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By: Nik Sorocenski
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 ...
AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryan Harnetiaux

By: Nik Sorocenski





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”.
By: Nik Sorocenski
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 ...
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 ...
Interview with Emmett Loverde, Author of “Good Business Sense”

We took the time to interview Emmett Loverde, author of Good Business Sense, A Timely Manuever, and The Maginot Line. Get to know Emmett below!


Playscripts: Tell us about your writing career- what inspired you to begin writing?

Emmett Loverde: I have been writing drama since I learned how to read. My siblings laugh about how I used to make up Peanuts skits that mostly consisted of, "Hi Charlie Brown." "Oh good grief." Any time there was a chance to put on a show, there I was.

I also learned very quickly, however, ...
6 Questions with Taryn Temple author of The Princess Capers

We sat down with author Taryn Temple to discuss her hit comedy The Princess Capers and what it takes to be an established playwright.

Playscripts: What was the inspiration behind The Princess Capers?

Taryn Temple: The basic premise of putting famous princesses in the same room and wondering what would happen came from a writing assignment in a class for my master’s degree. Once I had the princesses sitting down to tea together their conversation quickly turned to how boring everything was now that they had “settled down” ...
“Admissions”- How a Play Continues to Resonate with Time
When Admissions by Tony Vellela opened in New York in 1999 its frank portrayal of race and identity garnered it rave reviews and the Excellence in Playwriting Award from the New York International Fringe Festival. Today Vellela's powerful story is just as important and relevant almost twenty years later. We sat down with the author to discuss the play and its importance in a contemporary world.

Q: In your view what is Admissions about?

Tony Vellela: Every generation believes they have conquered the demons of personal prejudice.  But, like ...
FREE Reads of the Week
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30-35 minutes
5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)


40-45 minutes
4 f, 7 m, 6 either (10-17 actors possible: 3-7 f, 5-13 m)


85-95 minutes
3 f, 1 m


85-95 minutes
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FREE Reads of the Week!
Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show!


90-100 minutes
4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m)

100-110 minutes
5 f, 3 m

100-120 minutes
5 f, 4 m (9-10 actors possible: 5-6 f, exactly 4 m)

45-60 minutes
10 f, 4 m, 2 either (16 actors possible: 10-12 f, 4-6 m)

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