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Rodney Lizcano.

Theatrical Mustang: Rodney Lizcano, Shakespeare Aficionado

Woodzick talks to the Denver theatremaker about original-practices Shakespeare, centering queer folks in ‘The Laramie Project,’ and using the classics to prevent violence.

American Theatre is proud to be the venue for Theatrical Mustang, an independently produced podcast from actor-writer-activist Woodzick. Each month they bring listeners interviews with unbridled talent and cultural trailblazers from across the country.

On this month’s episode, Woodzick talks to actor and director Rodney Lizcano. They discuss Rodney’s recent production of The Laramie Project, as well as his work with Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and the Old Globe. Rodney is playing Freddy in the Arvada Center of the Arts and Humanities production of Noises Off, which opens on March 22. Enjoy the rapid-fire Shakespeare questionnaire at the end!

Lizcano’s career spans 25 years, 21 of those in seasons with the Denver Center Theatre Company in roles in Much Ado About Nothing, The Constant Wife, Book of Will, American Mariachi, Frankenstein, HamletAmerican Night, Merchant of Venice, Spinning Into Butter, Inna Beginning, Tempest, Gross Indecency, The Rivals, Kingdom, Winter’s Tale, Christmas Carol. Other theatre credits include Colorado Shakespeare Festival (The Odyssey, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Richard III, Much Ado, Othello, Henry V, Tempest, Merry Wives, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Equivocation, Cymbeline), the Old Globe, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Dallas Shakespeare, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, LOCAL, BETC and Off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theater and DreamScape Theatre Company. Training: Southern Methodist University (BFA) National Theatre Conservatory (MFA).

Download this episode here. The Theatrical Mustang podcast is edited by Travis Rosemarie Curhart-Fischbach. Music by The Morgens using Citizen DJ Project, Library of Congress, National Jukebox.

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