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Playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu Is Done Suffering for Her Art

“In order for me to fully be a steward of the life I’ve been given, I need to prioritize my self-care.”

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Episode Notes

This week, host Isaac Butler talks to playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu about her play Pass Over, which is the first show to premiere on Broadway after a long shutdown due to COVID-19. In the interview, Antoinette discusses the process of writing the play and describes how Samuel Beckett’s influence “came charging in.” She also talks about the many different versions of the play, current revisions, and her new mission to prioritize self-care.

After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss the continuing importance of Broadway. Then they hear from a listener who wants to know if she’s doing enough research before moving forward with her creative projects.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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