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A Photo collage of Marcus Gardley, Sarah Ruhl, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp, Kit Yan and Idris Goodwin
Marcus Gardley, Sarah Ruhl, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp, Kit Yan and Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin: All right my friends, I think we all need to hear each other speak on how you’ve been doing as a human and as an artist. What are you thinking about? How has this affected your artistry, your creativity?

Steven Sapp: We were at Cincinnati Playhouse from January to March, and we got back here on March 9. Everything got shut down on March 11. So, we had two days of normal life here. For me, this has been a time of reflection, a time of assessing the field and how it works.

Mildred Ruiz-Sapp: See it and see ourselves inside of it.

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Marcus Gardley
Marcus Gardley

is an Oakland-born poet-playwright. His play, The House That Will Stand won the 2019 Obie award. It is now being adapted into a motion picture. He is the recipient of the 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award and the 2019 San Francisco Library Laureate Award.

Idris Goodwin
Idris Goodwin

is a playwright and break-beat poet. His plays include And In This Corner Cassius ClayHow We Got On, Hype Man, and This is Modern Art. Goodwin serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children's Theatre Foundation Association. Idris is the director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and the new DG Regional Rep in Colorado.

Mildred Ruiz-Sapp
Mildred Ruiz-Sapp

Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director/Member: UNIVERSES since 1995. Playwriting/Acting credits: AmericUS; Unison; Party People; Ameriville; The Denver Project; One Shot in Lotus Position; Eyewitness Blues/Blue Suite; Rhythmicity; Slanguage; The Ride. Awards/Affiliations: Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Award; The Doris Duke Award; OSF acting company & ensemble in residence; U.S. Cultural Ambassador (U.S. State Dept./Jazz@Lincoln Center); TCG Peter Zeisler Award; BRIO (Bronx Recognizes its own); Co- Founder-The Point CDC; Former Board Member (NPN) & (NET). Bard College ’92. AEA. www.universesonstage.com

Sarah Ruhl
Sarah Ruhl

is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Tony Award nominee, and received the MacArthur Award. Her book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was a Times Notable Book of the Year. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn with her family. www.sarahruhlplaywright.com

Kit Yan
Kit Yan

is a transgender, Yellow American, New York based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. They are a 2019 Vivace Award winner. Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, NAMT, Mixed Blood, The Smithsonian, Musical Theater Factory, the New York Musical Festival, and Diversionary Theater. https://kityanpoet.com