A podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In a conversation that dives into life’s muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and — ultimately — what makes writers tick. 

In this episode, Zakiyyah Alexander tells Brian the story of writing a play in defiance of grad school professors, growing up with hippie parents, converting to Islam, and the power of names in a highly politicized world.

is a writer and actor, and a native New Yorker raised in

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