Cover Artwork of The Call and Response Issue: an illustration of people marching
Have You Ever Felt Called to Respond to a Particular Event, Moment, or Movement?
Photo of Tara Moses, Ruben Carbajal - Illustration by Gayle Carbajal, Jenita Nakamura
Tara Moses, Ruben Carbajal - Illustration by Gayle Carbajal, Jenita Nakamura

What I write is deeply rooted in my cultures as a Seminole and Mvskoke woman and inspired by my family, my ancestors, and my peoples and what they need me to write at any given time as my playwriting is advocacy-first. With that, all of my writing is in direct response to a particular event, moment, or movement as the motivation to write only comes once something (or someone) ignites my playwriting process. I think back to when I wrote Bound in the fall of 2018.

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Tara Moses
Tara Moses

is a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, award-winning playwright, director, SDC Associate Member, and Dramatists Guild Member. She holds a BA from the University of Tulsa and is expected to attend Brown University/Trinity Rep as an MFA Candidate in Directing in the fall of 2021.

Ruben Carbajal
Ruben Carbajal

’s published works include the high-school comedy The Gifted Program; the minimalist love story Portland; and the collection Hold & Other Short Plays. Anthology appearances include 105 Five Minute Plays and One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to the Theatre. In 2019, he won the Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Award.

Jenita Nakamura
Jenita Nakamura

is a storyteller with a background in social work and arts education. She currently serves as Manager of Education Engagement for Orpheum Theatre Group in Memphis, TN, where she designs, develops, and directs community engagement programs and events. Download A Ferry Tale, The Underground PodCAST Recording, in October 2020 wherever you stream music.