RIPP #35: JEFF LIU, LITERARY MANAGER, EAST WEST PLAYERS

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   FROM JEFF LIU LITERARY MANAGER, EAST WEST PLAYERS   “We did not have any prior relationship with the Hawaii-based playwright, Lee Tonouchi, but he took advantage of our open submission policy and we […]

RIPP #34: BRIAN GRACE-DUFF, PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE, BRAT PRODUCTIONS

  Can you believe this is the 34th post in this series? If you’ve been reading, I would love to hear how RIPP has helped you, so that I can share these responses in a future post. And if you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some […]

RIPP #33: HAMILTON CLANCY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DRILLING COMPANY

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From HAMILTON CLANCY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DRILLING COMPANY   “I love playwrights, oh my god, do I love playwrights. We do read. I prefer getting a snail mail manuscript I’m practical about it; you […]

Musings on BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART

    Last night, I finished the first draft of my seventh full-length play. It’s had several working titles, including The Art of Sugar, Sweet Nothing, Boxes and Bows, and, now, Brilliant Works of Art; that last one best sums up the play. I don’t know if it will be the final title, but I’m […]

RIPP #32: STEPHEN WILLEMS, LITERARY MANAGER/RESIDENT DRAMATURG, MCC

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From STEPHEN WILLEMS, LITERARY MANAGER/RESIDENT DRAMATURG, MCC   “Two years ago, Jeff Talbott submitted a dialogue sample and synopsis to MCC Theater, since we do not accept unsolicited scripts. One of my readers […]

Dexter Season 8 series finale review: Remember the Monsters

Once I got over the bleak and total sadness that was the Dexter finale, I came to accept why it would end this way. There are no guarantees that love would change Dexter for good–in fact, the odds are overwhelmingly against it given his history–but I’m still left with a lot of things that really […]

RIPP #31: ELISSA ADAMS, DIRECTOR OF NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT, CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   Today,  a small preamble about  the name of this series: There have been a couple of people who have pointed out that RIPP, even with two Ps, makes them think someone has died. […]