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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

Description:

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

Offscript: Live From Pittsburgh

6/22/2022
This week, we share our live TCG conference session with arts journalist Sharon Eberson, City Theatre co-artistic director Monteze Freeland, and Quantum Theatre founder Karla Boos.

Duration:01:10:28

The Subtext: Dipika Guha Is a Seeker

6/21/2022
This month Brian talks to the 'Yoga Play' author about the absurdism of real life and how her globally forged voice meets contemporary American life.

Duration:01:23:02

Theatrical Mustang: John Jarboe’s Genderful Performances

6/17/2022
This month Woodzick talks to the founder of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret about her origin story, gender cannibals, and the fine art of hosting.

Duration:00:47:33

Offscript: Benjamin Benne’s Questions of Faith

6/7/2022
This week we talk to the playwright of 'Alma' and 'In His Hands' about intimacy, religion, poetic realism, and Mario Kart.

The Subtext: Lynn Nottage, Learning From Every Job

5/31/2022
This month Brian talks to the prolific and decorated playwright about her early struggles and triumphs, and that time she got stuck in the Lincoln Center bathroom.

Duration:00:57:40

Offscript: What We Talk About When We Talk About Abortion

5/23/2022
This week the editors discuss theatre's role in dispelling the fears and misconceptions surrounding abortion with Alison Leiby and Justice Hehir.

Duration:00:59:07

Theatrical Mustang: Ada Karamanyan Would Like More, Please

5/16/2022
This month we talk to the administrator, activist, and casting professional about amplifying trans talent, rethinking the canon, and prioritizing mental health.

Duration:01:03:31

The Subtext: Jeremy Cohen’s Magical Gifts

5/10/2022
This month Brian talks to the producing artistic director of Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis about supporting writers, following a unicorn, and teaching doctors to write.

Duration:01:08:47

Offscript: Karen Hartman’s Triple Feature

5/10/2022
For this episode we talk to playwright Karen Hartman, who currently has 3 plays making NYC premieres in 59E59's first VOLT Festival.

Duration:01:02:37

The Subtext: In the Middle With Heather Raffo

4/27/2022
For this special reported episode, Brian goes deep on the actor-writer and her very personal new play, 'Tomorrow Will Be Sunday.'

Duration:01:27:12

Offscript: Tim Bond’s Healing Journey Through the American Century Cycle

4/26/2022
This week our guest is TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's artistic director Tim Bond, now directing August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' there.

Theatrical Mustang: How Sara Porkalob Builds Power

4/13/2022
In this reboot of their podcast for AT magazine, Woodzick talks to Seattle-based writer-performer Sara Porkalob, who will next appear in '1776.'

Duration:00:44:40

Offscript: Mixed Blood Is in Good Hands

4/12/2022
On this episode, the editors talk to the founding artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre, Jack Reuler, and his soon-to-be successor Mark Valdez about leadership, social justice, and the future of theatre.

Duration:00:50:49

The Subtext: Tracy Letts’s Moments of Recognition

4/11/2022
This month the author of 'August: Osage County' and 'The Minutes' talks about acting, writing, the mystique of Chicago, and the heartbreak of Oklahoma.

Duration:00:44:43

The Subtext: Live With Amy Quan Barry

3/29/2022
In this special episode, recorded live in Madison, Wisc., Brian interviews the poet/playwright who wrote 'The Mytilenean Debate' for Forward Theater.

Duration:01:01:08

Offscript: Mei Ann Teo Finds Strength in the Collective

3/25/2022
On this episode the editors talk to the director of the drama '7 Minutes' about labor, management, and new-play development .

Duration:00:57:40

The Subtext: Voices of Ukraine

3/17/2022
For this special episode in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Brian compiles messages from theatre artists in the U.S., the U.K., Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine.

Duration:01:14:37

Offscript: Eliana Pipes’s 3-Theatre ‘Dream Hou$e’

3/14/2022
The editors speak to the playwright of ‘Dream Hou$e,’ a new play about gentrification, sisterhood, and reality TV, now onstage at Long Wharf Theatre.

Duration:00:54:16

Offscript: Chisa Hutchinson Is Paying Attention

2/28/2022
The editors speak to the playwright of 'Amerikin,' a new play about white supremacy, now onstage Houston's Alley Theatre after repeated pandemic delays.

Duration:00:55:50

The Subtext: Class With Kari Bentley-Quinn

2/22/2022
Brian talks to the Queens-based playwright about her New England roots and her approach to balancing work and mental health.

Duration:00:49:21