23 episodes

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)

The Subtext American Theatre

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 35 Ratings

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)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

TravisBedard ,

New Friends

Brian James Polak vulnerably pushes at some of the best and brightest makers of the day and finds out what they're most passionate about and how they got there. This is the equivalent of sitting down to coffee with really smart folks and getting to The Goods really quickly.

Fjabdjsbebs ,

A Gift to Artists

This podcast adds so much depth to my day. I find these conversations valuable and varied. In a world where playwrights’ personalities and ideas are often funneled through their work, it’s a unique opportunity to hear them speak freely about so many experiences and curiosities. Brian, a great writer himself, excels as a conversationalist with playwrights as he guides them through personal and professional stories over the course of an hour. It that feels like you’re in the room with them. Highly recommend.

metamorphilia ,

Best playwriting and theatre podcast

Hands down, best theatre and playwriting podcast. Absolutely love it, and it is a must listen for playwrights and those who love theatre. The host keeps it simple and allows the interviews to flow and ‘breathe.’

Truly lovely.

@jessie_salsbury

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