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First Time for Everyone

First Time for Everyone

By Conor McShane
A podcast where writers cast aside their embarrassment to share and discuss their earliest scripted works, giving us a peek at their awkward writerly adolescence.
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Episode 6: "The Buckets and the Gravel" by Maximillian Gill

First Time for Everyone

Episode 6: "The Buckets and the Gravel" by Maximillian Gill

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Episode 6: "The Buckets and the Gravel" by Maximillian Gill
In this episode, Conor talks to New York-based playwright Maximillian Gill about the very first play he ever wrote: "The Buckets and the Gravel," and where his journey as a writer has taken him.  It's a journey of discovery, of saying "yes" to opportunities, and making an unexpected pit stop in children's theatre.   CAST: Madeline Diego as Way Out Valen Lion as Sharpless Find Madeline on Instagram @madelinediego, and check out Valen's website www.valenlion.com Check out Max's children's play at www.nycchildrenstheater.org Theme Music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:03
April 10, 2021
Episode 5: "Alpha Camp" by Nate Smith
In this episode, we take a look at an excerpt from "Alpha Camp," a full-length play by Chicago-based actor, writer, and activist Nate Smith.  We discuss youthful passion vs. mature reflection, combining different aspects of our personalities through art, and much more. CAST: Azi Akpan as Mady Andre Colin as Jeff Shea Lee as Amber Camryn Pillay as Tracy Caleb Swick as Vince Brenden Zwiebel as Greg Theme Music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Play Intro Music: "When the Ash Settles" by The Westerlies To learn more about Nate's climate change festival and find out how you can take part, visit www.thesixthfest.org
44:58
December 27, 2020
Episode 4: "How Not to Get Rid of a Body" by Seb and Van Peltekian
In this episode, we'll take a look at an unfinished screenplay by brothers and collaborators Seb and Van Peltekian.  Should it have been finished, or did it deserve to be left in the archives?  Let's find out! Featuring Nathan Pease, Phil Boos, Jill Matel, and Paul Kaufmann. Find Nathan on Twitter @nathanpease Visit Jill's website jillmatel.com Check out Phil's YouTube channel 2wierd2BGood Theme Music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:48
September 27, 2020
Episode 3: "Sitting or 'Sitting?'" by Jillian Leff
In this episode, we take a look at one of the very first plays by Chicago-based playwright, actor, and fight choreographer Jillian Leff!  Featuring Lydia Hiller, Genesis Castillo, and Ethan Carlson. Theme Music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Harpsichord Piece: J.S. Bach, "Prelude and Fugue no. 9 in E Major"
27:29
September 4, 2020
Episode 2: "The Special Child" by Timothy David Rey
Welcome back to First Time for Everyone, a podcast where writers unearth their earliest works and share their artistic growing pains with the world!  For our second episode, we present "The Special Child," a monologue by Chicago-based poet, playwright, storyteller, and educator Timothy David Rey, performed by Chicago-based actor Catrina Evans. Find out more about Catrina at www.catrinaevans.com Find Timothy on Twitter and Instagram @timothydavidrey Theme Music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
30:45
August 10, 2020
Episode 1: "What Mommies and Daddies Do" by Conor McShane
Welcome to the debut episode of First Time for Everyone, a podcast where writers share their earliest scripted work for our collective enjoyment and/or schadenfreude.  For our maiden voyage, our host and guinea pig Conor McShane shares his very first short play, "What Mommies and Daddies Do," written in 2006.   Featuring Katy Mahard, Leslie Hull, Jim Walrod, Joe Seibert, Allison Hetter, and Phil Boos. Theme Music: Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4384-sneaky-snitch License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
44:57
June 27, 2020