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The Playwriting Podcast

The Playwriting Podcast, hosted by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre, will offer strategies and techniques for playwrights (and writers in general) "to get out of their heads" and write better, feel more motivated, get into that CREATIVITY ZONE, find more productive ways to complete a work, and to simply have more fun creating! Each episode we will explore what works and what doesn't work, so that you can jump start your playwriting and take your work to the next level.
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Dec 31, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 32nd episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “BEST PLAYWRITING TIPS OF 2017!"
 
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Dec 28, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 31st episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “THE 10 MINUTE PLAY - REVISITED"

When is a 10 Minute Play not a 10 Minute play?


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Dec 19, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 30th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “CREATING CONTEXT AND MAKING SURE YOU ARE TELLING YOUR STORY!"


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Dec 15, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 29th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “The Keys to Editing: The Most Important Skill You Can Learn to Become A Great Playwright!"
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Dec 12, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 28th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “HOW TO GET INTO THAT "CREATIVE STATE" CONSISTENTLY SO THAT YOU CAN CONSISTENTLY CREATE GREAT WORK!"

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Dec 5, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre, presents the 27th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “A BETTER WAY TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY!"

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Dec 1, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 26th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “YOUR PASSION PROJECT - HOW TO GET IT DONE!"


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Nov 24, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 25th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “Overcoming Adversity and Making a Commitment to Becoming a Professional Playwright"


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Nov 20, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 24th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “3 Playwriting Tips to Jumpstart your Playwriting!"
 
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Nov 13, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 23rd episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “COLLABORATION - THE KEY TO AN AMAZING PLAY!"

Ken Wolf presents the 5 Keys to COLLABORATION for a playwright working on a play in rehearsal.
 
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: 

http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Nov 5, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 22th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  "Getting Your Play Out Into The World, Part Two: GETTING A VIBE ON YOUR PLAY!"
 
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Oct 30, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 21st episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “Your Magical Creative Playwriting Partner: THE AUDIENCE!!"
 
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Oct 22, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 20th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “10 New Tips for Playwriting, Play Creation and Play Promotion!"

10 new tips for Playwriting, Play Creation and Play Promotion


1. Write fewer words.
2. Create Joyful and funny Events on stage, not just dramatic ones.
3. Give up being lyrical. Write like Hemmingway!
4. Why Stage Plays are more emotionally powerful than a Musical.
5. Don't try to shock. Tell a compelling and concise story.
6. Write Personal Letters.
7. Keep it simple.
8. Dare to tell a deeply Personal Story.
9. Use the Law of Comedy to connect and link up your play.
10. Trust the process.


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Oct 16, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 19th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “BREAKING THE RULES!"

Why sometimes you need to break the rules to create great work or a new creative form of theatre!  And Talkback from PAST PERFECT!


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Oct 10, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 18th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “CREATING EVENTS! THE KEY TO GREAT PLAYWRITING!"


Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

 

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Oct 2, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 17th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “CREATING COMPELLING CHARACTERS!"

The 7 Steps to Creating Compelling Characters!
With Special Guest: Professor Albert - Motivation Music Superstar!
 
Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Sep 25, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 16th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic: "PLAYWRITING AND PLAY CREATION LESSONS I HAVE LEARN FROM THE TRENCHES!"


Playwriting and Play Creation Lessons I have learned in creating New Theatre.

Lesson #1 - Make it Happen on Stage

Lesson #2 - Use Life!

Lesson #3 - Make Big Choices

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Sep 18, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 15th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “HOW TO GET YOUR PLAY OUT INTO THE WORLD?


Ken offers a strategy to connect with Literary Agents which works, and he offers best practices for self production as part of your strategy to be a WORKING PROFESSIONAL playwright.

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Email: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Sep 12, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 14th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “YOUR WRITING WORKFLOW AND ESSENTIAL TOOLS!"

This episode puts it all together! How to put together a Writing Workflow that works!  And Essential tools for any writer!

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact:manhattanrep@yahoo.com  

Sep 7, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 13th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “WHY YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR PLAY TO LIFE!"

If you are not bringing your plays to life, you are missing out on the most important part of play creation! 

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact:manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Sep 1, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 12th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic: "A Script is not a Play - How to make your play an Emotional Experience!"

You are writing an Emotional Experience, not just a play! 

How to make sure you are creating an Emotional Experience for your audience!

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact us: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Aug 27, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 11th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Story Topic:  “HOW TO WRITE AMAZING DIALOGUE!"
A five step process for AWESOME dialogue!!

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Producer's Play Series:

http://manhattanrep.com/the-producers-play-series/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact us at: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Aug 22, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 10th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Topic:  “WRITING THE 10 MINUTE PLAY!"
10 Minute Plays are Hot! Ken outlines the types of 10 Minute Plays and the best way to write one!

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact us at:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Aug 20, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 9th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode  Topic:  “WHOSE STORY IS THIS?"Are you writing a HUGE play with a myriad of characters?  Whose story is it?  How to make your play compelling!!!

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact us at: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Aug 13, 2017

Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City, presents the 8th episode of THE PLAYWRITING PODCAST.

Episode Topic: "THE CONS AND CONS AND CONS AND PROS OF THE PLAY READING!"
We explore the wonder and the pitfalls and the sometimes ridiculousness of THE PLAY READING! To Play Read, or Not to Play Read, that is the question!

Brought to you by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Play Production Program:
http://manhattanrep.com/play-production-program/

Playwriting Mentoring:
http://manhattanrep.com/playwriting-mentoring/

Website: http://manhattanrep.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhattan.rep/

Contact us with any feedback, or with anything at all at:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com

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