We especially enjoyed General Admission‘s probing interview with Victory Gardens‘s artistic director Chay Yew (with whom we spoke when he started at the job), in which he talks about the tumult around his tenure—and whether he’s won over some of his critics while he’s built new audiences and brought his theatre into the black.
On his New York-based podcast Off and On, host Bernardo Cubria has a marathon chat with theatre critic and American Theatre contributor Jonathan Mandell about criticism, ageism and the time Jonathan gave Bernardo a negative review.
Over at Born Ready in the Frisco Bay, Rob Ready and Ray Hobbs talk about the build-out of Piano Fight‘s new space in the Tenderloin, and address criticism and listener comments with their usual insouciance.
Maxamoo This New York City review podcast goes in-depth on new plays by Ayad Akhtar and Samuel D. Hunter, and frequent contributor David Levy surprises us all by praising a John Doyle production.
Finally, in the non-embeddable but still worth a listen department: Two other podcasts worth checking out but not embeddable here: Erin Teachman’s Exit the Stage Door has a chat with Baltimore dramaturg Catherine Rodriguez, while out in storm-tossed L.A., Anthony Byrnes spends most of this week’s Opening the Curtain segment lamenting the lamentable end of the L.A. Weekly awards.