Another week, another series of feisty chats about the lively arts across the nation.
Bernardo Cubria’s New York-based podcast Off and On welcomes back formerly New York-based playwright Sheila Callaghan, who’s been off writing for the teevee in LaLa Land for a decade but is headed back to the East Coast with three new productions (Everything You Touch at the Rattlestick, Elevada at Yale Rep, Woman Laughing Alone With Salad at Woolly Mammoth). She talks with Bernardo about out being adopted, about L.A. versus New York, about why it’s great to write for TV—and about why she still needs theatre people in her life.
Meanwhile, reporting from the midst of New York’s crazy-busy festival January are the intrepid theatregoers of Maxamoo, who report frankly on their findings as always.
Not to be left out of the festivities, our own OffScript podcast sat down with downtown theatre experts Helen Shaw and Alexis Soloski, who share with Eliza Bent their erudition and experience of the work to date. Bonus: Eliza and fellow editor Rob Weinert-Kendt discover a surprising Sondheim connection.
A few states over in Indiana, the community theatre-focused podcast Theatre Geeks talks about sound issues—common problems, and possible solutions—on their latest show.
Back from a vacation is Chicago’s General Admission with a very special episode in which host (Tyler Greene) interviews the other (Don Hall). It’s a lively talk, as Don has worked as a professional trumpet player, the manager of a massage school, an arts administrator and, presently, live-event producer for WBEZ and host of the Moth StorySLAMs.
Last but not least, new to our roster is Chuck Clay’s Southern California-based Curtain Call. His most recent episode features a chat with Chance Theatre a.d. Oanh Nguyen about the ups and downs of running a small but ambitious theatre in the shadow of Disneyland.