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This show discusses the dearth of conservative voices in theatre (and the arts in general).

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DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, THIS SHOW IS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED! On today's episode I will cease my use of a pseudonym (Rocky Benasher) to reveal my true name and my goals for this show going forward. I... more

On today's episode I will cease my use of a pseudonym (Rocky Benasher) to reveal my true name and my goals for this show going forward. I think it is time for me to be comfortable with the fact that I am a conservative in the world... more

Today's show is my last before my two-week vacation, so I'm planning to tie up some loose ends before I depart. We will pick up some discussions we left off weeks ago, including how a conservative balances defending theatre yet being... more

On today's episide we are delighted to be joined by playwright Don Milne. Don is on hand to discuss his career, specifically his play "Inherit the Wind: Overturned by Design." The play is an updated version of the classic Jerome Lawrence... more

Today's show focuses on my recent experience as an audience member at an LGBT-themed musical. Although the subject matter was a turn-off for me, the production had value as a theatre piece and forced me to think about my own... more

Today's episode continues our exploration of David Mamet's conservatism, particularly as evidenced by his 2011 book, "The Secret Knowledge." We will look at a chapter devoted to liberal arts education, justaposed with a disturbing... more

NOTE: THIS EPISODE HAS BEEN PRE-RECORDED! Today's episode continues our look at David Mamet and his conversion to conservatism (was it really a conversion? Maybe more like an admission?). We'll hear some of the critical... more

Although we will continue our conversation about out-of-the-closet conservative David Mamet and his revelatory book, "The Secret Knowledge," we will spend a little time on a recent theatrical controversy. Specifically, we will tackle the... more

Today's episode continues our investigtion of internationally famous American playwright, David Mamet. Mr. Mamet, who came out of the political closet in 2008, is now a consefvative thinker and we will look at what exactly he means by... more

Today's show looks at the work of David Mamet and other "mainstream" conservative playwrights. How is it possible that Mamet has survived, especially now that he's come out of the closet as a conservative? Will his... more