A podcast about reading plays.
Angry Young Women - Recent British Feminist Theatre
The last 10 years have seen a dramatic rise in new young female playwrights. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and is likely one that we will return to. This week we look at four plays from the last 10 years that challenge form and present new ideas with ferocity, and anger.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (feat. Ali Gautier)
First guest episode. Activist, artist, and writer Ali Gautier joins to discuss For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.
Sarah Kane - Stoic Brutalist
Sarah Kane was born in 1971. Her first play BLASTED was produced at the Royal Court in 1995. She produced the remainder of her work: PHAEDRA'S LOVE, CLEANSED, CRAVE, and 4.48 Psychosis between 1996 - 2000. Sarah Kane died in 1999. Unlike anyone else you'll ever read, fearless and brutal. A powerful voice on love.
Plays About Sexual Violence
Today we discuss four plays which engage that the subject of sexual violence. Theatre can be a lot of things. Here it is brutal, comforting, convicting, and full of some of the most difficult questions asked in the most creative and engaging of ways. Resources are linked in the description.
Ike Holter lures you in with humor and then breaks your neck with the slack you've given. He's prolific, dedicated, and clearly wholly in love with the form. This week we look at a writer who is incredibly "right now."
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Family Plays 2010 - Today
Family Dramas will find the dirt in your fingernails and exploit it to the last drop. They have always been had a central place in theatre. This week we're looking at some Family Plays from the last 10 years.
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