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New play readings by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Debuting on July 3, 2017 is the Boston Podcast Players Podcast, hosted by Greg Lam and Mara Palma. What is Boston Podcast Players? A new podcast featuring new play excerpt readings in podcast form. We've just made a trailer for the first season of 8 readings of plays by Boston area playwrights Mimi Augustin, Mary McCullough, Greg Lam, Mara Elissa Palma, Ken Green, Jecenia Isis Figueroa, Rosa Nagle, and Colleen M. Hughes. Subscribe to get your (virtual) tickets now! For more info, see bostonpodcastplayers.com. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bpp.

New play readings by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Debuting on July 3, 2017 is the Boston Podcast Players Podcast, hosted by Greg Lam and Mara Palma. What is Boston Podcast Players? A new podcast featuring new play excerpt readings in podcast form. We've just made a trailer for the first season of 8 readings of plays by Boston area playwrights Mimi Augustin, Mary McCullough, Greg Lam, Mara Elissa Palma, Ken Green, Jecenia Isis Figueroa, Rosa Nagle, and Colleen M. Hughes. Subscribe to get your (virtual) tickets now! For more info, see bostonpodcastplayers.com. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bpp.
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New play readings by Boston playwrights in podcast form. Debuting on July 3, 2017 is the Boston Podcast Players Podcast, hosted by Greg Lam and Mara Palma. What is Boston Podcast Players? A new podcast featuring new play excerpt readings in podcast form. We've just made a trailer for the first season of 8 readings of plays by Boston area playwrights Mimi Augustin, Mary McCullough, Greg Lam, Mara Elissa Palma, Ken Green, Jecenia Isis Figueroa, Rosa Nagle, and Colleen M. Hughes. Subscribe to get your (virtual) tickets now! For more info, see bostonpodcastplayers.com. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bpp.

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Episodes

Sophia Koevary - Dropout

8/7/2019
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The latest episode features first time playwright Sophia Koevary, a writer/actress/model/comedian whose play Dropout draws the portrait of a woman who joined the military after her mother dies, but returns home to a small Massachusetts town unexpectedly. With guest co-host director Sierra Grabowska, we talk to Sophia about military regulations, flying, modeling, theatre in Israel, and more. Mentioned: TCSquared, U.S. Army, Shit Faced Shakespeare, South Shore Playwright...

Duration:00:45:35

Liana Asim: Brother Nat

7/1/2019
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And we are BACK to our usual format, highlighting one local playwright per episode. This month's featured playwright is Liana Asim, who has put together an epic opera along with her husband Jabari and a few musical collaborators about the life of the slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. BROTHER NAT: RISE. REVOLT. REDEMPTION. had a concert performance last October, which is where the gorgeous excerpt in the episode came from. The piece will be performed again this month at the New York...

Duration:01:05:19

Early Career Special: Part 2

6/4/2019
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It’s Part 2 of this conversation about the business of playwriting featuring four early career playwrights (David Fristrom, Jackie Martin, James Wilkinson, and Sharisse Zeeronian) and three theatre experts (Company One’s Ilana Brownstein, playwright Patrick Gabridge, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s Kate Snodgrass). In this episode, we ask the experts to each impart one key lesson to our early career playwrights, something they don’t know or have not considered. We talk about the long game...

Duration:01:07:02

Early Career Special: Part 1

5/1/2019
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In Season 1 of this podcast, I interviewed a group of playwrights who would be deemed “early career”. None of us had extensive work mounted on professional stages. In Season 2, I’ve been interviewing more established playwrights, and that’s been great. But, I wanted to remember the plight of the early career playwright, those who have not learned yet how to place their work into the hands of theatres and are confused as to what they need to do to further their careers. In this episode, I’ve...

Duration:01:11:54

Patrick Gabridge: Mox Nox

3/28/2019
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Patrick Gabridge is Boston’s new play scene’s Mr. Everything. From penning commissioned site specific work in historical sites, to being the New England region’s Dramatists Guild rep, to creating the Playwrights Marketing Binge email list, Patrick is juggling a lot of balls at once. It’s fitting that his play Mox Nox is about sleight of hand. It’s a sci-fi blended family drama with stage magic in its origin. Guest co-host Courtney O’Connor, Associate Artistic Director of the Lyric Stage,...

Duration:01:05:52

Charlotte Meehan: Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User's Guide

3/6/2019
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Charlotte Meehan writes multimedia pieces that play with form and speak about today’s issues, but she insists it isn’t surreal but how she views the world. Her play Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User’s Guide is a prime example. Written to be performed by her company, Sleeping Weazel, it might seem like a broadside attack on Trumpism but it’s rooted in Meehan’s family history. Guest co-host Kate Snodgrass, yes Kate Snodgrass of Boston Theater Marathon and Boston Playwright’s...

Duration:00:44:31

Manuel Lopez: Morir Soñando

2/6/2019
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This month we are talking to Manuel Lopez, a bilingual Boston playwright by way of the Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, and Lawrence. His play Morir Soñando introduces us to El Cuco, a Latin American boogeyman/trickster type which Lopez intertwines into the lives of a group of friends. Like Livian Yeh last episode, Mani was involved in Artists' Theater of Boston’s This Place/Displaced, and he talks about the process of pairing up with a community partner for inspiration for his play...

Duration:00:52:16

Livian Yeh: Nightfall

1/2/2019
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Happy New Years everyone! We are now in a post Crazy Rich Asians world, people. On this episode we have not one but two but THREE Asian-American playwrights living in Boston between the host, featured playwright Livian Yeh, and co-host Christina Chan. We talk about Yeh’s examination of Maoist China Nightfall, acupuncture, the architect Maya Lin, superheroes and/or romance novels, translating plays into Chinese, housing in Boston and Asia, and the Asian-American Playwright Collective, which...

Duration:00:44:57

John Minigan: Queen of Sad Mischance

12/5/2018
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The newly retired high school drama teacher and playwright John Minigan is this month’s featured playwright, bringing his O’Neill Award finalist Queen of Sad Mischance. Carrying over from last month’s episode is the mini-theme of women slowly losing their mind and the caretakers who, well, have to take care of them. In this case, its a renowned feminist academic and the student of color who comes in to help her finish her book before it’s too late. In the interview we talk Shakespeare,...

Duration:01:01:12

Laura Neill: Don't Give Up the Ship

11/7/2018
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This month’s featured playwright is the amazing Laura Neill, who has packed a lot of accomplishment already in her short career. Don’t Give Up the Ship was produced by Fresh Ink Theatre in 2017. We talk 18th century seamen, townies of the Hamptons, Opera Divas, Iron Chef playwriting, and so much more. Plus: co-host Haley Fluke explains dramaturgy! Laura’s play Winter People is being produced in December by Boston Playwrights Theatre December 6-16! Go here for more information. Season 2 of...

Duration:00:54:40

Melissa Bergstrom and Kate Marple: The Big Work

10/3/2018
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Say hello to Melissa Bergstrom and Kate Marple of The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company. Together they bring us their unique brand of documentary playwriting with their play, The Big Work, which you can download on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. They interviewed dozens of people across their country about their feelings about their jobs and weaved their words together into a fascinating play which talks about how people really feel about their work. They also put out the Identity Tales...

Duration:00:48:39

Michael Bradford: Fathers & Sons

9/5/2018
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Season 2 begins with Michael Bradford's Fathers & Sons, a play about a young African-American couples' struggles to cope with the loss of their missing child. Michael is the head of the Dramatic Arts department at the University of Connecticut, and Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre. In our interview, we talk about playwriting from both the playwright's POV and the producers POV, writing bigger than you know, and how to stalk a playwright. We are joined by co-host Anne...

Duration:00:50:49

Season 2 Preview - Boston Podcast Players

8/15/2018
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Boston Podcast Players debuts on Wednesday, September 5! Here is a short preview of what's to come! Boston Podcast Players Season 2 is supported by a grant from the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust. You can support the podcast on our Patreon page. Theme Music by Tom Deis (tomdeismusic.com).

Duration:00:03:57

Season 1 Wrap up

3/2/2018
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There's no featured playwright this week. Instead Mara and Greg sit and recap the first season and look forward to the next season. We find out what Mara's been up to in Seattle. (Quite a lot, as it happens.) We talk about our favorite moments of Season 1, and we look ahead to season 2. Yes, we will be doing a season 2! There will be changes! We have started talking to exciting people and setting things up! It should be up in the fall. Boston Podcast Players is supported by a grant by the...

Duration:00:35:00

Dirty Laundry by Jecenia Isis Figueroa

2/5/2018
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In this episode we talk with featured playwright, poet, and all around creative Jecenia Isis Figueroa about writing bilingually, going for raw emotion, and drawing inspiration for her intense play from the Boston Marathon bombing. Bonus: TFW you realize that you can't think of a single fictional Latino Bostonian. Not. A. Single. One. Then we listen to her short play Dirty Laundry, in which a couple deal with the fallout of crimes committed by their son. For more information about Jecenia,...

Duration:00:31:30

The Travellers by Colleen M. Hughes

1/1/2018
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In this episode we talk with featured playwright and Somerville native about Doctor Who, time travel, unintentional resemblances to Back to the Future, why The Beast is the best Disney prince, and inserting pterodactyls into your play's stage directions. Then we listen to an excerpt of her time travel romp The Travellers, in which a high school aged girl named Bri comes across a portal and time and space, like you do, and meets with a traveller who comes from the other side of the portal...

Duration:00:41:51

Ghost Stories by Rosa Nagle

12/4/2017
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In this episode we talk with featured playwright and horror movie aficianado Rosa Nagle about experimental theatre, poetry with dialogue, a nice slice of sanguinaccio, and the perfect park in which to stage plays. Then we listen to an excerpt of her family epic Ghost Stories, which is itself a short play called Blood Cake. A woman sorts through the recordings of her thoughts, her life and personal history, which she had to disguise behind Shakespeare monologues. Also there is a recipe for...

Duration:00:38:43

Sixteen Inch by Ken Green

11/6/2017
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In this episode we listen in on a neighborhood softball game with surprisingly long roots, a diverse roster which captures a time and place in Chicago, and one infallible rule: Softballs must be 16 inches across. No exceptions. In our talk with playwright of 16 Inch, Ken Green, who came to Boston from Chicago, about importing a storytelling series, the proper Chicago accent, whether a softball field can serve as a theatre stage, and whether or not you can save a shoveled out parking...

Duration:00:36:44

Octavia and Kleopatra by Mara Elissa Palma

10/2/2017
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This episode we go back to antiquity for Mara Elissa Palma's Octavia and Kleopatra, which imagines what would happen if these two legendary women in history had clashed. In our talk with Mara we discuss mining the past for strong female characters, Shakespeare nerdism, her plans for taking over the world, and a certain actor's theory about what is and isn't enough representation. For more information, check out Mara's website: www.maraepalma.com You can also follow Mara on social media...

Duration:00:38:20

Repossessed by Greg Lam

9/4/2017
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It's that time again people, and this time one of the hosts is in the spotlight. We talk to playwright, screenwriter, board game designer, and children's book author Greg Lam about his penchant for mashing up genres, 90's Vertigo comics, bringing sci-fi tropes to the stage, and that one time Chaplin and Keaton worked together. Then we hear an excerpt from his play Repossessed, a play which imagines a married couple discovering that their ideal marriage is being repossessed by the company...

Duration:00:39:27