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No Script: The Podcast | S7 Episode 1: "A Strange Loop" by Michael R. Jackson

No Script: The Podcast

No Script is back! In this first episode of Season 7, Jackson and Jacob discuss the 2020 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson. ------------------------------ Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue.  https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast  ----------------------------- We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at:  Email: noscriptpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/No-Script-The-Podcast-1675491925872541/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noscriptpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/noscriptpodcast/ ------------------------------ Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows: Music: http://www.purple-planet.com ------------------------------ Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.

55mins

16 Aug 2021

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Michael R. Jackson

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

On this episode, Debbie talks to Michael R. Jackson about his latest musical, which is about a gay man trying to write a musical.

1hr 14mins

31 Aug 2020

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Working: The Pulitzer Won’t Change Playwright Michael R. Jackson

Slate Daily Feed

This week host Isaac Butler traces the creative origins of Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-winning musical A Strange Loop. In the interview, Michael talks about his early songwriting attempts and the gradual process of turning a monologue about his experiences as a young, Black gay man into a one-man show and then turning that one-man show into a “proper musical.” After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss Michael’s distinction between an “autobiographical” work and a “self-referential” work. In Slate Plus, Michael talks about two celebrity encounters, one with Liz Phair, whose music inspired a lot of his work, and one with Tyler Perry, whose work was satirized ruthlessly in A Strange Loop.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.comPodcast production by Cameron Drews.And if you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

23 Aug 2020

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Working: The Pulitzer Won’t Change Playwright Michael R. Jackson

Slate Culture

This week host Isaac Butler traces the creative origins of Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-winning musical A Strange Loop. In the interview, Michael talks about his early songwriting attempts and the gradual process of turning a monologue about his experiences as a young, Black gay man into a one-man show and then turning that one-man show into a “proper musical.” After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss Michael’s distinction between an “autobiographical” work and a “self-referential” work. In Slate Plus, Michael talks about two celebrity encounters, one with Liz Phair, whose music inspired a lot of his work, and one with Tyler Perry, whose work was satirized ruthlessly in A Strange Loop.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.comPodcast production by Cameron Drews.And if you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. It’s only $35 for the first year, and you can get a free two-week trial. Sign up now to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

23 Aug 2020

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Michael R. Jackson and Ari Shapiro

Great Podversations

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Michael R. Jackson and NPR’s Ari Shapiro, host of All Things Considered, discuss American theater, music, racial issues, and other timely topics.

28mins

24 Jul 2020

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Makers: Michael R. Jackson: Tyler Perry, Truth Telling + the Pulitzer Prize

The Spark File with Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien

This week, Susan and Laura sit down with the Pulitzer Prize winning truth teller, Michael R. Jackson who will blow your hair back with his authenticity. His metafictional musical, A Strange Loop explores the transformational story of an artist confronting issues of sexuality, race and identity. 

52mins

18 Jun 2020

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Michael R. Jackson Has Some BIG Questions

A Star is Bored

On our Inaugural Episode of THE PRIDE PODCASTS, Michael R. Jackson is the first Black Gay man to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his musical A Strange Loop, which premiered at Playwrights Horizons last summer, and its cast recording is available on Spotify and Apple Music. The show won 5 Drama Desk Awards, Michael winning two for Outstanding Book and Lyrics. It is also nominated for 7 of Broadway Black’s Antonyo Awards. We talk about the early development of A Strange Loop, Racism, Capitalism, how they’re linked, Black Lives Matter, his questions for Michelle Obama, the evolution of the idea of the white moderate, and One Life To Live.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

51mins

11 Jun 2020

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Struggle Session

Donate to bail funds here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floydOn today's episode Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael R. Jackson joins us to discuss winning a Pulitzer, his Pulitzer Award-Winning musical "A Strange Loop," and why Tyler Perry wants to fight him.Subscribe to the show at http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.comHear Michael's music here: https://thelivingmichaeljackson.bandcamp.com/Tune: Michael R. Jackson - Good Clean Music★ Support this podcast ★

36mins

2 Jun 2020

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Michael R. Jackson Has Finally Accepted He’s a Composer

Stagecraft with Gordon Cox

The Pulitzer-winning creator of “A Strange Loop” on how he celebrated in lockdown, why he used to balk at being called a composer, and how “A Chorus Line” made him cry at his office temp job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

26 May 2020

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Episode 437: Michael R. Jackson

Beginnings

On today's episode I talk to playwright and composer Michael R. Jackson. Originally from Detroit, Michael holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and Musical Theatre Writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He wrote book, music, and lyrics for the musicals White Girl In Danger and A Strange Loop, which received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in 2019. A Strange Loop became an off-Broadway hit garnering Michael a number of nominations including the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards among many others. For his work Michael has also received a Whiting Award for drama, a Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, and most recently, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This is the website for Beginnings, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow me on Twitter.

1hr 13mins

14 May 2020

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