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Playwright Repertory Podcast
43 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The Moon, My Dearest. by Madison Osment
In this week's episode, we read Madison Osment's play The Moon, my dearest. and talk to her about coming up with play ideas, the moon landing, and test everyone's patience with Mitchell's jokes. // CAST: Jordan Spena as Arin, Bella Arnold as Lulana.
67 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Writing in Style
In this week's episode, we talk about the components of writing plays in specific styles, the style choices of specific playwrights, and debate Mitchell's use of mom jeans.
40 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk about L-O-V-E, abusive archetypes in popular media, and writing healthy relationships.
50 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Working with Directors
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk about working with directors on new work -- the good, the bad, the ugly, the mansplaining.
50 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Paisley and Elijah by Mia Kaplan
In this week's episode, we read Mia Kaplan's play "Paisley and Elijah" and Mitchell and Sarah talk to her about writing your first play, self-criticism, and-- oddly enough-- Supreme Court justices.// CAST LIST: Bella Arnold as Paisley, Jordan Spena as Elijah
60 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Activist Theatre (feat. Madeline Oberle and Nicolas Ruano)
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk with Madeline Oberle (Northwestern's Spectrum Theatre Company) and Nicolas Ruano (TFT Talks) about activist/accessible theatre, ideas for making theatre more accessible, and proving that-- to paraphrase Mark Twain-- the reports of theatre's death have been greatly exaggerated.
37 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
A Meta Mad-Libs Play by Mitchell Huntley
In the first episode of 2021 (and the new season), we read Mitchell's short play "A Meta Mad-Libs Play" with our friends, and Sarah and Mitchell talk about audience interaction in the age of zoom and how to freshen up our Zoom performances.AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Bella Arnold // Kyra Baklayan // Justin Joung // Mia Kaplan // Jordan Spena // Ben Susskind
28 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Finding Your Style: Software and Formatting
Back to the basics: in this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk about playwriting software, formatting, and when you can (and arguably) should break the rules for standard play formatting.
42 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Adapting Classics (feat. Jamie Ostmann)
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk with Jamie Ostmann, the president of Harvard's Hyperion Shakespeare Company, about what defines a classic work, how you can put your own spin on these stories, and Mitchell learns the hard way not to trust the sources he finds online.
17 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
SPECIAL: Mitchell's Game of Games
In this special episode, Mitchell looks at three iconic games from the previous 18 episodes and gives his commentary on coming up with the games, little quirks about editing, and demonstrating his short-term memory loss when it comes to the answers.
49 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Four Percent by Kyra Baklayan
In this episode, we read Kyra Baklayan's play "Four Percent," and Mitchell and Sarah chat with Kyra about life changes in college, writing unstructured, and Timothée Chalamet (of course).CAST LIST: Madeline Oberle as Ragan // Mia Kaplan as Sam // Jessica Yang as Jenna // Sarah Lina Sparks as Stage Directions
23 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk about writer's block, their experiences with it, and how to write through it.
44 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Small Things by Benjamin Susskind
In this episode, we talk with our good friend (and PRP MVP) Ben Susskind about exposition, character-focused plays, and read his play Small Things.CAST LIST: Madeline Oberle as Anna // Hamish Marissen-Clark as David // Mitchell Huntley as Travis // Sarah Lina Sparks as Stage Directions
6 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
SPECIAL: A Derailed Conversation on Key Signatures
In this week's special, a brief excerpt (cut for time) from last week's discussion on music. Mitchell, Sarah, and Ben talk about key signatures, "Hey There Delilah," and "Yeah 3x."
29 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Music (feat. Ben Susskind)
In today's episode, Mitchell, Sarah, and (special guest) Ben Susskind discuss incorporating music into your play, how to write music for your play, and how anyone can write music.
60 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
The Hollywood Story by Cris Eli Blak
In this week's episode, Mitchell and Sarah talk to Cris Eli Blak about persistence, optimism, and his play "The Hollywood Story."CAST LIST: Nic Ruano as Andrew // Bella Arnold as Sarah // Ben Susskind as Hudson.
4 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
SPECIAL: Goofs, Glitches, Gotchas
We're off this week in preparation for next week's reading, but we didn't think the fun should stop, so Mitchell compiled a small montage of goofs, glitches, and gotchas from our first 13 episodes.~Music used in this extras episode: "The Entertainer" by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5765-the-entertainerLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
33 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Readings with Friends
In this episode, Sarah and Mitchell talk about the benefits of holding readings with friends, what questions to ask for feedback, and what food is best to incentivize people (when we can finally do in-person readings again).
54 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Folly by Aurora Behlke
In this episode Mitchell and Sarah chat with Aurora Behlke and we read her play "Folly."CAST LIST: Ben Susskind as Service/Soapy/Hiker // Hamish Marissen-Clark as Seward/Frank/Hiker // Bella Arnold as Sam // Alyssa Carol as Dan // Wes D'Alelio as Rag Time Man // Mitchell Huntley as Horse // Sarah Lina Sparks as Stage DirectionsMUSIC by: Noah Lovins
37 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Submitting to Competitions (Part 2) - Rejection
In this episode, Sarah and Mitchell have a playwright-to-playwright-to-playwright and talk about rejection, how they've dealt with it, and how useful feedback can be.
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