Each month Brian James Polak (he/him) talks to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In conversations that dive into life’s muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and—ultimately—what makes writers tick.
This month, Brian talks to a one-time playwright who now dedicates his time to supporting playwrights, Jeremy Cohen, who is now in his 11th season as producing artistic director at Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. The Center supports playwrights and their work with a variety of programs, commissions, and networking opportunities. Cohen previously worked as associate artistic director and director of new work at Hartford Stage, and was the founding artistic director of Naked Eye Theatre Company in Chicago.
He talks to Brian about his upbringing in Hartford, his attraction to activism and social work and eventually theatre, and the delicate balance of service and amplification he tries to strike at Playwrights’ Center.
This episode can also be found here.
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