Welcome to Theatre 33’s podcast series Building Play. In each episode Theatre 33 artists will talk about the art and craft of playwriting. We'll discuss how we develop new work with our playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and dramaturges as we all focused on Building Play.

Building Play is made possible through generous donations from Ronni Lacroute, Pioneer Trust Bank, and the Oregon Community Foundation.

Additional support for podcast development was provided through Willamette's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Liberal Arts Research Collaborative initiative.                            


Podcast Episode 1: Why Theatre 33?
Interview with founding members: Susan Coromel, Tom Nabhan, and Rachel Kinsman Steck
RELEASED Thursday, June 18

Podcast Episode 2: Transitioning from One Act to Full Play with EM Lewis.
Interview with Susan Coromel, Deb Vaughn, and Playwright EM Lewis
RELEASED Friday, July 3 

Podcast Episode 3: Designing for New Plays.
Stephen Alexander, director of Windberry Creek will moderate.
RELEASED Wednesday, July 8

Podcast Episode 4: Responding to Environment or Community Circumstances.
Interview with Stephen Alexander, Deb Vaughn, and Playwright Rachael Carnes
RELEASED Wednesday, July 22

Podcast Episode 5: What on Earth is Dramaturgy?
Interview with Deb Vaughn and Nora Douglass, moderated by Susan Coromel
RELEASED Sunday, July 26

Podcast Episode 6: Writing Alums - The Theatre 33 Process for Playwrights.
Interview with Laura Wheatman Hill, E.M. Lewis, and Emily Golden
RELEASED Wednesday, August 12




The Three X 33 Summer Series will continue online this summer.

Readings will be streamed via Zoom. Please join a zoom reading performance and help contribute to our development process. 

To receive an invitation for a zoom reading performance please email an RSVP with the title of the play you wish to join to theatre-33@willamette.edu We will send you an email with the zoom information to join the readings. 

Wednesday, June 10 at 7 PM
Live Reading: The Museum by Gabrielle Brewer-Wallin
Dramaturge: Deb Vaughn
Performer: Jane Fellows
Moderator: Susan Coromel

Wednesday, June 24 at 7 PM
Live Reading: Dorothy’s Dictionary by E.M. Lewis
Dramaturge: Deb Vaughn
Moderator: Susan Coromel


Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm
Live Reading: Windberry Creek by Rachael Carnes
Dramaturge: Deb Vaughn
Moderator: Susan Coromel


Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00 pm
Live Reading: Tips for Raising my Daughter by Laura Wheatman Hill
Dramaturge: Nora Douglass
Moderator Rod Ceballos and Susan Coromel



Willamette University

Theatre 33

Salem Campus

M. Lee Pelton Theatre
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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