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.
In the latest episode of our exciting new blog series, Playwright Chronicles, we chatted with playwright, Tom Attea. Tom is a long-time member of The Dramatists Guild and has so far written 14 shows (both musicals and plays), which have been produced in Off-Broadway theater.
Tom is an inspiring voice in contemporary New York theater, and we were keen to find out what inspires him to write new works, as well as how his writing style has evolved over the years.
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!
Join StageAgent on a whistle stop tour through the history and evolution of the modern day pantomime. Who are the character archetypes that appear in pantos? What are some of the typical staging elements in a panto? How does pantomime relate to commedia dell’arte? And how might elements of panto show up in mainstream theatre? Read Alexandra Appleton’s latest blog and explore all that is the pantomime.
It can be tricky navigating your way through plays with good roles that offer an exciting challenge for the modern teenager. After all, there are thousands of plays out there–where do you start? Are you looking for a powerful monologue, a dramatic scene, or a full play that features a lead teenage role?