The Appalachian region faces an uphill battle to survive. But that’s how it was designed. If the region — and its people — have any chance to prosper, it’ll come from the most boring of places: infrastructure building.
As I sat down to write this book, I was faced with this strange tightrope act: I wanted to write a book about why Appalachia and its people ended up as they have, but I also needed to acknowledge its sometimes brutal and horrible history.
The things that have always sustained me, and carried me through the darkness, and given me a world with color: the writing, and the voices, and the stories. I’ve found my voice in the wilderness. I’ve found other voices in the wilderness.
After hours of conversations with Brad outside the podcast, Indianapolis playwright and writer KT Peterson came by to talk about how empathy, performance, curiosity, and writing come together in her work.
In this episode, we went full nerdy-artist-filmmaker smart with Trisha Borowicz, a scientist and documentary filmmaker who raised $20,000 to create her film Science, Sex, and the Ladies: The True Story of the Female Orgasm in 2011.
Circle City New Play Fest brings national and local playwrights to Indy for the development of new work. With four staged readings over one weekend, Circle City New Play Fest invites audiences to be part of the process of taking these plays to the next level.