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The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. Range of topics include playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.

The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. Range of topics include playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.

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United States

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The official podcast of AMERICAN THEATRE, the national publication for the American not-for-profit theatre. Range of topics include playwright interviews, critical roundtable discussions and the latest shows coming up as recommended by our staff.

Language:

English


Episodes

Three on the Aisle: Keep On Keepin’ On

9/25/2020
This week: the steep and rocky road back to normalcy for theatres of all sizes, and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lifelong love for the arts.

The Subtext: Making Space With Tanuja Jagernauth

9/16/2020
This month Brian talks to the Chicago-based playwright, activist, and healer about the transition points in her life and career.

Three on the Aisle: Arts Workers, Works of Art

8/25/2020
This week the critics talk to the grass-roots campaign Be An Arts Hero and discuss shows they've seen, including last week's Democratic convention.

Duration:01:04:38

The Subtext: Writing Across Mediums

8/18/2020
This month Brian hands the mic to Playwrights' Center's Jeremy Cohen and a panel of multi-platform writers.

Duration:01:56:07

The Subtext: Backstory and Foreshadowing

7/27/2020
In this solo episode, Brian reflects on the podcast's origins, frets about the future, and finds hope in an elder's advice.

Three on the Aisle: Side With Hope

7/21/2020
The critics return to consider when theatre will return, how to cover it when it does, and how not to succumb to Zoom despair.

Duration:00:51:03

Three on the Aisle: Tamilla Woodard on Doing the Work

6/15/2020
The critics talk to Tamilla Woodard, co-artistic director of Working Theater, about her experience of racism in the theatre and her recommendations of how to fight it.

Duration:00:59:51

Token Theatre Friends: The Future of Directing With Sammi Cannold

5/29/2020
This pre-pandemic conversation with the exciting helmer behind 'Endlings' and radical stagings of 'Ragtime' and 'Carmen' holds hope for the art form.

Duration:00:40:34

The Subtext: E.M. Lewis’s Audio Diary

5/26/2020
The award-winning playwright records the joys and challenges of daily life on a farm in rural Oregon during the pandemic lockdown.

Duration:01:22:38

Three on the Aisle: No Shortcut to Normal

5/17/2020
The critics talk with Jeremy Wein of Play-PerView, take a question about theatre safety, and recommend shows they've viewed.

Duration:01:05:09

Three on the Aisle: Do Streams Come True?

5/1/2020
This week the critics debate streamed and recorded theatre vs. live, and dip into the reader mailbag.

Duration:00:44:51

The Subtext: Excerpts From a Lost Spring

4/23/2020
This month, an anthology of scenes and monologues from 15 plays whose premieres were cut short by COVID-19.

Duration:00:59:01

Three on the Aisle: Solving a Problem With Maria

4/20/2020
The critics talk to Woolly Mammoth's Maria Manuela Goyanes about theatre in the age of COVID-19, and discuss the relative merits of online theatre.

Duration:00:49:20

Three on the Aisle: Alone Together Edition

3/25/2020
This week the critics sign in remotely to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on theatre, and what they're doing with no shows to see.

Duration:00:47:31

The Subtext: Coronavirus Edition

3/23/2020
A special bonus episode features voicemails from playwrights all over the country about this extraordinary historical moment and how they're faring.

Duration:00:43:15

Token Theatre Friends: Celine Song’s Deep Dive

3/21/2020
Jose talks to the playwright about her (now closed) show 'Endlings' and to Wai Ching Ho, who starred in it.

Duration:00:40:59

The Subtext: Will Arbery’s Guilt Traps

3/17/2020
The playwright of 'Plano' and 'Heroes of the Fourth Turning' talks about Dallas theatre, existential crisis, and the difference between love and empathy.

Duration:01:33:09

Three on the Aisle: Conor McPherson and His Ghosts

3/5/2020
The critics talk with the 'Girl From the North Country' playwright about his work and its meanings, and discuss 'Mockingbird' at MSG, a new take on 'Dracula,' and a James Baldwin revival in D.C.

Duration:00:54:37

Token Theatre Friends: Eden Espinosa Paints With Music

3/4/2020
Jose talks with the 'Wicked' star, currently doing a cabaret residency and soon to star in the musical 'Lempicka.'

Three on the Aisle: This Time It’s Personal

2/20/2020
This week the topic is how personal experiences inform criticism, as the critics touch on 'Mac Beth' at Hunter Theater Project, 'Gun and Powder' at Signature Theatre, and 'Medea' at BAM

Duration:01:06:36