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  • Playwright Spotlight: Seayoung Yim

    Playwright Spotlight: Seayoung Yim

    Cantaloupe, [Quickies 15, April – May 2014, and Cupcake Reading Series, Sept. 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for Cantaloupe come from? The Live Girls! short play challenge required us to write a play dealing with the themes of magic and or science. It was hard for me to think of something, so I asked my roommate, friends, coworkers, and […]

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  • Fall Cupcakes 2013: Playwright Spotlights

    Fall Cupcakes 2013: Playwright Spotlights

    CUPCAKE READING SERIES, Fall 2013, September 12 – 15 (Get your tickets NOW!) ___________________________ What makes a playwright tick? Where do they get their ideas? What are their favorite words? Playwright Spotlights give you a chance to see directly into the minds of the fabulous women who created the fall’s version of the Cupcakes: Zoey […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Kelsey Wilk

    Playwright Spotlight: Kelsey Wilk

    its a gift shop after all, [Quickies 16, June 2015] Taco Spell, [Quickies 15, April – May 2014, and Cupcake Reading Series, Sept. 2013] Simon Fairchild [Cupcake Reading Series, March 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for its a gift shop after all come from? My friend Rachel and I were texting and she said something about her […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Emily Feldman

    Playwright Spotlight: Emily Feldman

    MADELINE J. SMALL IS GETTING SMALLER [Cupcake Reading Series, Sept. 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for MADELINE J. SMALL IS GETTING SMALLER come from? I had a vision of a doll-sized woman trapped inside a jar and I wondered how her full-sized community would interact with her. I didn’t know how she got there, so I […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Zoey Cane Belyea

    Playwright Spotlight: Zoey Cane Belyea

    Lightning [Cupcake Reading Series, September 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for Lightning come from? I was teaching theatre at Madrona K-8 and my friend Lauren was teaching visual art to kindergartners.  They did a very interesting project where the students drew pictures and described how they thought cell phones worked.  The idea of technology’s pervasiveness has always […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Ann Eisenberg

    Playwright Spotlight: Ann Eisenberg

    Hot [Quickies 15, April – May 2014 & Cupcake Reading Series, September 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for Hot come from? At a book group meeting we were talking about our hot flashes, and one friend said, “Some nights I just want to stand naked on my balcony.” That set my imagination on a collision course with this story. […]

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  • Cupcake 2013 – Fall

    Cupcake 2013 – Fall

    The Cupcake Reading Series is a staple of LG!’s Bakery Play Development program, which helps female playwrights by providing resources like staged readings, talk-backs and new play commissions. With intimate readings followed by talk-backs, the Cupcake Reading Series gives audiences a chance to get to know the work of exciting up and coming playwrights as […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Lane

    Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Lane

    i am the girl with the spun gold hair [Quickies Vol. 14, June 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for i am the girl with the spun gold hair come from? I wrote this piece in class with Chuck Mee while I was a grad student, and he gave us a series of amazing writing assignments inspired […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Becky Bruhn

    Playwright Spotlight: Becky Bruhn

    Honey Moon [Quickies Vol. 14, June 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for Honey Moon come from? I was writing a piece on a 3+ hour deadline for a 24-hour play festival (14/48: The World’s Quickest Play Festival) and I had an idea that needed two couples. But when they gave me my assignment it was for three […]

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  • Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Maisel

    Playwright Spotlight: Jennifer Maisel

    #sandy [Quickies Vol. 14, June 2013] ———————————————————— Where did the idea for #sandy come from? Last fall my play, THE LAST SEDER, was opening in New York and Hurricane Sandy struck the first week of our rehearsals.   We were lucky in that we lost only the first few days of rehearsal, but there was a lot […]

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