This week, we welcome monologists Eric Bogosian and Mike Daisey, who chat about why they love and hate solo shows. Plus, the editors discuss television, leadership transitions in Chicago, and Wooster/Pinter kerfuffle.
This week’s guest is Tonya Pinkins, who discusses why she quit the controversial ‘Mother Courage’ at Classic Stage Company. Plus: The editors catch up on some big entrances and exits.
This week’s guest is director/auteur Mary Zimmerman, who discusses her traditional treatment of Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” and her newest adaptation: “Treasure Island.” Plus the editors discuss 2015 theatrical highlights and our wishes for 2016. Happy holidays everyone!
This week’s guest is playwright Cheryl L. West, who discusses her newest play, “Akeelah and the Bee” at Arena Stage, and on writing for children and for the black experience. Plus, the editors discuss Ivo van Hove and “The Wiz Live!”
This week’s guest is Francine Reynolds, artist director of New Stage Theatre in Mississippi, the only Equity theatre in the state. Plus, the editors discuss recent casting controversies at universities.
Dean Gladden, managing director of Houston’s Alley Theatre , stops by to talk about the theatre’s year-long renovation, and what happens when you’re homeless for a season. Plus: Diep and Suzy debate ‘Hir’ by Taylor Mac.
This week representatives from the Asian American Performers Action Coalition school American Theatre editors on better ways to talk about cultural appropriation and yellowface, and offer tips both for interpreting problematic works from the past and for creating new, more diverse work.
This week’s guest is Brian Clowdus, the artistic director of Serenbe Playhouse, on hand to talk about site-specific theatre and reinventing classics. Plus, the editors dish on what they’re looking forward to this season.
This week’s episode is a doozy. Ayad Akhtar stops by to talk about his play ‘Disgraced,’ the most-produced play in 2015-16. Plus, the ‘New York Times”s Charles Isherwood and ‘Chicago Tribune”s Chris Jones drop in.
This week, Paula Vogel sits down for a Manhattan and some conversation about MFA programs, artists’ compensation, and her newest play “Indecent.” Plus the editors talk Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians” and other religion-themed plays.