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Episode 156 — Playwright Elaine Liner

This episode, Texas playwright Elaine Liner joins us to talk about her latest work, Finishing School, which gets its world premiere September 8 at the Geeks home theatre, Elkhart Civic Theatre at the Bristol Opera House. The heartwarming comedy was chosen as one of the 12 winners in the AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) 2017 playwriting competition. It was the first choice for production by Elkhart Civic Theatre and is set to open its 2017-18 season at the Bristol Opera House in September. . . . → Read More: Episode 156 — Playwright Elaine Liner

145 – Putting history on the stage — conversation with playwright Michael Beatty

Avery Brown, Drummer Boy of the Cumberland, Youngest Soldier of the Civil War

Heartland: The Civil War comes to the stage in Northern Indiana later this year, and the Geeks asked Michael Beatty, the developer and playwright of this new original work, to tell us about it, and about the process of bringing history to life. Heartland is based on the experiences of Northern Indiana people, and is being produced as an artistic work with an educational component. It will be performed by South Bend, . . . → Read More: 145 – Putting history on the stage — conversation with playwright Michael Beatty

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Emerging playwrights and unique plays gain exposure and a shot at publication

Casey McLain (left) and Amy Marsh of Samuel French, Inc.

The Geeks are joined by Amy Marsh and Casey McLain of Samuel French, Inc., in New York, to talk about the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, a competitive play writing festival now in its 38th year.

Samuel French, Inc, is the largest of the theatrical publishing and licensing companies, and has been around since the early 1800s. The company has . . . → Read More: Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival