RIPP #47: KYLE BASS, RESIDENT DRAMATURG, SYRACUSE STAGE AND AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF RIPP

  Well… it’s been a long time since I’ve written a RIPP post. (If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here (the original idea) and here (the evolution of that idea) to get some context before reading.)   Part of the reason it’s been so long is that I’ve been super […]

A POST ABOUT GOALS (A GOAL POST?)

  I’ve been thinking a lot about goal setting, something achievers swear by and life coaches encourage and everybody from athletes to business tycoons practice: determining what you want and the steps it might take to get there. Without goals, you can feel like you’re working hard and never getting anywhere.  Every journey has a […]

RIPP #46: IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN’S WORK

   From DEE JAE COX, CO-FOUNDER/PRESIDENT/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE PROJECT   ( If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here (the original idea) and here (the evolution of that idea) to get some context before reading.)   “I’m sure you know the statistics, only 20 percent of plays that do […]

DURING REJECTION SEASON, A REMINDER ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

    If fall is submission season, then spring inevitably becomes rejection season, as conferences and festivals fill their slots, and theaters choose their upcoming lineups.  It can be a discouraging time, as any playwright who plays the submission game knows, and the hardest thing about it can be remaining positive about the merits of […]

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 #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 #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 #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 […]