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Top of the Pods

Theatre podcasts worth listening to this week.

American Theatre‘s newish podcast, Offscript, stands on the shoulders of many other theatre-themed efforts in the Internet broadcast world. In this more-or-less weekly feature, we’ll sum up and link to the latest listenables from our esteemed peers.

Off and On This week on Bernardo Cubria’s New York-based interview podcast, he chats with Becky Baumwoll and Joel Perez of Broken Box Mime Theater about doing their work in a mime-unfriendly world, auditioning for “America’s Got Talent,” and how to build a true ensemble.

 

Theatre Process Theatre Bay Area’s Trevor Allen recently debuted this podcast, and kicked it off auspiciously with a free-ranging interview with the voluble Mike Daisey, in the area for his Shakespeare-tragedy series at Cal Shakes.

 

Born Ready The Bay Area’s bad boys of theatre punditry sit down with local journalist Rob Avila, until this week the lead critic for the just-closed alt weekly the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Avila, who’s also a regular American Theatre contributor, chats with Rob Ready and his incorrigible sidekick Ray Hobbs about the worst show he’s ever reviewed, about his favorite show in recent memory, and about the trends he’s seen—and would like to see—in Frisco theatre.

 

Theatre Geeks Though this podcast out of Indiana is community-theatre-focused, it covers topics of interest to theatre folks everywhere. On this episode, the Geeks—Marcia Fulmer, John Jay Shoup and Dave Dufour—talk about the pros and cons of putting on a big summer show vs. taking a much-deserved break.

 

OffScript This week, American Theatre‘s own podcast features a chat with TCG board president Diane Rodriguez, a preview of the December issue and an impromptu reading from Dirtbag Shakespeare.

 

Maxamoo This New York City podcast is essentially a review show, but its breadth and eclecticism—it has covered Broadway, Off-Broadway, fringe fests, cabaret, comedy, theatre walking tours—and chatty tone make it seem like just a conversation among friends. This week, host Lindsay Barenz is joined by regular guests Nicole Serratore and David Levy to give their thoughts on two musicals (the Atlantic Theater Company’s Found, the Public Theater’s The Fortress of Solitude), the Forest Fringe (about which Nicole wrote for American Theatre) and the Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You.

 

General Admission This Chicago-based podcast recently got a big boost, partnering with public-radio giant WBEZ. So they’ve cleaned up their language a and trimmed their running time a bit, but that hasn’t slowed down the free-ranging, opinionated discourse of hosts Tyler Greene and Don Hall. This week’s episode includes an interview with transgender performance artist Rebecca Kling about her art , her identity and how the two come together, as well as a discussion about performance art and pushing the envelope.

  • Joel Perez

    The link under Off and On doesn’t seem to work

    • http://www.americantheatre.org/ American Theatre

      It’s fixed now. Thanks so much for pointing this out.

  • Joel Perez

    The link under Off and On doesn’t seem to work

    • http://www.americantheatre.org/ American Theatre

      It’s fixed now. Thanks so much for pointing this out.

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