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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, […]

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. […]

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RIPP #22: TERESA COLEMAN WASH, EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, TECO THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, INC.

     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 […]