101 Stage Adaptations

The Playwrights' Center with Hannah Joyce & Alayna Jacqueline (Ep. 47)

November 09, 2023 Hannah Joyce, Alayna Jacqueline Episode 47
101 Stage Adaptations
The Playwrights' Center with Hannah Joyce & Alayna Jacqueline (Ep. 47)
Show Notes

This week is Part 1 of 2 where Melissa interviews fellow theatre artists/arts administrators/podcasters Alayna Jacqueline & Hannah Joyce from the Playwrights' Center.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The Playwrights' Center and its many programs and offerings
  • Who can become a member
  • What the PWC has coming up in the near future
  • The excitement of working with big name playwrights 

And more!

Resources Mentioned
Playwrights' Center
Theatre Begins Here Podcast

About Our Guests
Hannah Joyce is the Director of Membership and education programs at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. From 2017 to 2022 she was also the producing artistic director of the William Inge Theater Festival in Kansas. Hannah has developed the new work of some the country’s finest playwrights over the past two decades and had the joy of celebrating visionary American playwrights. Through her work she has produced countless new play development workshops with playwrights from across the country, and worked with hundreds of theater artists in support of those plays. Originally from St. Louis, Hannah has worked and performed with a number of theater companies throughout the Midwest, including the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Shakespeare Company, That Uppity Theater Company, Daleko Arts, and Prison Performing Arts.  

Alayna Jacqueline is a Minneapolis-based playwright, dramaturg, and educator born and raised in Buckeye Nation. She’s an instigator for new plays with the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. In her absurd experimental writing, she loves finding new ways to bend, reshape, and deconstruct stories for the stage. Her writing weaves between themes of identity, mental health, women’s relationships, privilege, and the corruption of power. Alayna’s work has been performed and/or developed at Theater Mu, Phoenix Theater, Market Garden Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Playwrights’ Center, MadLab Theater, Lincoln Theater, Pythian Theater, and Haybarn Theater. Her play ALL OF THE EVERYTHING was produced at the 2019 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. 


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