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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.

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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
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Grown in Chicago: Creating Your Community

5/14/2024
This special podcast episode featuring panelists Shepsu Aakhu, Myesha-Tiara, and Xavier Custodio, moderated by Carla Stillwell, was recorded live from The Understudy in Chicago.
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Offscript: Fight Like ‘The Outsiders,’ Dance Like the Brothers

5/10/2024
On this Broadway-themed episode, Rob and Alli check in with busy critic Brittani Samuel and talk to choreographer siblings Rick and Jeff Kuperman about their innovative work on 'The Outsiders.'
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Offscript: Harry Lennix & Ken-Matt Martin Rediscover August Wilson in Chicago

4/16/2024
On this Chicago-themed episode, Rob and J.R. talk to the actor-director duo about staging August Wilson's solo play, 'How I Learned What I Learned,' and check in with arts journalist Mike Davis.
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Offscript: Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs Write With Bite

3/11/2024
On this episode, Rob talks to the writer-composer team about their new horror-comedy musical 'Teeth' and checks in with Bay Area critic David John Chávez.
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Offscript: Kendeda at 20 With Tarell Alvin McCraney, Madhuri Shekar, and a.k. payne

2/21/2024
On this episode, 3 playwrights discuss their development experience as past winners of the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.
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Offscript: Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury Feel the ‘Illinoise’

1/16/2024
On this episode, the playwright and director-choreographer team discuss their new 'Illinoise' musical, and New Yorker critic Helen Shaw surveys the theatre festival lineup.
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Offscript: Merry Y’allmark with Topher Payne

12/18/2023
On this episode, Rob and J.R. talk to Topher Payne about Hallmark and holiday traditions, plus Kelundra interviews longtime critic Linda Armstrong.
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Offscript: David Adjmi in Stereo and 3 Dimensions

11/17/2023
The writer of 'Stereophonic' talks about his obsessions with detail and destruction, and North Carolina correspondent Lauren Van Hemert fills us in on the Research Triangle theatre scene.
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Offscript: Heidi Schreck and Selina Fillinger, Women on Top

10/20/2023
On this episode, Rob and Gabriela celebrate this season's most-produced plays and playwrights with surprise guests Heidi Schreck and Selina Fillinger.
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Offscript: Pearl Cleage Speaks Her Truth

9/19/2023
On this episode Kelundra and J.R. talk to the Atlanta playwright about Chicago's month-long celebration in her honor, the value of community-driven storytelling, and her new play 'Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard.'
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Offscript: Revisiting the NICU with Mike Lew and Moritz von Stuelpnagel

8/15/2023
On this episode we talk to playwright Mike Lew and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel about taking 'tiny father' from audio to audience and catch up with critic J. Wynn Rousuck about the Contemporary American Theater Festival.
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Offscript: Searching for the Future

7/25/2023
This month we host a special conversation about the search process that led NYC's Rattlestick Theatre to hire its new artistic director, Will Davis.
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Offscript: Will Martyna Majok & Stephen Adly Guirgis Go to the Tonys?

6/11/2023
On this special pre-Tony Awards edition, we talk to the playwrights nominated for 'Cost of Living' and 'Between Riverside and Crazy,' and to Playbill's Diep Tran.
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Offscript: Ty Defoe Is Planting the Seeds

5/15/2023
We talk to writer/director/trickster Ty Defoe about directing 'Rent' for the next generation, building community ties, and moving beyond land acknowledgements. Plus: a check-in with Denver reporter John Moore.
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Offscript: How Is This Time for Jews Onstage Different From All Others?

11/18/2022
A conversation with Joel Grey, Tovah Feldshuh, Caissie Levy, Michael Arden, and Bess Wohl about portrayals of Jewishness and antisemitism on New York stages.

Duration:00:55:49

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Offscript: Most-Produced With Lynn Nottage & Lauren Gunderson

9/27/2022
On this episode we broke the news that Nottage's 'Clyde's' will be the most-produced play of the season, then welcomed her and fellow prolific scribe Gunderson on to talk shop.

Duration:00:53:11

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Offscript: Molly Smith and the Next Revolution

9/12/2022
On this episode we talk to the outgoing (in all senses) artistic director of Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage as she enters her 25th and final season.

Duration:00:57:38

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Offscript: Daniel K. Isaac and the Tales We Tell

8/29/2022
On this episode we talk to actor/playwright Daniel K. Isaac about his epic new play 'Once Upon a (Korean) Time' and about the untold histories that inspired it.

Duration:01:01:48

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The Subtext: Where Madeline Sayet Belongs

8/22/2022
This month Brian talks to the writer/performer of 'Where We Belong,' inspired by her experiences as a Native person loving, studying, then questioning Shakespeare.

Duration:01:06:03

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Offscript: How Aya Ogawa Writes on Bodies in Space

8/15/2022
After our July break, we return for an interview with the writer-director-performer of 'The Nosebleed.'

Duration:00:59:59