This week’s guest are actors, and brothers, Jason Dirden and Brandon J. Dirden. They discuss August Wilson, acting together, and how they never audition for the same role. Plus, the editors discuss brownface in Chicago, and the late Zelda Fichandler.
This week’s guest is English director Josette Bushell-Mingo, who discusses her Swedish production of ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’ Plus, the editors talk #tcg16, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and Pokemon Go.
For our first live edition of the podcast in D.C., we invited some local artists to the TCG Conference to chat the state of D.C. theatre, artistic transitions, and Donald Trump.
In this special edition of Offscript, we have a 10-minute audio recording of August Wilson delivering his seminal speech, ‘The Ground on Which I Stand,’ followed by a discussion among leaders of two black theatres, Penumbra’s Lou Bellamy and National Black Theatre’s Jonathan McCrory.
This week’s guest is Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, who is directing an all-male production of ‘Taming of the Shrew.’ Plus the editors discuss their summer plans.
Erica Daniels, president of Second City Theatricals, discusses the institution’s new-play development initiative and the art of casting. Plus, the editors talk Tony nominations.
This week’s guest Lue Douthit, director of Play on! at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, discusses translating Shakespeare. Plus the editors talk about Humana.
This week’s guests are performance artists Rebecca Mwase and Cynthia Ling Lee, who discuss cultural appropriation versus cultural exchange as it relates to Beyoncé. Meanwhile, the editors sound off on the ‘Hamilton’ casting nontroversy.
This week’s guests are Childsplay’s David Saar and Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Linda Hartzell, TYA giants soon to retire. Plus, the editors recall their first theatre experiences.
The former co-director of the Under the Radar Festival stops by, and the editors discuss Salt Lake City and the latest yellowface controversy.