Category: Dramatists Guild

When the Rubber Meets the Road

March 6th, 2019 in Alums, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Gary Garrison, Kate Snodgrass, new plays

We are honored to be featured in the new issue of The Dramatist, in a piece written by Visiting Professor of Playwriting Gary Garrison:

I’ve written three fan letters in my life: one to the Monkees when I was ten years old (I had a mad crush on Micky Dolenz), one to Lucille Ball when I was fourteen years old and now at a considerably older age, this article-as-fan-letter to Kate Snodgrass and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) at Boston University. Having lived as long as I have and worked in a variety of academic/professional training programs, I know how training programs in the arts should be, what they should focus on pedagogically, how they should train writers (or actors, designers, directors), what their faculty should be and how they should prepare their artists for the career ahead of them—all this while maneuvering big dreams through limited resources. So, what distinguishes BPT from similar training programs (those found at Brown, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Northwestern and the University of Texas, for example)?

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This article originally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of The Dramatist.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: When the Rubber Meets the Road

March 6th, 2019 in Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Gary Garrison, Kate Snodgrass, new plays, News & Press

From the March/April 2019 issue of The Dramatist

I've written three fan letters in my life: one to the Monkees when I was ten years old (I had a mad crush on Micky Dolenz), one to Lucille Ball when I was fourteen years old and now at a considerably older age, this article-as-fan-letter to Kate Snodgrass and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) at Boston University. Having lived as long as I have and worked in a variety of academic/professional training programs, I know how training programs in the arts should be, what they should focus on pedagogically, how they should train writers (or actors, designers, directors), what their faculty should be and how they should prepare their artists for the career ahead of them—all this while maneuvering big dreams through limited resources. So, what distinguishes BPT from similar training programs (those found at Brown, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Northwestern and the University of Texas, for example)?

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Greetings from the DG 2015 National Conference

July 23rd, 2015 in Alums, Blog, Dramatists Guild, Karmo Sanders, Kate Snodgrass, Lydia Diamond, Mary Conroy, new plays

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Kate represented Team BPT at last week's Dramatists Guild National Conference in La Jolla, CA. Here she is with Lydia Diamond and David Rambo...

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...in action as the moderator of the Women Writing Women panel (with Winnie Holzman, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Georgia Stitt, Lisa Kron, and Julia Jordan)...

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...hanging with DG President Doug Wright...

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...and relaxing with fellow playwrights (all of whom have ties to BPT and Boston) Mary Conroy, Robbie D'Allessandro, Karmo Sanders, and Jami Brandli.

If you missed the Conference, check out HowlRound's livestream archive of select sessions (including the one Kate moderated) and #writechange from home!