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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 #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, […]

RIPP #28: SUSAN LYLES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AND TOTO TOO

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From SUSAN LYLES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AND TOTO TOO   “Our plays are never ones that everyone is doing. We focus on unpublished/unproduced plays for everything that we do. We are, however, a […]

RIPP #27: TRICIA MCDERMOTT, FOUNDER/PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AIRMID THEATRE COMPANY

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, please click here to get some context before reading. I have a feeling not everyone is doing this, as I keep getting emails from playwrights wanting to send me their plays or asking how to get produced which, again, is not the point of […]

THE PROBLEM WITH THEATER MISSION STATEMENTS

    I’m taking a sidebar here to talk about missions, because if you’ve been following the Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project (RIPP) for the past five months or so, you know that a recurring complaint from literary managers and artistic directors is that they get plays that don’t fit their missions, and that we […]

RIPP #26: ANITA MONTGOMERY, LITERARY MANAGER, ACT THEATRE

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, please click here to get some context before reading. I have a feeling not everyone is doing this, as I keep getting emails from playwrights wanting to send me their plays or asking how to get produced which, again, is not the point of RIPP […]

RIPP #25: BRIDGET O’LEARY, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NEW REPERTORY THEATRE

     If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, please click here to get some context before reading. I have a feeling not everyone is doing this, as I keep getting emails from playwrights wanting to send me their plays or asking how to get produced which, again, is not the point of […]

RIPP #24: CHERYL KATZ, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LUNA STAGE

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, please click here to get some context before reading. I have a feeling not everyone is doing this, as I keep getting emails from playwrights wanting to send me their plays or asking how to get produced which, again, is not the point of RIPP. […]