No Script: The Podcast
No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 11: “Awake and Sing!” by Clifford Odets

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 11: “Awake and Sing!” by Clifford Odets

March 16, 2020

In their first discussion on American theatre history signpost Clifford Odets, Jackson and Jacob wrestle their way through his dense and passionate writing style. Odets' play "Awake and Sing!" follows an impoverished Jewish family living in a small apartment in the Bronx in the 1930s. "Awake and Sing!" is a strong ensemble show with complex and earnest characters. Listen in!  

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 10: “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 10: “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall

March 9, 2020

The night before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. encounters something spectacular... or, at least, that's all we can tell you about Katori Hall's play "The Mountaintop" without spoiling it. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss Hall's use of revelation and the way she humanizes giants of history. Listen in!

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 9: “Spinning into Butter” by Rebecca Gilman

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 9: “Spinning into Butter” by Rebecca Gilman

March 2, 2020

How do we conduct ourselves in positions of power? How does the culture we invest in change us? These questions and more are explored by Rebecca Gilman in her thought-provoking play "Spinning into Butter." This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob try to unpack some of Gilman's complex and challenging ideas. Listen in! 

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 8: “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 8: “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht

February 24, 2020

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob take one of theatre's greatest scripts: Brecht's striking play "Mother Courage and Her Children." In his powerful anti-war epic, Brecht imagines a woman who makes her living by selling supplies to soldiers during wartime. In the course of the play, that same war which she relies on for her business claims all three of Courage's children. Listen in as Jackson and Jacob discuss Brecht's alienation techniques as well as the connections to a script No Script covered in Season 2! 

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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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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 7: “Painting Churches” by Tina Howe

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 7: “Painting Churches” by Tina Howe

February 17, 2020

In their first discussion on brilliant playwright Tina Howe, Jackson and Jacob choose her Putlizer Prize-finalist play "Painting Churches." This script is just as poignant as it is funny. Listen in as J&J wrestle with the complex family relationships Howe has crafted and explore how young artists can make their parents take them seriously. 

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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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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 6: “Superior Donuts” by Tracy Letts

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 6: “Superior Donuts” by Tracy Letts

February 10, 2020

Tracy Letts is famous for his gut-churning family drama "August: Osage County." After the manic energy around that script that occupied American theatrical life for several years, Letts returned to work and wrote another fantastic, complex story about a donut shop. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob explore "Superior Donuts" - Letts' first play set in Chicago (his home town). 

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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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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 5: “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday” by Sarah Ruhl

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 5: “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday” by Sarah Ruhl

February 3, 2020

In one of her newest works, "For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday," Sarah Ruhl imagines a group of adult siblings gathered together by the death of their father. In this loss, the siblings reflect on religion, their childhood, and what it means to grow up. This week on No Script, listen in as Jackson and Jacob discuss this delightful, enchanting script and try to uncover the mysterious Ruhl-ian magic of this formidable playwright.  

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 4: “Look Back in Anger” by John Osborne

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 4: “Look Back in Anger” by John Osborne

January 27, 2020

The "angry young men" are an absolute force in middle 20th century literature. John Osborne is widely thought to have sparked the genre with his 1956 play "Look Back in Anger." This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob look frankly at this piece of theatre history and discuss what its significance is in the modern world. 

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

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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 3: “Indecent” by Paula Vogel

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 3: “Indecent” by Paula Vogel

January 20, 2020

Paula Vogel's 2015 play "Indecent" is a real treat for theatre lovers. It follows the early productions of God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch, which premiered on Broadway in 1923. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob take a look at Vogel's highly theatrical take on the power of community representation on the stage. 

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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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No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 2: “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard

No Script: The Podcast | S4 Episode 2: “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard

January 13, 2020

How does a dark secret poison the present reality for one Illinois farm family? Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winning play Buried Child catapults audiences into a farmhouse filled with repressed hatred and longstanding pain. The play is thrilling and stuffed with poignant, nearly surreal images. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob dive in to this dark comedy and discuss (again) the brilliant Sam Shepard. 

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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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