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S.2_E.6 - “The Supreme Value Of A Filled Seat” (Feat. Jacob Janssen)

Tune in for the final episode of the season, with an interview featuring Jacob Janssen, Artistic Producer of The COOP in Brooklyn, NY! This episode was recorded live as a part of Chicago Dramatists’ quarterly Fireside Chat Series. Jacob spoke with Network Director Ean Miles Kessler about how he interrogates the text of a new play, the tremendous importance of creating new work, and the supreme value of a filled seat in a theater.

S.2_E.5 - “The Sky Beyond The Skies” (Feat. Emilio Williams & Alexandra Meda)

This episode, which was recorded live as a part of Chicago Dramatists’ quarterly Fireside Chat Series, features Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright Emilio Williams, and Alexandra Meda, Artistic Director of Teatro Luna West. They spoke with Network Director Ean Miles Kessler about their creative process when working together, theater as a healing practice, and the unique role artists will play as we begin to come together again, after quarantine.

S.2_E.4 - “A Little Bit Of Chaos” (Feat. Mickle Maher)

In this episode Mickle Maher, founding member of Theatre Oobleck, spoke with Network Director Ean Miles Kessler, about the root and start of Oobleck, the importance of having a touch of chaos in your work, and what has sustained him and kept him going during the pandemic.

S.2_E.3 - “The Road That Is Made By Walking: Creating A Space” (Feat. Mark Larson)

In this episode, Mark Larson, author of "Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theatre" sat down with host Ean Miles Kessler. Mark shared some of what he learned while writing his book, his thoughts on what makes the Chicago theater scene so vibrant, and where our community might be headed.

S.2_E.2 - "Craft & Motherhood" (Feat. Sandra Delgado)

In the second episode of season two, Resident Playwright Sandra Delgado sat down with Network Director Ean Miles Kessler to discuss her artistic process, the link she feels between motherhood and creativity, and the importance of telling Latinx stories.

S.2_E.1 - "Sandra Delgado with Mark Larson at Open Books" (Feat. Sandra Delgado & Mark Larson)

In the Season two premiere of "The Sound & The Journey" we have a concise interview featuring two of our upcoming guests: Resident Playwright Sandra Delgado and Mark Larson, author of "Ensemble An Oral History of Chicago Theater." This episode is a recording of a live panel discussion Chicago Dramatists held prior to the quarantine. Featured were three guest speakers: Resident Playwrights Sandra Delgado and Kristin Idaszak, and Steppenwolf alum Sandra Marquez. The evening was moderated by Mark Larson, and the event was hosted by Open Books, located in Chicago's West Loop. Full episodes featuring interviews with both Sandra and Mark are slated for later this season.

S.1_E.4 - "Writing As Resistance" (Feat. Derek Lee McPhatter)

In Season 1, Episode 4, I interview Resident Playwright and Tutterow Alum Derek McPhatter, a recent recipient of a 2021 Creative Capital Award. We spoke about his journey to playwriting, the influence and importance of genre in his work, and how for Derek, writing is a vibrant and essential form of resistance.

S.1_E.3 Network Writers Part II (Feat. Leah Barsanti, Justin Sikes, Lani Montreal)

This is the second installment of a two-part episode, where I spoke to the writers whose work was recently showcased as a part of our Network Playwright 10 Minute Play Festival. In this episode I speak to Network Members Leah Barsanti, Justin Sikes, and Lani Montreal about their process, their craft, and what brought them to Chicago Dramatists, and the Network Playwright Program.

S.1_E.2 - Network Writers Part I (Feat. Toccara Castleman, Mike Frazel, Mary Parisoe)

This is the first installment of a two-part episode, where I spoke to the writers whose work was recently showcased as a part of our Network Playwright 10 Minute Play Festival. In this episode I speak to Network Members Toccara Castleman, Mike Frazel, and Mary Parisoe about their process, their craft, and what brought them to Chicago Dramatists, and the Network Playwright Program.

S.1_E.1 - "Sister, Soldier, Self-Preserver" (Feat. Kimberly Dixon-Mays)

In this episode, we interviewed Chicago Dramatists Tutterow Fellow Kimberly Dixon-Mays. I spoke to Kimberly about the intersection of poetry and playwriting in her work, her artistic process, and how the world at large affects a writer’s craft.

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