James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight

Going into Hiding, the Catharsis of Playwriting, and Playing with Fundamentals - Playwright's Spotlight with Kathryn Keats

May 02, 2023 James Elden/Kathryn Keats Season 2 Episode 14
Going into Hiding, the Catharsis of Playwriting, and Playing with Fundamentals - Playwright's Spotlight with Kathryn Keats
James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
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James Elden's Playwright's Spotlight
Going into Hiding, the Catharsis of Playwriting, and Playing with Fundamentals - Playwright's Spotlight with Kathryn Keats
May 02, 2023 Season 2 Episode 14
James Elden/Kathryn Keats

Playwright Kathryn Keats visited Playwright's Spotlight to talk about her solo beat musical, The Hummingbird, and the tragic events that led her into going into hiding, coming out on the other side, and the development of the piece, and the catharsis of playwriting. We also discuss the importance of knowing your material, structure in performance art and what it looks like on the page, the difficulty in defining beat poetry, piecing together your play, adding missing elements, the wonderful world of writing and playing with its elements. She also shares how being an acting coach has helped her as a playwright by knowing a characters wants and drives, the need of a reaction if a character doesn't achieve it, and who deserves a seat at the table. A wonderful and uplifting story that sure to motivate all to share their stories. Enjoy!

Kathryn Keats is singer/songwriter and Drama Critics' Circle Award winning performance artist as well as an award winning Playwright , Composer and Lyricist (The Hummingbird, solo beat musical, Welthy Cade). Her beat musical -The Hummingbird, was in residency at Berkeley Repertory’s The Ground Floor in 2012 and commissioned by The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco in Oct 2021 and premiered in Oct 2021 as part of Marsh Festival of New Musical Voices.
 
To view the video format of this episode, visit the link below -
https://youtu.be/9lOHX_vFbwY

Links to sites and resources mentioned in this episode -

Berkeley Rep -
https://www.berkeleyrep.org

The Marsh -
https://themarsh.org

The Ground Floor -
https://www.berkeleyrep.org/the-ground-floor/

Contact information and socials for Kathryn Keats -

Website - www.kathrynkeats.com

IG - @kathrynekeats
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kathryn.keats.5
Twitter - @kathrynkeats
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mNfWI4a6S23TtbJqUvQY3

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

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Show Notes

Playwright Kathryn Keats visited Playwright's Spotlight to talk about her solo beat musical, The Hummingbird, and the tragic events that led her into going into hiding, coming out on the other side, and the development of the piece, and the catharsis of playwriting. We also discuss the importance of knowing your material, structure in performance art and what it looks like on the page, the difficulty in defining beat poetry, piecing together your play, adding missing elements, the wonderful world of writing and playing with its elements. She also shares how being an acting coach has helped her as a playwright by knowing a characters wants and drives, the need of a reaction if a character doesn't achieve it, and who deserves a seat at the table. A wonderful and uplifting story that sure to motivate all to share their stories. Enjoy!

Kathryn Keats is singer/songwriter and Drama Critics' Circle Award winning performance artist as well as an award winning Playwright , Composer and Lyricist (The Hummingbird, solo beat musical, Welthy Cade). Her beat musical -The Hummingbird, was in residency at Berkeley Repertory’s The Ground Floor in 2012 and commissioned by The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco in Oct 2021 and premiered in Oct 2021 as part of Marsh Festival of New Musical Voices.
 
To view the video format of this episode, visit the link below -
https://youtu.be/9lOHX_vFbwY

Links to sites and resources mentioned in this episode -

Berkeley Rep -
https://www.berkeleyrep.org

The Marsh -
https://themarsh.org

The Ground Floor -
https://www.berkeleyrep.org/the-ground-floor/

Contact information and socials for Kathryn Keats -

Website - www.kathrynkeats.com

IG - @kathrynekeats
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kathryn.keats.5
Twitter - @kathrynkeats
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mNfWI4a6S23TtbJqUvQY3

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


Support the Show.