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No Script: The Podcast

255 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 3 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 17 ratings

An unscripted conversation about theatre’s best scripts with theatre-philes Jackson Nickolay and Jacob Mann Christiansen

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S12.E14 | "Black Nativity" by Langston Hughes

April 22, 2024 09:00 - 45 minutes - 61.9 MB

Jackson and Jacob do Christmas in springtime! Listen in as the boys discuss the legendary Langston Hughes' gospel song play Black Nativity.  ------------------------------ Check out these other conversations on Black Nativity:  Seattle Channel, with Director Jackie Moscou: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wod7f1f0TcI The legendary Elma Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0SUtySiO2Y Baylor University's Stephen Newby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VWc2LLodSU -----------------------...

S12.E13 | "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Batiz

April 15, 2024 15:05 - 57 minutes - 78.4 MB

Who owns the stories of our lives? If every memory is necessarily a flawed, singular perspective, how can we trust the reliability of memoirs and autobiographies? Jackson and Jacob discuss these issues, which are explored in Pulitzer Prize nominated play Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. Listen in!   ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/nosc...

S12.E12 | "The Minutes" by Tracy Letts

April 08, 2024 15:59 - 55 minutes - 76.4 MB

A witty procedural play about an American city with a dark secret, Tracy Letts' The Minutes is having its moment with productions all over the country. Listen in as Jackson and Jacob discuss the many layered storytelling decisions Letts expertly makes throughout.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  -----------------------------...

S12.E11 | ”Every Brilliant Thing" by Duncan Macmillan

April 01, 2024 09:00 - 50 minutes - 69.7 MB

Jackson and Jacob discuss a community-oriented, experiential one-person show: Duncan Macmillan's Every Brilliant Thing. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, charact...

S12.E10 | "3:59AM A Drag Race for Two Actors" by Marco Ramirez

March 25, 2024 09:00 - 30 minutes - 41.3 MB

In the final episode of Mini-Mini Month, Jackson and Jacob discuss a storytelling play set deep in the night. Marco Ramirez' 3:59AM: A Drag Race for Two Actors is fast paced, engaging, and mysterious. Listen in!   ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you r...

S12.E09 | ”Ghost Bros" by Jen Silverman

March 18, 2024 09:34 - 24 minutes - 33.3 MB

It's the third episode of Mini-Mini Month and Jackson and Jacob needed a laugh. So they turned to Jen Silverman's hilarious, ghost-hunting-turned-romance play Ghost Bros. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen i...

S12.E08 | ”Coffee Break" by Tasha Gordon-Solomon

March 11, 2024 09:00 - 28 minutes - 39.7 MB

In the second week of Mini-Mini Month, Jackson and Jacob discuss a charming, poetic play by Tasha Gordon-Solomon. Coffee Break is about a friendship... and more than a friendship. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have yo...

S12.E07 | ”Cover" by Jeffrey Sweet

March 04, 2024 15:00 - 28 minutes - 39.2 MB

Themed Month has arrived!  This season, Jackson and Jacob are spending four episodes talking about "mini-mini" plays... plays that run about 10-minutes. First up is one of the first pieces of the theatre J&J ever worked on together: Cover by Jeffrey Sweet.  Listen in!  ------------------------------ Check out these other voices discussing the play:  One of the early reviews from 1970: https://www.nytimes.com/1970/11/29/archives/a-black-critic-on-les-blancs-an-incredibly-moving-experienc...

S12.E06 | ”Les Blancs" by Lorraine Hansberry

February 27, 2024 14:49 - 59 minutes - 81.5 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss what Lorraine Hansberry called her most important play -- even though she didn't live to see it produced. Listen in as J&J talk Les Blancs.  ------------------------------ Check out these other voices discussing the play:  One of the early reviews from 1970: https://www.nytimes.com/1970/11/29/archives/a-black-critic-on-les-blancs-an-incredibly-moving-experience-about.html   NLT Panel Discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQeN2j4Cew...

S12.E05 | ”All the Natalie Portmans" by CA Johnson

February 19, 2024 14:00 - 52 minutes - 71.4 MB

Keyonna and her brother Samuel are struggling to keep their small apartment in DC -- the threat of eviction is ever present. Their mother, battling alcoholism, is more a hinderance than a help. To escape this daily reality, Keyonna meets "All the Natalie Portmans"... find out what that means as Jacob and Jackson discuss CA Johnson's play!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can contin...

S12.E04 | ”Sanctuary City" by Martyna Majok

February 12, 2024 18:04 - 54 minutes - 75 MB

This week, No Script hosts Jackson and Jacob discuss Martyna Majok's inventive, moving piece of theatre Sanctuary City. A reflection on citizenship, trust, and home, Sanctuary City is a brilliant playwright at her finest. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversati...

S12.E03 | ”Yoga Play" by Dipika Guha

February 05, 2024 10:00 - 52 minutes - 71.7 MB

Jackson and Jacob discuss Dipika Guha's scathing, hilarious satire of corporate authenticity: Yoga Play. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot point...

S12.E02 | ”POTUS" by Selina Fillinger

January 30, 2024 17:27 - 47 minutes - 65.5 MB

This week, Jackson and Jacob discuss a wild farce set in the most unlikely place: the White House. Selina Fillinger's play POTUS Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive is silly, acerbic, unrelenting, and absolutely hilarious. Listen in!   ----------------------------- Check out these other conversations on the play:  The New York Times (Amanda Hess): https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/22/theater/potus-selina-fillinger-broadway.html   An Interview With the P...

S12.E01 | ”English" by Sanaz Toossi

January 22, 2024 10:00 - 52 minutes - 71.5 MB

No Script returns for Season 12! In their first episode back, Jackson and Jacob discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning play English by Sanaz Toossi. Tune in for their conversation about the plays brilliant mastery of the fundamentals.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversatio...

S11.E18 | ”We’re Gonna Die” by Young Jean Lee

December 25, 2023 16:45 - 55 minutes - 76.6 MB

Merry Christmas from No Script! Surely the best thing to talk about on Christmas is... death and depression? Well, anyway. For the last episode of Season 11, Jackson and Jacob discuss Young Jean Lee's play We're Gonna Die -- an avante garde reflection on suffering with monologues and pop music. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/nosc...

S11.E17 | ”In a Word” by Lauren Yee

December 18, 2023 16:27 - 59 minutes - 81.8 MB

Jacob is joined by special guest Corrie Hayes this week to discuss Lauren Yee's play In a Word. Corrie played the leading role in the a production at Northern Illinois University where she is an MFA acting candidate. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation go...

S11.E16 | ”Merry Wives” adapted by Jocelyn Bioh

December 12, 2023 01:10 - 52 minutes - 72.1 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss Jocelyn Bioh's adaption of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor. The piece is a celebratory comedy set in contemporary Harlem, which comes directly out of the pandemic. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation...

S11.E15 | ”Translations” by Brian Friel

December 04, 2023 10:00 - 51 minutes - 71.2 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss Brian Friel's masterpiece Translations. The play captures a troubling moment in history, using the incredible complexity of language as its backbone. And it contains a truly gorgeous love scene. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We wan...

S11.E14 | ”Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, David Ives, and Paul Blake

November 27, 2023 10:30 - 51 minutes - 70.2 MB

How could Mistletoe Month end with anything except Irving Berlin's White Christmas? Jackson and Jacob discuss this holiday-classic-film-turned-stage-musical in the final episode of Season 11's themed month. ------------------------------ Get Magic Mind for yourself with our discount code:  https://www.magicmind.com/noscript Code: NOSCRIPT20 ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can c...

S11.E13 | ”The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown

November 20, 2023 15:43 - 54 minutes - 74.6 MB

Jackson and Jacob discuss one of the most well known holiday plays of all time: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. This holiday classic warms hearts and presents real issues of discrimination in insular communities.... even while it has some outdated social elements. Listen in!   ------------------------------ Get Magic Mind for yourself with our discount code:  https://www.magicmind.com/noscript Code: NOSCRIPT20 ------------------------------ Please consider supporti...

S11.E12 | ”The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson

November 13, 2023 17:47 - 44 minutes - 61.3 MB

Jackson and Jacob discuss one of the most well known holiday plays of all time: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. This holiday classic warms hearts and presents real issues of discrimination in insular communities.... even while it has some outdated social elements. Listen in!   ------------------------------ Get Magic Mind for yourself with our discount code:  https://www.magicmind.com/noscript Code: NOSCRIPT20 ------------------------------ Please consider supporti...

S11.E11 | ”Inspecting Carol” by Daniel J. Sullivan

November 06, 2023 21:42 - 53 minutes - 73.1 MB

THEMED MONTH HAS ARRIVED!  In the first episode of "Mistletoe Month," Jackson and Jacob discuss a Christmastime classic: Inspecting Carol by Daniel J. Sullivan. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment...

S11.E10 | ”An Octoroon” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

October 30, 2023 09:00 - 54 minutes - 75.1 MB

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has become one of America's best know, most lauded playwrights. His plays challenge the status quo -- none more so than "An Octoroon." Written as an adaption of an old American melodrama, "An Octoroon" is wild, shocking, and surprisingly transplants methods of performance from centuries ago. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://...

S11.E09 | ”Hadestown” by Anaïs Mitchell --> SPECIAL CAMPING EPISODE!

October 23, 2023 19:49 - 36 minutes - 50.2 MB

In this special episode of No Script, Jackson and Jacob record IN PERSON at a campground in Utah! Their discussion on "Hadestown" by Anaïs Mitchell has a unique vibe and plenty of noisy neighbors. Listen in as Jackson and Jacob discuss how Mitchell draws parallels between Hades/Persephone and Orpheus/Eurydice.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com...

S11.E08 | ”Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling

October 17, 2023 20:48 - 53 minutes - 72.9 MB

This week on No Script, J&J discuss a real classic: Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. A brilliant combination of humor and levity, the play has become a mainstay on stages of all types. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? H...

S11.E07 | ”The Legend of Georgia McBride” by Matthew Lopez

October 09, 2023 09:00 - 55 minutes - 76 MB

Matthew Lopez's play The Legend of Georgia McBride is a study in performance. It follows an Elvis impersonator who becomes a celebrated drag queen, and uses celebratory drag performance throughout to do so. Listen in as Jackson and Jacob talk about this romp of a play.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  -----------------------...

S11.E06 | ”The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood

October 02, 2023 09:00 - 51 minutes - 70.7 MB

Lucy Kirkwood's The Children is about a trio of friends retired from work as nuclear engineers. When the plant they designed fails and pollutes their community, questions of generational responsibility arise. Listen in!   ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! H...

S11.E05 | ”Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” by August Wilson

September 25, 2023 14:39 - 52 minutes - 72.8 MB

On No Script this week, Jackson and Jacob discuss theatre royalty. August Wilson is one of America's most beloved playwrights. His play Joe Turner's Come and Gone is at once a peek into the everyday operations of a boarding house and a highly symbolic masterpiece on the legacy of slavery in America. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/...

S11.E04 | ”Gruesome Playground Injuries” by Rajiv Joseph

September 18, 2023 16:41 - 49 minutes - 67.8 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss Rajiv Joseph's incredible world-building skills, on full display in Gruesome Playground Injuries. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us y...

S11.E03 | ”Heathers” by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy

September 11, 2023 19:26 - 55 minutes - 76.7 MB

The hit musical Heathers is, perhaps, the definition of "dark comedy." It's acerbic wit and rocking score making for a lively conversation this week on No Script. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comme...

S11.E02 | ”In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks

September 04, 2023 09:00 - 57 minutes - 78.8 MB

A riff on The Scarlet Letter, Suzan-Lori Parks' play In the Blood is as harrowing as it is rich and poignant. Jackson and Jacob discuss Parks' deliberate doubling and mastery of image. Listen in!   ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? ...

S11.E01 | ”Clyde’s” by Lynn Nottage

August 28, 2023 16:36 - 58 minutes - 80 MB

The first episode of Season 11 is here! Returning to another great No Script tradition, Jackson and Jacob discuss a play by Lynn Nottage. Clyde's is a redemption story set in a mysterious sandwich shop. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you...

S10.E19 | ”Parade” by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown

June 12, 2023 17:25 - 53 minutes - 74 MB

The final episode of Season 10 has arrived! Jackson and Jacob discuss Parade (Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown), which was recently revived on Broadway. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and t...

S10.E18 | ”Frozen” by Bryony Lavery

June 05, 2023 09:00 - 1 hour - 86.9 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson welcomes Hannah Barker Nickolay as our Season 10 Special Guest! Hannah and Jackson discuss Bryony Lavery's play Frozen, which examines the aftermath of the murder of a 10 year old girl. ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have ...

S10.E17 | ”Fires in the Mirror” by Anna Deavere Smith

May 29, 2023 09:00 - 54 minutes - 75.2 MB

No Script returns to the legendary Anna Deavere Smith this week, looking at her empathetic portrait of a neighborhood in crisis: Fires in the Mirror. The play is taken from interviews and woven together into a moving tapestry of specificity. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to...

S10.E16 | ”The Phantom ” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

May 22, 2023 09:00 - 1 hour - 84.1 MB

This week on No Script, a celebration of sorts! The Phantom of the Opera just recently closed its historic Broadway run, and that makes it perfect for No Script. Listen in as Jackson and Jacob discuss the spooky ambiance, memorable images, and lasting impact of this Broadway giant.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------...

S10.E015 | ”Miss Julie” by August Strindberg

May 15, 2023 18:42 - 51 minutes - 71.2 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss a complicated classic. Strindberg's Miss Julie is a piece of real psychological intrigue where class, power, and desire play out on midsummer's night. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you r...

S10.E014 | ”Heroes of the Fourth Turning” by Will Arbery

May 08, 2023 09:00 - 1 hour - 85.9 MB

Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery is a compelling, empathetic portrait of a specific, sequestered community in rural Wyoming. As longtime friends re-gather for a college reunion of sorts, the shared community (a conservative brand of Catholicism) starts to show sharp distinctions. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscript...

S10.E013 | ”Thoroughly Stupid Things” by Montserrat Mendez

May 01, 2023 14:49 - 53 minutes - 72.8 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss a fast paced, witty sequel to The Importance of Being Earnest. A playful follow up, Montserrat Mendez's Thoroughly Stupid Things takes the premise of the original and spins it out to its wacky conclusion. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ---------------------------...

S10.E012 | ”A Thousand Cranes” by Kathryn Schultz Miller

April 24, 2023 09:00 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

Mini Month Part 2 concludes this week with a moving true story. A Thousand Cranes by Kathryn Schultz Miller is about the aftermath of the United States dropping the atom bomb on Japan. Miller uses ritualistic theatrical techniques and an evocative staging of death to tell this powerful tale. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscrip...

S10.E011 | ”Riders to the Sea” by JM Synge

April 17, 2023 09:00 - 43 minutes - 59.6 MB

Mini Month: Part 2 continues this week with one of the famous one acts from Ireland. J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea is a highly moving piece of writing. Synge wrote the play after visiting the Aran Islands. In the script, he earnestly presents a family lamenting the series of painful deaths which have befallen them.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patre...

S10.E010 | ”La Muerte” by Marco Ramirez

April 10, 2023 09:00 - 35 minutes - 49.1 MB

Themed Month continues!  In the second week of "Mini Month Part 2," Jackson and Jacob continue exploring short plays. "La Muerte" is a frightening, apocalyptic tale of two brothers who confront a monster in the recesses of the subway. Listen in to hear how Ramirez uses theatricality and narrative to stage his epic battle. ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www...

S10.E09 | ”Sure Thing” by David Ives

April 03, 2023 15:10 - 41 minutes - 57.6 MB

Themed Month begins!  In "Mini Month Part 2" Jackson and Jacob return to the short play form, looking at four plays that run less than a traditional "full length" would. In the first two episodes, J&J discuss 10 minute plays. First up, perhaps the most famous 10 minute play of all time: "Sure Thing" by David Ives. ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon...

S10.E08 | ”God Said This” by Leah Nanako Winkler

March 27, 2023 12:16 - 1 hour - 87.4 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss Leah Nanako Winkler's play God Said This. The play follows a family struggling to stay civil as their matriarch receives an aggressive chemo treatment. How does the past live in the present? Is it even possible to let go of old hurts? These questions and more are explored by Winkler in this sharp family drama.  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Scri...

S10.E07 | ”The Courtroom” by Arian Moayed

March 20, 2023 09:30 - 56 minutes - 78 MB

The Courtroom is a piece of theatre that tries not to be. Arian Moayed's stages a piece of verbatim theatre that follows one woman's encounters with the American immigration court. This week on No Script, listen in as Jackson and Jacob unravel the theatrical techniques Moayed deftly employs to help you forget you're watching theatre....  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue...

S10.E06 | ”Becky Shaw” by Gina Gionfriddo

March 14, 2023 19:12 - 1 hour - 83.9 MB

This week on No Script, a sharply funny comedy of bad manners by Gina Gionfriddo. "Becky Shaw" keeps you on your toes through its quick witted comedy and keen class commentary. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you s...

S10.E05 | ”The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” by Kristoffer Diaz

March 06, 2023 18:34 - 1 hour - 85.7 MB

At the quarter mark of Season 10, Jackson and Jacob discuss a riotous, unique piece of storytelling theatre about the wild world of pro wrestling. Kristoffer Diaz's play "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" is hilarious and pointed, making a strong case for pro wrestling as entrancing populist theatre - and reflecting on the potential dangers of the form. Listen in! ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the...

S10.E04 | ”The Thin Place” by Lucas Hnath

February 27, 2023 10:00 - 55 minutes - 76.5 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob discuss a spooky, mind-bending play by American powerhouse Lucas Hnath. The Thin Place is a masterful storytelling experience. Simultaneously haunting and thought provoking, Hnath's minimalist piece offers complex discussions about the nature of storytelling. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.co...

S10.E03 | ”The Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams

February 20, 2023 23:29 - 54 minutes - 75.4 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob revisit one of the greatest dramatists of all time: Tennessee Williams. His play The Night of the Iguana is a poignant, painful, sincerely moving portrait of lost souls. Set on the veranda of a tropical resort, Williams' play demonstrates his powerful skill. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com...

S10.E02 | ”The Drowsy Chaperone” by Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison, Bob Martin, and Don McKellar

February 13, 2023 10:00 - 53 minutes - 73.5 MB

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob dive into a wild romp of a musical, with a satiric twist. The Drowsy Chaperone (Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison, Bob Martin, and Don McKellar) is about a wedding gone wrong and includes a series of hilarious hijinks! But it's also about the lonely, isolated person listening to the musical on his record player. Listen in!  ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Scrip...