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RIPP #37: BRENT HAZELTON, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, MILWAUKEE REP

   If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.     From BRENT HAZELTON, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, MILWAUKEE REP   “We’re two seasons in to reestablishing a literary department and new project development program after a few seasons of hiatus that was due […]

RIPP #36: PAUL ADAMS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From PAUL ADAMS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE   Note:  Emerging Artists Theatre’s submission window is currently CLOSED.   “I read all submissions, because if someone’s taken the time, the least I can […]

DG Regional Report: Western New York by Donna Hoke

(Reprinted from the November issue of The Dramatist)     The Buffalo Infringement Festival, which celebrated its eighth year in 2013, is a wonderfully illustrative example of the constant creation and collaboration that defines the Buffalo theater scene. Though the Festival comprises art installations, dance, music, media, puppetry, and more, theater has always been an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

RIPP #30: STEPHEN FOGLIA, LITERARY MANAGER, UNDERMAIN THEATRE

    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 FOGLIA, LITERARY MANAGER, UNDERMAIN THEATRE   “As a Literary Manager and playwright, I constantly wonder how exactly I, or any other artist, is meant to recognize exceptional work. I read […]

RIPP #29: KEN WEBSTER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HYDE PARK

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From KEN WEBSTER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HYDE PARK   “We’ve come across several gems since I became Artistic Director—Art Stripped Naked by Wayne Alan Brenner 2001 (World Premiere), Blur by Melanie Marnich 2002, […]