James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Twists, Turns, Intent, and Creating Your Own Opportunities - Playwright's Spotlight with Paul Surace

December 12, 2022 James Elden/Paul Surace Season 2 Episode 4
Twists, Turns, Intent, and Creating Your Own Opportunities - Playwright's Spotlight with Paul Surace
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
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James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Twists, Turns, Intent, and Creating Your Own Opportunities - Playwright's Spotlight with Paul Surace
Dec 12, 2022 Season 2 Episode 4
James Elden/Paul Surace

In this episode, Los Angeles based playwright Paul Surace swings by Playwright's Spotlight to talk about his upcoming compilation Hearing More Voices the followup to his first collection Hearing Voices. We discuss poignancy in playwriting, writing with intent, characters with a history vs characters that are strangers, and being directed as a playwright. We also touch on bad direction and pulling the plug on a production, creating your own opportunities, discipline while working a full time job, and perhaps finally cracking the mystery of how to write subtext. Paul's New York charm exudes in this conversation along with his decades of playwriting experience. I'm sure you'll walk away with a new perspective that will assist in your own playwriting. Be sure to let us know how it helped. Enjoy!

Paul Surace is a playwright, producer, actor, screenwriter, Walt Disney Company Fellowship winner, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He’s written over 30 short plays, some of which have been produced in New York City and Hollywood. His book of short plays Hearing Voices has received rave reviews, and he is currently working on another collection due to be released in 2023. His full length plays include Homecoming and NYC Nativity.

To view the video format of this episode, visit the link below -
https://youtu.be/A0OIgilmkBg

Links to sites and resources mentioned in this episode -

Hearing Voices -
https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-Voices-Short-Plays-Psychotherapist-ebook/dp/B07JGRQ8WG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=hearing+voices+paul+surace&qid=1670909807&sr=8-1

Paul Surace's YouTube Plays -
https://www.youtube.com/@paulsurace4907


Paul Surace's Website and Socials -

Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/psurace

Paul Surace's Website -
https://candlelightplays.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

In this episode, Los Angeles based playwright Paul Surace swings by Playwright's Spotlight to talk about his upcoming compilation Hearing More Voices the followup to his first collection Hearing Voices. We discuss poignancy in playwriting, writing with intent, characters with a history vs characters that are strangers, and being directed as a playwright. We also touch on bad direction and pulling the plug on a production, creating your own opportunities, discipline while working a full time job, and perhaps finally cracking the mystery of how to write subtext. Paul's New York charm exudes in this conversation along with his decades of playwriting experience. I'm sure you'll walk away with a new perspective that will assist in your own playwriting. Be sure to let us know how it helped. Enjoy!

Paul Surace is a playwright, producer, actor, screenwriter, Walt Disney Company Fellowship winner, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He’s written over 30 short plays, some of which have been produced in New York City and Hollywood. His book of short plays Hearing Voices has received rave reviews, and he is currently working on another collection due to be released in 2023. His full length plays include Homecoming and NYC Nativity.

To view the video format of this episode, visit the link below -
https://youtu.be/A0OIgilmkBg

Links to sites and resources mentioned in this episode -

Hearing Voices -
https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-Voices-Short-Plays-Psychotherapist-ebook/dp/B07JGRQ8WG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=hearing+voices+paul+surace&qid=1670909807&sr=8-1

Paul Surace's YouTube Plays -
https://www.youtube.com/@paulsurace4907


Paul Surace's Website and Socials -

Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/psurace

Paul Surace's Website -
https://candlelightplays.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.