced at IRT Theatre in New York City, the musical JULES VERNE'S FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON with FringeNYC, LITTLE BLUE PILL read at the Last Frontier Conference in 2019, and ENCAPSULATED produced by The Navigators as part of their one-act sci-fi play festival. Sean has two short plays published by Samuel French/Concord Theatricals, OFF TACKLE GLIDE and FOUR MOVEMENTS. Sean is a graduate of the Iowa MFA Playwright's Workshop and recently picked up a project started there with the play FAYE by translating and adapting the existing Ancient Greek plays, starting with the most obscure. Keep listening to find out why you should throw away your first ten plays! We loved talking to Sean, who is incredibly cheerful and funny, probably because he takes so many naps. You won’t be disappointed! End of this year, we’ll play old favorites from the year. Thanks for listening! ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on  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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Nov 2020

59 min 37 sec

Hello listeners! This week, we had such an incredible time chatting with the one and only Dr. Lisa Quoresimo! In this episode, Lisa tells us all about the voice and how it’s shaped by bodily practices. You don’t want to miss our interview! Lisa is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Southern Utah University, and co-founder and director of Catalyst: a Theatre Think Tank. Her work as a performer and composer has been seen recently in the SF Bay Area at Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, and many more. Her theatrical research has been published in major journals including Theatre Topics and Frontiers, and she has been invited to present her research on voice and gender at the Voice and Speech Teachers' Association, Performance Studies International, and the National Conference on Women’s Studies.  To learn more about Lisa and all her incredible research, visit her at Website - quoresimo.com/index.html Catalyst, a Theatre Think Tank - catalyst3t.com/  GLISTENS:  Sam - Bald Rock Mountain / apple-picking Cho - Crochet Lisa - Fall Cooking  ________________________  Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Oct 2020

43 min 33 sec

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 NAOMI WALLACE. We read the three plays: In the Heart of America (1994), Slaughter City (1996), and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (1998) to share our thoughts on Naomi Wallace's craft in playwriting. We hope you will check these plays out and listen in to our conversation! NAOMI WALLACE'S PLAYS: 1. In the Heart of America (1994) 2. Slaughter City (1996) 3. The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (1998) GLISTENS: Sam's: Julius Caesar / Donmar Trilogy dir. By Phyllida Lloyd - Harriet Walter plays Brutus stannswarehouse.org/show/donmar-trilogy/ Sarah's: Termites lol gross _____________________________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode to your friends, or follow us on Instagram and 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support

Oct 2020

52 min 36 sec