This week’s guests are performance artists Rebecca Mwase and Cynthia Ling Lee, who discuss cultural appropriation versus cultural exchange as it relates to Beyoncé. Meanwhile, the editors sound off on the ‘Hamilton’ casting nontroversy.
This week’s guests are Childsplay’s David Saar and Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Linda Hartzell, TYA giants soon to retire. Plus, the editors recall their first theatre experiences.
The former co-director of the Under the Radar Festival stops by, and the editors discuss Salt Lake City and the latest yellowface controversy.
Meghan Pressman discusses new play development; plus, the editors talk about their recent trips.
This week’s guest is Lauren Gunderson, one of this season’s most-produced playwrights, who discusses ‘I and You,’ ‘The Revolutionists,’ and how you can have it all. Plus, the editors discuss ‘Grease Live!’ and play licensing controversies involving Samuel French.
This week, we welcome monologists Eric Bogosian and Mike Daisey, who chat about why they love and hate solo shows. Plus, the editors discuss television, leadership transitions in Chicago, and Wooster/Pinter kerfuffle.
This week’s guest is Tonya Pinkins, who discusses why she quit the controversial ‘Mother Courage’ at Classic Stage Company. Plus: The editors catch up on some big entrances and exits.
This week’s guest is director/auteur Mary Zimmerman, who discusses her traditional treatment of Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” and her newest adaptation: “Treasure Island.” Plus the editors discuss 2015 theatrical highlights and our wishes for 2016. Happy holidays everyone!
This week’s guest is playwright Cheryl L. West, who discusses her newest play, “Akeelah and the Bee” at Arena Stage, and on writing for children and for the black experience. Plus, the editors discuss Ivo van Hove and “The Wiz Live!”
This week’s guest is Francine Reynolds, artist director of New Stage Theatre in Mississippi, the only Equity theatre in the state. Plus, the editors discuss recent casting controversies at universities.