Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast.
This week’s guest is Laura Kepley, artistic director of Cleveland Play House, the winner of this year’s Regional Tony Award. She describes how she reacted when she heard the announcement (hint: it involves a burrito), the sticky subject of theatrical succession, why Cleveland is the next big arts town and where to find a good craft beer in Cleveland—helpful advice given that our TCG conference will be held there in a few weeks.
Plus, it’s finally summer! AT editors Rob Weinert-Kendt, Suzy Evans and Diep Tran talk about summer vacation plans, which include trips to Williamstown Theatre Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.
This week’s recommendations include:
- Fun for the whole family: Paper Planet at the New Victory Theatre, running through June 7.
- Theatre artists making music! Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra‘s new album Raw Milk and Grace McLean and Them Apples’s new EP Natural Disaster.
- HDTV for theatre: web series Broadway Quick Change.