Best Playwright podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Every week for the next 12 weeks, Royal Court Associate Playwright Simon Stephens will be talking to some of the world’s leading playwrights about their lives and their work, their approaches and their careers, and their relationships with the Royal Court.Playwrights include April de Angelis, Rachel De-lahey, Tanika Gupta, David Hare, Robert Holman, Dennis Kelly, Alistair McDowall, Anthony Neilson, Joe Penhall, Lucy Prebble, Anya Reiss, Polly Stenham and Enda Walsh.
 
In this collection, playwrights take to the National Theatre stage to offer an insight into their work, featuring Alan Bennett, Tom Stoppard, Tena Štivičić, Simon Stephens, and more.
 
The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Drama David Edgar gives a series of lectures and conversations about the state of modern playwriting in contemporary theatre, how playwrights work and how they collaborate with one another.
 
Currency Press believes in theatre that raises more questions than answers, so we’re talking to Australian playwrights about their work, getting insights straight from the source
 
Playwright Alexander Kveton sits down with writers ranging from emerging to established to talk about themselves, their work, and what's on their minds. Each episode ends with a short sample of the featured playwright's work.
 
The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Drama David Edgar gives a series of lectures and conversations about the state of modern playwriting in contemporary theatre, how playwrights work and how they collaborate with one another.
 
Playing on Air is a public radio show and podcast featuring great American short plays with great American actors. We distribute audio productions of contemporary theater, translating stage works into enduring modern radio theater. We aim to redefine radio drama for today's digital, mobile audience.
 
Talking Theater podcast celebrates theater! Your host, Marc Smith, interviews theater makers for theater people who love theatre. Actors, directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers, musicians, and other professionals will share stories about their career, their craft, and their community. You will be introduced each week to artists who make a living in the performing arts. We’re not just talking – we’re talking theater!
 
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Stage Talk
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Tune in each week for Stage Talk -- a weekly conversation about stage events in the Anchorage metro area with a calendar of events. Hosted by Mark Muro and Kristina Church and broadcast each Friday on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, Alaska. Learn more online at KSKA.ORG.
 
Off and On: A New York Theatre Podcast features one on one interviews with struggling and not so struggling theatre people trying to make it in the Big Apple. Named one of the top theatre podcasts by American Theatre Magazine.
 
The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. Range of topics include playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.
 
The American Theatre Wing presents Downstage Center a weekly theatrical interview show, featuring the top artists working in theatre, both on and Off-Broadway and around the country.
 
Play Submissions Helper and experienced playwright, Andrew Black, bring you the PSH podcast! Whether you are a novice or experienced playwright, our episodes will cover every stage of the playwrighting experience. We want to do everything we can to help you get produced! Check out our insane compendium of production contests at www.playsubmissionshelper.com Andrew Black has an undergraduate degree in Radio/TV from Indiana University MFA in playwriting from Ohio University. He has been writin ...
 
In less time than your commute takes we bring you a dose of danger from today's exciting writers including Scott Adams, Peter Hitchens and Nick Cohen. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde. Your host Thor, mines for stories of previous failures, useable writing tips, and discovers how they got published to begin with! We bring the sort of Libertarian conversation, which happens when you are willing to listen and debate with writers of all pol ...
 
James Sheldrake, jack of all literary trades, attempts to say something valuable about each of Shakespeare's plays in handy 15-minute instalments.
 
Stageworthy is a podcast about people in Canadian theatre. On the podcast, host Phil Rickaby talks to people who have pursued various theatre careers, from actors to directors to playwrights to stage managers and everything in between and beyond. Each episode explores the draw of the theatre for each individual, together with an examination of the personalities, opinions, and passions unique to theatre practitioners.
 
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NT Talks
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Welcome to our collection of conversations recorded live from the National Theatre stages, including interviews with actors, directors and playwrights.
 
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Play x Play
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Play x Play: The podcast featuring the best plays you've never heard of... and the people who make them. We love theater. We love exploring new worlds, meeting fascinating characters, and witnessing the profound choices they make. But not every great story makes it to the stage. And even the ones that do can only be seen by a lucky few. We're looking to change that. By finding the best unpublished plays, recording actors reading them, and releasing them as free podcasts, we're hoping to give ...
 
Playwrights Speak podcasts explores the world of theater through the playwrights perspective. Listen to staged readings, Interviews with playwrights, actors and theater professionals that will enlighten and hopefully entertain at the same time. It's really is just for fun!
 
For more than 30 years the American Theatre Wing has been bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the seminars offer a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see the people who create theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. With more than 600 past guests, the seminars have become an unequalled archive of theatrical talk, a chance to hear ...
 
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Steal the Stars
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The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted - scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
 
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Scripts & Scribes
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The free writing resource website created for writers, by writers.
 
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PlayWrite
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Play;Write is a podcast about creating and sharing new ways to play. Each week, the hosts hold a creative workshop where they, and the community share ideas for new video game experiences to bring to life.Visit PlayWriteCast.com or email playwritecast@gmail.com to share your idea today!
 
New play readings by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Each episode we will introduce you to new Boston area playwrights, chat with them about playwriting, read a 10-20 minute excerpt from one of their plays, and let you know how to contact them. For more info, see bostonpodcastplayers.com. Follow us on Twitter @bospodplay. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bpp.
 
Lessons in creative writing from a ghostly array of great novelists, poets and playwrights such as Ted Hughes, W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg. Presented by Cathy FitzGerald.
 
12 Peers Theater is launching their 2016 season with a groundbreaking year round podcast featuring 13 new play readings, exclusive interviews with the playwrights, and Q&A sessions with the producers, directors and actors. In an effort to make theatre more accessible and on demand, the thirteen new plays will premiere online over the course of 52 episodes spanning the entirety of 2016.
 
Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2015. This series features his public engagements.Series image credit Paul Wolfgang Webster.
 
Members of the Bare Bones Theatre Company write and perform short radio plays.
 
A series of interviews by Peter Hinton, Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada's National Arts Centre in Ottawa
 
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State of the Arts
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State of the Arts is an all-new, weekly series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles, and beyond... with emphasis on theatre, music, dance events, and stage spectaculars. Michael Sterling and Andrew David James offer astute reviews, insightful discussions, a live arts calendar, and live interviews with celebrity guests, stars of the arts, and the creative teams behind them. Listen live Every Thursday at 1 pm PST exclusively on LA Talk Radio (latalkradio.com). State of the ...
 
Recordings of original plays by Greg Owens & others.
 
Urban Theatre Projects re-imagines what theatre can be and who it can be for. From our base in Sydney’s south west, we find new ways to tell contemporary Australian stories that show the uniquely personal within the universal.
 
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ONSTAGE: ON-AIR
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ONSTAGE: ON-AIR is the experimental podcast wing of Little Black Dress INK. Through outreach, education, and producing opportunities, LDBI is pioneering unique ways to strengthen the female playwright network.
 
Dave and Trevor try to figure out how to do comedy and how to do life
 
Writer and comedian Dan Bain interviews arts practitioners from, in, and passing through the earthquake wracked hole that is Christchurch New Zealand.
 
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KDOI
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This is the home of Kimo's Den of Iniquity. Season 1 episodes are interviews with Artists and the exploration of what it means to be an artist. Season 2 episodes are projects that will exercise your creative muscles. Please send on pictures and the stories behind your project. We love feedback and new ideas, collaboration is great.
 
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PlayME
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Award winning Expect Theatre takes new theater scripts and short stories and turns them into contemporary radio plays. This podcast delivers drama on demand plus interviews with playwrights.
 
Radio Productions of the World's Most Gifted Playwrights
 
Interviews by Jaime about jumpstarting creativity, learning from working class creatives, and the ramblings of a writer with a dayjob. Addendum is a series of recordings about putting pen to paper and finding joy in the process of making art.
 
Write Tea is a monthly podcast, hosted by Rahima R. Rice, that highlights writers in the Washington, DC area. Our goal is to expose our listeners to the writing process, through a wide array of talented writers at the height of their craft.
 
Taming The Temple and Taming The Temple-WELLNESS were designed to encourage the nurturing of a strong spirit, a peaceful soul and a healthy body.
 
Poet and Playwright
 
In writing, a first draft is where creativity flows, a story takes root and the voice of a writer emerges. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts. This show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin will primarily feature fiction and non-fiction authors along with occasional poets, screenplay writers, playwrights and songwriters. First Draft is a celebration of the craft of writing and the individuals who are dedicated t ...
 
Summer nights, romance, music, comedy, pairs of lovers who have yet to confess their feelings to each other, comedy and more than a touch of magic are all woven into one of Shakespeare's most delightful and ethereal creations – A Midsummer Night's Dream. The plot is as light and enchanting as the settings themselves. The Duke of Athens is busy with preparations for his forthcoming wedding to Hippolyta the Amazonian Queen. In the midst of this, Egeus, an Athenian aristocrat marches in, flanke ...
 
Greetings from Meta Station, where a playwright and an English professor who have been best friends for sixteen years recap The CW's post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama "The 100." Season 5 returns in 2018, but stay tuned for all kinds of fun hiatus content!
 
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Writers Who Talk
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A podcast of conversations with playwrights and screenwriters. Presented by Luke Jones. writerswhotalk@gmail.com
 
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Inside Writing
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This Podcast is perfect for aspiring writers. I will be talking to poets, screenwriters, playwrights and everything in-between to offer an insight into the life of a writer. They will also be sharing vital advice for budding writers.
 
In seventeenth century Venice, a wealthy and debauched man discovers that the woman he is infatuated with is secretly married to a Moorish general in the Venetian army. He shares his grief and rage with a lowly ensign in the army who also has reason to hate the general for promoting a younger man above him. The villainous ensign now plots to destroy the noble general in a diabolical scheme of jealousy, paranoia and murder, set against the backdrop of the bloody Turkish-Venetian wars. This ti ...
 
Anton Chekhov, perhaps better known as a world famous classical playwright for works such as "Uncle Vanya" and "The Cherry Orchard" was also a prolific short story writer. "The Schoolmaster and Other Stories" is one of several of his collections. It's a compilation of 30 short stories. Some bizarre, some comical but all very interesting. (Summary by William Tomcho)
 
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The arts community rallies around La Mama Theatre after a devastating fire, Peter Carey's 1981 novel Bliss adapted for the stage, playwright Alana Valentine outlines her creative process in Bowerbird, and Claudia Lawson reviews Sydney Dance Company's ab [intra].
 
The average person takes over 23,000 breaths every single day, each one filled with oxygen, carbon dioxide–and pollution. Here in Allegheny County, residents have no choice but to breathe the eighth worst air in the nation. For those living nearby major polluters, the air is even worse, and health consequences are compounded by bothersome noise ...…
 
This week's guest is the Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.A mainstay of London's new writing theatre, the Royal Court where he is now associate playwright, Stephens' work with the Sloane Square venue includes Bluebird, Herons, Nuclear War and Birdland. Elsewhere his critically acclaimed plays include Sea Wall, which prem ...…
 
Comedian, playwright, author Steve Bluestein and NY Times Best-Selling author and Rock Star Journalist Eileen Shapiro join us on this episode of The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell broadcast live from the W4CY studios on Wednesday May 16th, 2018.
 
In the summer of 1972, The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There” was a No. 1 hit, the Watergate scandal was in the news, and “The Godfather” was the top movie. Steve Shelton has his own vivid memory of that time: He was 12 years old, riding in the back of a pickup truck with a cast of characters from around his neighborhood on the way to brickl ...…
 
The second Scots Makar, or national poet of Scotland, Liz Lochhead is also one of Scotland’s most widely performed playwrights, and a performer in her own right. We spent time together laughing, crying and discussing the nature of our work, and what a joy it was. Join us as we put it together. Thanks for listening! The post Liz Lochhead appeare ...…
 
How much do you know about your drinking water? Last week, WLRN reporters Danny Rivero and Caitie Switalski reported that Florida may not be testing drinking water correctly. In a conversation with Sundial, they discuss new developments in the story and the questions it raised about how local and state officials are testing our water. According ...…
 
We turn now to a play that's based on a book by a former journalist whom many Baltimoreans of a certain age will recognize. After Richard Hollander’s parents were killed in a car accident in the mid-1980s, he discovered a suitcase full of correspondence that gave him great insight to the fate of his Jewish relatives in German-occupied Poland du ...…
 
Speaker(s): Lawrence Wright | Come learn about the most controversial state in America and what it tells us about Donald Trump and the future of the US. This event marks the publications of Lawrence's new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America. Lawrence Wright (@lawrence_wright) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, screenwrit ...…
 
A chat with the playwright and professor about his career in New York, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
 
Musical Stage Company's - Reframed Series He Is Coming: Book by Sara Farb Music and Lyrics by Britta Johnson Featuring: Andrew Scanlon, Kaylee Harwood, Eliza-Jane Scott Orchestra: Tara Litvack, Alex Grant, Tara Davidson Musical Direction by: Tara Litvack Synopsis: A few years before she died, the eccentric artist Editta Sherman was evicted from ...…
 
You can live like a millionaire…even if you are short on cash! When I first saw the title of Marilyn Anderson’s book, How to Live Like A Millionaire When You’re a Million Short, I just knew I had to have her on the show. Her advice could quite possibly save you thousands of dollars. Marilyn Anderson is an award-winning television and film write ...…
 
This week Donja & Drew are joined by guest co-host Chondra Profit of The Lion King on Broadway. Listen in as they discuss pregnancy and working mothers in the industry, the racist stagehand Edward Ruggiero, the current trend of movie musicals & more!Thank you to Marcellis Cutler for the listener question!Go into the world of black theatre artis ...…
 
11th Annual Butler Paranormal Conference ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 5 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with authors, researchers, filmmakers, retailers, healers, podcasters, and other participants at the 11th Annual Butler Paranormal Conference held in Lyndora, Pennsylvania on April 28, 2018. On this episode in order of app ...…
 
John and Frank talk about Infinity War! Did we like it? What were the highlights. What were the problems? We also discuss some thoughts from our friend, playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett. Was Thanos right?
 
Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Going Down BY MICHELE LEE Natalie Yang's career is going up. Or, so she thought. Her semi-autobiographical sex-positive debut novel, Banana Girl, has finally hit the shelves, but it's not quite the best-seller she hoped it would be. The career success of her rival, Lu Lu J ...…
 
I sit with nationally produced feminist playwright Danielle Mohlman to learn more about the rippling complexities of her latest project, DUST. Vocals are provided by Anamaria Guerzon and the cast of DUST. Track the progress of DUST on Danielle's website, www.DanielleMohlman.com or follow her on Twitter, @DanielleMohlman…
 
East Coast Radio — Singer, actress, playwright and all round legend Thembi Mtshali-Jones who heads the cast of 'How Long?' chats to East Coast Drive.
 
Remi Rhymez, born Bukhari Ansar King, not only raps, he is also an actor, playwright, director, and an entrepreneur. Remi started rapping at the age of 11, when he was hearing professional wrestler, John Cena rap to his opponents. Remi finds inspirations in fellow artists Hopsin, Tech N9ne, Token, Joyner Lucas, Earl Sweatshirt, Brockhampton, Co ...…
 
Paola Lázaro is a playwright and actress born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from SUNY Purchase College and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. Paola is Atlantic Theater Company’s 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, supported by The Tow Foundation. She was a member of the Public Theater’s ...…
 
East Coast Radio — Singer, actress, playwright, and all-round legend Thembi Mtshali-Jones chats to East Coast Drive.
 
The two-act comedy The Nerd, written by American actor and playwright Larry Shue, runs through May 20th at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. The Nerd was the top grossing American play in London's West End in 1986. Two of the stars of the show, Jonathan Kite and Kate Reinders, sat down with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk abou ...…
 
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on socie ...…
 
Up until now, these podcasts have mainly been me rattling away. In what I hope will become a trend, I'm shifting the emphasis towards people I walk with and meet along the way - fellow Diagonal Walkers. In this podcast, I chat with the award-winning playwright Simon Corble, who also happens to be a cousin. We'd walked about 7 miles out of ten b ...…
 
The original Off Book is back! Catch up with Donja, Amber, & Drew as they discuss where they've been, how they feel about the 2018 Tony nominations, and how the 'ethnics' are taking all the theatre jobs!Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process lif ...…
 
THE TRAUMA BRAIN PROJECT is a unique theatrical narrative about the personal journey of one of its survivors, playwright Dayle Ann Hunt. Actress Marsha Mason talks about her role in the play and how The Arts can spark a conversation about early sexual trauma. Following the NYC performance, a panel of neurologists, psychologists, and body-orient ...…
 
On today’s podcast, I visit Wilma Theater’s HotHouse Company to talk about the World Premiere of Christopher Chen’s “PASSAGE”. I am joined by Krista Apple, Lindsay Smiling and Sarah Gliko to talk about a production stripped down for simplicity with many layers of complexity that make for a mindful night of theatre. Stay Tuned! Photo of Krista A ...…
 
Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com (mobile friendly). Wild Ordinary Joe one day – America’s Most Wanted the next. That’s what happens when you leak top-secret government intelligence. Now Andrew is on the run, holed up in a Russian hotel room – a political pawn with a target on his back, and no idea who to trust. Olivier Awar ...…
 
Darci Picoult is a force to be reckoned with. She's an actress, an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, producer, teacher. Her credits are long and varied and include her powerful and very personal one-woman show, "My Virginia," which was presented in theaters and solo festivals around the country and broadcast on National Public Radio. Darc ...…
 
Dear St. Andrew’s Family, In his play, Steel Magnolias, the playwright Robert Harling penned one of my favorite lines. His character, Truvy Jones (played by Dolly Parton in the movie) quipped, “laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” It has become mine as well. And, it does not take much these days to bring tears to my eyes. As one whos ...…
 
Meet award winning playwright Larissa Fasthorse; most recently of The Thanksgiving Play at Artists Repertory Theatre.
 
Mark Landon Smith is a Producer, Casting Director, Playwright, Actor & Head Director for Arts Live Theatre in Northwest Arkansas. Mark & A.T. talk about how big the filming scene is getting in NWA, the process of producing a film, Mark's boutique agency: Actors Casting Agency, advice for actors, how much social media plays into getting cast, cr ...…
 
On this week's show, we welcome Christin Jezak, a gifted actor and playwright uses her gifts internationally to encourage and inspire. Learn more about "Person-to-Person: A Mother Teresa Project" at www.p2ptheatre.com and follow Christin on social media @ChristinJezak. Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa's Amazon Page. For Lisa's ...…
 
WNEP Theater, along with founder and playwright Joe Janes, create one of the most memorable theatrical experiences anyone who saw it could imagine: Metaluna and The Amazing Science of the Mind Revue.
 
Black Swan State Theatre Company brings Ray Lawler's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll back to the stage, our regular theatre commentator Kate Mulvany reflects on the past, present and future of Australian playwriting, Jada Alberts directs a new production of her play Brothers Wreck, and Jodee Mundy discusses adapting her memories of growing up in ...…
 
Earplay was the longest-running of the formal series of radio drama anthologies on National Public Radio, heard from 1972 into the 1990s. It approached radio drama as an art form with scripts written by such leading playwrights as Edward Albee, Arthur Kopit, Archibald MacLeish and David Mamet. Airing in stereo, Earplay provided a showcase for o ...…
 
My Conversational Partner: Aaron Munoz is an actor, playwright, arts educator, and proud husband/father. You might recognize him from his role as Barb’s Dad on Season 2 of Stranger Things. Most recently, he was co-writing and starring in LOST LAUGHS: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle, a world premiere play at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. ...…
 
In a career encompassing playwrighting, teaching, academia and directing, Grace Barnes has championed the female voice in storytelling. And … working as an associate or resident director on original productions of SUNSET BOULEVARD, MARTIN GUERRE & THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, she has had a seat at the birth of seminal works of musical theatre and o ...…
 
Spring has sprung... We have for your listening pleasure Episode 268 of "Troubadours and Raconteurs with E.W. Conundrum Demure." Episode 268 features an engaging conversation with acclaimed actor, playwright and lyricist David Cale. David and I discuss his Journey from England to the West Village and Ultimately to Broadway. We also talk about M ...…
 
Perseverance SUSTAINS your Talent; Talent is NEVER Enough - episode 8 ---------------- To check out the book, Talent is NEVER Enough, go here: https://amzn.to/2vT826V ----------------------- "Perseverance is not an issue of talent. It is not an issue of time. It is about finishing. Talent provides hope for accomplishment, but perseverance guara ...…
 
One of Scotland’s most prolific playwrights and a seasoned screenwriter into the bargain, Rona Munro joins me for an hour to talk writing, art and the human experience. Have a wee listen to us as we struggle with the big artistic questions and even manage a laugh or two. Thanks for listening, sharing and SUBSCRIBING! The post Rona Munro appeare ...…
 
Speaker(s): Dr Jessica Chiba, John Crace, Tim Crouch | For Victor Hugo, ‘all forms of the multiple reality, actions and ideas, man and humanity’ can be found in Shakespeare. Perhaps this is the reason why, over 400 years after his death, we continue to study, perform, and re-read his plays in search of truths about ourselves and the world. Shou ...…
 
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