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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
Set Up, Adaptation, Compensation, and Writing Good Suspense - Playwright's Spotlight with Barry M. Putt, Jr.June 11, 2024
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Writing in Threads, Finding Momentum, and "Bad Pages Are No Pages" - Playwright's Spotlight with Boni B. AlvarezMay 28, 2024
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Developmental Struggles, Embracing Rejection, and "Overnight" Success - Playwright's Spotlight with David Johann KimMay 14, 2024
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Writing Transitions, Cracking the Story, and "Wait! What?" Moments - Playwright's Spotlight with Michelle Kholos BrooksApril 30, 2024
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Opera, Wit, Interruptions, and Reframing Your Story - Playwright's Spotlight with Oliver MayerApril 16, 2024
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Opening Up the Text, Playfulness in Language, and "Saving As." - Playwright's Spotlight with Tira PalmquistApril 02, 2024
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Etiquette, Letting Go of Perfection, and Writing From a Slice of Life - Playwright's Spotlight with Becky WahlstromMarch 19, 2024
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Writing Natural Dialogue, Getting Back to Our Roots, and Why Theatre? - Playwright's Spotlight with Steve FifeMarch 05, 2024
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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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