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The Dramatists Guild's In the Room Series
27 minutes | Oct 15, 2015
Wild Dada Ducks: Part I
In this episode, listen to part one of a staged reading of the musical Wild Dada Ducks, moderated by Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Sondheim, Gretchen Cryer, and Tom Jones.Originally recorded in 1992.
21 minutes | Sep 25, 2015
Stephen Sondheim, Gretchen Cryer, and Hal Prince
In this episode, listen to lyricist Stephen Sondheim and director Hal Prince discuss the ups and downs of collaborating with each other, as well as give advice to those who wish to collaborate in the future. Moderated by Gretchen Cryer.Originally recorded in 1979.
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2015
David Ives and Kirsten Greenidge
19 minutes | Apr 20, 2015
Stephen Schwartz and Alfred Uhry
Stephen Scwartz and Alfred Uhry discuss their adaptation processes. Originally recorded in 2003 and 1990.
29 minutes | Feb 5, 2015
Emily Mann and Moises Kaufman
In our compilation episode, Edward Albee speaks with Council member Emily Mann about playwriting and directing. Itamar Moses and Dramatists Guild member Moises Kaufman discuss inspirations in their work. Originally recorded in 2007 and 2009. http://www.dramatistsguild.com/eventseducation/itrmannkaufman.aspx
19 minutes | Sep 19, 2014
Council member Michael Weller (Moonchildren, 50 Words) discusses how his background in musical training informs his writing.
12 minutes | Sep 8, 2014
Jason Robert Brown
In a master class with Guild members, Tony award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas) discusses the ins-and-outs of theatrical songwriting, including some examples from his own work. Originally recorded in 2013. http://www.dramatistsguild.com/eventseducation/itrjasonrobertbrown.aspx
20 minutes | Aug 25, 2014
Award-winning playwright and director Emily Mann (Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre and DG Council member) describes her creative process originating work based on actual events and real people.
21 minutes | Aug 8, 2014
Timothy Mason (Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Babylon Gardens) joins DG members for a conversation about the business of being a playwright. Originally recorded in 1991. http://www.dramatistsguild.com/eventseducation/itrmason.aspx
19 minutes | Jul 25, 2014
Grey Gardens with Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright
The award-winning writing team of Grey Gardens, Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright, discuss bringing a cult classic film to Broadway.
19 minutes | Jul 11, 2014
In an interview for publication in the Broadway Issue of The Dramatist, Jeanine Tesori shares her process and talks about the musical inspiration for her award-winning Violet and Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center.
20 minutes | Jun 24, 2014
In a conversation recorded in 1994, John Guare, playwright of House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, talks about his creative process and how returning to his writing journal helps shape his plays.
19 minutes | Jun 13, 2014
As a part of the Dramatists Guild and Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program Andrew Lippa, the award-winning writer of The Wild Party and Broadway’s recent Big Fish, talks to theatre students and Guild members about his process and how challenging events in our lives can influence our art.
28 minutes | May 30, 2014
Copyright Matters: Part 2
Joining Maria Pallante (US Registrar of Copyrights) are Council members Stephen Schwartz and Doug Wright along with DG Regional Rep Gwydion Suilebhan and Executive Director of Business Affairs Ralph Sevush talking about the effect of owning their work and how copyright empowers dramatists around the country.
17 minutes | May 16, 2014
Copyright Matters: Part 1 with Maria A. Pallante
In a recent event held at the US Copyright Office, Maria Pallante, US Registrar of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office, discusses the laws providing protection of an author's work and their impact on a dramatist’s means to make a living.
24 minutes | May 2, 2014
Council member and award-winning playwright Tina Howe shares her unique process and talks about discovering the world of her play before writing a single word.
20 minutes | Apr 16, 2014
John Patrick Shanley
In a DG series on craft, John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of this season’s Outside Mullingar and Doubt: A Parable, discusses his preparation to writing and shares insight to his process.
22 minutes | Apr 5, 2014
Christopher Durang, this year’s Tony Award-winning playwright of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, joins theatre students and fellow Guild members for a conversation on craft and collaborations that lead up to his recent success on Broadway.
22 minutes | Mar 21, 2014
As any dramatist can attest, it isn’t easy to balance a day job with a personal life and find time for writing. At a DG event in Boston, Kirsten Greenidge, New Dramatists Alumni and playwright of Milk Like Sugar, joined members for a conversation about prioritizing and managing the pressures of production with a full life.
26 minutes | Mar 7, 2014
Martin Charnin with Gretchen Cryer
Two award-winning lyricists, Martin Charnin and Gretchen Cryer, discuss the road to production and the process of rewriting.
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