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

Episode 4 – David McGee

Listen here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to David about being silly, sitting in the middle of wanting to make big plays but being drawn to things you once found “boring,” and allowing oneself not to belittle the thing you are doing. David reads from his play-in-progress The Greatest Unknown.

Episode 3 – Max Reuben

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Max about revisiting earlier plays, theatre outside of New York City, creating through devising, directing new plays, teaching playwriting, and lessons from his favorite plays to teach. Max reads from a play currently in development. Website: maxreuben.com

Episode 2 – Winter Miller

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Winter about her uniquely feminist childhood, her journey to playwriting from acting and journalism, and challenging oneself to practice empathy at every moment and write for broader audiences. Katharine Heller and Hilary Asare read an excerpt from Winter's play In Darfur. Website: www.wintermiller.com Plays: https://newplayexchange.org/users/140/winter-miller

Episode 1 – Kirya Traber

Listen Here Subscribe on iTunes Spotify! Alex talks to Kirya about her artistic beginnings in Northern California, her transition from acting to playwriting, poetry versus plays, and creating identity-based work. Kirya reads from her play Permitted.