Host Robert Shull explores avenues for local actors and writers to express themselves through the local non-profit Bloomington Playwrights Project. Guest Gabe Gloden serves as public relations director for the BPP. Gabe describes the BPP mission and some of the ways they promote the writing and production of original plays. He talks about the relevance of his Indiana University SPEA degree to his BPP role and where he might like to go from here. Gabe describes a number of past and future BPP productions and the annual special theatrical events such as the Blizzard (27 mini-plays performed in under two hours), the Playoffs (ten plays written and performed in a 24 hour period), and the lascivious R-rated Sex/Death series. He describes the two primary annual events which give would-be playwrights an opportunity to submit plays. The Reva Shiner Contest solicits plays from writer around the world and awards the winner with a cash prize and the fully supported production of the play. The Laura Shiner Studio series gives novice playwrights an opportunity to develop a script and get expert feedback.
Excerpt from City Council Member, Steve Volan’s Talk: “Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns”
On Tuesday, Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan gave a talk regarding Indiana University’s place, …