Cover art of the Radical Hospitality Issue: an illustration of a headless person writing at their desk with multiple faces in boxes floating around where their head would be.
On Radical Hospitality, Part Two
a photo collage of Four People, each with different color backgrounds

Joey Stocks: I think I first heard the term “radical hospitality” during a conversation with artistic directors of nonprofit, regional theatres. I don’t know if that’s where the term originated or not, but during the time of COVID, I’ve noticed this term cropping up in more conversations. Today, I’m interested in talking about it from the writer’s perspective. I have two big questions for you today.

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Todd Bauer
Todd Bauer

’s work has been presented across the country at such venues as BAM, the Kennedy Center, and Raven Theatre in Chicago. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and currently lives in the mountains of Montana.

Jewelle Gomez
Jewelle Gomez

(Cabo Verdean/Wampanoag/Ioway; she/her) premiered her plays Waiting for Giovanni, about James Baldwin, and Leaving the Blues, about Alberta Hunter, at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center where her new piece, Unpacking in P’Town, will premiere in 2023.

Nikki Brake-Sillá
Nikki Brake-Sillá

’s full-length plays include Trouble Of The World, Dear Ann, GTFOH, and In Defense Of Ourselves. She founded DrAW (Dramatists at War) and is an inaugural member of Jouska PlayWorks. Nikki received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.F.A. from the City College of New York.

Editor, Joey Stocks
Joey Stocks

was born into an Arkansas newspaper family. He strayed into theatre as a performer before joining the Guild in August 2011 as Director of Publications and Editor of The Dramatist.