20 Best Playwriting Podcasts
Here are 20 Best Playwriting Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. The Playwriting Podcast
New York City, New York, US
The Playwriting Podcast, hosted by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre, will offer strategies and techniques for playwrights (and writers in general) 'to get out of their heads' and write better, feel more motivated, get into that CREATIVITY ZONE, find more productive ways to complete a work, and to simply have more fun creating! In each episode, we will explore what works and what doesn't work so that you can jump-start your playwriting and take your work to the next level.
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Play⋅ 1.2K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 10 min ⋅ Jun 2017 Get Email Contact
2. Hey Playwright
Have you ever thought about writing a play but had no idea where to start? Each week, join playwrights and teaching artist pals Tori and Mabelle as they discuss playwriting and life, and leave you with a prompt to get to work. Whether you want to learn how to write a play or just need a little creative inspiration and cheerleading, this podcast is for you.
Play⋅ 421 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 72 min ⋅ Aug 2020 Get Email Contact
3. Theatre Theater
Three Los Angeles-based theatre-makers dissect, debate, and disseminate the works of the great Playwrights. Each week we will focus on a different playwright and discuss their works as well as their cultural impact and their context in our own personal lives. Also, we'll spotlight the beautifully burgeoning LA Theatre Scene as it grows into the new home for experimental theatre-makers.
Play⋅ 180 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 66 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
4. Half Hour Audio Hour
A monthly anthology of 10-30 minute audio drama scripts from a different playwright each month. Each episode will include an introduction of, and Q&A with, the playwright. The Half-Hour Audio Hour focuses on the work of women, BIPOC, and/or LGBTQ playwrights.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact
5. ICWP Women Playwrights Podcast
Interviews with playwrights, dramatists, theatre professionals, and readings of play scripts.
Play⋅ 1.9K⋅ 3.4K ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact
6. The Subtext
Chicago, Illinois, US
From AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, a podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life's muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires, and - ultimately - what makes writers tick.
Play⋅ 2.5K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Jan 2018 Get Email Contact
7. Beckett's Babies
A podcast by two friends who met at Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Join hosts Sam Collier and Sarah Cho as they try to figure out playwriting. New episode every Monday.
Play⋅ 891 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 50 min ⋅ Mar 2019 Get Email Contact
8. Playwright Repertory Podcast
How does one write a play? What even is playwriting? The Playwright Repertory Podcast focuses on the art of storytelling through theatre. PRP hosts virtual readings of high school and college student-written plays with an ensemble of student actors, followed by interviews and short feedback discussions with the playwright, amongst other shenanigans.
Play Jul 2020 Get Email Contact
9. Rombalds Radio - Ilkley Playhouse Tea Break Dramas
This podcast series showcases a variety of short plays performed by members of the Ilkley Playhouse. Many of the scripts were contributed by playwrights from all over the country as part of a playwriting festival called 8x8x8.
Play⋅ 1.5K⋅ 2.5K ⋅ Feb 2021 Get Email Contact
10. Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast
Hear short, contemporary stage plays with first-rate casts. Playing on Air brings together award winners and emerging young talent, and each play is followed by a conversation with the playwrights and cast. Tune in for great American plays with great American actors, hosted and produced by Claudia Catania.
Play 5 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Sep 2013 Get Email Contact
11. Raff's Brain
Arlington, Virginia, US
Raff's Brain is a monthly podcast and blog documenting my journey through a low-residency MFA program in screenwriting & playwriting. Each month, I will relay unvarnished updates about my progress & setbacks in the program - class assignments, key lessons, draft scripts, etc. The show will culminate in summer 2022 when I graduate.
Play⋅ 1.1K ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
12. American Theatre's Offscript
The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. The range of topics includes playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions, and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.
Play 5 episodes / quarter ⋅ Oct 2019 Get Email Contact
Longtime friends invite you to the table to talk about the works, themes, and effects of the most famous playwright in the western canon.
Play Nov 2017 Get Email Contact
Actors Randy Hunt and Tyler Costigan host this show where they take a closer look at the plays that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama since it was first awarded in 1918. We'll provide a brief introduction of the play, the playwright, and a synopsis. We'll then discuss how the play was received, its influence on/by society, notable cast/crew, stories, scandals, fun facts, and some of our favorite lines.
Play⋅ 18 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Nov 2020 Get Email Contact
15. The Central Works Script Club
Berkeley, California, US
Central Works, the New Play Theater, invites you to join the Script Club! You'll download and read a play script, send in your questions for the playwright, and then listen to an audio interview with the playwright! Delivered monthly.
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 1.4K ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 29 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
16. Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself
Currency Press believes in theatre that raises more questions than answers, so we're talking to Australian playwrights about their work, getting insights straight from the source.
Play 1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 22 min ⋅ Feb 2013 Get Email Contact
17. Royal Court Playwright's Podcast
London, England, UK
Playwright Simon Stephens talks to some playwrights including Jez Butterworth, April de Angelis, Rachel De-Lahey, Tanika Gupta, David Hare, Robert Holman, Dennis Kelly, Alistair McDowall, Anthony Neilson, Joe Penhall, Lucy Prebble, Anya Reiss, Polly Stenham, and Enda Walsh.
Play⋅ 56.4K⋅ 134.1K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact
18. Are We Alive?
Berwyn, Illinois, US
Original audio plays by Chicago's MC-10 Playwrights' Collective pose the question ARE WE ALIVE? Presented by 16th Street Theater. The MC-10 Playwrights' Collective are Lydia Diamond, Lisa Dillman, Rebecca Gilman, Mickle Maher, Brett Neveu, Marsha Estell, Carlos Murillo, Tanya Palmer, Julie Marie Myatt, and Laura Schellhardt.
Play⋅ 2.7K ⋅ Mar 2021 Get Email Contact
19. Theatrically Speaking: a playwriting podcast
The first playwriting podcast is back from 2007. Character, plot, and career discussion to help you with your theatrical writing.
Play Mar 2017 Get Email Contact
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Copyright 2022 Ken Wolf||theplaywritingpodcast.libsyn.com||38|
|Copyright 2021 Ken Wolf||theplaywritingpodcast.libsyn.com||20|
|Eclectic Full Contact Theatre||redcircle.com||20|
|Playing on Air||playingonair.libsyn.com||19|
Playwriting Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|NYU Tisch School Of The Arts||2|
|Playwrights Center Of Minneapolis||2|
|Steppenwolf Theatre Company||2|
|Forward Theater Company||2|
|Amy Quan Barry||2|
|Cherry Lane Theatre||1|
|Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights||1|
|Lincoln Center Theater||1|
|Daniel K. Isaac||1|
|Ma-Yi Theater Company||1|
|Top 10 Most-Produced Plays||1|
|Mei Ann Teo||1|
|Mixed Blood Theatre||1|
|HERE Arts Center||1|
|Mosaic Theater Company Of D.C.||1|
|Center Theatre Group||1|
|Bearded Ladies Cabaret||1|
|TheatreWorks Silicon Valley||1|
Playwriting Podcasts By Category
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