The award-winning playwright talks about early inspirations, breakthroughs, and how Naomi Iizuka pushed to write look inward to find her voice.
The playwright talks about growing up the border and his play ‘La Ruta,’ currently running at Steppenwolf Theatre.
The prolific playwright talks about his newest play ‘Rightlynd,’ his adopted hometown of Chicago, and how he handles rejection.
The great playwright and educator talks about her ambitions for her own work and for the art form she loves.
He’s written more than 300 two-minute plays, but the artistic director of Chicago’s Neo-Futurists doesn’t consider himself a playwright. Brian James Polak finds out why.
Brian James Polak interviews the playwright/professor about writing science-based plays and fostering the next generation of writers.
Brian James Polak interviews the author of ‘Teenage Dick’ about disabled representation onstage, and also about writing ‘structure-less joke-fests.’
Brian James Polak interviews the prolific playwright/activist about her new play ‘Red Bike’ and theatre as an audience engagement tool.
A chat with the playwright and professor about his career in New York, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
This month’s episode is super-long because Brian James Polak traveled to the Humana Festival and spoke to two playwrights that were getting world premieres there.