Those of you who have been following our work will likely have noticed that we’ve been on a bit of hiatus after releasing Aja Houston’s Acirfa back in March. A big part of that is due to the fact that in addition to producing this podcast, I am also a playwright in my own right, and a play that I wrote is currently being produced by a theatre company in NY, Flux Theatre Ensemble, and we’ve been in rehearsal for that over the past few weeks.
I apologize for the delay, but I want to assure you that we have more plays coming down the pipeline. The next play you’ll get to hear next month will be Lyme Park by Nandita Shenoy, which is Inspired by Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. The play follows the adventures of Kavita and her friend Violet on a tour of the English countryside as Kavita tries to find her own Mr. Darcy. But where fantasy ends and reality begins is where Kavita finds herself grappling with questions of identity and the meaning of true love.
But until then, I have a little something to tide you over. Being a playwright who writes a lot of science fiction and fantasy plays, I thought it would be fun to pull together a few other playwrights working in this genre to talk about what science fiction or speculative fiction more broadly brings to the theatre space.