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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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