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From AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, a podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life's muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and - ultimately - what makes writers tick. (This feed is for the Subtext from 2018 onwards. For old episodes of the Subtext from 2015 to 2017, visit https://thisstage.la/category/the-subtext)

From AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, a podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life's muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and - ultimately - what makes writers tick. (This feed is for the Subtext from 2018 onwards. For old episodes of the Subtext from 2015 to 2017, visit https://thisstage.la/category/the-subtext)
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From AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, a podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life's muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and - ultimately - what makes writers tick. (This feed is for the Subtext from 2018 onwards. For old episodes of the Subtext from 2015 to 2017, visit https://thisstage.la/category/the-subtext)

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Episodes

The Subtext: Roger Q Mason on Coming Out as Genderqueer

7/16/2019
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The playwright talks about being forbidden from performing growing up and learning how to be his authentic self.

Duration:01:04:46

The Subtext: Networking with Will Snider, Anna Moench, and Steve Yockey

6/18/2019
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The three playwrights discuss the importance of building and maintaining relationships in this industry.

Duration:02:21:26

The Subtext: Audrey Cefaly and Lisa Langford on Overcoming Rejection

5/14/2019
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Catching up with two playwrights at the National New Play Network showcase.

Duration:02:08:39

The Subtext: Chisa Hutchinson Is Not a Fan of Colorblind Casting

3/19/2019
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The playwright of 'Somebody's Daughter' and 'Surely Goodness and Mercy' talks about how private school almost broke her and how August Wilson shaped her thinking.

Duration:00:48:53

The Subtext: Rebecca Gilman

2/19/2019
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The playwright of 'Luna Gale' and the new 'Twilight Bowl' discusses the perfect day job and that time she slept in Mary Rodgers's apartment.

Duration:01:24:26

The Subtext: Kristin Idaszak

1/15/2019
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The award-winning playwright talks about early inspirations, breakthroughs, and how Naomi Iizuka pushed to write look inward to find her voice.

Duration:01:07:52

The Subtext: Isaac Gomez

12/11/2018
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The playwright talks about growing up the border and his play 'La Ruta,' currently running at Steppenwolf Theatre.

Duration:02:24:22

The Subtext: Ike Holter

11/13/2018
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The prolific playwright talks about his newest play 'Rightlynd,' his adopted hometown of Chicago, and how he handles rejection.

Duration:00:59:22

The Subtext: Paula Vogel

10/16/2018
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The great playwright and educator talks about her ambitions for her own work and for the art form she loves.

Duration:02:25:30

The Subtext: Kurt Chiang

9/19/2018
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He's written more than 300 two-minute plays, but the artistic director of Chicago's Neo-Futurists doesn't consider himself a playwright. Brian James Polak finds out why.

Duration:02:06:27

The Subtext: Jennifer Blackmer

8/15/2018
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Brian James Polak interviews the playwright/professor about writing science-based plays and fostering the next generation of writers.

Duration:01:13:30

The Subtext: Mike Lew

7/17/2018
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Brian James Polak interviews the author of 'Teenage Dick' about disabled representation onstage, and also about writing 'structure-less joke-fests.'

Duration:01:02:36

The Subtext: Caridad Svich

6/12/2018
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Brian James Polak interviews the prolific playwright/activist about her new play 'Red Bike' and theatre as an audience engagement tool.

Duration:01:12:02

The Subtext: Carlos Murillo

5/15/2018
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A chat with the playwright and professor about his career in New York, Minneapolis, and Chicago.

Duration:01:03:24

The Subtext: Leah Nanako Winkler and Mark Schultz

4/17/2018
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This month's episode is super-long because Brian James Polak traveled to the Humana Festival and spoke to two playwrights that were getting world premieres there.

Duration:01:22:27

The Subtext: Catherine Trieschmann

3/13/2018
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This month, playwright Brian James Polak travels to Milwaukee, Wisc., to interview Catherine Trieschmann, the writer of 'How the World Began' and 'One House Over.'

Duration:01:03:04

The Subtext: Basil Kreimendahl

2/15/2018
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In this podcast episode, an interview with the playwright of 'We're Gonna Be Okay' and 'Orange Julius.'

Duration:01:12:59

The Subtext: Antoinette Nwandu

1/19/2018
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On the first episode of American Theatre's newest podcast: Playwright Brian James Polak interviews Paula Vogel Playwriting Award winner Antoinette Nwandu.

Duration:01:16:51

Introducing a New/Old Podcast: The Subtext

1/16/2018
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Introducing a new podcast to American Theatre's network: the Subtext, where playwright Brian James Polak interviews playwrights about what makes them tick.

Duration:00:00:38