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This edition: Compelling Stories: Playwrights 2011

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 10, 2010.

First aired: January 23, 2011.

The panel of playwrights - Kristoffer Diaz, Kate Fodor, Rajiv Joseph, Young Jean Lee and Tarell Alvin McCraney-- discuss how and why they became involved in theatre; whether their writing comes from their own life experiences or that of others, or both; how their writing develops and evolves; what challenges their imagination; how their work is viewed by audiences in other countries; and the importance of diversity being reflected in theatre.

Guest List

Kristoffer Diaz Playwright

Kate Fodor Playwright

Rajiv Joseph Playwright

Young Jean Lee Playwright

Tarell Alvin McCraney Playwright

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing