DURING REJECTION SEASON, A REMINDER ABOUT PERSPECTIVE PART #2

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about keeping perspective on your work in the spring months, when we get more than the usual amount of letters about how our work is not quite right for this production or that prize. It’s particularly difficult with the growing number of “rejection by announcement” notifications, the […]

RIPP #44: PATRICK DOOLEY, FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SHOTGUN 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 PATRICK DOOLEY, FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SHOTGUN PLAYERS   “What playwrights and directors need to do is find each other. Directors come to me and say ‘I want to direct for you,’ […]

RIPP #42: MARISSA WOLF, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CROWDED FIRE

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From MARISSA WOLF, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CROWDED FIRE   “We recently produced the West Coast Premiere of The Bereaved by Thomas Bradshaw. The first time I read a Thomas Bradshaw play in 2009, I tore […]

RIPP #41: JAZ DORSEY, DRAMATURG, CO-FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR SPIRAL THEATRE STUDIO

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From JAZ DORSEY, DRAMATURG, CO-FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR SPIRAL THEATRE STUDIO   “I actively look for things and if I see something I like, I go after it. I end up partnering with the […]

RIPP #40: RON PELUSO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HISTORY 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 RON PELUSO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HISTORY THEATRE   “Read theater mission statements and see how you might be a fit.  As a theater that produces new work, I’m always happy to entertain ideas […]

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 #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 […]