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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

Melissa Bergstrom and Kate Marple: The Big Work

9/30/2018
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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

8/31/2018
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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

8/14/2018
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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

1/30/2018
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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

12/1/2017
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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

10/31/2017
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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

9/30/2017
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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

8/30/2017
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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

Ballahoo in the Hair Kitchen by Mary McCullough

8/7/2017
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Welcome to Episode 2 of Boston Podcast Players! We hope that it's worth the wait! The Play: Ballahoo in the Hair Kitchen by Mary McCullough Featuring: Growing up in the segregated South, bookstores as a indicator of a town's liveability, touring in Africa and China, the difference between "hoodoo" and "voodoo", a demon visits, and a community through the eyes of women. Bonus! Mary calls out a local theatre company! A gauntlet was thrown! We chortled! To learn more about Mary check...

Duration:00:44:45

Shameless Breathing by Mimi Augustin

7/3/2017
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The debut episode of Boston Podcast Players is here! The Play: Shameless Breathing by Mimi Augustin. Featuring: Life inside a mental health facility, Smoke breaks or lack thereof, Milk on the brain, and On being a working actress in Boston. Bonus! The secret origin of Boston Podcast Players! The Cast Nina - Eva Hughes Mom - Dayenne C. B. Walters Nurse - Lauren Foster Stage Directions - Allyson Lazar Website: www.bostonpodcastplayers.com Twitter: @bospodplay Support us on...

Duration:00:25:19

Boston Podcast Players Season One Promo

6/15/2017
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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...

Duration:00:03:42