This month I talk with playwright Nick Malakow about his piece “The Defectors,” the first entry into our Summer Reading Series. We talk about balancing Teaching and Theatre, allowing marginalized characters take the spotlight in stories, and feature a scene from the reading of “The Defectors.”

The scene featured in this episode features Latrice Smith and Robert Gene Pellechio, with stage directions provided by Lauren M. Krebs. The featured scene contains some language and content that some viewers/listeners may find objectionable (TW Eating Disorder, Harm)