This week’s guest is Mark Valdez, executive director of Network of Ensemble Theaters, who discusses the evolution of the ensemble model. Plus, the editors discuss the controversy over Manhattan Theatre Club’s 15-16 mostly white-male season.
It’s the all in-house edition of Offscript! The editors talk to our outgoing founder/editor-in-chief Jim O’Quinn about 30-plus years of ‘American Theatre,’ and the field then and now.
Susan Booth, artistic director of Alliance Theatre, defines white privilege and explains why she doesn’t do classics. Also, the editors talk the Count and ‘The Wild Party.’
This week’s guest is Chay Yew, the artistic director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago who previews next season at the theatre (it includes Hillary Clinton) and what he thinks of ‘The King and I’ on Broadway. Plus, the editors talk about your favorite topic: cell phones!
This week’s guest is chairman of the NEA Jane Chu, who discusses arts funding and ‘South Pacific.’ Plus, highlights from the TCG National Conference in Cleveland and a discussion of the new Kilroy’s list.
This week, teacher/performer/author Kameron Steele stops by to talk about a new book of Suzuki’s writing, and the editors argue about the Tonys and Bitter Lemons’ pay-for-reviews gambit.
This week’s guest is Laura Kepley, artistic director of this year’s Regional Tony winner Cleveland Play House. She talks about why Cleveland is the next big arts town—and where to find a good craft beer.
This week’s guest is playwright Qui Nguyen, who is also the artistic director of Vampire Cowboys. He discusses his post-Vietnam War comedy ‘Vietgone,’ the origin of the term geek theatre and how to write a strong female character.
It’s our second annual Humana critics roundtable! We sit down with three theatre critics to discuss what they liked or didn’t like about this year’s Humana Festival programming, and why you should see more new plays.
Chicago-based actor Michael Patrick Thornton discusses working with Will Eno on ‘Title and Deed’ at Lookingglass Theatre Company and working as a disabled actor in the American theatre.