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The Cleveland Stage Podcast 0210: Goodbye to Intern Lilly and 2018-19 Preview

This week, Tyler and Ian say goodbye to Lilly, who was Ensemble's intern the past few weeks. They discuss the prospects for a young student venturing into higher education theater, and whether or not the Broadway production of Aladdin is worth it. Tyler and Ian then get into some of the plays that will be part of Ensemble's upcoming season, "The Future is Bright," including Kenneth Jones' Alabama Story, Eugene O'Neill's Moon for the Misbegotten, Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun, and...


The Cleveland Stage Podcast 0209: AIDS Clinical Trials Unit of Cleveland

This week Tyler goes it alone and visits with our friends at the Clinical Trials Unit in Cleveland to speak with Brooke Willis (Community Educator), Bob Bucklew Jr. (Outreach Coordinator), and Ann Conrad (Nurse Practitioner). The group discuss the advancements in HIV/AIDS testing & treatment and how the community can help bring awareness to the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS. All this with Ensemble's production of "Angels in America: Perestroika" running April 27 - May 20. You can reach...


The Cleveland Stage Podcast 0208 #Bracket Finals, Round-up

In this episode, Tyler and Ian finish up the #AmericanPlaysBracket Challenge wherein their 64-play bracket gets down to the final two. You can vote by following @EnsembleCLE on Twitter. August Scarpelli also joins the show to discuss Angels in America: Perestroika opening at Ensemble April 27, the trials Tony Kushner went through writing the play, Tyler misquotes George C. Wolfe (it was actually Oscar Eustis who said it), the guys do a shot every time Celeste says "oligarchy", and boy...


Cleveland Stage Podcast 0207 #AmericanPlaysBracket Challenge: Sweet 16

Tyler & Ian discuss the Sweet 16 round of their #AmericanPlaysBracket Challenge and whether or not Ian would actually ever vote for "Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" They also discuss other things that ended up on the cutting room floor. You can vote on Twitter by following @EnsembleCLE and @ClevelandStage Our sponsors:


Cleveland Stage Podcast 0206: #AmericanPlaysBracket, Round 2

Tyler and Ian invite Celeste, Ensemble Executive Artistic Director, to discuss the 2nd Round of their #AmericanPlaysBracket Challenge in celebration of #MarchMadness. The plays are now down to 32 and the random seeding has brought about some unfortunate matchups. They discuss the great plays, plays that didn't make it out of Round One, and everyone's hate for "August: Osage County." You can vote on Twitter by following @EnsembleCLE and @ClevelandStage Our sponsors:


The Cleveland Stage Podcast 0204: #AmericanPlayBracket

Tyler and Ian talk about their 64-play American Play Bracket Challenge wherein followers can vote for their favorite American plays. Including plays by some of the greats like August Wilson, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neill, Suzan-Lori Parks, and one of Tyler's plays for reasons we can't fathom. Surely some plays didn't make the cut, and others maybe should not have made the cut (no offense, Tyler), but it's a bracket of plays so stop taking life so seriously. Follow @EnsembleCLE and...