Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast.
This week, we have a very special edition of Offscript. On June 23, American Theatre recorded our first live podcast at the 2016 TCG National Conference in Washington, D.C. Editors Rob Weinert-Kendt and Diep Tran did a Tony Awards postmortem with Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks.
Then Diep spoke with three members of the Welders, a D.C.-based playwrights collective that is currently in transition. Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan, producer Jojo Ruf, and producer Ronee Penoi talk about the advantages of working in a model where playwrights have complete creative control, how the group rotates into the artistic director position, and how the original group of Welders are passing the mantle to a new gang of artists.
Following that, Peter interviewed local playwright Karen Zacarías about her childhood in Mexico, Donald Drumpf, Hamilton, and why not all Latino/a plays are telenovelas.