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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.
 
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.
 
Excerpts from new plays by female playwrights. Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project is a portrait and sound installation which seeks to bring visibilty to playwrights who identify as female. Through portraits and podcasts we bring awareness to what remains to be widely seen and heard.Photography and concept by Jody Christopherson.Sound plays recorded and designed by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert
 
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.
 
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Alex talks to Sam about the difference between writing as a teenager versus an adult, being the writer that doesn't get every opportunity, and figuring out your path as an emerging writer. Actors Dave Klasko and Leslie Marseglia from Sam's new play Bobby. Website: www.sambyron.com Bobby Reading Info: www.wideeyedproductions.com…
 
Alex talks to Catherine about writing romance today, being trashy, body issues, and the phenomenon of discovering repressed feelings in writing. Catherine reads from her play This is How You Got Me Naked.
 
Alex talks to Caridad about making space for the impossible, the giants of playwriting, reconciling history and the classics, how plays are perceived in our current culture, and problems with how institutions approach them. Caridad reads from Red Bike. Website: http://caridadsvich.com/ Red Bike: Tickets: https://simpaticotheatre.ticketleap.com/ ...…
 
Alex talks to Paris about fear, creating your "yes," defying expectations, being a different type of rebel, and overcoming abuse. Paris reads from his play Spare the Rod, or By My Mother's Hand. Website: http://www.pariscrayton3.com/ NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/18841/paris-crayton-iii
 
Alex talks to Daniel about his upcoming productions Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix, jumping between styles, one's intention as a writer, and being your own audience. Daniel reads two samples from Dick Pix. Links: Show Info: https://perfectpixplays.com/ Support: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=14377 https://newplayexchange.org/ ...…
 
Alex talks to Francisca about being inspired by history, realizing the importance of sharing personal experiences, writing about millennials, mental health, and building a life as a writer. Actor Christy Hall reads from Francisca's play weightless. Website: http://www.franciscadasilveira.com Upcoming Shows: Heritage Hill Naturals: https://www.f ...…
 
Alex talks to Ben about what young playwrights should remember, getting sober, socialism, how to use one's privilege, and getting more radicalism into theatre. Ben reads from his play "Spoons." Info on Spoons: Crowdfunding: https://www.classy.org/campaign/spoons-a-new-play/c171623 BPT: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364763 Website: ht ...…
 
Alex talks to Ryann about coming from an acting background, moving from writing more collaboratively to writing on her own, Westerns, TV vs plays, mimicking what you love, and not being afraid of bad ideas. Ryann reads from her play A Doll's House Part 3.
 
Alex talks to David about being silly, sitting in the middle of wanting to make big plays but being drawn to things you once found “boring,” and allowing oneself not to belittle the thing you are doing. David reads from his play-in-progress The Greatest Unknown.
 
Alex talks to Max about revisiting earlier plays, theatre outside of New York City, creating through devising, directing new plays, teaching playwriting, and lessons from his favorite plays to teach. Max reads from a play currently in development. Website: www.maxreuben.com
 
Alex talks to Winter about her uniquely feminist childhood, her journey to playwriting from acting and journalism, and challenging oneself to practice empathy at every moment and write for broader audiences. Katharine Heller and Hilary Asare read an excerpt from Winter's play In Darfur. Website: www.wintermiller.com Plays: https://newplayexchan ...…
 
Alex talks to Kirya about her artistic beginnings in Northern California, her transition from acting to playwriting, poetry versus plays, and creating identity-based work. Kirya reads from her play Permitted.
 
Jody Christopherson photo by Zachary Oberzan https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/ne-intro2.wav Transcript of the recorded Introduction; Hi. I’m Jody Christopherson, the creator and photographer of Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project, which you are listening to and/ or viewing right now. We are a series o ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt from Shasta Geaux Pop, read by Shasta Geaux Pop. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.fi ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Casey’s play O’Earth, read by Casey Llewellyn and Ren Evans. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://thefemaleplayw ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Chisa’s play Alondra Was Here read by Chisa Hutchinson. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://thefemaleplaywright ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Kathryn’s play They Are Gone but Here I Must Remain read by Kathryn Hamilton. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Kristen’s play The Heart in Your Chest read by Jill Frutkin and Jody Christopherson. Sound Design by Martha Goode ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Juliana’s play The Reenactors read by Juliana Francis-Kelly. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://thefemaleplayw ...…
 
These portraits were on display at Dixon Place. They are part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Hilary’s play Ghosts of Lote Bravo, read by Hilary Bettis. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://thefemalep ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Lisa’s play Persephone in Retrograde read by Elizabeth Seldin and Adriana Jones. Sound Design by Martha Goode. ht ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Chiori’s play I Came to Look for You on Tuesday read by Maria-Christina Oliveras and LeeAnne Hutchison. Sound Des ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Amina’s play The Animals read by; Charles Everett, Melissa Diaz, Leta Renée-Alan, Isabelle Pierre, and Amelia Fow ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Melody’s play R&J&Z, read by; Melody Bates, Dave Bennett and Matt Hurley. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://t ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Sara’s play Near Vicksburg, read by Roger Dominic Casey, Zoë Van Tieghem and Stephanie Regina. Sound Design by Ma ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Leah’s play Kentucky, read by Satomi Blair. Sound Design by Martha Goode. https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.file ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place . It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to an excerpt of Kristine’s play Plural Love, read by Kristine Haruna Lee. Sound design by Martha Goode. https://thefemaleplaywri ...…
 
This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history. Click below to listen to Cara’s plays; Life Is But A Dream, Thinker with Sunburn, Daydream One for the World: King of Hugs, read by Cara Francis. Sound ...…
 
Jody Christopherson photo by Zachary Oberzan JOIN US AT DIXON PLACE to view the portraits: http://dixonplace.org/category/gallery/ An introduction to Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project by photographer and creator, Jody Christopherson https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/01-necesary-introduction-001.mp3 T ...…
 
photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Spare Rib by Winter Miller. Read by Winter Miller. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert. https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/10-wintermiller-spare-rib-010.mp3 Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright and founding member of 13Playwrights. Her play In Darfur premier ...…
 
photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Reporter Girl by Laura Rohrman. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/16-laura-rohrman-reporter-girl-015.mp3 Laura Rohrman is the author of several full-length plays including: Reporter Girl which is about the life of her grandmother ...…
 
photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from The Good Mother by Karen Cellini. Read by Karen Cellini. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/04-karen-cellini-the-good-mother-004.mp3 Karen Cellini is a multidisciplinary live performance artist, producer, writer and activist whose ...…
 
photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from STRETCH (a fantasia) by Susan Bernfield. Read by Kristin Griffin. Sound Design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/11-susan-bernfield-stretch-a-fantasia-011.mp3 Susan Bernfield’s full-length plays include TANIA IN THE GETAWAY VAN (reading: Hunt ...…
 
Photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Tiger Tiger by Jessica Almasy. Read by; Jill Frutkin, Hannah M. Kallenbach, David Neal Levin and Eliana G. Mullins. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/12-jessica-almasy-tigertiger_-on-the-history-of-violence-012.mp3 Jessica Almasy ...…
 
Photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Welcome to Fear City by Kara Lee Corthron. Read and sung by Kara Lee Corthron. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/07-kara-lee-corthron-welcome-to-fear-city-007.mp3 Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Julius by Design (Fulcrum Theate ...…
 
photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Donkey Punch by Micheline Auger. Read by Cleo Gray and Lauren Dortch-Crozier. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert. https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/18-micheline-auger-donkey-punch-018.mp3 MICHELINE AUGER’s recent productions include the off-Broadway run of Donkey ...…
 
Photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Faulted by Angela Santillo. Read by Lillian Meredith and Tom Wood. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert. https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/16-angela-santillo-faulted-016.mp3 Angela Santillo’s plays have been workshopped and produced at Dixon Place, Pan Asian Rep, Ab ...…
 
Photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Do You Want Me to Stop by Maybe Burke. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/05-maybe-burke-do-you-want-me-to-stop-005.mp3 Maybe Burke is a New York based director, choreographer, writer, performer, and transgender advocate intereste ...…
 
Photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from {my lingerie play} devised by Diana Oh, featuring contributors Gwenevere Sisco, Jesse Geguzis, Natasha Yannacanedo, Natalie Zutter, Leta Tremblay. Personal statements by participants included. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/06 ...…
 
Photo by Jody Christopherson An excerpt from Dido in Idaho by Abby Rosebrock. Sound design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/03-abby-rosebrock-dido-in-idaho-003.mp3 Abby Rosebrock is a New York-based actress and writer from South Carolina. She graduated from Columbia University, where s ...…
 
Closing symposium in which critic Michael Billington, playwright Rachel De-lahay, theatremaker Chris Goode academic and Dr Liz Tomlin discuss with David Edgar the place of the playwright in contemporary theatre. This event was filmed on 7th February 2015. The challenge to traditional roles and hierarchies in the theatre has involved academics a ...…
 
Closing symposium in which critic Michael Billington, playwright Rachel De-lahay, theatremaker Chris Goode academic and Dr Liz Tomlin discuss with David Edgar the place of the playwright in contemporary theatre. This event was filmed on 7th February 2015. The challenge to traditional roles and hierarchies in the theatre has involved academics a ...…
 
A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery about how playwrights collaborate with directors, performers and each other. This conversation was filmed on 6th February 2015. How do playwrights with together with each other, with dramaturgs, with directors and producers, with actors? How do things work in televisi ...…
 
A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery about how playwrights collaborate with directors, performers and each other. This conversation was filmed on 6th February 2015. How do playwrights with together with each other, with dramaturgs, with directors and producers, with actors? How do things work in televisi ...…
 
A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, April de Angelis and David Greig discussing their working methods and what is (or isn’t) unique about their work. This conversation was filmed on 4th February 2015. Most people assume that the individual writer brings something particular to the playwriting process, but is that true? What do playwrig ...…
 
A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, April de Angelis and David Greig discussing their working methods and what is (or isn’t) unique about their work. This conversation was filmed on 4th February 2015. Most people assume that the individual writer brings something particular to the playwriting process, but is that true? What do playwrig ...…
 
First lecture in which Playwright David Edgar outlines the story of new writing in postwar British theatre and the growth of the anti-writer trend since the 1990s. This lecture was filmed in Oxford on 2nd February 2015. He also presents the case for the individual playwright (vigorously) but also discusses whether the primacy of the playwright ...…
 
First lecture in which Playwright David Edgar outlines the story of new writing in postwar British theatre and the growth of the anti-writer trend since the 1990s. This lecture was filmed in Oxford on 2nd February 2015. He also presents the case for the individual playwright (vigorously) but also discusses whether the primacy of the playwright ...…
 
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