Intro to Playwriting


We talk to New York playwright Brenton Lengel about the art and business of writing for the theater.

Mentioned in the episode:

Brenton Lengel’s website

Mariah McCarthy

Playwright Marco Ramirez

Miss Mayfield’s Fifth Grade Class Reunion

State of Play Productions Incorporated

Humana Festival (March and April every year)

North to Main (Brenton’s Play)

Univesrity of Kentucky theater program

Under St. Mark’s Theater

Estrogenious festival

Directory of US Fringe Festivals

Materials for the Arts

Naked Angels (play reading series in NYC)

Mindy Kaling’s “Matt and Ben” play

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2 Responses to “Intro to Playwriting”

  1. Carrie June 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Great episode. Really cool to hear about this aspect of writing/theater. I enjoyed the Dramaturgy episode as well.

    • James August 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

      Thanks Carrie. It helps to hear that a listener liked our foray into a medium we haven’t covered much. We’re actually thinking of doing more theater-related episodes in the fall. (Sorry for the delayed reply).

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