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New play readings by Boston playwrights in podcast form. What is Boston Podcast Players? A new podcast featuring new play excerpt readings in podcast form. Every month we will introduce you to new Boston area playwrights, chat with them about playwriting, read a 10-20 minute excerpt from one of their plays, and let you know how to contact them. For more info, see bostonpodcastplayers.com. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bpp.

Latest Episodes

Audrey Pillsbury: Jade Bracelet

Audrey Pillsbury is a recent graduate of MIT, that well-known theatre school. In college she wrote and produced Jade Bracelet, a musical about two daughters growing up with their Chinese mom. Along with co-host Howard Zilber of the Open Theatre Project, we talk to Audrey about representation, musicals, webseries, and the minimum science requirements for technology schools.

61 MIN2 w ago
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Audrey Pillsbury: Jade Bracelet

MJ Halberstadt: Deal Me Out

MJ Halberstadt's new play Deal Me Out will be part of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 2019-20 season. It's the story of a longtime standing board game group falling apart due to internal dislikes coming to a head in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. Co-host Ethan Warren joins us as MJ talks about site specific plays, knitting, the crucial different between a comma and a semicolon, Ranked Choice Voting, and board games. Lots of board games.

60 MINSEP 4
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MJ Halberstadt: Deal Me Out

Sophia Koevary - Dropout

The latest episode features first time playwright Sophia Koevary, a writer/actress/model/comedian whose play Dropout draws the portrait of a woman who joined the military after her mother dies, but returns home to a small Massachusetts town unexpectedly. With guest co-host director Sierra Grabowska, we talk to Sophia about military regulations, flying, modeling, theatre in Israel, and more. Mentioned: TCSquared, U.S. Army, Shit Faced Shakespeare, South Shore Playwright Showcase

45 MINAUG 7
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Sophia Koevary - Dropout

Liana Asim: Brother Nat

This month's featured playwright is Liana Asim, who has put together an epic opera along with her husband Jabari and a few musical collaborators about the life of the slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. BROTHER NAT: RISE. REVOLT. REDEMPTION. The piece will be performed again this month at the New York Musical Festival, July 15 & 17. IMPORTANT! You can learn more and support this endeavor by donating here: www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/brother-nat/

65 MINJUL 2
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Liana Asim: Brother Nat

Early Career Playwrights Special, Part 2

It’s Part 2 of this conversation about the business of playwriting featuring four early career playwrights (David Fristrom, Jackie Martin, James Wilkinson, and Sharisse Zeeronian) and three theatre experts (Company One’s Ilana Brownstein, playwright Patrick Gabridge, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s Kate Snodgrass). In this episode, we ask the experts to each impart one key lesson to our early career playwrights, something they don’t know or have not considered.

67 MINJUN 4
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Early Career Playwrights Special, Part 2

Early Career Special: Part 1

In this special episode, We have four early career playwrights, Jackie Davis, David Fristrom, James Wilkinson, and Sharisse Zeeronian. I’ve had each of them come prepared to ask the one burning question they have about the business of playwriting. To help answer them, a panel of experts: Ilana Brownstein of Company One, playwright Patrick Gabridge, and Boston Playwrights Theatre’s Kate Snodgrass. I hope this episode will be a valuable resource to playwrights of all experience levels. Part 1 of 2.

71 MINMAY 1
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Early Career Special: Part 1

Patrick Gabridge: Mox Nox

Patrick Gabridge is Boston’s new play scene’s Mr. Everything. From penning commissioned site specific work in historical sites, to being the New England region’s Dramatists Guild rep, to creating the Playwrights Marketing Binge email list, Patrick is juggling a lot of balls at once. It’s fitting that his play Mox Nox is about sleight of hand. It’s a sci-fi blended family drama with stage magic in its origin. This episode is a LOT. Be here for it.

65 MINMAR 29
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Patrick Gabridge: Mox Nox

Charlotte Meehan: Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User's Guide

Charlotte Meehan writes multimedia pieces that play with form and speak about today’s issues, but she insists it isn’t surreal but how she views the world. Her play Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User’s Guide is a prime example. Written to be performed by her company, Sleeping Weazel, it might seem like a broadside attack on Trumpism but it’s rooted in Meehan’s family history.

44 MINMAR 6
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Charlotte Meehan: Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User's Guide

Manuel Lopez: Morir Soñando

This month we are talking to Manuel Lopez, a bilingual Boston playwright by way of the Dominican Republic, the Bronx, and Lawrence. His play Morir Soñando introduces us to El Cuco, a Latin American boogeyman/trickster type which Lopez intertwines into the lives of a group of friends.

52 MINFEB 6
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Manuel Lopez: Morir Soñando

Livian Yeh: Nightfall

Happy New Years everyone! We are now in a post Crazy Rich Asians world, people. On this episode we have not one but two but THREE Asian-American playwrights living in Boston between Greg, featured playwright Livian Yeh, and co-host Christina Chan. We talk about Yeh’s examination of Maoist China NIghtfall, acupuncture, the architect Maya Lin, superheroes and/or romance novels, translating plays into Chinese, and the Asian-American Playwright Collective, which was co-founded by the three of us (and others).

44 MINJAN 2
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Livian Yeh: Nightfall

Latest Episodes

Audrey Pillsbury: Jade Bracelet

Audrey Pillsbury is a recent graduate of MIT, that well-known theatre school. In college she wrote and produced Jade Bracelet, a musical about two daughters growing up with their Chinese mom. Along with co-host Howard Zilber of the Open Theatre Project, we talk to Audrey about representation, musicals, webseries, and the minimum science requirements for technology schools.

61 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Audrey Pillsbury: Jade Bracelet

MJ Halberstadt: Deal Me Out

MJ Halberstadt's new play Deal Me Out will be part of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 2019-20 season. It's the story of a longtime standing board game group falling apart due to internal dislikes coming to a head in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. Co-host Ethan Warren joins us as MJ talks about site specific plays, knitting, the crucial different between a comma and a semicolon, Ranked Choice Voting, and board games. Lots of board games.

60 MINSEP 4
Comments
MJ Halberstadt: Deal Me Out

Sophia Koevary - Dropout

The latest episode features first time playwright Sophia Koevary, a writer/actress/model/comedian whose play Dropout draws the portrait of a woman who joined the military after her mother dies, but returns home to a small Massachusetts town unexpectedly. With guest co-host director Sierra Grabowska, we talk to Sophia about military regulations, flying, modeling, theatre in Israel, and more. Mentioned: TCSquared, U.S. Army, Shit Faced Shakespeare, South Shore Playwright Showcase

45 MINAUG 7
Comments
Sophia Koevary - Dropout

Liana Asim: Brother Nat

This month's featured playwright is Liana Asim, who has put together an epic opera along with her husband Jabari and a few musical collaborators about the life of the slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. BROTHER NAT: RISE. REVOLT. REDEMPTION. The piece will be performed again this month at the New York Musical Festival, July 15 & 17. IMPORTANT! You can learn more and support this endeavor by donating here: www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/brother-nat/

65 MINJUL 2
Comments
Liana Asim: Brother Nat

Early Career Playwrights Special, Part 2

It’s Part 2 of this conversation about the business of playwriting featuring four early career playwrights (David Fristrom, Jackie Martin, James Wilkinson, and Sharisse Zeeronian) and three theatre experts (Company One’s Ilana Brownstein, playwright Patrick Gabridge, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s Kate Snodgrass). In this episode, we ask the experts to each impart one key lesson to our early career playwrights, something they don’t know or have not considered.

67 MINJUN 4
Comments
Early Career Playwrights Special, Part 2

Early Career Special: Part 1

In this special episode, We have four early career playwrights, Jackie Davis, David Fristrom, James Wilkinson, and Sharisse Zeeronian. I’ve had each of them come prepared to ask the one burning question they have about the business of playwriting. To help answer them, a panel of experts: Ilana Brownstein of Company One, playwright Patrick Gabridge, and Boston Playwrights Theatre’s Kate Snodgrass. I hope this episode will be a valuable resource to playwrights of all experience levels. Part 1 of 2.

71 MINMAY 1
Comments
Early Career Special: Part 1

Patrick Gabridge: Mox Nox

Patrick Gabridge is Boston’s new play scene’s Mr. Everything. From penning commissioned site specific work in historical sites, to being the New England region’s Dramatists Guild rep, to creating the Playwrights Marketing Binge email list, Patrick is juggling a lot of balls at once. It’s fitting that his play Mox Nox is about sleight of hand. It’s a sci-fi blended family drama with stage magic in its origin. This episode is a LOT. Be here for it.

65 MINMAR 29
Comments
Patrick Gabridge: Mox Nox

Charlotte Meehan: Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User's Guide

Charlotte Meehan writes multimedia pieces that play with form and speak about today’s issues, but she insists it isn’t surreal but how she views the world. Her play Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User’s Guide is a prime example. Written to be performed by her company, Sleeping Weazel, it might seem like a broadside attack on Trumpism but it’s rooted in Meehan’s family history.

44 MINMAR 6
Comments
Charlotte Meehan: Cleanliness, Godliness, and Madness: A User's Guide

Manuel Lopez: Morir Soñando

This month we are talking to Manuel Lopez, a bilingual Boston playwright by way of the Dominican Republic, the Bronx, and Lawrence. His play Morir Soñando introduces us to El Cuco, a Latin American boogeyman/trickster type which Lopez intertwines into the lives of a group of friends.

52 MINFEB 6
Comments
Manuel Lopez: Morir Soñando

Livian Yeh: Nightfall

Happy New Years everyone! We are now in a post Crazy Rich Asians world, people. On this episode we have not one but two but THREE Asian-American playwrights living in Boston between Greg, featured playwright Livian Yeh, and co-host Christina Chan. We talk about Yeh’s examination of Maoist China NIghtfall, acupuncture, the architect Maya Lin, superheroes and/or romance novels, translating plays into Chinese, and the Asian-American Playwright Collective, which was co-founded by the three of us (and others).

44 MINJAN 2
Comments
Livian Yeh: Nightfall