James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Playwright's Spotlight with Dean Farell Bruggeman

September 06, 2022 James Elden/Dean Farell Bruggeman Season 1 Episode 23
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Playwright's Spotlight with Dean Farell Bruggeman
Show Notes

Had a wonderful time reconnecting with Dean Farell Bruggeman, discussing playwriting and launching a career without any formal training. We discuss overcoming the obstacles without an academic start, the necessities of a successful scene, achieving truth and following your heart, muses and self projection as well as inspiration and unearthing plays buried in the "underwear drawer." Dean's quite inspirational with lovely energy. A mistake I make within our talk is about a piece correctly titled "American Pie" written by Rebecca Katz. I mistakenly label it as a play without "story" while I intended to say "plot." It is a beautiful piece from the Los Angeles Collegiate Playwrights Festival Volume 1 that you can find a link to in our show notes. It's a wonderful example of a play based on characters and relationships, that you will also find woven within Dean's plays as well. We hope you enjoy the episode.

Dean Farell Bruggeman is a Los Angeles based playwright whose plays have been seen thought the city at - Theatre Unleashed, Group Repertory, The Knighsbridge, Company of Angels, The Hudson, Road Theatre Company, Actors Company, The Three of Clubs, and Eclectic Company Theatre. His play "Memory Grove" was a 2012 semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference and a 2013 finalist in the New Works @ The Works Playwriting Competition at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis. His other plays include - Only the Moon Howls, Pearson Design, Beautifully Broken Things,  Hollywood Perfume, Untitled Perfusion #3,  and The Blur. He is a graduate of the University of Florid and a longtime member of the Dramatists and Screen Actors Guild.

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