Topher Payne | EPISODE 2

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.

 Left to Right: John (wearing his Lit & Bruised uniform), Topher (turning on the charm), Matt (wearing one of his only non hip-hop tees)

Left to Right: John (wearing his Lit & Bruised uniform), Topher (turning on the charm), Matt (wearing one of his only non hip-hop tees)

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.