Playwright Interview: Jessica Hagedorn, 2018


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This podcast was first posted on April 9, 2018. Jessica Hagedorn, playwright of "The Gangster of Love," based on her novel of the same name, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. "The Gangster of Love" had its world premiere at the Magic in San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, April 11 - May 6, 2018. Jessica Hagedorn has adapted her own novel, which tells the story of a teenaged immigrant girl (based on Hagedorn's own experienced) coming from the Philippines to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury in the sixties and seventies, and living and working as a musician and artist in those heady times. In the interview, she talks about the play, the novel, and her own biography as an artist, novelist, playwright and musician.

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