NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Talk may be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean the City University of New York’s CUNY TV network is done with theatre programming. This weekend the station launches a new show, “Theatre: All the Moving Parts,” will interview theatre artists and will be hosted by journalists led by commentator Patrick Pacheco. The first episode will debut on March 15 and will feature playwright Theresa Rebeck. It will stream on tv.cuny.edu starting at 9:30 p.m. EST.
“I’m thrilled and honored to participate in this new program devoted to celebrating the work of bold and dedicated theatre artists,” said Pacheco in a statement. “The hope is that it will inspire others to bring their talents to the respective disciplines, aware of the rigorous demands and sacrifices as well as the special rewards.”
Pacheco, an Emmy-winning commentator and journalist, wrote the 2009 Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, and is the writer and editor of the book American Theatre Wing, An Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles. “Theatre: All the Moving Parts” promises to interview playwrights, directors, choreographers, writers, designers, composers, and others. It will air monthly.
CUNY TV’s previous foray into theatre programming, Theatre Talk, ran for 25 years and was cancelled last year amid a change in leadership at CUNY TV and a disagreement over the show’s direction. CUNY TV airs its programs via cable channel 75 and digital channel 25.3 in NYC’s five boroughs.