James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Playwright's Spotlight with Gregory Crafts

April 19, 2022 James Elden Season 1 Episode 13
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Playwright's Spotlight with Gregory Crafts
Show Notes

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.

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Links to sites and resources discussed in this episode -

Studio/Stage -

Theatre Unleashed (Facebook until their new site is active) -

Sacred Fools -

Hollywood Fringe -

New York Fringe -

Theatre Producers of Southern California -

Concord Theatricals/Samuel French -

New Play Exchange -

Mevo Cameras -

Contact and Socials for Gregory Crafts -
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

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

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IG - @punkmonkeyprods
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IG - @playwrights_spotlight

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