The Arts in the time of Masks: Starting Gate New Plays, Jólabókaflóð, and Holiday Home Tours

For the past 6 years, Talking Horse Productions has hosted the Starting Gate New Play Festival with 6 brand new plays by 3 playwrights and, despite the pandemic, the show is still going on - but this year it's digital instead. Actor and director, Monica Palmer, and playwright Melle Richardson chat playwriting with host Diana Moxon on this week's show, along with Skylark Bookshop's Alex George talking about their Jólabókaflóð, and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Julie Middleton and Trent Rash taking us behind the scenes of this year's Holiday Home Tour. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (

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