Playwright Topher Payne stopped by a few weeks ago.
We caught up about the differences in writing plays to screenplays for Hallmark Channel movies. When talking about reworking his play Angry Fags for audiences in our current political environment the conversation shifted to spirituality and trying to understand what the role of an artist is in this climate of vast political differences and conflict. Also, lots of hippy shit.
Topher Payne has been named Atlanta's Best Local Playwright by readers of Creative Loafing seven times and was one of "10 Playwrights You Should Know" by Southern Theatre Magazine.
His works for stage have included, Evelyn in Purgatory, Swell Party, Angry Fags, and Perfect Arrangement.
You can follow him at @topherpayne
We hope you enjoy the episode.