Offscript

at14_offscript_icon_144pxOffscript is the official podcast of American Theatre, containing conversations with critics, playwrights and the editors of AT.

Released every other week, Offscript is a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts. Subscribe to Offscript via RSSiTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

Below is every episode of the Offscript podcast, plus show notes and links to the things that were discussed in each episode.

Offscript: The Land of Breakout Songs and Butt Wiggles

It’s the all-Public-Theater edition of Offscript! Senior editor Eliza Bent joins us to discuss Young Jean Lee’s newest show “Straight White Men” at the Public Theater. Then Suzy, Rob and Eliza sound off on “Fortress of Solitude,” also at the Public, and why some musical conventions work sometimes but not others. (We promise next edition of Offscript will be a little less NY-centric.)

Offscript: Anna & Julian in the Jacuzzi

This episode of OffScript features an interview with James McNeel, managing director of Contemporary American Theatre Festival in West Virginia. He was in town/New York City for the Off-Broadway premiere of CATF’s “Uncanny Valley,” by Thomas Gibbons. Assistant editor Diep Tran talks with him about new plays and robots.

Also, the editors of AMERICAN THEATRE discuss succession of Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and Suzy and Diep get into a heated debate over a “Jacuzzi.” Come on in, the water’s warm!

Offscript: Awake & Online

“It’s the bitch of living.” Except not really. In this episode of Offscript, we talk to arts reporter Linda Buchwald about “Spring Awakening” at Deaf West Theatre, which uses deaf actors and sign language to add a new dimension to the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical about teenage desires in 19th-century Germany. Plus our editors argue over gender parity and the politics of representation.

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