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.
This week’s guest is Mark Valdez, executive director of Network of Ensemble Theaters, who discusses the evolution of the ensemble model. Plus, the editors discuss the controversy over Manhattan Theatre Club’s 15-16 mostly white-male season.
It’s the all in-house edition of Offscript! The editors talk to our outgoing founder/editor-in-chief Jim O’Quinn about 30-plus years of ‘American Theatre,’ and the field then and now.
Susan Booth, artistic director of Alliance Theatre, defines white privilege and explains why she doesn’t do classics. Also, the editors talk the Count and ‘The Wild Party.’
This week’s guest is Chay Yew, the artistic director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago who previews next season at the theatre (it includes Hillary Clinton) and what he thinks of ‘The King and I’ on Broadway. Plus, the editors talk about your favorite topic: cell phones!
This week’s guest is chairman of the NEA Jane Chu, who discusses arts funding and ‘South Pacific.’ Plus, highlights from the TCG National Conference in Cleveland and a discussion of the new Kilroy’s list.
This week, teacher/performer/author Kameron Steele stops by to talk about a new book of Suzuki’s writing, and the editors argue about the Tonys and Bitter Lemons’ pay-for-reviews gambit.