James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Playwright's Spotlight with Paul Braverman

July 12, 2022 Paul Braverman Season 1 Episode 19
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Playwright's Spotlight with Paul Braverman
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak to playwright Paul Braverman about developing your own local playwrights' guild, obstacles in playwriting, and how detailed one should go when writing stage directions. We also discuss the use of parentheticals, using long-form improve to write short plays and how it can also benefit full length pieces, the tricks of rereading pdf formats of your work, and the process of creating characters and developing plot. I learned a lot myself from this interview, and I hope you walk away with just as much if not more.

Paul Braverman is a Bay Area playwright whose plays have received dozens of readings and productions, both nationally and internationally. He has been a wildcard finalist three times at Short & Sweet in Sydney, Australia and is a past finalist for the Heideman Award. Paul's one-act play Sins Borne was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. Other plays include Captive Audition, Stuck in the Middle, The Alpha Bindleman, and the Frankie Payne noir trilogy. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is a co-founding member of the Pear Theatre Playwrights Guild.

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Links and resources discussed in this episode -

Pear Playwrights Guild -

Bay Area Theatre Sports -

City Theatre Miami -

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference -

New Play Exchange -

Contact Info for Paul Braverman -

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

Punk Monkey Productions -

PLAY Noir -

PLAY Noir Anthology –

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

Punk Monkey Productions and PLAY Noir - 
Twitter - @punkmonkeyprods
                  - @playnoirla 
IG - @punkmonkeyprods
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FB - fb.com/playnoir
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Playwright's Spotlight -
Twitter - @wrightlightpod 
IG - @playwrights_spotlight

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