Tony Award Winner David H. Hwang on Taking Your Play from Page to Stage (Video)

Hello B&P Family!

Today’s post is dedicated to Glen and Linda — a lovely Christian couple who reached out to Bible & Penn Productions for guidance regarding a Biblically-inspired musical production they are working on. We had a lovely in-depth conversation about where they currently are in their production process and the next steps to move their show forward. When I came across this video of my mentor — Tony Award-Winning playwright David H. Hwang — speaking on the play development process I just had to share it not only with them but with you, too!  In addition to discussing key turning points in moving a play from the page to the stage, he also shares the inspirational journey of how he first entered playwriting and moved from writing “bad plays” to writing award-winning scripts. Hah! In this video, you’ll even catch a glimpse of me in his classroom as a Columbia University second-year MFA Playwriting student. Without further ado, I present to you the wise words of David H. Hwang:

I hope you find David’s message as helpful in video form as it was for me when I was his playwriting student. So much encouragement and wisdom! Playwriting is challenging. It is a long process. It is a grueling process. BUT! It is a rewarding process. Christian playwrights, the world needs the stories God has placed in your heart to tell, and I am here to help you. Feel free to reach out to me via my website contact form. I would love to hear from you. Also, be sure to subscribe to to stay updated on playwriting classes being offered in the future.


Ayvaunn Penn, The Christian Performing Arts Specialist, is the founder of Bible & Penn Productions and the Army of Christian Artists. She is a Christian playwright, composer, and director passionate about creating Bible-based performing arts, providing faith-oriented theatre training, and connecting Christian performing artists across the USA. Click here to join the B&P Army of Christian Artists Registry. Click here to contact Ayvaunn. Click here to follow on Facebook.

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