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Oct 15, 2019
Dramatists Guild Launches New Podcast "Talkback"


New York, NY (October 15, 2019) – The Dramatists Guild of America is proud to present the launch of a new podcast, TALKBACK, available on all your favorite podcast platforms beginning October 21st.

We’ve seen the stats. We’ve read the think pieces. Now we’re ready to TALKBACK.

TALKBACK is the podcast for every dramatist or theatre fan who wants, but maybe hasn’t seen, the inclusiveness we all imagined. TALKBACK entertains frank conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. We ask the tough questions, and don’t have all the answers, but dig into dialogue that’s vital and messy and real. Join host Christine Toy Johnson and her industry colleagues from the pulse of the American theatre on TALKBACK.

The premiere season of TALKBACK features guests including Mandy Gonzalez, Larissa FastHorse, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Diep Tran, Anita Hollander, David Henry Hwang, Kia Corthron, Todd London, Pun Bandhu, Porsche McGovern, Kristoffer Diaz, Chisa Hutchinson, Rachel Chavkin, Lynn Marie Rosenberg, Charlayne Woodard, Lydia Diamond, Garlia Cornelia Jones, Caitlin Baird, Leah Nanako Winkler, Theresa Rebeck, and Jose Solis.


Listen to the trailer 


This six episode podcast series is brought to you by the Dramatists Guild of America, co-produced by the DG's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and BOOM Integrated, and distributed by Broadway Podcast Network.

Since its inception in 1912, THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA has been the professional association for playwrights, librettists, lyricists and composers writing for the American stage.  With over 7,000 members around the world, The Guild is guided by a governing council of writers who each give their time, interest and support to advance the rights of dramatists everywhere, including the right for dramatists to own and control their own copyrighted work.  The Guild’s advocacy, programs, events, publications and other services provide dramatists with the resources, the community and the support they require to protect their property, their livelihoods, and their unique voices in the American Theatre.

Broadway Podcast Network is all about creating an engaging, immersive, user-friendly experience where theatre stories of all kinds can be easily found, shared, and enjoyed. A mix of new, exciting original programming alongside podcasts you already know and love, the Broadway Podcast Network is building the perfect daily digital destination with partnership with tremendously talented content creators, all-star hosts, producers, writers, industry leaders, and storytellers of all kinds. With a vast range of theatre-related programming, Broadway Podcast Network podcasts offer something for everyone, including behind-the-curtain access to the creative process, advice on everything from how to break into the business to how to audition, magical theatre history, candid interviews with your favorite stars, and so much more. Broadway Podcast Network's audience includes theatre professionals and industry leaders, theatre students, up-and-coming artists, and theatre fans from all over the world.

Boom Integrated is the newest venture from leading audiobook producer John Marshall Media. Boom has 30+ years of award-winning audio experience (GRAMMY, Webby, Audie), plus all the excitement that comes with building something innovative and relevant to today’s market. Their New York City-based team blends expert sound design and production with creative strategy and marketing smarts. Boom creates podcasts and smart speaker experiences that amplify business goals, pique interest, and inspire engagement.

For more information, please contact Amy VonMacek at 212-398-9366 or