Our coverage of Outrageous Fortune continues with discussion centered on Chapter III: The Way of the Play.
If you liked what you heard in the podcast, let us know in the comments. Chapters IV, V, and VI discussions are on the way, and Outrageous Fortune provides an excellent jump-start to the conversation about the entire theatre landscape.
00:00-06:25: We meet today’s panelists, which include Christina Ham, Joshua Humphrey, Brian O’Neal, and newcomer Mat Smart and move into talking about relationships with literary managers.
06:25-10:28: Feedback and aid from literary managers and when it’s acceptable to receive it.
10:28-16:34: Agents and where their particular talents can be most useful for the playwright.
16:34-19:57: What Mat and Christina perceive as the main obstacles for getting their plays produced versus what chapter III reveals.
19:57-22:59: We discuss the tendency of “vetted” plays to sweep across the national landscape.
22:59-26:42 : Mat talks about getting plays into the hands of the proper people and the possible ramifications. Mat also goes into talking about one of the most important aspects of getting produced: writing good plays.
26:42-30:15: Our final discussion point details commissions and the outcomes (mostly positive) surrounding them.
30:15-33:56: Christina and Mat provide final advice for writers and aspiring playwrights.