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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)
||CleanThe Subtext: Kurt Chiang||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.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Jennifer Blackmer||Brian James Polak interviews the playwright/professor about writing science-based plays and fostering the next generation of writers.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Mike Lew||Brian James Polak interviews the author of 'Teenage Dick' about disabled representation onstage, and also about writing 'structure-less joke-fests.'||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Caridad Svich||Brian James Polak interviews the prolific playwright/activist about her new play 'Red Bike' and theatre as an audience engagement tool.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Carlos Murillo||A chat with the playwright and professor about his career in New York, Minneapolis, and Chicago.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Leah Nanako Winkler and Mark Schultz||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.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Catherine Trieschmann||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.'||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Basil Kreimendahl||In this podcast episode, an interview with the playwright of 'We're Gonna Be Okay' and 'Orange Julius.'||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtext: Antoinette Nwandu||On the first episode of American Theatre's newest podcast: Playwright Brian James Polak interviews Paula Vogel Playwriting Award winner Antoinette Nwandu.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing a New/Old Podcast: The Subtext||Introducing a new podcast to American Theatre's network: the Subtext, where playwright Brian James Polak interviews playwrights about what makes them tick.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I feel seen.
I so appreciate these candid conversations that are about work, but also about Very Relatable Topics like anxiety and how to define success. Plus, I’m getting introduced to new playwrights!