20 Best Playwriting Podcasts

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Playwriting Podcasts

Here are 20 Best Playwriting Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Royal Court Playwright's Podcast

Royal Court Playwright's Podcast Playwright Simon Stephens talks to some playwrights including Jez Butterworth, April de Angelis, Rachel De-Lahey, Tanika Gupta, David Hare, Robert Holman, Dennis Kelly, Alistair McDowall, Anthony Neilson, Joe Penhall, Lucy Prebble, Anya Reiss, Polly Stenham, and Enda Walsh.
Facebook Followers 56.9KTwitter Followers 133.4KInstagram Followers 79.3K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 45 min Since Dec 2016 Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. Beckett's Babies

Beckett's Babies A podcast by two friends who met at Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Join hosts Sam Collier and Sarah Cho as they try to figure out playwriting.
Twitter Followers 891Instagram Followers 549 Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 55 min Since Mar 2019 Get Email Contact

3. Theatre Theater

Theatre Theater Three Los Angeles-based theatre-makers dissect, debate, and disseminate the works of the great Playwrights. Each week we will focus on a different playwright and discuss their works as well as their cultural impact and their context in our own personal lives. Also, we'll spotlight the beautifully burgeoning LA Theatre Scene as it grows into the new home for experimental theatre-makers.
Twitter Followers 191 Frequency 3 episodes / month Avg Length 64 min Since Apr 2020 Get Email Contact

4. The Playwriting Podcast

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! In 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.
Twitter Followers 1.2K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 13 min Since Jun 2017 Get Email Contact

5. The Subtext

The Subtext From AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, a podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life's muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires, and - ultimately - what makes writers tick.
Twitter Followers 2.5K Frequency 1 episode / month Since Jan 2018 Get Email Contact

6. DeScripted

DeScripted Actors Randy Hunt and Tyler Costigan host this show where they take a closer look at the plays that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama since it was first awarded in 1918. We'll provide a brief introduction of the play, the playwright, and a synopsis. We'll then discuss how the play was received, its influence on/by society, notable cast/crew, stories, scandals, fun facts, and some of our favorite lines.
Twitter Followers 19 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 27 min Since Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

7. American Theatre's Offscript

American Theatre's Offscript The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. The range of topics includes playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions, and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.
Frequency 1 episode / month Since Oct 2019 Get Email Contact

8. Half Hour Audio Hour

Half Hour Audio Hour A monthly anthology of 10-30 minute audio drama scripts from a different playwright each month. Each episode will include an introduction of, and Q&A with, the playwright. The Half-Hour Audio Hour focuses on the work of women, BIPOC, and/or LGBTQ playwrights.
Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 41 min Since Dec 2020 Get Email Contact

9. Hey Playwright

Hey Playwright Have you ever thought about writing a play but had no idea where to start? Each week, join playwrights and teaching artist pals Tori and Mabelle as they discuss playwriting and life, and leave you with a prompt to get to work. Whether you want to learn how to write a play or just need a little creative inspiration and cheerleading, this podcast is for you.
Facebook Followers 427Instagram Followers 715 Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 72 min Since Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

10. The Central Works Script Club

The Central Works Script Club Central Works, the New Play Theater, invites you to join the Script Club! You'll download and read a play script, send in your questions for the playwright, and then listen to an audio interview with the playwright! Delivered monthly.
Facebook Followers 1.1KTwitter Followers 1.4KInstagram Followers 645 Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 31 min Since Jun 2020 Get Email Contact

11. Raff's Brain

Raff's Brain Raff's Brain is a monthly podcast and blog documenting my journey through a low-residency MFA program in screenwriting & playwriting. Each month, I will relay unvarnished updates about my progress & setbacks in the program - class assignments, key lessons, draft scripts, etc. The show will culminate in summer 2022 when I graduate.
Twitter Followers 1.1K Since Jan 2020 Get Email Contact

12. Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself

Not in Print: playwrights off script - on inspiration, process and theatre itself Currency Press believes in theatre that raises more questions than answers, so we're talking to Australian playwrights about their work, getting insights straight from the source.
Since Feb 2013 Get Email Contact

13. Are We Alive?

Are We Alive? Original audio plays by Chicago's MC-10 Playwrights' Collective pose the question ARE WE ALIVE? Presented by 16th Street Theater. The MC-10 Playwrights' Collective are Lydia Diamond, Lisa Dillman, Rebecca Gilman, Mickle Maher, Brett Neveu, Marsha Estell, Carlos Murillo, Tanya Palmer, Julie Marie Myatt, and Laura Schellhardt.
Facebook Followers 2.7K Since Mar 2021 Get Email Contact

14. Theatrically Speaking: a playwriting podcast

Theatrically Speaking: a playwriting podcast The first playwriting podcast is back from 2007. Character, plot, and career discussion to help you with your theatrical writing.
Since Mar 2017 Get Email Contact

15. Rombalds Radio - Ilkley Playhouse Tea Break Dramas

Rombalds Radio - Ilkley Playhouse Tea Break Dramas This podcast series showcases a variety of short plays performed by members of the Ilkley Playhouse. Many of the scripts were contributed by playwrights from all over the country as part of a playwriting festival called 8x8x8.
Facebook Followers 1.5KTwitter Followers 2.5KInstagram Followers 752 Since Feb 2021 Get Email Contact

16. ICWP Women Playwrights Podcast

ICWP Women Playwrights Podcast Interviews with playwrights, dramatists, theatre professionals, and readings of play scripts.
Facebook Followers 1.9KTwitter Followers 3.4K Frequency 3 episodes / year Avg Length 26 min Since Mar 2020 Get Email Contact

17. ShakesBeer

ShakesBeer Longtime friends invite you to the table to talk about the works, themes, and effects of the most famous playwright in the western canon.
Since Nov 2017 Get Email Contact

18. Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast

Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast Hear short, contemporary stage plays with first-rate casts. Playing on Air brings together award winners and emerging young talent, and each play is followed by a conversation with the playwrights and cast. Tune in for great American plays with great American actors, hosted and produced by Claudia Catania.
Frequency 11 episodes / year Avg Length 27 min Since Sep 2013 Get Email Contact

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Playwriting Podcasters

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Podcaster Name Email Role Podcast Link Total Episodes Twitter Handle Twitter Followers
Beckett’s Babiespodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beckettsbabies56
Randy Huntspreaker.com/podcast/descripted--459042323
Playing on Airplayingonair.libsyn.com15
Theatre Theateraudioboom.com/channels/502310913
Eclectic Full Contact Theatreredcircle.com/shows/half-hour-audio-hour5
Hey Playwrightheyplaywright.com/category/podcast4
Ella Goldroyalcourttheatre.com/series/playwrights-podcast3
Central Works Theaterpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/central-works1
David Chaddertonbtguide.libsyn.com6
Keertana Sastry & Nikitha Menonthechaatroom.simplecast.com2
Dr. Richard A. Mackinnonworklifepsych.com/podcast1
Fine Arts At Ohio Universitysoundcloud.com/ohio-fine-arts1
Keertana Sastrythechaatroom.simplecast.com1
Living Creatures Savannahbuzzsprout.com/2645591
Meg Lefauve & Lorien Mckennapodbean.com/podcast-detail/3wqwk-bd104/The-Screenwriting-Life-with-Meg-LeFauve-and-Lorien-McKenna-Podcast1
Rebecca Larsonpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rebecca-larson1
Marshall Poenewbooksnetwork.com/category/arts-letters/literature74
Beckett’s Babiespodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beckettsbabies64
Patrick Oliver Jonespodcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-i-ll-never-make-it/id13302374905
Rachel Feeny-williamstheatricalshenanigans.podbean.com4
Daisy Blakegephardtdaily.com/category/entertainment3
Jonathan Cookgatherbytheghostlight.com3
Academic Minuteacademicminute.org2
Andrew Keenajkeen.libsyn.com2
Bradford Louryk And Eric Winickscareupod.com/episodes2
Dr. Vic Manzo Jr.shows.acast.com/themindfulexperiment2
Joe Montaldo & United Public Radioufoparanormalradio.podbean.com2
Meyer Grunberg & Isaac Simonpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/twotalljewshow2
Moni & Katspreaker.com/podcast/the-fake-ass-book-club--58820872
Phil Rickabystageworthy.ca/episodes2
The Only Constantpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-only-constant02
Uc Berkeleynews.berkeley.edu/podcasts/berkeley-voices2
Alex Ferraribulletproofscreenwriting.tv/podcasts1
Arley Sorgclarkesworldmagazine.com1
Aubrey Whitlockhurlyburlyshakespeareshow.com/podcast1
Bexley Public Librarybplpodcast.podbean.com1
Beyond Hope Projectfeeds.buzzsprout.com/20499841
Billy Briggstheferret.scot/audio-and-podcasts1
Bob Gattyspreaker.com/podcast/the-lean-to-the-left-podcast--47190481
Bob Heske / Dan Baldwin / George Sewellafraidofnothingpodcast.buzzsprout.com1
Caleb Graypodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/upsidedownpeople1
Charlie Murphymtcollegeauditions.com/podcast1
Copyright Ken Wolf 2022theplaywritingpodcast.libsyn.com1
Elena Joy Thurstonprideandjoyfoundation.com/podcasts/out-of-queeriosity1
Elle Stangertheytalksex.com/episodes1
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