A podcast by playwrights for playwrights, and everybody else

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: […]

Season 2 Premiere

LISTEN to episode Season 2 is here! Tori and Mabelle dive into Season 2 with a check-in of their 90-Day Play experiment; shoes as the dangling carrot for finishing pages’ favorite love stories AND an invitation to submit to the next Hey Playwright contest, V-Minute Valentines! Go to show notes.

Season 1

Are you new to Hey Playwright?!?!?! Welcome! If you feel like catching up, here are all our episodes. And if you’ve been here a while and want to listen to our episodes again (hi, Mom), here you go. Get ready. Season 2 is coming… Episode 012 – Tori and Mabelle round out their 12-episode season […]

Hey Playwright!

We can’t think of a better time to kickstart your journey as a playwright than right now, smack dab in the middle of a pandemic, when life in theatre and other performing arts has come to a screeching halt… or has it? Broadway might be dark, but we, the everyperson playwrights carry on, keep writing […]