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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

The Subtext: David Henry Hwang, High and Low

5/17/2021
This month Brian talks to the writer of 'M. Butterfly,' 'Yellow Face,' 'Chinglish,' and 'Soft Power' about Joe Papp, hate crimes, and the ironic uplift of surviving a flop.

Duration:03:02:45

The Subtext: Quiara Alegría Hudes and the Path of the Healer

4/19/2021
This month Brian talks to the playwright of 'Water by the Spoonful' and 'In the Heights' about her new memoir, 'My Broken Language.'

Duration:00:46:33

The Subtext: Plays That Fill You Up

3/23/2021
This month Brian surveys playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and critics about the works they just can't shake, and why.

Duration:07:09:47

Three on the Aisle: Letters From Lockdown

3/19/2021
The critics look back on a year without live, in-person theatre as they go through their mailbag.

Duration:00:50:38

The Subtext: The Many Forms of Jen Silverman

2/16/2021
This month Brian talks with the playwright of 'The Moors' and 'Collective Rage' about how writing for TV inspired her write a novel about the theatre.

Duration:03:55:46

Three on the Aisle: Cataclysm Criticism With Soraya Nadia McDonald

2/10/2021
This month the hosts talk to an award-winning colleague about gatekeeping and pandemic-era criticism.

Duration:00:52:12

Three on the Aisle: The Pandemic Process With Samira Wiley & Kate Hamill

1/14/2021
This week the critics talk to two theatre artists about the choices they've made and the field they hope to return to.

Duration:00:57:26

The Subtext: Gwydion Suilebhan’s Homecoming

12/22/2020
This month Brian talks to the playwright/poet/marketer who's the driving force behind the New Play Exchange.

Duration:06:28:43

The Subtext: Kate Hamill’s Sensibility

11/24/2020
The actor/playwright behind a trove of popular literary adaptations talks about her inspiration, and about her non-Austen work.

Duration:00:43:01

Three on the Aisle: Dungeons and Democrats

11/16/2020
Should the government create an arts and culture ministry? And what happens when there' s no one to laugh along with?

Duration:00:57:18

Three on the Aisle: Digital Tourism and the Snowball Effect

10/21/2020
On this month's episode the critics discuss the recent Tony noms (and the controversy around them), their varied digital theatre diets, and some theatres' plans to tentatively reopen.

Duration:00:50:41

The Subtext: David Adjmi’s Artist’s Heart

10/20/2020
This month Brian talks to playwright and author David Adjmi about family pressure, falling behind, and filling a niche.

Duration:01:14:56

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