Category Archives: Playwrights

Guest Blogger: 2017 semi-finalist playwright, Katherine James

I read the words “Hot Mess” and I know immediately who needs to come out of my heart and mind and onto the page. Paul. I meet dozens of dozens of people every year in my “other” life as a … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE 2017 Semi-Finalists!

It’s finally here… the 2017 ONSTAGE Semi-Finalist list! We had so many great plays and monologues submitted this year, and we want to thank all of the playwrights who submitted work and participated in our peer review – you ladies … Continue reading

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We’re not playing, and we want you to join us!

Last week a lot of us watched in horror as Donald Trump, a misogynistic, xenophobic, and wildly ignorant human (we think…) man, was elected to be President of these United States. I’ve been spending a lot of time since then … Continue reading

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Guest Post By Jen Huszcza: More Adventurous

I apologize for stealing the title of Rilo Kiley’s 2004 album for this blog, but I couldn’t think of a better title. Back in August, Tiffany emailed me to ask if I would write a blog post for the upcoming … Continue reading

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We’re Not Playing: a play by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

When Barbara sent me her short play, Sacred Space, I had to read it twice because the first time my eyes were too blurry to make out every word.  There is power in tradition.  There is power in grief.  There … Continue reading

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We’re Not Playing: A play by Karli Shields

Karli Shields’ play The Fall of Autumn Summers was a finalist in this year’s ONSTAGE Fest: Curves Ahead.  I love this play.  It tickled me from the very start of this year’s competition – not only did it feel incredibly … Continue reading

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I’m supposed to be at ATHE – OR – Inside the mind of a female theatre artist who is also a new mom…

When Charissa Menefee (Our ONSTAGE Partner Producer in Ames) invited me to speak on a panel at this year’s ATHE conference, I was like “Hell yeah!” Not only do I fervently believe in our mission at LBDI and love talking … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE Playwrights 2016: Meet Rhea MacCallum

Rhea is a fabulous Los Angeles playwright who sent us such a kick-ass piece that I kind of can’t handle it.  The thing is, the play is so freakin’ timely that it hurts.  Asking For It focuses on a woman … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE Playwrights 2016: Meet Tiffany Antone

It’s weird to write about oneself in a promotional sense – but as a playwright, it’s a good skill to develop.  Unfotunately, I can’t say I’ve gotten very good at it – I have a hard time talking about my … Continue reading

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ONSTAGE Playwrights 2016: Meet Nancy Cooper Frank

I had the great pleasure of meeting Nancy at the Great Plains Theatre Conference 2 years ago, and let me tell you, if you’re a playwright and you’ve never submitted your work to GPTC, you need to pull a 180 … Continue reading

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