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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 1: “Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 1: “Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury

July 6, 2020

For a long time, Jackson and Jacob have been planning to talk about Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury as the first episode of Season Five. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, America is finally facing a racial reckoning which makes the discussion of plays like Fairview all the more important. 

 

... But, it is not lost on the boys of No Script that their perspective as two white men is a limited one. In this special episode, Jackson and Jacob have cut their typical hour long conversation into a half hour segment. As a No Script listener, you are strongly encouraged to use the remaining time to listen to or read an additional perspective on the play. 

 

For your convenience, we have collected three stellar pieces that you can encounter. 

1) An interview of Fairview actor Heather Alicia Simms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBJ3osAuN4

2) An interview with playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury: https://www.pbs.org/video/jackie-sibblies-drury-discusses-her-play-fairview-j1ywq0/

3) Theatre critics Jesse Green and Salamishah Tillet discussing their experience of Fairview

 

Black Lives Matter.

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 22: “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 22: “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen

June 1, 2020

In the final episode of the season, Jackson and Jacob discuss one of the greatest Western playwrights of all time: Henrik Ibsen. His play "Hedda Gabler" is a gripping character study, full of hard decisions and wry humor. Listen in!

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This is the final episode of Season 4! We will take a short break and begin Season 5 in early July. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 21: “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 21: “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein

May 25, 2020

For the third time, the boys of No Script discuss a play from the robust library of Wendy Wasserstein. Her script "The Sisters Rosensweig" is a funny, poignant portrayal of three sisters whose lives are forever changed by one weekend in London. 

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We are nearing the end of Season 4! After this episode, there will be one more episode released to round out the season, and then we will be on a short break. Season 5 will begin sometime mid-summer. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 20: “The Birthday Party” by Harold Pinter

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 20: “The Birthday Party” by Harold Pinter

May 18, 2020

Confusing, menacing... funny? "The Birthday Party" by Harold Pinter is awash in contradictions. Pinter secured his place in history as one of the great playwrights of all time with his incredible body of work. "The Birthday Party" has remained as one of his finest pieces. Though he quibbles with the category, "The Birthday Party" is often considered the primary example of a comedy of menace. Listen in this week as Jackson and Jacob take on their first Pinter! 

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We are nearing the end of Season 4! After this episode, there will be two more episodes released to round out the season, and then we will be on a short break. Season 5 will begin sometime mid-summer. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 19: “The Seagull” by Anton Chekov | SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Patricia Relph

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 19: “The Seagull” by Anton Chekov | SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Patricia Relph

May 11, 2020

No Script is excited to welcome Dr. Patricia Relph to the show. Relph is the Arts Learning Specialist at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She and Jacob discuss one of the all-time great dramatists: Anton Chekhov. His play "The Seagull" is a look into the hidden lives of artists. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 18: “Fun Home” by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 18: “Fun Home” by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori

May 4, 2020

No Script is back to full length scripts this week! "Fun Home" is a delightful and poignant musical based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Set at three different points in Alison's life, the play follows her challenging relationship with her father. Book/lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 17: “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 17: “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell

April 27, 2020

Mini Month Week 4: "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell

In this final episode of Mini Month, Jackson and Jacob discuss one of the most famous one acts of all time... "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell! What happens when a small-town woman is accused of killing her husband? How does the investigation - primarily conducted by men - show the biases of the time? Glaspell's classic short play is an early example of feminist drama. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 16: “The Shawl” by David Mamet

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 16: “The Shawl” by David Mamet

April 20, 2020

Mini Month Week 3: "The Shawl" by David Mamet

Mini Month continues into its third week with a short play by one of the most popular playwrights in American history: David Mamet. Mamet has a robust collection of short plays, many of which show off the brilliant stylistic and storytelling choices that make Mamet the titan of drama that he is. In "The Shawl," Mamet pits a psychic with a heart of gold against a down-and-out con man. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 15: “Far Away” by Caryl Churchill

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 15: “Far Away” by Caryl Churchill

April 13, 2020

Mini Month Week 2: "Far Away" by Caryl Churchill

In this second week of Mini Month, Jackson and Jacob take on both the form of a "one act" and the awesome, enigmatic Caryl Churchill. Her play "Far Away" is a mysterious and sometimes baffling look at a society consumed by war.

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 14: “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You” by Christopher Durang

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 14: “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You” by Christopher Durang

April 6, 2020

Mini Month has arrived! 

During the month of April, Jackson and Jacob will look at four one acts/short plays. First up? "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You" by Christopher Durang. This irreverent look at the institution of Catholic education has earned Mr. Durang protests across the country. Listen in to see why!

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