The Dramatists guild Presents TalkBack

The fifth season of The Dramatists Guild Presents: Talkback premieres October 23, 2023. Listen and subscribe to the first four seasons of Talkback via Broadway Podcast Network, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Pandora.

It's time to expand the American theatre canon. Our new season of DG's Talkback podcast examines how we can challenge the status quo.

Over the course of six episodes, host Christine Toy Johnson and special industry guests explore how we can expand the canon of which plays are taught, read, programmed, and used to define the idea of what constitutes a classic in American theatre. We also discuss the idea of igniting the concept of the canon with new, actionable strategies. How can we be intentional in the ways that we make space for diverse, and inclusive stories, while also reimagining often the produced ones, so that the American landscape of storytelling is truly reflective of the gorgeous tapestry of people who inhabit it?

Episode 1: The Canon in Education with Stephen Kaplan and Julianne Wick Davis 
Premieres October 23, 2023.

Episode 2: The Canon and Global Language with Jason Ma and Diana Burbano 
Premieres October 30, 2023.

Episode 3: Neurodiversity in the Canon with Harmon dot aut 
Premieres November 6, 2023.

Episode 4: The Modern Canon with Joseph Haj 
Premieres November 13, 2023.

Episode 5: Redefining Power in the Canon with Roger Q. Mason 
Premieres November 20, 2023.

Episode 6:  The Future of our Canon with Lynn Nottage and Lauren Gunderson 
Premieres November 27, 2023.

The Dramatists Guild Presents: Talkback is a podcast for every playwright, composer, lyricist, librettist, or theatre fan who wants to pull back the curtain to discover the highs and lows of what it means to create theatre and foster community in the complex landscape of American storytelling. Over the course of five seasons, Johnson and her industry colleagues delve into in-depth conversations about the intricate facets of navigating and sustaining a life in a theatre that strives to make room for everyone.

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