Singular Obsessions: Interview with Oliver de la Paz on Playwright Joshua Young
Thanks to Entropy Magazine and Tyler Crumrine for this conversation with me on Playwright Joshua Young.
This interview is the first of a three-part interview series: I first talk with Josh’s long-time mentor, Oliver de la Paz; then with To the Chapel of Light‘s original publisher, J. A. Tyler of Mud Luscious/Nephew Press; last, I interview Josh himself to discuss his journey in drama. These interviews provide an in-depth look at how a writer of poetry and prose can morph into a playwright, along with insights into teaching, writing, and publishing along the way. No author’s style develops in a vacuum, regardless of genre, and my hope is that this series will help writers discover Joshua Young’s work and encourage them to take their own steps toward playwriting.