Monday, August 27, 2012

Music Monday: Aaron Loeb

Yes. That's right, it's another Music Monday and we have another playwright playlist for you to listen to while you work and write. Today's playwright: Aaron Loeb.

Aaron's plays are really different than anything you'll see. From a play where the audience decides which act to see first to his most recent effort from BAPF 35, Ideation, a dark comedy about a corporate boardroom assignment that tests people's morals; Aaron's plays really cover all sorts of ground. So it fits that his playlist too, covers all sorts of ground.

Enjoy Music Mondays? Share with us the playlist you like listening to while you write.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Music Monday: Aditi Kapil

Alright! Another Music Monday. Today, we present a selection of musical inspiration from playwright Aditi Kapil. Her play Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show, which appeared in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival this past summer is already filled with tons of music. So it seems Music Monday is appropriate.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Everyone's Loving on Gordon Dahlquist

While perusing the blogosphere this morning we stumbled upon an interview between Playwright Interviewer Extraordinaire, Adam Szymkowicz and Gordon Dahlquist, whose play Tea Party was a part of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. They talk about all sorts of things, from theater to writing a novel, writing heroes to childhood. 

Here is a little snippet from the interview that we thought was both charming and inspiring. 

Adam: Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person.

Gordon: As a kid I lived for several years on the shore of Puget Sound, near a protected area of beach sand that would be flooded by the rising tide, but without the impact of waves. This allowed me to construct very elaborate sand castles that would perish in reliably slow motion: the water would rise to the top of the walls, lapping away, until with a dam-busting rush the sand would give and everything in between this wall and the next (and there were always things in between - villages, monuments, churches, rooted in false security) would be swept away. The whole process would take hours. And the next day, when the tide was out, the beach would be flattened, empty and smooth as a page.

Click here to read more of the interview. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Music Monday: George Brant

It's another Music Monday, and that means it's another Playwright Playlist. This week we are happy to present the musical inspiration from George Brant, playwright of Grounded. 

For any of you who who were able to see Grounded at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, might be able to pinpoint a theme to his top music picks for this week, but we don't want to be putting ideas into your head or anything...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Playwrights' Playlist: Lauren Yee

It's Monday. Oh Music Monday.  Thankfully that means it's time for some good new music from one of our Playwrights.

This week, Lauren Yee, playwright of Samsara and San Francisco Native, shares with us ten songs that help her push through the writing process and into the final pages of her play.

With a playlist like this, it's no wonder Lauren was able to write a hilarious comedy about international surrogacy and a very rebellious zygote.