Search Results: Drama


2009 Review (December 25, 2009)

2009 Review - In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 th

Alexie, Sherman (September 24, 2003)

Sherman Alexie - A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reserv

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

Yehuda Amichai - In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most imp

Baraka, Amiri (February 12, 1988)

Amiri Baraka - Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a poet, playwright, and essayist, whose 1960s

Baraka, Amiri (February 14, 2001)

Amiri Baraka - Prominent poet and playwright, Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) has been

Cooper, J. California (February 15, 1991)

J. California Cooper - The playwright and fiction writer J. California Cooper reads from Family

Di Blasi, Debra (May 10, 2000)

Debra Di Blasi - A screenwriter, fiction writer and poet, Debra Di Blasi’s work has been calle

Dobyns (April 18, 1986)

Stephen Dobyns - Poet, novelist, and screenwriter Stephen Dobyns reads poems from his collection CEM

Dove, Rita (February 23, 2005)

Rita Dove - In 1993, Rita Dove was the youngest-ever person to be chosen as U.S. Poet Laureate, and

Du Plessis (January 17, 1986)

Nancy Du Plessis - Du Plessis presents a performance piece from her NOTES FROM THE MOROCCAN JOURNALS

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen (January 7, 2007)

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen - Ten writers talk about what prompted them to begin writing in t

Foote (October 7, 1988)

Horton Foote - The Academy Award-winning author of the screenplays TENDER MERCIES, THE TRIP TO BOUNT

Fried (December 2, 1978)

Emmanuel Fried - Fried reads a monologue from his play THE DODO BIRD. He also reads poems and storie

Garrett (November 11, 1988)

George Garrett - Garrett is the author of dozens of books of poems, stories, and nonfiction, as well

Gibbons, Thomas (January 23, 2009)

Thomas Gibbons - This Philadelphia playwright talks about his trilogy of plays that deal with racial

Gordone (December 30, 1978)

Charles Gordone - Gordone, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, reads poems about the experience of bein

Gurley (October 28, 1978)

George Gurley - Gurley's play CURES is presented along with an interview.

Kushner, Tony (September 8, 2004)

Tony Kushner - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his play Angels in America, Tony Kushner is

McNally (June 4, 1993)

Terrence McNally - The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the hit Broadway plays LISBON TRAVIATA and F

Packard, William (May 20, 1983)

William Packard - William Packard, a poet, playwright, novelist, and founding editor of New York Qua

Parks, Suzan-Lori (November 16, 2005)

Suzan-Lori Parks - In the first half of this two-part interview, the first African-American woman to

Parks, Suzan-Lori (August 1, 2008)

Suzan-Lori Parks - As part of our Authors in the Movies Series we revisit this 2004 interview with P

Ragan (October 18, 1985)

James Ragan - Poet-playwright Ragan reads from a variety of his works, including his first book of p

Reed, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

Ishmael Reed - The author of numerous books of poetry, plays, essays and fiction, Ishmael Reed conti

Sanchez, Sonia (March 23, 2012)

Sonia Sanchez - One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement and author of more than

Sax, Matt (November 7, 2008)

Matt Sax - 24-year-old actor and playwright Matt Sax talks about his hip-hop musical, Clay.  Fu

Schevill (June 1, 1984)

James Schevill - Schevill, who writes poetry, fiction, and plays, reads from THE AMERICAN FANTASIES:

Skarmeta (November 25, 1988)

Antonio Skarmeta - A Chilean writer living in exile in Berlin, Skarmeta writes novels and screenplay

Still, James (July 10, 2009)

James Still - Like the playwright, William Inge, who came from Independence, James Still comes from

Terry (May 4, 1984)

Megan Terry - Together with actors, Obie-winning playwright Megan Terry reads excerpts from COUPLING

Wilson, August (February 18, 2004)

August Wilson - August Wilson best captured African-American life in the 20th century in plays

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Doug Wright -

Wright, Doug (July 6, 2007)

f the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play I Am My Own Wife, Doug Wright shares some insights

Akhtar, Ayad (April 26, 2013)

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama. He describes how writing for the stage and screen prepared him

Anderson, Christina (January 30, 2015)

shed in 2012 in The Methuen Drama Book of Post-Black Plays,  and discusses Blacktop Sky, whi

Parks, Suzan-Lori (March 2, 2005)

Suzan-Lori Parks - In this second half of an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, novel

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice (January 17, 2014)

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice - In this compilation of archive interviews from 1988 and 1996 alo

Sanchez, Sonia (February 7, 2014)

Sonia Sanchez - February 2014 marks the release of the book adaptation of the documentary, The Black

Baraka, Amiri (July 16, 2003)

Amiri Baraka - In this special celebration of Poet Laureates, we revisit this 1996 interview with pr

Burroway, Janet (June 20, 2014)

Janet Burroway - Renowned poet, novelist, playwright, creative writing teacher and author of the tex

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers (November 28, 2014)

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers - This show features excerpts from six of our 2013 prog

Browder, Catherine (July 31, 2015)

Catherine Browder - Describing herself as a latecomer to writing, author Catherine Browder discusses

Smith, Anna Deavere (November 25, 2016)

Anna Deavere Smith - An Obie Award-winning playwright, MacArthur fellow, and 2015 NEH Jefferson Lect

In the Beginning (January 1, 2016)

In the Beginning - New Letters on the Air explores the spark that ignites writers' imaginations. Pul

August Wilson: Past American Voice (February 3, 2017)

August Wilson: Past American Voice - We remember the late August Wilson in this 2002 interview with

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.