2013 Submission Recap

  I know there are too many year-end blog posts out there to read, and while I don’t want to add to your personal digital slush pile, providing a year-end submission recap seems in keeping with the work I’m trying to do with RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project. I promise to keep it short. […]

RIPP #39: SPENSER DAVIS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HOBO JUNCTION

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From SPENSER DAVIS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HOBO JUNCTION   “As a young playwright myself, I understand firsthand how daunting it can be to write for the stage. Let’s be honest: on the surface, […]

RIPP #38: MIXED BAG REVIEW

   If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   In gathering information for this series, I got a lot of quick notes that maybe don’t make a full-blown individual post, but collectively reiterate a lot of the advice offered since I began […]

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 […]

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 #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 […]