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A Profile Of Playwright Dana Yeaton

09/06/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Dana Yeaton’s plays have looked at misfits on the run in Quebec (The Big Random), a Vermont farm family facing the Great Flood of 1927 (Mad River Rising) and African-American football players (Redshirts). He also wrote a played based on Chris Bohjalian’s novel “Midwives.”

The Middlebury playwright’s latest play is a musical called “Swing State.” It follows the exploits of a gay, atheist chiropractor who returns to his native Ohio and meets a born-again kindergarten teacher. The play was staged at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer.

We talk with Yeaton about how “Swing State” was received, his past works, current projects and what excites him about being a playwright and teacher.

Also on the program, Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Jake Perkinson provides an update from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

And, we sort through our mailbag, and share your comments.

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