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Theater Practice is a podcast where we practice how to be more mindful audience members one show at a time. Join host Miriam Weiner and her guests as they process the live theater they attend with intentionality, generosity, and humor. Watching is a muscle, strengthen it. Produced by Miriam Weiner - Directed by Diana Yanez

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Theater Practice is a podcast where we practice how to be more mindful audience members one show at a time. Join host Miriam Weiner and her guests as they process the live theater they attend with intentionality, generosity, and humor. Watching is a muscle, strengthen it. Produced by Miriam Weiner - Directed by Diana Yanez

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English


Episodes
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303: PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC by Joshua Harmon/David Winitsky

1/18/2024
David and Miriam discuss the timeless Jewish questions Joshua Harmon asks in his new play PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. More about David Winitsky and the Jewish Plays Project: https://jewishplaysproject.org/ Find out more about PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC: https://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/shows/2023-24-season/prayer-for-the-french-republic/ Interested in being a reader for the Jewish Plays Project? https://jewishplaysproject.org/become-a-reader/ Some perspective on French antisemitism in 2016: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/world/europe/london-france-jews-terrorism-anti-semitism.html

Duration:00:40:05

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302: HELL'S KITCHEN Music & Lyrics by Alicia Keys, Book by Kristoffer Diaz/Nia Akilah Robinson

11/21/2023
Nia and Miriam explore the physical and emotional landscapes of New York City in Alicia Keys' new musical, HELL'S KITCHEN. More about Nia Akilah Robinson: https://www.niaakilahrobinson.com/ Find out more about HELL'S KITCHEN https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2324/hells-kitchen/ You already know about Alicia Keys (but just in case)! https://www.instagram.com/aliciakeys/?hl=en

Duration:00:33:30

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301: & JULIET Book by David West Read, Music by Max Martin and Friends/Susan Bernfield

11/2/2023
Welcome back to Theater Practice, Season 3! Susan Bernfield is back! Join the conversation as Miriam and Suan find unexpected depth and beauty in this joyful, uplifting Broadway musical. Listen to Susan on our LEOPOLDSTADT episode:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1880898/11525837-203-leopoldstadt-by-tom-stoppard-susan-bernfield.mp3?download=true Find out more about & JULIET: https://andjulietbroadway.com/ A link to the visuals that Susan references from BARBIE: https://www.barbie-themovie.com/ Blank Space: What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin? by John Seabrook (2015)https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/blank-space-what-kind-of-genius-is-max-martin

Duration:00:30:13

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207: Bonus: Aaron Neil of LEOPOLDSTADT with the crew at "Unorthodox"!

7/19/2023
Our conversation with Susan Bernfield about LEOPOLDSTADT by Tom Stoppard was our most popular episode this season. So, we thought you might be interested in this interview with Aaron Neil who plays Ernest from our friends at "Unorthodox, the World's Leading Jewish Podcast". The whole episode is great but if you want to jump right to Aaron, his segment starts at 55:15. Please enjoy and we will be back in the fall with more Theater Practice! Theater Practice on LEOPOLDSTADT: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1880898/11525837 Unorthodox Podcast: https://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/unorthodox

Duration:01:20:58

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206: WET BRAIN by John J. Caswell, Jr./T. Adamson

6/14/2023
From the howling coyote to the gentle roomba, T. and Miriam dive into the ways WET BRAIN moved and terrified them.

Duration:00:37:43

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205: THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson/Jason Aguirre

3/10/2023
Jason and Miriam describe how visiting The Jungle, currently playing at St. Ann's Warehouse, has changed their perceptions of refugee camps.

Duration:00:36:18

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204: THE FAR COUNTRY by Lloyd Suh/Madeline Sayet

12/9/2022
Madeline and Miriam discuss Lloyd Suh's haunting play The Far Country, currently running at Atlantic Theater Company. For more information about Madeline Sayet and her show Where We Belong check out her website: https://www.madelinesayet.com Find out more about The Far Country and Atlantic Theater Company: https://atlantictheater.org/production/the-far-country A quick useful bio of playwright Lloyd Suh at New Dramatists: https://newdramatists.org/lloyd-suh

Duration:00:33:52

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203: LEOPOLDSTADT by Tom Stoppard/Susan Bernfield

10/18/2022
Susan and Miriam discuss Tom Stoppard's personal and epic play Leopoldstadt, currently running on Broadway.

Duration:00:30:16

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202: CORSICANA by Will Arbery/Kate Cortesi

7/5/2022
Kate and Miriam contemplate Will Arbery's mysterious and heart-opening play, Corsicana currently running at Playwrights Horizons.

Duration:00:31:51

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201: SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Thornton Wilder/Jesse Cameron Alick

5/20/2022
Jesse and Miriam discuss Lileana Blain-Cruz's lively, expansive production of Skin of Our Teeth at Lincoln Center Theater.

Duration:00:33:47

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101: "Hymn" by Lolita Chakrabarti/Erica Jensen

1/31/2022
Listen to Erica and Miriam discuss Almeida Theatre's production of Hymn.

Duration:00:25:43

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102: "Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran" by Javaad Alipoor, Co-created by Kirsty Housley/Latrice Smith

1/31/2022
Listen to Latrice and Miriam dig into this complex, gripping theatrical event presented by Woolly Mammoth.

Duration:00:32:57

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103: "Block Association Project" by Michael Yates Crowley/Casey Boykins

1/31/2022
Casey and Miriam discuss this funny, heartbreaking piece presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Duration:00:47:54

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104: "Vancouver" by Ralph B. Peña/Jenny Wang Medina

1/31/2022
Jenny and Miriam consider this elegant, beautifully crafted piece produced by Ma-Yi Studios in association with Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Duration:00:34:46

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105: "Enemy of the People After Henrik Ibsen" by Robert Icke/Welker White

1/31/2022
Welker and Miriam attend live theater for the first time since the pandemic lockdown and afterward relish their discussion of Enemy of the People commissioned by Park Avenue Armory.

Duration:00:37:51

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000: Welcome to Theater Practice

1/26/2022
Host Miriam Weiner and Director Diana Yanez discuss what “Theater Practice” is all about. Don’t worry about being right or wrong, don’t worry if you’ve seen the show, these conversations will help you see theater in a new way.

Duration:00:13:07