James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Playwright's Spotlight with Gregory Crafts

April 19, 2022 James Elden Season 1 Episode 13
Playwright's Spotlight with Gregory Crafts
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
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James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Playwright's Spotlight with Gregory Crafts
Apr 19, 2022 Season 1 Episode 13
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If there's a Playwright's Spotlight episode that encompasses all aspects of theatre that not only playwrights could benefit from but also actors, directors, and producer, this interview with Gregory Crafts is it. The amount of information Gregory offers is abundant and inspirational. We discuss bringing "the" human to dialogue, recognizing one's weaknesses, the dangers of not acquiring the rights to plays, ego in theatre and entitlement in playwriting, festivals, finding a tribe, how to successfully stream theatre, and the conflicts of interest while producing and performing within the confines of Actors Equity. It's a well-rounded episode that anyone involved in theatre will benefit from, so be sure to share it with your favorite thespian, playwright, director, or producer.

Gregory Crafts is a playwright, actor, producer, and director. He co-founded the non-profit Theatre-Unleashed and currently runs Studio/Stage in Koreatown in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. His plays include Friends Like These, Super Sidekick: The Musical, Three Can Keep a Secret, and (It's Been Sixty-Seven Years and We're) Still Waiting for Lefty.

The video version of this episode can viewed at -
https://youtu.be/7dgAZQpEzHE

Links to sites and resources discussed in this episode -

Studio/Stage -
https://www.thestagecrafts.com

Theatre Unleashed (Facebook until their new site is active) -
https://www.facebook.com/TheatreUnleashed/

Sacred Fools -
http://www.sacredfools.org/

Hollywood Fringe -
https://www.hollywoodfringe.org

New York Fringe -
https://www.nyc-arts.org/organizations/2649/new-york-international-fringe-festival

Theatre Producers of Southern California -
https://tpsca.org

Concord Theatricals/Samuel French -
https://www.concordtheatricals.com

New Play Exchange -
https://newplayexchange.org

Mevo Cameras -
https://www.mevo.com/pages/mevo-camera

Contact and Socials for Gregory Crafts -
www.gregorycrafts.com
Twitter - @gregorycrafts
IG - @gregorycrafts
FB - fb.com/gregorycrafts
Email - gregory@gregorycrafts.com

Websites and socials for James Elden, Punk Monkey Productions and Playwright's Spotlight

Punk Monkey Productions -
www.punkmonkeyproductions.com

PLAY Noir -
www.playnoir.com

PLAY Noir Anthology –
www.punkmonkeyproductions.com/contact.html

James Elden -
Twitter - @jameseldensauer
IG - @alakardrake
FB - fb.com/jameseldensauer

Punk Monkey Productions and PLAY Noir - 
Twitter - @punkmonkeyprods
                  - @playnoirla 
IG - @punkmonkeyprods
       - @playnoir_la 

FB - fb.com/playnoir
        - fb.com/punkmonkeyproductions

Playwright's Spotlight -
Twitter - @wrightlightpod 
IG - @playwrights_spotlight

Playwriting services through Los Angeles Collegiate Playwrights Festival
www.losangelescollegiateplaywrightsfestival.com/services.html

Support the Show.

Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

If there's a Playwright's Spotlight episode that encompasses all aspects of theatre that not only playwrights could benefit from but also actors, directors, and producer, this interview with Gregory Crafts is it. The amount of information Gregory offers is abundant and inspirational. We discuss bringing "the" human to dialogue, recognizing one's weaknesses, the dangers of not acquiring the rights to plays, ego in theatre and entitlement in playwriting, festivals, finding a tribe, how to successfully stream theatre, and the conflicts of interest while producing and performing within the confines of Actors Equity. It's a well-rounded episode that anyone involved in theatre will benefit from, so be sure to share it with your favorite thespian, playwright, director, or producer.

Gregory Crafts is a playwright, actor, producer, and director. He co-founded the non-profit Theatre-Unleashed and currently runs Studio/Stage in Koreatown in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. His plays include Friends Like These, Super Sidekick: The Musical, Three Can Keep a Secret, and (It's Been Sixty-Seven Years and We're) Still Waiting for Lefty.

The video version of this episode can viewed at -
https://youtu.be/7dgAZQpEzHE

Links to sites and resources discussed in this episode -

Studio/Stage -
https://www.thestagecrafts.com

Theatre Unleashed (Facebook until their new site is active) -
https://www.facebook.com/TheatreUnleashed/

Sacred Fools -
http://www.sacredfools.org/

Hollywood Fringe -
https://www.hollywoodfringe.org

New York Fringe -
https://www.nyc-arts.org/organizations/2649/new-york-international-fringe-festival

Theatre Producers of Southern California -
https://tpsca.org

Concord Theatricals/Samuel French -
https://www.concordtheatricals.com

New Play Exchange -
https://newplayexchange.org

Mevo Cameras -
https://www.mevo.com/pages/mevo-camera

Contact and Socials for Gregory Crafts -
www.gregorycrafts.com
Twitter - @gregorycrafts
IG - @gregorycrafts
FB - fb.com/gregorycrafts
Email - gregory@gregorycrafts.com

Websites and socials for James Elden, Punk Monkey Productions and Playwright's Spotlight

Punk Monkey Productions -
www.punkmonkeyproductions.com

PLAY Noir -
www.playnoir.com

PLAY Noir Anthology –
www.punkmonkeyproductions.com/contact.html

James Elden -
Twitter - @jameseldensauer
IG - @alakardrake
FB - fb.com/jameseldensauer

Punk Monkey Productions and PLAY Noir - 
Twitter - @punkmonkeyprods
                  - @playnoirla 
IG - @punkmonkeyprods
       - @playnoir_la 

FB - fb.com/playnoir
        - fb.com/punkmonkeyproductions

Playwright's Spotlight -
Twitter - @wrightlightpod 
IG - @playwrights_spotlight

Playwriting services through Los Angeles Collegiate Playwrights Festival
www.losangelescollegiateplaywrightsfestival.com/services.html

Support the Show.