Playwrights from publisher Next Stage Press stop by to talk Theatre, playwriting, and various other topics related to their work.
Next Stage Press - Episode 18 - Phil Nichols17/05/2020 Duration: 52min
Gene speaks with Houston performer/playwright Phil Nichols about his storied Houston career involving films, theatre, clowning, and ventriloquism. Also, Phil dives into his plays Renfield: The Dracula Play, Death by Shakespeare, and Murder for Dummies.
Next Stage Press - Episode 18 - Sean Abley28/07/2019 Duration: 37min
Gene talks with Los Angeles playwright Sean Abley about his hilarious horror/comedy ATTACK OF THE KILLER B's, how he adapted the adult version to a version appropriate for High Schools, and hw discusses his new play ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART.
Next Stage Press - Episode 17 - Susan Cinoman27/07/2019 Duration: 46min
Gene talks with playwright Susan Cinoman about her short play Sweet Sand, writing for the ABC television series THE GOLDBERGS, and her upcoming play Guenevere.
Next Stage Press - Episode 16 - Carol M. Rice19/07/2019 Duration: 48min
Gene talks with Texas playwright/director Carol M. Rice about her stage adaptation of The Three Musketeers, her one-act The Institution, and her charming holiday play The Elf Who Lost Christmas.
Next Stage Press - Episode 15 - Scott Gibson11/05/2019 Duration: 50min
Gene talks to Colorado playwright Scott Gibson about his plays KILL THE MOMENT, SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE, TWO-POINT-FIVE, and A HOUSE WITH NO QUESTIONS.
Next Stage Press - Episode 14 - Kevin D. Ferguson21/03/2019 Duration: 40min
Gene talks to South Carolina playwright Kevin D. Ferguson about his wonderful drama "Child's Play", his adaptation of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol", and about his new play "A Thing with Feathers".
Next Stage Press - Episode 13 - Tommy Jamerson09/03/2019 Duration: 40min
Gene speaks with New Jersey playwright Tommy Jamerson about his wonderful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland entitled "Alice the Brave and Other tales from Wonderland" , how he decides what tales to adapt for children, and his preference on the types of plays young audiences are exposed to.
Next Stage Press - Episode 12 - Rebecca Salomonsson03/03/2019 Duration: 41min
Gene speaks with Colorado playwright Rebecca Salomonsson about her play "Where the Wild Thyme Blows, the impact of Shakespeare on her writing, and how she got involved with audio describing performances for the visually impaired.
Next Stage Press - Episode 10 - Rebecca Gorman O'Neill10/12/2018 Duration: 34min
Denver playwright Rebecca Gorman O'Neill talks about her dark play THE GREATER GOOD, her association with And Toto Too Theatre Company, as well as her newest play THE GHOSTS OF US.
Next Stage Press - Episode 9 - John Patrick Bray25/10/2018 Duration: 46min
Gene speaks with Georgia playwright John Patrick Bray about his experience turning a classic of literature into a new stage version, his experience in turning one of his plays into a feature film, as well as the appeal for crafting plays based on pre-existing source material.
Next Stage Press - Episode 8 - Denise O'Neal19/10/2018 Duration: 33min
Texas playwright Denise O’Neal talks about her experience creating her play FLY IN THE WINDSHIELD, the challenges some plays face when they are created to be a tool in recovery, as well as the notice she is getting for her play festival FADE TO BLACK.
Next Stage Press - Episode 7 - Penny Jackson13/10/2018 Duration: 38min
New York playwright Penny Jackson talks about her experience developing her powerful play I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT, her thoughts on the state of cyber-bullying, gun violence, as well as her experience writing for film vs. Theatre
Next Stage Press - Episode 6 - Bradley Nies22/09/2018 Duration: 45min
Texas playwright Bradley Nies talks about his experience with the Texas University Interscholastic League, his love for using the city of Houston as a backdrop for many of his plays, as well as the appeal for crafting plays based on True Crime.
Next Stage Press - Episode 5 - Amanda Bishop Guthrie15/09/2018 Duration: 28min
Texas playwright Amanda Bishop Guthrie talks about her experience with the Texas University Interscholastic League…better known in the Lone Star State as UIL, the origins of her popular short play "Ville du Havre", as well as what compels her to chose historical based subjects for her writing.
Next Stage Press - Episode 4 - Daniel Guyton19/08/2018 Duration: 39min
In this episode, Georgia playwright Daniel Guyton talks about plays with darker overtones, his wonderful play GEORGIE GETS A FACELIFT, and the idea that Theatre shouldn't always be safe.
Next Stage Press - Episode 3 - Arthur M. Jolly04/08/2018 Duration: 33min
Houston-based playwright Arthur M. Jolly talks about the process in creating more compelling roles for women, his association with Babes with Blades Theatre Company in Chicago, as well as his latest play THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION.
Next Stage Press - Episode 2 - Bryan Maynard - 4/23/1723/04/2017 Duration: 33min
Houston playwright Bryan Maynard talks about his work with Cone Man Running Productions and crafting the second act of an unusual new play centered around clowns.
Next Stage Press - Episode 1 - Gene Kato12/09/2013 Duration: 23min
The first Podcast featuring Gene Kato - who talks about the origin of Next Stage Press and a few of his earlier plays.