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British writer Rupert Thomson discusses his eleventh novel, NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU, shortlisted for the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award, t...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Alex Kime
In the first half of this conversation with writer Keegan Jennings Goodman reads an excerpt of his most recent book. Edited by Alex Kime.

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 22:19
Caption: Peter Gallagher
Bobby Cannavale and Peter Gallagher star in this short about fatherhood. In the comic and heartbreaking 2 Dads by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award win...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 21:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Clarence Sasser
The story of Clarence Sasser is a portrait from Stephen Lang's one-man show, Beyond Glory, based on the book by Larry Smith of the same title. He p...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 15:14
Caption: Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) star in Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies' Misadventure. In ...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 12:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Douglas Thompson
Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson star in this offering from Playing on Air. In the short play, A Man of His Time, a descendant of Supreme Co...

Bought by KZYX and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 32:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Geraldine Hughes
CHANGING OF THE GUARD features two short comedies about getting outpaced by a world zooming way ahead. In The Mandela Effect, written and directed...

Bought by KUNM, KZYX, and WHRV


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Scott Adsit
Comedy writer all-star, Alan Zweibel (“SNL,” Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays), and young comedy writer MVP, Jon Kern (“The Simps...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WNPR, and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Douglas Thompson
Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson star in this offering from Playing on Air. It features two short plays about American Black History. In th...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WNPR, KUT, and KUNM


  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander, Peter Jacobson, Amy Ryan and Michael Stuhlbarg star in two short, touching and humorous plays about stepping up when you are neede...

Bought by WHRV, KUNM, and Oregon Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg is both playwright and actor in this satirical short play about an anxious young hipster absurdly co-opting the tragedy of Septembe...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 16:49
Caption: James Lescene
Starring James Lecesne, Elizabeth is a short play about a son moving back in with his mother after his divorce. Written by David Cale, it features ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 14:23
Caption: Jesse Eisenberg
THE BLIZZARD, a mystery thriller, features Jesse Eisenberg as a snowed-in screenwriter surprised by menacing, creepy unexpected guests and it's not...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 19:27
Caption: Marsha Mason
Starring Marsha Mason and Steven Boyer. In the short comedy, TASHA WALKS, a young man (Steven Boyer, Tony nominee for HAND TO GOD, NBC's "Trial & E...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 16:14
Caption: Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan stars in Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn’s Fifth Planet. A professional astronomer played by Amy Ryan (Birdman; Gone, Baby, Gone; “The ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 39:50
Caption: Jane Kaczmarek
Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz, is a humorous and touching piece about a single mother and her young adult son who has ASD (Autistic Spectrum Di...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 38:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael Urie
Starring Harriet Harris and Michael Urie. After gay marriage is legalized in New York, one mother will stop at nothing to get her son to the altar....

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 19:52
Caption: Tonya Pinkins
In Forward Observer, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins plays a harried VA hospital clerk. An elderly World War II veteran is giving her a hard time a...

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 22:29
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We remember E.L. Doctorow who passed away on July 21, 2015, at the age of 84. The author of twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction, and a st...

Bought by WNJR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason (4 time Academy Award nominee) and Steven Boyer (Tony nominee for HAND TO GOD and regular on TV's "Trial and Error") star in TASHA WA...

Bought by WHRV, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") stars in the touching and humorous first piece, Napoleon in Exile, directed by Marsha Mason (four time Aca...

Bought by KUNM, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCPN, WCAI / WNAN, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Jane Smiley discusses her 2014 book, SOME LUCK, the first in a trilogy that follows an Iowa farm family for more than a century. Smiley talks about...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Liv Rooth
A meet-cute in a coffeeshop contains multitudes, in this entertaining, experimental short, now a classic, from David Ives (Venus in Fur). It is fro...

Bought by KUNM and WABE


  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 15:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Peter Jacobson
SECTION 310, ROW D, SEATS 5 & 6 is a short entertaining play from Tony winner Warren Leight about three buddies who bond over their shared passion ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 29:40
Caption: David Auburn
Two short plays about political operatives by Pulitzer Prize Winner David Auburn. In the comic DAMAGE CONTROL, a political aide has a public relati...

Bought by WNPR, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUNM, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 4