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Word S2 E3: 'All The World's A Stage'

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Chanel Bragg in the KJZZ studios.

Word is a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region.

In this third episode of Season 2, “All the World’s a Stage.” If so, what are theater directors doing to include more diversity on it?

KJZZ’s “The Show” co-host Steve Goldstein talks to the winner of the Arizona Theatre Company’s National LatinX Playwriting Award for an answer.

Plus, we find out what is a choreopoem, a term first coined in 1975 by playwright/poet Ntozake Shange whose work, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” exhibits the form.  

Locally, activist, performer and director Chanel Bragg and producer Leah Marche have teamed up with a cast of African American women to bring the production back to the Valley Oct. 24–26. Bragg joined me to talk about it.

And also, my colleague Jimmy Jenkins, who covers a wide range of criminal justice issues in Arizona for KJZZ, dives into publications banned by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

If you have ideas you'd like us to consider for "Word," someone we should talk to or a contribution of your own, kindly email  [email protected].

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Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.