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TTIC- Cody Estle, Lukas Brasherfons and Ray Toler - May 19, 2014

5/19/2014
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Vieux Carre was one of Tennessee Williams' first plays and one of his last -- begun in the late 30s but not completed until forty years later, near the end of the playwright's life. The premiere production was a major Broadway flop and, despite the importance of its writer, the play has been seldom produced since then. Now Raven Theatre has brought it to Chicago audiences. Director Cody Estle, dramaturg Lukas Brasherfons and set designer Ray Toler join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about...

Duration:00:28:58

TTIC- Edward Hibbert - April 28, 2014

4/28/2014
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Edward Hibbert, one of the stars from the Lyric Opera's production of The Sound of Music. He talks about his role in the show as well as his time on the hit TV show Frasier and his major Broadway credits.

Duration:00:26:41

TTIC- Christopher Sheard, Jake Szczepaniak, Eleni Pappageorge and Torrey Hanson - April 14, 2014

4/14/2014
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The provocative title of Mike Bartlett's play, "Cock", refers to both sexuality and cock fighting. Profiles Theatre cast members Christopher Sheard, Jake Szczepaniak, Eleni Pappageorge and Torrey Hanson join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss sex on stage, acting without thinking and what an actor's friends should wear to a performance.

Duration:00:30:25

TTIC- Jonathan Abarbanel - March 31, 2014

3/31/2014
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What are the pleasures and pitfalls of composing incidental music for a play? Chicago composers Christopher Kriz (multiple Jeff award nominee, including for his music for Lifeline Theatre's 2013 production of Pride and Prejudice) and Daniel Knox (Jeff-nominated for his music for Mary Arrchie's production of The Glass Menagerie), and actor/violinist Greg Hirte (incidental music for Piven Theatre's production of The Language Archive), join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their work.

Duration:00:35:11

TTIC- Christopher Kriz, Daniel Knox and Greg Hirte - March 10, 2014

3/10/2014
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What are the pleasures and pitfalls of composing incidental music for a play? Chicago composers Christopher Kriz (multiple Jeff award nominee, including for his music for Lifeline Theatre's 2013 production of Pride and Prejudice) and Daniel Knox (Jeff-nominated for his music for Mary Arrchie's production of The Glass Menagerie), and actor/violinist Greg Hirte (incidental music for Piven Theatre's production of The Language Archive), join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their work.

Duration:00:29:26

TTIC- Amanda Drinkall - February 24, 2014

2/24/2014
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actress Amanda Drinkall. Amanda talks about her role in Venus In Fur at the Goodman Theatre and her acting career.

Duration:00:26:25

TTIC- David Catlin and Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi - February 10, 2014

2/10/2014
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What makes a text suitable for the signature circus-infused style of Lookingglass Theatre? Director David Catlin and Acrobatic/ Circus Choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their production of The Little Prince, adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved classic by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar.

Duration:00:28:44

TTIC- Peter Oyloe, Jackie Intres and Christian Libonati - January 27, 2014

1/27/2014
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Peter Oyloe, Jackie Intres and Christian Libonati. Christian talks about their latest show The Snow Queen, Jackie talks about the educational and community programs at the NW Side Chicago venue (Filament Theatre) and Peter talks about the new space and the plans for the near future for the venue.

Duration:00:33:32

TTIC- Noreen Heron - January 13, 2014

1/13/2014
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with publicist Noreen Heron. Noreen talks about the roles of a publicist, her clients and her background in theatre beginning with the Candleight Theatre.

Duration:00:30:08

TTIC- Jay Torrence and Halena Kays - December 16, 2013

12/16/2013
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How -- and why -- would you tell the tragic story of the 1903 Iroquois Theatre disaster as a clown piece? Playwright/actor Jay Torrence and director Halena Kays join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the development of their unlikely and haunting hit, Burning Bluebeard, which was originally created at The Neo-Futurists and is now being remounted by The Ruffians at Theatre Wit.

Duration:00:29:16

TTIC- Chris Jones - December 9, 2013

12/9/2013
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Chicgo Tribune critic Chris Jones about his book Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater As Seen By Chicago Tribune Critics. Chris talks about how and why he chose the 101 reviews in the book and he also gives advise to young critics.

Duration:00:31:55

TTIC- Angie Weber Miller and Emily Waecker - November 18, 2013

11/17/2013
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What is it like to make a career in Chicago theatrical design? Scenery designer Angie Weber Miller and costume designer Emily Waecker -- both 2013 Equity Jeff Award winners -- join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their careers, their processes and their award-winning designs.

Duration:00:30:40

TTIC- David Lively - November 4, 2013

11/3/2013
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actor David Lively. David talks about playing Horace in Hello, Dolly! at Drury Lane Oakbrook and also about his long career in musicals and classical theatre.

Duration:00:35:53

TTIC- Henry Godinez, Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan - October 21, 2013

10/20/2013
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What are the special challenges of making theatre for a young audience? Why is "simple" difficult? Director Henry Godinez and actors Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss Chicago Children's Theatre's production of A Year with Frog and Toad, a family musical adapted by Robert Reale and Willie Reale from the children's books by Arnold Lobel.

Duration:00:26:53

TTIC- Millicent Hurley Spencer - October 7, 2013

10/6/2013
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Millicent Hurley Spencer, the star of The Trip to Bountiful at Raven Theatre. She talks about her preparation and execution of the role of Carrie Watts in the Horton Foote classic drama.

Duration:00:27:55

TTIC- Ron OJ Parson and Greta Oglesby - September 23, 2013

9/22/2013
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Is it necessary to say something new when you produce a classic text? Director Ron OJ Parson and actor Greta Oglesby join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their intimate production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, which is currently playing at Timeline Theatre.

Duration:00:30:06

TTIC- Walter Stearns - September 9, 2013

9/8/2013
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Walter Stearns - the Executive director of the Mercury Theater and the director of their current show, The Color Purple. He talks about the challenges of mounting an epic musical at his intimate theatre plus the upcoming shows at the Mercury.

Duration:00:28:59

TTIC- Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen - August 26, 2013

8/25/2013
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For two decades, Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen have been making theatre at 1531 N. Wells Street, the home of A Red Orchid Theatre. On this week's podcast, Guy and Michael join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their partnership of 20 years and their current collaboration in Sam Shepard's Simpatico.

Duration:00:33:26

TTIC- Erik Gernand - August 12, 2013

8/11/2013
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This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Erik Gernand - the author of The Beautiful Dark at Redtwist Theatre. Erik explains how and why he chose his topic and how the creative process works for creating a new work for the theatre.

Duration:00:31:05

TTIC- William Brown, Laura Rook and Nate Burger - July 29, 2013

7/28/2013
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How do you make it funny? Director William Brown and cast members Laura Rook and Nate Burger join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the comedy - verbal, physical and situational - in Writers Theatre's production of David Ives play, The Liar, adapted from Pierre Corneille's 17th century script.

Duration:00:30:33