Royal Court Playwright's Podcast Series 5 with Berliner Theatertreffen Stückemarkt Released

Published on Tue 18 May 2021

Today, the Berliner Theatertreffen Stückemarkt and Royal Court Theatre released five new podcasts as part of a special takeover of the Playwright’s Podcast.

Playwright Simon Stephens talks to the six Stückemarkt writers about their lives and their work, their approaches and their careers, and their plays which are being streamed as part of this year’s Stückemarkt festival. 

Series five playwrights and Stückemarkt artists are Jude Christian, Laurence Dauphinais, Eve Leigh, Sam Max and Ta-Nia (aka Talia Paulette Oliveras & Nia Farrell).

All five podcasts can be listened to from Tuesday at or via the Berliner Festspiele website as well as being available to subscribe and download from iTunes and Spotify.

Transcriptions of the recorded conversations from all five episodes are also available on the Royal Court website. Please visit the individual episode pages for the link to the transcription.

Commenting on the podcast series Simon Stephens said;

“It has been a real pleasure over the last couple of weeks to talk to the six artists, representing five pieces that have been chosen by the jurors of this years Stückemarkt Theatertreffen, about their work. It has been a really beautiful way to celebrate the possibility of ending this pandemic to talk to Laurence Dauphinais from Montreal, Sam Max from New York, Ta-Nia also from New York, Eve Leigh from New York currently in London and Jude Christian in Manchester about their plans for this decade. I can’t think of anything more invigorating than to really engage with artists that are making such compelling work.”

The Playwright’s Podcast is presented by Simon Stephens, produced by Anoushka Warden with editing and sound design by Emily Legg for the Royal Court Theatre.

For the full press release, see here.