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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: Kimber Lee Isn’t Cagey About Her Process

11/22/2022
This month Brian talks to the author of 'tokyo fish story' and 'brownsville song (b-side for tray)' about panic, curiosity, and the earned laughs average.

Duration:01:18:26

The Subtext: Spenser Davis Wants to Be Part of Something Big

10/24/2022
This month Brian talks to the busy writer-director about his background, the supportiveness of Chicago's theatre scene, and his penchant for large-cast plays.

The Subtext: Callie Kimball’s Maine Event

9/27/2022
In this episode, Brian talks to a longtime friend and colleague about her circuitous path from and back to the Pine Tree State, and what that journey has meant for her as a writer.

Duration:01:29:29

The Subtext: Where Madeline Sayet Belongs

8/22/2022
This month Brian talks to the writer/performer of 'Where We Belong,' inspired by her experiences as a Native person loving, studying, then questioning Shakespeare.

Duration:01:06:03

The Subtext: More Than 10 Minutes With Gary Garrison

7/26/2022
This month Brian talks to the former NYU playwriting professor about growing up in Texas, intuition vs. intellect, and the elusive art of the 10-minute play.

Duration:01:19:37

The Subtext: Dipika Guha Is a Seeker

6/21/2022
This month Brian talks to the 'Yoga Play' author about the absurdism of real life and how her globally forged voice meets contemporary American life.

Duration:01:23:02

The Subtext: Lynn Nottage, Learning From Every Job

5/31/2022
This month Brian talks to the prolific and decorated playwright about her early struggles and triumphs, and that time she got stuck in the Lincoln Center bathroom.

Duration:00:57:40

The Subtext: Jeremy Cohen’s Magical Gifts

5/10/2022
This month Brian talks to the producing artistic director of Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis about supporting writers, following a unicorn, and teaching doctors to write.

Duration:01:08:47

The Subtext: In the Middle With Heather Raffo

4/27/2022
For this special reported episode, Brian goes deep on the actor-writer and her very personal new play, 'Tomorrow Will Be Sunday.'

Duration:01:27:12

The Subtext: Tracy Letts’s Moments of Recognition

4/11/2022
This month the author of 'August: Osage County' and 'The Minutes' talks about acting, writing, the mystique of Chicago, and the heartbreak of Oklahoma.

Duration:00:44:43

The Subtext: Live With Amy Quan Barry

3/29/2022
In this special episode, recorded live in Madison, Wisc., Brian interviews the poet/playwright who wrote 'The Mytilenean Debate' for Forward Theater.

Duration:01:01:08

The Subtext: Voices of Ukraine

3/17/2022
For this special episode in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Brian compiles messages from theatre artists in the U.S., the U.K., Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine.

Duration:01:14:37

The Subtext: Rajiv Joseph on Putin and Basketball

3/15/2022
Brian talks to the playwright, whose new play 'King James' is playing at Steppenwolf, about war, sports, and writing what you want.

Duration:01:11:50

The Subtext: Class With Kari Bentley-Quinn

2/22/2022
Brian talks to the Queens-based playwright about her New England roots and her approach to balancing work and mental health.

Duration:00:49:21

The Subtext: Daniel Alexander Jones’s Library

1/25/2022
This month Brian talks to the creator of Jomama Jones about the books and music that saved him as a child, and how they led to the books and music he's making now.

Duration:01:23:27

The Subtext: Toward Liberation With Haruna Lee

12/20/2021
For the final episode of 2021, Brian talks to the writer of 'Suicide Forest' about roles that are different than, and closer to, their true self.

Duration:00:55:40

The Subtext: John Patrick Shanley’s Dreams and Schemes

11/23/2021
This month Brian talks to the author of 'Doubt' and 'Moonstruck' about the struggles of his early years and the hard-won wisdom of his later ones.

Duration:01:05:32

The Subtext: What Makes Gina Femia Run

10/27/2021
This month Brian talks to the Brooklyn-based playwright about fighting back against abuse, hustling past gatekeepers, and finding her authentic voice.

Duration:01:14:24

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