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By Skye Robinson Hillis

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By Diana Burbano, Chris Shelton, Tom Shelton

The ANPF Play4Keeps Podcast is your ticket to the theatre!

We present audio performances of compelling new plays by incredible playwrights as well as engaging conversations with theatre creators.

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By Skye Robinson Hillis

In their fifteen years together, married actors Michael and Corinne have stood by their decision to focus on their respective careers and each other, and to not have children. When Michael is suddenly confronted…

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Artichoke Hearts

By Sarah Mitchell

Artichoke Hearts cuts into the strange, sadistic state of being in love. Written and performed by Sarah Mitchell in a series of embodied interviews, the show investigates why we bother…

Brilliant Works of Art

Brilliant Works of Art

By Donna Hoke

Law student Abby Gates has no qualms about becoming a sugar baby to get her tuition bills paid…until it means keeping a secret from the man she loves, an artist…


Butterflies and Margarine

By Oded Gross

Hazel has fallen in love with John. She met John three months prior when she found him naked in a field, unable to remember anything, not who he is, how…

Dance of the Fluxons

By Drew Katzman

Is there one defining principle that underlies the behavior of all physical matter? Does it also underlie the behavior of emotional matter? Will Rainbow get to the pre-party? Should dinner…

Donna Orbits the Moon

By Ian August

Something is not quite right with Donna: She’s a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a minor celebrity to all the bake sale planners in town, but something is making…

Elevator Girl

By Donna Hoke

Elevator Girl was never meant to be more than an urban legend, a sexual revenge fantasy created by Vanessa and her graphic illustrator boyfriend. But when the comic superhero unleashes…

Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes

By Franky D. Gonzalez

Synopsis An examination of the inmates within a system trying to discover meaning in the face of isolation and doubt in one’s own worth over a 25-year bid. The play…


By Steven Haworth

The play is a farce about tragic people. Zacharia Smythe, assistant professor of art, has come to Madrid to take a short sabbatical and study a painting by Fernando Rafael…

Flowers in the Desert

By Donna Hoke

After 14 years of marriage, Britt and Joe called it quits, so Joe is surprised when three years later, Britt asks him to try again. Cheater Joe still loves his…

For Nina

By Robert Emmet Lunney

Nina Dalton is a major movie star performing in a new play by her older, Pulitzer Prize-winning husband, Brian Bartov. Their world is shaken by the return of Gar Jackson,…

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Front Room

By Richard Kalinoski

Sandra, a middle-aged woman who is a professor of theater at a small college, attempts to safeguard her irascible mother, who is a desperate hoarder. While Sandra begins preparations to…

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We’re so happy to bring these two past ANPF winners together in conversation! Skye Robinson Hillis (ANPF…

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Join these two multitalented theatre creators for an engaging conversation that takes you through stories of creating…

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Beth Kander and Ian August are a joy to listen to when they get together, whether in…

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Podcast Team


Nick Canepa
Sound Engineer

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Kara Q. Lewis
Creative Director

Andy Herndon Play4Keeps Podcast

Andy Neal

James Pagliasotti

James Pagliasotti

Ella Tarczy recording enginner Play4Keeps

Ella Tarczy
Sound Engineer