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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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United States

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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)

Language:

English

Contact:

2126095900


Episodes

The Subtext: Mac Rogers’s ‘Unusual’ Journey Through Time and Relative Dimensions

9/21/2021
This month Brian talks with the playwright and audio dramatist about 'The Honeycomb Trilogy,' guardian angels, and 'Doctor Who.'

Duration:05:06:32

The Subtext: Jacqueline Goldfinger and the Lure of the Cliff

8/25/2021
This month Brian talks to the Philly writer of 'Babel' and 'The Arsonists' about playwriting, parenting, and risk.

Duration:04:31:38

The Subtext: Taking Wallace Shawn Seriously

6/22/2021
This month, a talk with with a playwriting legend, whose most apocalyptic recent works are being released this week as podcasts.

Duration:03:13:59

The Subtext: David Henry Hwang, High and Low

5/17/2021
This month Brian talks to the writer of 'M. Butterfly,' 'Yellow Face,' 'Chinglish,' and 'Soft Power' about Joe Papp, hate crimes, and the ironic uplift of surviving a flop.

Duration:03:02:45

The Subtext: Quiara Alegría Hudes and the Path of the Healer

4/19/2021
This month Brian talks to the playwright of 'Water by the Spoonful' and 'In the Heights' about her new memoir, 'My Broken Language.'

Duration:00:46:33

The Subtext: Plays That Fill You Up

3/23/2021
This month Brian surveys playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and critics about the works they just can't shake, and why.

Duration:07:09:47

The Subtext: The Many Forms of Jen Silverman

2/16/2021
This month Brian talks with the playwright of 'The Moors' and 'Collective Rage' about how writing for TV inspired her write a novel about the theatre.

Duration:03:55:46

The Subtext: Pandemic Playwriting, Part 2

1/19/2021
This month, a check-in with the playwrights who first called in last March to see how they've fared in the intervening 10 months.

Duration:01:48:11

The Subtext: Gwydion Suilebhan’s Homecoming

12/22/2020
This month Brian talks to the playwright/poet/marketer who's the driving force behind the New Play Exchange.

Duration:06:28:43

The Subtext: Kate Hamill’s Sensibility

11/24/2020
The actor/playwright behind a trove of popular literary adaptations talks about her inspiration, and about her non-Austen work.

Duration:00:43:01

The Subtext: David Adjmi’s Artist’s Heart

10/20/2020
This month Brian talks to playwright and author David Adjmi about family pressure, falling behind, and filling a niche.

Duration:01:14:56

The Subtext: Making Space With Tanuja Jagernauth

9/16/2020
This month Brian talks to the Chicago-based playwright, activist, and healer about the transition points in her life and career.

The Subtext: Writing Across Mediums

8/18/2020
This month Brian hands the mic to Playwrights' Center's Jeremy Cohen and a panel of multi-platform writers.

Duration:01:56:07

The Subtext: Backstory and Foreshadowing

7/27/2020
In this solo episode, Brian reflects on the podcast's origins, frets about the future, and finds hope in an elder's advice.

Duration:01:40:26

The Subtext: E.M. Lewis’s Audio Diary

5/26/2020
The award-winning playwright records the joys and challenges of daily life on a farm in rural Oregon during the pandemic lockdown.

Duration:01:22:38

The Subtext: Excerpts From a Lost Spring

4/23/2020
This month, an anthology of scenes and monologues from 15 plays whose premieres were cut short by COVID-19.

Duration:00:59:01

The Subtext: Coronavirus Edition

3/23/2020
A special bonus episode features voicemails from playwrights all over the country about this extraordinary historical moment and how they're faring.

Duration:00:43:15

The Subtext: Will Arbery’s Guilt Traps

3/17/2020
The playwright of 'Plano' and 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' talks about Dallas theatre, existential crisis, and the difference between love and empathy.

Duration:01:33:09

The Subtext: Korde Arrington Tuttle’s Sporting Chance

2/18/2020
The playwright of 'graveyard shift' talks about football, spoken-word poetry, and finding a home in the theatre.

Duration:02:20:24

The Subtext: C.A. Johnson’s Trapped Women

1/21/2020
The writer of 'Thirst' and 'All the Natalie Portmans' talks about her Louisiana upbringing, starting out in fan fiction, and why she writes about cornered women.

Duration:02:23:24