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Podcast 022: For the Love of…Gina Femia

Hey Playwright talks with Gina Femia

Tori and Mabelle talk with the fantastically prolific and lovely human, playwright Gina Femia. Gina discusses the evolution of her play, “For the Love of (or, the Roller Derby Play)”. Gina reveals insights into her writing process, the importance of workshopping and rewriting, and starting from a place of love. SHOW NOTES Writing prompt (courtesy […]

Podcast 021: The Elaborate Wisdom of Kristoffer Diaz

Hey Playwright talks with Kristoffer Diaz

Tori and Mabelle talk with playwright, librettist, screenwriter and educator, Kristoffer Diaz. Kristoffer discusses various works including his Pulitzer-prize finalist play, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity”, “Football Football Football Football” and “Going Left”, as well as his adaption of “RENT” for Fox and writing for Netflix’s “GLOW”. Other topics include the democratization of theatre, […]

Podcast 017: Following Hunches with Robby Lutfy

Tori and Mabelle talk with Cygnet Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director, accomplished theatre-maker and all-around beautiful human being, Robby Lutfy. Robby shares his approach to reading plays through multiple judgement-free reads using his *vomit writing* free-writes to lift the rocks created by the playwright. Robby discusses wrestling with his own artistic mission statement by taking the […]

Podcast 015: Connecting Magic Past & Present with Aleta Barthell

LISTEN to episode Tori and Mabelle talk with triple threat actress, playwright and teaching artist, Aleta Barthell. Aleta reveals how she connects historical moments with current events through magical realism in her plays Window of Shame (Finalist, 2020 National Playwrights Conference, O’Neill Theater Center; Finalist, HUMANITAS/CTG Playwriting Prize), Walking Down the Corn, and Night Witches: […]