Backstage with Roger Q. Mason: Mother/Daughter Mama Metal Magic; or Black Excellence 101, 201 and 301: A Podcast Interview with Lee Sherman and Courtney Sauls


Roger Q Mason

Roger Q Mason

Writer


Just returning to Los Angeles from a two-month stint in New York I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Sigrid Gilmer's meta-theatrical send up to the "mama drama" genre, Mama Metal by the IAMA Theatre at the Atwater Village Theatre.

After my rousing experience previewing the show, I spoke with the two leads backstage. And this time, instead of transcribing my conversation, I just recorded it on my phone. Thus, "Backstage with Roger Q.", a new theatre gossip/show biz kiki podcast experience was born. Expect more of these recordings from time to time. In the meantime, listen and enjoy!

And support this great show! Tickets and info are below: IAMATheatre.com/shows

Featured image: Mama Metal with Lee Sherman and Courtney Sauls - IAMA Theatre Company

Roger Q Mason
Roger Q. Mason is a writer whose work gives voice to the silenced. A recurring theme in his writing is the intersection of race, history, and memory.

Mason’s plays include Orange Woman: A Ballad for a Moor; Onion Creek; and The Duat. Mason's works have been seen at such venues as McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA; Son of Semele Theatre; Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens; and Chicago Dramatists. He is an Activate: Midwest New Play Festival finalist, New York Theatre Innovator’s Award nominee, and the winner of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producer's Award. Mason holds an BA in English and Theatre from Princeton University, an MA in English from Middlebury College, and an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University.

Mason has received commissions from Steep Theatre and Chimera Ensemble in Chicago, as well as the Obie-winning Fire This Time Festival.

For more on Roger Q. Mason, visit www.rogerqmason.com