Episode 13 – Dan McCoy on Self-Producing

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! In this departure from form, Alex follows up with Dan to talk about his experience self-producing his play Dick Pix and Perfect Teeth - the most important factor of self-producing, challenges along the way, and the wonderful work of his cast and crew.

Episode 11 – Catherine Weingarten

Listen here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Catherine about writing romance today, being trashy, body issues, and the phenomenon of discovering repressed feelings in writing. Catherine reads from her play This is How You Got Me Naked. Website: http://www.catherineplaywright.ninja/

Episode 10 – Caridad Svich

Listen here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Caridad about making space for the impossible, the giants of playwriting, reconciling history and the classics, how plays are perceived in our current culture, and problems with how institutions approach them. Caridad reads from Red Bike. Website: http://caridadsvich.com/ Red Bike: Tickets: https://simpaticotheatre.ticketleap.com/red-bike/ SvichFest! Readings: http://www.interacttheatre.org/juneapalooza. Simpatico Theatre Company: simpaticotheatre.org Essay: https://www.larktheatre.org/blog/fuel-hurt-n-holler-trouble-red-bike/ …

Episode 9 – Paris Crayton III

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Paris about fear, creating your "yes," defying expectations, being a different type of rebel, and overcoming abuse. Paris reads from his play Spare the Rod, or By My Mother's Hand. Website: http://www.pariscrayton3.com/ NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/18841/paris-crayton-iii

Episode 8 – Daniel McCoy

Listen here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Daniel about his upcoming productions Perfect Teeth and Dick Pix, jumping between styles, one's intention as a writer, and being your own audience. Daniel reads two samples from Dick Pix.   Links: Show Information: https://perfectpixplays.com/ Support: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=14377 New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/3515/daniel-mccoy

Episode 7 – Francisca Da Silveira

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Francisca about being inspired by history, realizing the importance of sharing personal experiences, writing about millennials, mental health, and building a life as a writer. Actor Christy Hall reads from Francisca's play weightless.     Website: http://www.franciscadasilveira.com Upcoming Shows: Heritage Hill Naturals: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087072028196542/ The Greenhouse Playlab: https://www.mos.org/public-events/greenhouse-playlab

Episode 6 – Ben Firke

Listen here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Ben about what young playwrights should remember, getting sober, socialism, how to use one's privilege, and getting more radicalism into theatre. Ben reads from his play Spoons. More info on Spoons: Crowdfunding: https://www.classy.org/campaign/spoons-a-new-play/c171623 BPT: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364763 Website: http://thetanknyc.org/theater/1020-spoons/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/604007189949038/

Episode 5 – Ryann Weir

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Ryann about coming from an acting background, moving from writing more collaboratively to writing on her own, Westerns, TV vs plays, mimicking what you love, and not being afraid of bad ideas. Ryann reads from her play A Doll's House Part 3. Website: ryannweir.com