James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Rhythm, Dance, Space in Beats, and Being a Lazy Writer - Playwright's Spotlight with Dagney Kerr

December 27, 2022 James Elden/Dagney Kerr Season 2 Episode 5
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Rhythm, Dance, Space in Beats, and Being a Lazy Writer - Playwright's Spotlight with Dagney Kerr
Show Notes

It's always a treat when playwrights can record in house. This week local playwright Dagney Kerr stopped by to discuss her playwriting journey from college to relocating to Los Angeles as well as her process from workshops to worldwide productions. We also discuss letting go of your work and standing your ground. In addition, we tackle working with bad directors, adjusting your work, writing rhythmically and tactically, perfecting pieces before submitting them, self-representation and unauthorized productions, support and accountability in a writers group, finding one's voice and style as well as relatability in success. It's certainly a well rounded discussion that encompasses a wide range of topics I think all writers will benefit from. Enjoy!

Dagney Kerr is a Los Angeles-based writer and actor. Her play, Stay, won Best Play and the Sherman C Ward Jr. Award for Excellence in Playwriting at the Eastern States One Act Play Festival; Outstanding Play, Maryland One-Act Festival; Pick of the Vine, The Little Fish Theater in San Pedro; and Best Script, Best Play, and Audience Favorite awards in several other festivals around the country. Her play, "Dalton," was chosen for the ABC Discovers: New York Talent Showcase, INKFEST Playwright Festival in Hollywood, and an official selection of the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. She recently received the Playwrights Initiative Award from Ivoryton Playhouse in CT for her play, Deanna and Paul. She has also written and starred in the critically-acclaimed one-woman shows, Deep Sea Dagney and Hitchhiking to Mars and is also the creator of the Christmas show, Holiday Fever, which ran in Los Angeles for ten sold-out seasons.

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