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Bramble Theatre Company is thrilled to open the Bramble Arts Loft, a brand new peformance space in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Learn more at brambletheatre.org. Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** 101 Stage Adaptations Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram Read Melissa's plays on N…
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Today, we dive into the theme of "Awakening for Change" with Birgit Amelung and Susann Sitte, founders of The HER KLUB, joined by a live audience at a gorgeous venue of Princip members club here at Hotel Telegraphenamt in Berlin. As we embrace the arrival of Spring, Birgit and Susann lead us through reflections on pivotal moments in their lives. Th…
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National Playwriting Month is approaching, and that means it's time for End of Play.®, the Dramatists Guild's annual month-long writing challenge for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettists! This is a segment of the End of Play.® interview Melissa had last year with Lily Dwoskin and Jordan Stovall from the Dramatists Guild. Resources Men…
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We're taking the week off to catch up on all the March Submission Binge tasks and also prepping for End of Play.®! What are you working on? Find Melissa on the socials and let her know what you're up to! Happy Marketing! Happy Writing! Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** 101 Stage Adaptations Fol…
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We recorded a live episode at the iconic Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, as we delved into the world of opera and culture with Anja Gossens, the Head of Development of the institution. The Berlin State Opera holds a rich cultural heritage, dating back to its founding in the 18th century. Seated in the heart of Berlin, this institution has been…
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This week's episode is a replay of the hottest marketing tips from marketing expert Julie Nemitz from Ep. 41. Resources Mentioned Episode 41 Theatre Marketing Lab "In The Greenroom" podcast Julie's newsletter Theatre Marketing Lab Content Club Canva About Our Guest Julie Nemitz is a renowned theatre marketing leader & the force behind Theatre Marke…
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In honor of the March 2024 Playwright Marketing Binge, here is the replay of Patrick Gabridge's interview where he describes the ways playwrights can make their submissions stand out. In this episode, we discuss: Why he started the Playwright Submission Binge TONS of tips on how playwrights can market themselves better Resources Mentioned Playwrigh…
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Another episode which we recorded straight from Mexico City with Andrea Cesarman – a visionary in the world of design, an interior architect with over 30 years of experience, and a key advocate for Mexican design and creativity. In 1990, along with her partners Emilio Cabrero and Marco Coello, Andrea founded C Cúbica Arquitectos, a multidisciplinar…
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It's Melissa's 10th Birthday! To help her celebrate her once-every-four-years birthday, please rate/review/subscribe/share your favorite episode with a friend. And if you're so inclined, pop in to one of the social channels listed below and send her a birthday wish. Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newslett…
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Melissa details her 2024 Chicago Theatre Week Experience. She saw shows at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakes, TimeLine Theatre, Writers Theatre, and Court Theatre, and she recommends them all! Resources Mentioned Chicago Theatre Week League of Chicago Theatres Choose Chicago Goodman Theatre Chicago Shakespeare Theater Writers Theatre Court Theatr…
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What a special moment and a dream come true to take the Women Authors of Achievement Podcast to a different country. This is our first time doing it and we are grateful for Mexico City to be the starting point for this adventure. Melissa Avila is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in the vibrant city of Tijuana, Mexico. Today, as a founder …
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Melissa is on another short winter break. Be sure to rate/review/subscribe/share your favorite episodes with a friend, a student, a fellow playwright. Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** 101 Stage Adaptations Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram Read Melissa's plays on New Play Exchange Con…
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Amy Lehman from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (New York) stops by the show to talk about this organization and how artists can benefit from their programs and services. In this episode, we discuss: How Amy pivoted from a performance career to a career in law What VLA is and who can use their services Many of the programs VLA offers The types of pr…
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For the first time ever, Melissa is joined by three guests in one interview! Scenic Designers Regina García, Sibyl Wickersheimer, and Maureen Weiss stop by to discuss their book and museum exhibit and drop a ton of wisdom along the way. In this episode, we discuss: The orgins of Scene Shift How they each came into theatre and scenic design Being a …
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No official episode this week, but Melissa will be back soon with all new interviews. Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** 101 Stage Adaptations Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram Read Melissa's plays on New Play Exchange Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn Ways to support the show: - Buy Me …
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For another installment of "When the Production is the Adaptation," Melissa is joined by Marcia Milgrom Dodge aka "MMD" to discuss her production and revival of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Olney Theatre Center. In this episode, we discuss: The origins of the "MMD" moniker "Smuggling in deeper meaning" Redesigning and imagining a Disney-bra…
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As you’ve probably already guessed, today we’re shaking things up a bit. Today, Cara von Beust will take over and put WAA Podcast Founder and Host Daria Suvorova in the interviewee seat. Why? Well, because the extraordinary woman behind this podcast, Daria, has so many insights and learnings from her journey at WAA Podcast that we can all be inspir…
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In this episode, Melissa guides listeners through a comprehensive goal-setting strategy for playwrights and theatre makers so they can plan for a successful 2024, however they chose to define it. ***Sign up for the Newsletter*** Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** 101 Stage Adaptations Follow the…
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In this episode, Melissa guides listeners through an end-of-year self-inventory and reflection which will help set the stage for a 2024 goal-setting session. ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** 101 Stage Adaptations Follow the Podcast on Face…
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Christmas came early this year! We are dropping this episode a few days ahead of schedule to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the release of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The multi-talented Lavina Jadhwani stops by to discuss her adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which was first produced when her script was discovered on New Play Exchang…
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This week Hollywood screenwriter Greg Taylor stops by the show! Greg wrote the scripts for the 90s kids' classics, Harriet the Spy and Jumanji, as well as one of Melissa's favorite holiday films, Prancer, which Greg later adapted for the stage. In this episode, we discuss: How the late great Cloris Leachman influenced Greg's script The reindeer in …
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For our final episode of 2023, we invited Bettine Schmitz, founder and partner of Auxxo, the Berlin-based Female Catalyst Fund. Tine's work with Auxxo sheds light on the challenges faced by female founders in the startup ecosystem. During her former times at Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, together with her team, Tine has backed over 100 c…
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Mike Dailey & Jacob Combs join Melissa this week to talk about their long-running holiday musical, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. In this episode, we discuss: Why Strawdog Theatre decided to adapt this beloved children's book Adding framing devices and length to a short story Casting a show that needs musicians, actors, singers, and acrobatic ty…
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Kate Hamill stops by the show to talk about Dracula, one of her many stage adpatations. This conversation is a full meal on taking risks, making writing fun, advocacy, and feminism. In this episode, we discuss: How Kate became a playwright on a bet with her friend The dramatic question she crafted for Dracula and some of her other works Intentional…
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Selma Stern currently serves as the Chief Customer Officer at Fortune, a legendary name in the world of business journalism. In her role, Selma is at the forefront of driving digital transformation and overseeing the subscription and newsletter business. Today, Selma talks about her Bosnian-German upbringing, her unique life path, fueled by ambitio…
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Happy Thanksgiving 2023! Melissa expresses her gratitude for the past year, reads a couple listener reviews, and invites you to join her upcoming newsletter. ***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter*** Leave a review on Apple Podcasts here and maybe it will be featured in an upcoming episode! Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign up …
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This week is the conclusion of the interview with Alayna Jacqueline & Hannah Joyce from the Playwrights' Center, who offer so much wisdom and practical advice for playwrights. In this episode, we discuss: Current trends in playwriting Diagnosing script issues in the rehearsal room Advice for playwrights just starting out Getting out of Development …
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Lucile Bonnin currently serves as the Head of Research & Development at Cambrium, a company focused on sustainable innovation through molecular design and precision fermentation. As a R&D professional, Lucile's expertise lies in chemistry, predictive analytics, innovation strategy and materials development. In our conversation, we'll explore Lucile…
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This week is Part 1 of 2 where Melissa interviews fellow theatre artists/arts administrators/podcasters Alayna Jacqueline & Hannah Joyce from the Playwrights' Center. In this episode, we discuss: The Playwrights' Center and its many programs and offerings Who can become a member What the PWC has coming up in the near future The excitement of workin…
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*Subscribe to the 101 Stage Adaptations newsletter* Melissa was elated to chat with Lauren Gunderson about her brand new musical adaptation of The Time Traveller's Wife, which just premiered on London's West End. Lauren wrote the book, & the music & lyrics are by Dave Stewart & Joss Stone. In this episode, we discuss: How Lauren got the gig to adap…
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Today we speak to a growth strategist, founder and managing director of the consulting company JK Access, Anna Jona Koch. With 15 years of experience in communication and business development in the leading media and lifestyle brand companies such as Philipp Plein, ELLE and the German Football Association, Jona has a lot to tell. In this episode, s…
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Melissa was thrilled to speak with fellow theatre podcaster Sean Hayden. If you are not familiar with his podcast, Stage Combat: A Mental Health Story, it is one of the most important theatre podcasts out there. And if you have listened his podcast, and you're not caught up, be warned that this conversation contains spoilers. In this episode, we di…
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The delightful Sandy Rustin drops by the podcast to discuss her adaptation of Clue, which is the most-produced play in high schools for many years running. On the way to discovering Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Wrench, Melissa discovers Sandy's place in soap opera history and their mutual love of cooking. In this episode, we discuss: How…
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Today on the show we welcome Tanja Bogumil, Co-Founder and CEO of Lovely Day Foods. Tanja has been an entrepreneur for over 15 years and over these years have experienced the highest highs and lowest lows. She went through the entire lifecycle of a company - from creating a market, to scaling the business, to successfully exiting the company. And a…
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Melissa Schmitz chats with the very talented Michael Susko this week about his world premiere production—which happens to be his first adaptation—and also a story that he's loved for most of his life, House on Haunted Hill. In this episode, we discuss: How Michael "got" the dramatic rights to the original film The changes and updates he made to thi…
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Acclaimed writer of stage and screen Jeffrey Hatcher stops by to discuss his adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Melissa recounts the spooky experience she had after seeing the show. In this episode, we discuss: How he was commissioned to adapt one of the most-adapted stories of all time Why he thinks adaptors should bring something new to t…
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At the beginning of her career, someone told Marie that she should not be defined by her job, but by a verb. She knew instantly that her verb was 'to create’. Originally from Montréal Canada, Marie-Pierre Blanchette is a self-taught perfumer with a background in anthropology, art direction and design. Turning 40 made her reconsider what would truly…
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This week Melissa welcomes fellow theatre marketer Julie Nemitz to the show to talk about how playwrights can initiate & improve their marketing strategy. In this episode, we discuss: Why having an online presence is essential for getting your plays produced What a content strategy is and looks like for playwrights Social media 101 for playwrights …
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Today we are celebrating one year of the 101 Stage Adaptations Podcast! Thank you to every single listener and guest who have helped make this first year possible! This episode includes a ton of gratitude and a few highlights from the first year and first 39 episodes, all of which were Melissa's favorite. Connect with host Melissa Schmitz ***Sign u…
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Starting at a young age, Layla Qassim sought financial freedom and worked at cultural institutions that celebrated Arab heritage. During her university times and while making her first steps at the trading desk at an investment bank in London she faced a life-changing health scare that made her put the brakes on all her endeavors. She took a leap o…
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Inspired by a post in a playwriting group on Facebook, Melissa replays part of her previous conversation with Nan Barnett when they cover New Play Exchange (NPX). In this episode, we discuss: What NPX is and how this program got started Who it's for and how to use it (Hint: anyone who writes plays and reads plays!) What playwrights can expect from …
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September is for marketing! Melissa reveals 5 hot tips playwrights can use in their personal marketing. In this episode, we discuss: What a headshot is and is not What to do when you can't afford new headshots or a website How to add value to your playwriting community And more! Resources Mentioned New Play Exchange aka NPX Dramatists Guild Connect…
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After inheriting her family's jewelry business at a young age and experiencing its bankruptcy, Guya Merkle embarked on a personal quest to produce high-end jewelry. Inspired by a trip to a gold mine in Peru and witnessing the industry's problems, she founded VIERI in 2015 with a focus on using urban mined gold and ethically sourced gemstones. Despi…
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September is one day away, and that means it's time once again for the Playwright Submission Binge! Melissa chats with playwright and producer Patrick Gabridge about this twice annual event where playwrights gather in an online community to share submission opportunities with each other and support one another during the intense month of marketing.…
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Emmanuel Wilson continues his conversation with Melissa. (Listen to Part 1 here.) This is a gold mine of advice for theatre administrators and artists. Find your notebook and get ready to take notes! In this episode, we discuss: What the current writers strike can teach playwrights about their own work Emmanuel's ideas on how to save theatre - Yes,…
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Celebrated as a versatile actress, presenter, voice-over artist, and author, Annabelle Mandeng opens up about her multicultural upbringing in Germany, Togo, and Pakistan. She describes herself as a “professional autodidact”, where in 1994 she became the first German person of color to be a television presenter. In this conversation you get to hear …
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Melissa Schmitz is joined by the one and only Emmanuel Wilson from the Dramatists Guild in a two-episode conversation. Emmanuel drops so much wisdom around theatre and advocacy for playwrights and theatremakers. Take notes, and enjoy the background sounds of Times Square. In this episode, we discuss: The play that transformed him and gave him clari…
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Melissa was thrilled to chat with Karen Zacarías about her world premiere adaptation of Shane, based on the novel by Jack Schaefer, which is now playing (in August 2023) at the Guthrie Theater. In this episode, we discuss: How this co-commission and co-production came to be The challenges of adapting a Western for the stage Creating a more complete…
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Driven by a clear mission to make intimate health a socially acceptable topic and improve the well-being of women, Dr. Vivien Karl has built a brand that offers natural and science-based intimate care products for women. From the emotional rollercoaster of financing rounds and to winning over Tina Müller, the former CEO of Douglas, as one of her an…
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Special drop from Theatrical Shenanigans podcast hosted by Rachel Feeny-Williams. Theatrical Shenanigans brings you the second episode of "The Panel Presents." Four amazing panelists John Patrick Bray, Jacquelyn Priskorn, Tony Vale & Melissa Schmitz, led by Rachel Feeny-Williams discuss topical questions relating to the world of theatre! Tune in to…
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