May 16, 2016
01:16 - Why Barbara wanted to be a puppeteer when she was little
14:34 - How Barbara wrote the children's play "The Nerdy Girl and the Intergalactic Dog"
18:22 - Barbara likes to write about what people don't say and what they hide as manifested in "180 Degree Rule"
20:59 - Barbara's play "Warped"
22:38 - Barbara's play "Echo"
27:57 - Miscommunication is a theme of Barbara's writing
29:06 - Barbara's writing process
31:06 - Who are The Babes with Blades and how did Barbara get involved with them?
37:00 - How did Barbara start working with the late MEH Lewis?
41:16-24 - GarageBand, which we use for recording, inserted some weird static/distortion here. A bug report has been filed and we apologize for the disruption.
43:37 - What is Barbara's favorite play or favorite plays that she's written?
46:00 - What is it like to have Barbara's wife act in the plays she's written?
48:18 - Barbara's advice for aspiring writers
50:39 - Promotions: See "180 Degree Rule", "Girl Found" will be produced by 20% Theatre - 20 plays by 20 women and Dana Lynn Formby's "American Beauty Shop" at Chicago Dramatists
Barbara's website: http://www.barbaralhota.com
Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers