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American Theatre‘s podcasts feature timely and timeless conversations and interviews in and about the theatre field.

The Subtext

A podcast where playwrights talk to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid: what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires, and makes writers tick. Brian James Polak hosts. Guests have included David Adjmi, Antoinette Nwandu, Jen Silverman, Will Arbery, Korde Arrington Tuttle, Clare Barron, Chisa Hutchinson, Rebecca Gilman, Isaac Gomez, Ike Holter, and many more.

Theatrical Mustang

This independently produced podcast from actor-writer-activist Woodzick brings listeners interviews with unbridled talent and cultural trailblazers from across the country, including Sara Porkalob, Jill Sobule, jaamil olawale kosoko, John Jarboe, Mykai Eastman, and more.


This occasional podcast features the editors of American Theatre in conversation with each other and with special guests.

Three on the Aisle

A monthly (or sometimes more) podcast from New York about theatre in America, featuring drama critics Peter Marks, Terry Teachout, and Elisabeth Vincentelli. Guests have included Tracy Letts, Conor McPherson, Lila Neugebauer, Samira Wiley, Kate Hamill, Sam Hunter, Soraya Nadia McDonald, Helen Shaw, Diep Tran, Lily Janiak, Tamilla Woodard, and more.

Token Theatre Friends

This podcast from Diep Tran and Jose Solís‏ (discontinued in June 2020; new independent site here) brought a person-of-color perspective to reviews of and interviews with theatre artists in New York City.

Offscript: Awake & Online

“It’s the bitch of living.” Except not really. In this episode of Offscript, we talk to arts reporter Linda Buchwald about “Spring Awakening” at Deaf West Theatre, which uses deaf actors and sign language to add a new dimension to the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical about teenage desires in 19th-century Germany. Plus our editors argue over gender parity and the politics of representation.

Offscript: Festival-palooza!

Episode 8 of Offscript features journalist and critic Helen Shaw, who discusses the surfeit of experimental theatre festivals that have popped up in New York City in January. Senior editor Eliza Bent talks to Shaw about what to see when you have five festivals to choose from, how to combat theatre-going fatigue, and the value of playing hooky and dressing warmly.

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