MK SIT DOWN: New Conservatory Theater Center’s ‘In Good Company’ (EP266)

Episode 266

29th September 2020

James is joined by his artistic family from one of the country’s oldest LGBTQ Theater Company’s New Conservatory Theater Center Ed Deker (Director/Artistic Director), Jewelle Gomez (Writer/Author), Desiree Rogers (Actor/Artist), and they discuss their new radio drama In Good Company out now wherever you get your podcast (it also features MK’s very own James)! They discuss creating art during a pandemic, and the civil unrest, how to meet the moment, and theater’s future.

Episode notes

It is an artistic Thanksgiving as James invites the Director, one of the writers, and actors of the Radio Drama produced by LGBTQ Theater Company New Conservatory Theater Center’s radio drama In Good Company which also features our very own! James!  Youll meet his artistic family: Ed Decker (Director/Artistic Director), Jewelle Gomez (Writer/Author), Desiree Rogers (Actor/Artist) As they talk about creating art in the middle of a pandemic, how this show addresses the current social climate around race, the pandemic, and the things 2020 is challenging us with. Can theater survive, what is its future? All from the perspective of the people who’ve been creating art at one  the country’s longest-running LGBTQ Theater Companies, which has navigated turbulent times before, and how it’s driving the conversation, and creating a space of healing. You’ll definitely want to check out their radio Drama In Good Company !


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  • Ed Decker (Artistic Director/Director)
  • Jewelle Gomez (Writer/Author)
  • Desiree Rogers (Actor/Artist/Poet)

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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he’s joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

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