James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Playwright's Spotlight with Steven Young

June 28, 2022 James Elden Season 1 Episode 18
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Playwright's Spotlight with Steven Young
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with playwright Steven Young to discuss the anatomy of a monologue, scene, 10 minute play, one-act play, three-act play and even touch on the more uncommon four-act structure. We also discuss the necessities of a scene and where to start them. We also discuss achieving production feats in playwriting, beginners' mistakes, good and bad writing habits and building a routine as well as what makes a good story, and whether or not you can teach subtext. This is an episode oozing with information and knowledge. 

Steven Young is an actor, director, and playwright. His full-length plays include The King's Face, The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing, The Soothsayer, The Wal*Martians, The Resurrectionists, Cheddar Heads, The Night Witches, and Obscenity. Steven also teaches playwriting at Texas Women's University.

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Perfect 10 by Gary Garrison -

A More Perfect Ten by Gary Garrison -

Playwrights' Center -

The New Play Exchange -

Official Playwrights of Facebook -

Nashville Shakespeare Festival -

Contact information for Steven Young -

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Punk Monkey Productions -

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James Elden -
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