In the next edition of our Playwright Chronicles blog series, we spoke to several of the new playwrights featured on StageAgent to find out who, or what, influenced their own work. We were fascinated to discover which playwrights had inspired them, along with key productions that have had a significant impact on their style of writing.
Here at StageAgent we have had a busy few months adding guides for exciting new works. Working with a host of new playwrights from across the globe, our catalogue of shows now also features a wide-range of guides for new full-length and one-act plays and musicals. We have built up fascinating new relationships with our diverse and inspiring group of new playwrights.
We were interested in learning what inspires these playwrights creatively, why they started out as a writer, and the challenges they have faced along the way. Over the course of a series of new blog posts, we will be asking playwrights to share their experiences and shine a light on how they set about writing many of the new works that are featured on StageAgent. First up, we are very pleased to introduce a wonderful playwright, Marco Antonio Rodriguez!
Introducing the StageAgent summer interns! StageAgent interns spend four months with us and gain training and insight into the inner-workings of running a major web publishing property. They also get the opportunity to develop their writing portfolio by creating new show guides, improving upon existing guides, and contributing to the StageAgent blog. Recently, two fabulous interns began their summer term working with StageAgent, and we’d like to introduce them to you.
So, you know you want to put on a play. Perhaps there’s a show you’ve been burning to produce. As we set about producing a play in today’s day and age, I think we must ask ourselves, “Why this play? Why now? Why this medium?” Sometimes, the play itself seems to answer these questions immediately. Sometimes, it’s more of a challenge. Producers selecting plays may also use this criteria to drive their lists of dream shows – and yet sometimes logistical factors, a desire to put together a season of plays in dialogue with one another, or the desire to find the perfect play for an ensemble of artists you love set producers on a more directed, play-specific hunt. And of course, budget is always a limiting factor. Read more to learn how to choose an amazing season for your theater group while adhering to budget constraints.
It’s almost time for the 2018 Tony Awards! There are so many wonderful performances from the Tony Awards telecasts over the past 50+ years, but the year that blogger and StageAgent editor, Laura Ware, remembers best is 1987. Read her latest blog to see why that year stood out for her. What are your favorites from the past? And what will be the standout this year?