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James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

James Elden

Playwright Spotlight features a new playwright every episode to discuss the tools of the trade and solutions to the obstacles we face as writers in hopes of making us all better and more successful playwrights.
Episodes
Reflecting Life on Stage, The New York City Hustle, and Putting Away the Constraints - Playwright's Spotlight with Catya McMullenFebruary 21, 2024
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Purging Emotions, Deus Ex Machina, and Making the Case to Study Playwriting in Academia - Playwright's Spotlight with Luke YankeeFebruary 06, 2024
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Putting in the Time, Owning Your Home Town, and a Path to Success - Playwright's Spotlight with Donna HokeJanuary 23, 2024
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Segues, Dry Spells, & Branding, Confidence & Commitment, and What's Too Soon? - Playwright's Spotlight with Henry PhillipsJanuary 09, 2024
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Sweating the Joke, Surprising Your Audience, and Fighting For Your Convictions - Playwright's Spotlight with Paul GreenbergDecember 26, 2023
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Translation, Culture, and Non-Traditional Theatre - An American Playwright in Norway - Playwright's Spotlight with Ren PowellDecember 11, 2023
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Truth and Trust, Compromise in Collaboration, and the Healing Process of Playwriting - Playwright's Spotlight with Stan MayerNovember 14, 2023
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Writing From Experience, the Music of Language, and the Fate of Theatre - Playwright's Spotlight with Richard VetereOctober 31, 2023
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Writing From Grief, Hearing the Truth, and the Need for Validation - Playwright's Spotlight with Brynn ThayerOctober 12, 2023
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Playwriting Mechanics, Playing with Timelines, and Obtaining Representation - Playwright's Spotlight with Anna Ouyang MoenchOctober 03, 2023
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Parody, Writing the Fool Proof Play, and Writing for Young Performers and Audiences - Playwright's Spotlight with Dean O'CarrollSeptember 19, 2023
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Plagiarizing Yourself, Writing Layered Characters, and Making Scripted Dialogue Sound Spontaneous - Playwright's Spotlight with Garry Michael KlugerSeptember 05, 2023
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Collaboration and Control, Freud on Cocaine, and Getting Your Play Realized - Playwright's Spotlight with Howard SkoraAugust 22, 2023
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Moving Forward, Developing Relationships, and Writing a la Mode - Playwright's Spotlight with Wendy GrafAugust 08, 2023
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Storytelling, Playing with Structure, and the Pipe Burst of Playwriting - Playwright's Spotlight with John Patrick BrayJuly 25, 2023
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Hitting the Flow State, Locking Yourself Away, and Staying in the Sh*t - Playwright's Spotlight with Bernardo CubriaJune 27, 2023
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Assets and Flaws, Zodiac Signs, and Being an Economic Writer - Playwright's Spotlight with Vanessa SterwartJune 13, 2023
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Handling Exposition, Arming Your Characters, and the Tension of Opposites - Playwright's Spotlight with Jonathan DorfMay 30, 2023
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Setups and Payoffs, First Draft Dialogue, and Letting Go of Logistics - Playwright's Spotlight with Bob DeRosaMay 16, 2023
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Going into Hiding, the Catharsis of Playwriting, and Playing with Fundamentals - Playwright's Spotlight with Kathryn KeatsMay 02, 2023
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Adaptation, the Death of Theatre, and Always Get the Story Right First - Playwright's Spotlight with Itamar MosesApril 18, 2023
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Narrative Pacing, Pushing Discomfort, and Being a Jazz Playwright - Playwright's Spotlight with Roger Q. MasonApril 04, 2023
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Repertory, Residencies, and the Benefits of Previews - Playwright's Spotlight with Sunny DrakeMarch 21, 2023
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Diligence, Perseverance, and Overcoming Adversity - Playwright's Spotlight with Faye WidjajaMarch 07, 2023
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Discovery, Deliberation, Decision, and Driving Action - Playwright's Spotlight with Matt WilliamsFebruary 21, 2023
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