No Script: The Podcast
No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 13: “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 13: “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller

September 28, 2020

Charles Fuller's script for "A Soldier's Play" was awarded the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama - just the second play by a black playwright to win the award. The story is specific, engrossing, and brilliantly told using devices that play with time and space. Listen in this week as Jackson and Jacob discuss this American masterpiece. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 12: “I and You” by Lauren Gunderson

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 12: “I and You” by Lauren Gunderson

September 21, 2020

Two high school students (strangers to each other), a last-minute group project on Walt Whitman, and a mysterious lack of internet access - thus begins Lauren Gunderson's play "I and You." Her knack for compelling, humorous, and personality-driven dialogue fills out the pages of this tight and moving script. Listen in as Jackson and Jacob explore Gunderson's popular two-hander. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 11: “The Great Leap” by Lauren Yee

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 11: “The Great Leap” by Lauren Yee

September 14, 2020

Lauren Yee's play "The Great Leap" is a tribute to her father, known in the neighborhood she grew up in for his basketball skills. Sharply written and highly theatrical, "The Great Leap" delights and surprises Jackson and Jacob this week on No Script. Listen in!

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 10: “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 10: “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson

September 7, 2020

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss another play by the American master August Wilson. Wilson's second Pulitzer Prize winner, The Piano Lesson tells the story of how one piano represents a complicated web of family legacy and slavery. Listen in! 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 9: “Stick Fly” by Lydia R. Diamond

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 9: “Stick Fly” by Lydia R. Diamond

August 31, 2020

A weekend at the family vacation home in Martha's Vineyard... Sounds relaxing, right? But Lydia R. Diamond's play "Stick Fly" imagines the LeVay family (and a few guests) trying to enjoy their weekend at the Vineyard, but finding out that secrets, lies, and high expectations can tend to ruin the relaxation. Listen in this week as Jackson and Jacob discuss Diamond's "well-made play." 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 8: “Yellow Face” by David Henry Hwang

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 8: “Yellow Face” by David Henry Hwang

August 24, 2020

Based loosely on true events, David Henry Hwang's play "Yellow Face" is a comic examination of theatre and identity. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss Hwang's use of himself as the play's protagonist, as well as the play's documentary style. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 7: “Letters From Cuba” by Maria Irene Fornes

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 7: “Letters From Cuba” by Maria Irene Fornes

August 17, 2020

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss the delightful, evocative "Letters from Cuba" by Maria Irene Fornes. Fornes is a heavily-lauded playwright and director, known for the huge variety of styles and subjects in her work. "Letters from Cuba" is based on letters Fornes received from her own brother. Listen in! 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 6: “Father Comes Home From the Wars” by Suzan-Lori Parks

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 6: “Father Comes Home From the Wars” by Suzan-Lori Parks

August 10, 2020

Lyrical and poignant, Suzan-Lori Parks' play Father Comes Home From the Wars is a loosely adapted telling of The Odyssey set during the American Civil War. She imagines Hero, an enslaved man who is asked to follow his white captor into battle - fighting on the side of the rebel South. If he chooses to go, Hero will have to leave behind his beloved adoptive father and his long term romantic partner. Parks' three part telling of Hero's journey is an incredible feat of playwriting. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss this 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated play.  

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 5: “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 5: “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

August 3, 2020

Nowadays, if you say "Lin-Manuel Miranda" in any public space, people will start gushing about the hit musical Hamilton. But before Hamilton was the culturally ubiquitous icon that it is, Miranda was well known for another genre-busting musical called In the Heights. Soon to be a major motion picture, In the Heights is an incredible portrait of the Washington Heights neighborhood. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss this fantastic and moving example of Miranda's skill. 

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No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 4: “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morisseau

No Script: The Podcast | S5 Episode 4: “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morisseau

July 27, 2020

The collapse of Detroit is a narrative that is still embedded in the American psyche. Playwright Dominique Morisseau, a Dertroit native, has written a three play cycle called The Detroit Projects which chronicles three different Detroits across time. Listen in to this week's episode of No Script to hear Jackson and Jacob discuss the third play in this cycle, Skeleton Crew. In Skeleton Crew Morisseau has written a compelling blend of heart wrenching human drama and fascinating non-realistic imagery.  

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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