Recent Essays

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The Here & Now Project
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The Here & Now Project

Meet the Playwrights

1 June 2012

As the start of the conversation, every Friday a new short play will be posted from one of the incredible writers that submitted.

Fading In
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Fading In

reflections on a Chicago playwright’s learning curve in Hollywood

31 May 2012

Moving from Chicago to LA included more than a huge wardrobe change. The reality of life in LA changed Brett Neveu’s relationship to writing and made him find balance in new rules.

A Howl Out from Dharmic Dixie
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A Howl Out from Dharmic Dixie

31 May 2012
Putting Performance into the City
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Putting Performance into the City

30 May 2012

The creation of Our City, a performance night based in civic duties, reminds us to keep the connection of art and civic life as they both feed each other.

Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

What I did for Love

26 May 2012

Catherine Treischmann's Parenting & Playwriting series continues with a question about new play development: when you're offered out-of-town production and development oppurtunities, what do you do when you're the primary caregiver to small children?

In Search of the Artistic Home
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In Search of the Artistic Home

25 May 2012

Jamie Gahlon has asked theater artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Ashley Forman continues this series.

Confessions of a Reluctant TYA Playwright
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Confessions of a Reluctant TYA Playwright

25 May 2012

Sarah Gubbins reflects on the premiere of her play fml, its licensing, and the idea that the line between theater for young audiences and mainstream theater isn't so distinct after all.

Theater of the Young, For the Young
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Theater of the Young, For the Young

24 May 2012

Steven Dietz asks what the perfect audience for a play would look like. 

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 29
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 29

Calling all Designers—

24 May 2012

Join us for our second #WeeklyHowl featuring the topic of "Designers in New Play Development and Production!"

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Baby Maybe
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Baby Maybe

24 May 2012

Barry Kornhauser argues for the importance of a new brand of TYA: theater for babies.

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