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By: Keith A. Jones

Idris Goodwin is an innovative playwright with strikingly relevant plays, many of which cover aspects of life as an African- American in modern America. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. He also has authored many books as well, coining the term “break beat poet.”

Playscripts Inc. is proud to license many of his plays.

Check out this interview about one of his works, Blackademics and his other contributions to the artistic world.

By: Keith A. Jones
Mora V. Harris is a fantastical playwright whose plays have been produced nationwide. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theater from Oberlin College, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh and is the Pittsburgh Regional Co- Representative of the Dramatist's Guild. On her work, she has stated, “At the nerdiest, most formal level, my work is always an experiment in comedy and the place laughter holds in a world that feels violent and heartbreaking.”

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Lundgren Smith

A playwright since 1999, Laura Lundgren Smith's plays have had over 200 award-winning productions all around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Theatre and English and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Commissions Grant in 2004 for playwriting. In 2007, her play Seamless was chosen by Dallas' Kitchen Dog Theatre to be part of their renowned New Works Festival. In 2011, she won the Stage West Texas Playwriting Competition. Her work has been published by Salmon Publishing in ...
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: John Leverett & Whitney Teubner

We're wrapping up 2018 with an interview of the playwriting team behind How to Ruin a Promposal. Learn more about John & Whitney...
Playscripts: Tell us about how each of your writing journeys began.

John Leverett: I fell in love with stories and writing in my creative writing classes in sixth grade. Letting my imagination run wild and creating a cast of characters in faraway places was always fun for me. I also loved comedies and musicals, so I absorbed all that I could. These passions led me to working and creating content in the music and ...

We sat down with Playwright Kat Funkhouser, author of “Double, Double” and co-author of “Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit”.
Playscripts: Tell us how you first got into playwriting!
Kat Funkhouser: I believe my first attempt at playwriting was an elementary school masterpiece called “Superman at the Dry Cleaners” which was exactly what it sounds like. (Yes, DC Comics, I am available.) I was always really into theatre and writing as separate pursuits as a kid, then when I was a teenager I found a way to merge the two things that I like geeking out about.
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Playscripts sat down with successful playwright Ginna Hoben, author of "12 Days of Christmas" Learn more about Ginna below...
Playscripts: Tell us how your writing journey began.
Ginna Hoben: My writing grew out of my acting. I got a BFA in Acting as an undergraduate at Wright State University in Ohio and then later, got my MFA in Acting from Penn State. (I joke that I have the most redundant education possible.) There were plenty of differences in the programs, but each happen to assign a very similar final thesis project: the performance of a solo show. Neither program ...
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryan Harnetiaux







Playscripts met up with award-winning playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, author of "NATIONAL PASTIME." Learn more about Bryan...


Tell us how you first decided you wanted to write.

Probably had playwright yearnings as a kid, but no idea what to do with them.  My earliest works were hammy after-supper skits for the family.  This need to write remained dormant – except for on again, off again stabs at poetry – ...
Author Spotlight: Catherine Filloux

Playscripts met up with award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux, author of “Selma '65” and “Eyes of the Heart”.

Playscripts: What inspired you to begin writing? Did you always know you wanted to be a playwright?

Catherine Filloux: I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by great people, who inspired me as a playwright.  I was an actress in high school, and my playwriting and librettist career has been informed by my collaborations.  Here I am with colleagues in Cambodia, where new student plays came to life and I wrote my ...
Author Spotlight: Quincy Long, Author of “Daughters of Io”

We took the time to reach out to Quincy Long, author of "Daughters of Io" and "The Virgin Molly".
Playscripts: Where did your writing career begin?

Quincy Long: It began in college. One of my professors played a recording of T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party, and, though I didn't know it at the time, I was gone, hooked, rendered permanently under the influence. I ended up majoring in theatre, and after college started an Equity dinner theatre with some friends in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. We called ourselves the Thoreau Theatre Ensemble, performed the classics ...
An Interview with Jonathan Dorf, Author of 4 A.M.

We caught up with Playscripts author, Jonathan Dorf, at Florida Thespians! Learn about Jonathan's path to becoming a writer, about his work, and what aspiring writers can take away from his success.
Q1: Tell us about your writing career- what inspired you to begin writing?

As a kid, I read a lot. And by a lot, I mean, for example, that we'd be on a cross-country trip and have to stop at a bookstore because I had already read everything we'd brought. My dad was a librarian, and my mom was very active in journalism in college (though she ended up becoming a social ...
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