This week, the Friends interview Joe Iconis about ‘Be More Chill’ and teenagers, and review the ‘Twelfth Night’ musical and ‘Straight White Men.’
The critics discuss layoffs at the New York Daily News and answer questions from listeners.
For the first time on the show, the Friends leave New York City, and travel to the Fisher Center at Bard College and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, with guests Erin Markey and Robyn Kerr. Conclusion: The Friends need to get out more.
Brian James Polak interviews the author of ‘Teenage Dick’ about disabled representation onstage, and also about writing ‘structure-less joke-fests.’
The critics discuss whitewashing, the Muny protests, and get an education on San Francisco theatre from Bay Area critic Lily Janiak.
This episode was recorded live at #TCG18 in St. Louis, where Midwestern theatre journalists Kerry Reid, Judith Newmark, and Rosalind Early talk about theatre coverage in the age of clicks.
It’s a ‘Once on This Island’ extravaganza! The Friends go backstage to the Tony-winning show and meet the cast and crew (and the goats). Plus reviews of ‘Teenage Dick’ and ‘Fairview.’
Brian James Polak interviews the prolific playwright/activist about her new play ‘Red Bike’ and theatre as an audience engagement tool.
Jose Solís and Diep Tran interview the author of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ about her new ‘Fruit Trilogy,’ and discuss new plays by Dominique Morisseau and Nilo Cruz.
On this episode, the critics grapple with the flaws of the Tony Awards and offer some possible fixes—and their alternative awards.