SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today
Today, THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series launched Season 2 of the AMERICAN MASTERS Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress) on the AMERICAN MASTERS website, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher. The new season, "Revolutionary Writers," features 10 episodes that look at the artists that challenge and shape our thoughts through the power of the written word: playwrights, comedy writers, horror writers, songwriters and poets. Each writing style will be explored via a new interview with a contemporary artist and a previously unreleased interview from the series' 30+ years of award-winning documentary films.Episode one (available now) features a new interview with Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The Red Letter Plays, Venus), who discusses her writing, inspirations and teaching the arts, and performs original music. Episode two (August 29) features previously unreleased interviews with Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller and actresses Madeleine Sherwood and Oscar- and two-time Emmy-winner Lee Grant, who explore The Crucible's themes and the fear of being blacklisted when McCarthyism struck Hollywood. Future episodes will be released biweekly.