In this bonus episode, it’s script club time! Tori and Mabelle talk with Brian James Polak, producer and host of American Theatre magazine’s The Subtext podcast, about the evolution of his play, “Here Rests the Heart.” Other topics discussed include the freedom to explore as a playwright, the importance of using your voice, and seeking a positive impact in your community.
And since we recorded video… here you go.
Writing Prompt (courtesy of Brian James Polak)
Write a fictional monologue in the voice of somebody close to you.
Connect with Brian James Polak:
- IG: @bejaypea
- Twitter: @bejaypea
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianpolak
- New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/724/brian-james-polak
The Subtext Podcast, sponsored by American Theatre Magazine
- IG: @thesubtextpodcast
- Twitter: @SubtextPodcast
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSubtextPodcast
Brian James Polak was born and raised in New Hampshire and currently resides in Madison, WI. When not writing plays, he can be found working as the producer and host of American Theatre magazine’s “The Subtext,” a podcast about what makes playwrights tick. He received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts.
Read “Here Rests the Heart” on NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/plays/307526/here-rests-heart
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