Active Listening is a New Dramatists podcast series that invites the resident playwrights to experiment with story, intimacy and immediacy through sound experiences. This initiative was born of the questions that became urgent as our pandemic lockdowns began: "What are creative alternatives to gathering together in rooms?" "What might a play for the ear sound like?"
Active Listening Episode 17: Naveen Bahar Choudhury
A collage of text messages, phone calls, and memories from the early days of lockdown in New York City, when the author was stricken with Covid-19.
Active Listening Episode 16: Matthew Paul Olmos
A look at the process of Matthew Paul Olmos' play The Un'Admiring.
Active Listening Episode 15: Matthew Freeman
An expressionist portrait of the live performance of a play without words.
Active Listening Episode 14: Kirk Wood Bromley
The second scene of a play in which Professor Bertha Lerner and her students start a house of feminist studies in which men aren’t allowed.
Active Listening Episode 13: Karinne Keithley Syers
The coda from Do Not Do This Ever Again, a play from 2007 written in the form of a garden; this is just one of its plants.
Active Listening Episode 12: C. Julian Jiménez
A man deals with his mother's chemotherapy treatments by cruising an orderly at a Cancer hospital.
Great way for great writers to reach a new audience