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35 minutes | May 19, 2021
EP 23: Sloppy Bonnie by Krista Knight
Playwright Krista Knight talks about her upcoming production of her play SLOPPY BONNIE
43 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep 22: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman
Guest Host, Sarah Rose Leonard interviews writer Jen Silverman about her debut novel, "We Play Ourselves."
33 minutes | May 12, 2021
Ep 21: Artistic Stamp
Composer and lyricist Tim Huang talks about his recent collaboration with Artistic Stamp, co-founded by stage director Shelley Butler
31 minutes | May 3, 2021
Ep 20: BIPOC Critics Lab
Brittani Samuels, Steven Vargas, and Ana Zambrana talk about their experience in the BIPOC Critics Lab, spearheaded by writer Jose Solís.
38 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Ep 19: Active Listening with Karinne Keithley Syers & Melisa Tien
Karinne Keithley Syers & Melisa Tien talk about Active Listening, a New Dramatists podcast series that experiments with plays for the ear.
38 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Ep 18: 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab
Playwrights Karen Hartman, Lisa Ramirez, and Ken Urban talk about their experience in the 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab.
33 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Ep 17: Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams
Playwright and Actress Jocelyn Bioh talks about her play NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at MCC Theater, postponed due to COVID-19
48 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Ep 16: Immigrants Get the Job Done
Founders of the See Lighting Foundation, Cha See and Rodrigo Munoz, explain the unfortunate circumstances immigrant artists face during the pandemic.
37 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Ep 15: Hey Zoomers! It's Black Feminist Video Game
Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Victoria Collado tell Melissa how they turned a workshop lost to the pandemic into a fulfilling virtual experience
41 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Ep 14: Never Alone Onstage
Nora El Samahy talks with Melissa about her show 9 PARTS OF DESIRE that was forced to close due to covid-19 after four nights of previews at Portland Center Stage.
45 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Ep 13: The 2020 Kilroys List
Kilroys members Jaclyn Backhaus & Obehi Janice discuss The 2020 List with Melissa in partnership with 3Views on Theater.
32 minutes | May 17, 2020
Ep 12: 3Views & Intimate Apparel's Kearstin Piper Brown
In partnership with 3Views on Theater, Melissa talks with singer Kearstin Piper Brown from Lincoln Center's suspended production of Intimate Apparel
45 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
Ep 11: Mo Money Mo Werk
Elaine Grogan Luttrall, a CPA and accredited financial counselor who runs Minerva Financial Arts, a company that helps creative individuals with the business and money side of their creativity, breaks down the ins and outs of a werking artist's wallet.
49 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Ep 10: Grants Better Have My Money
Ryan Fogarty, a playwright who also works in development, helps de-mystify the grant seeking process along with tips for getting money that is meant for artists.
54 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Ep 9: The Business of Opera & Theater
Vid Guerrerio, Writer, breaks down the intersection of commerce and art, especially in the opera world.
58 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
Ep 8: To MFA or not to MFA? A Director's Perspective.
Zi Alikhan, Director, talks with Melissa about the pros and cons of MFA Programs in the Theater.
47 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Ep 7: Medical Appropriation Onstage
David Harrell, Actor, Writer and Disability Advocate breaks down how performers with disabilities are viewed onstage and off.
38 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Ep 6: Reviews I Can't Use
58 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Ep 5: Werking Out Criticism in the Arts
Sarah Ruhl, Playwright and Cassie da Costa, Critic, break down the state of criticism in the arts.
46 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Ep 4: Werking Artist vs Parent Artist, Part 2
Lear deBessonet, Founder of Public Works, and Tommy McGinn, Actor, continue our discussion about raising children--and caring for others in general-- while making theater.
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