Posts tagged 2019
BSR_S04E03_#FringeArts - Red Lodge, Montana - Michael Osinski

The Antidote has created an unapologetic love letter to David Lynch - Red Lodge, Montana - for this year's Fringe Festival (September 7-15). Co-created by the ensemble - including Philly favorite Amanda Schoonover, Anthony Crosby, Kelly McCaughan, Josh Hitchens, and others - the show is a live-action nightmare staged in the former girls' locker room at Bok in South Philadelphia.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION: https://www.findtheantidote.org

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BSR_S04E01 - #EdFringe - XOXO Moongirl, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

On today’s podcast, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre brings the wildly popular XOXO Moongirl to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After taking the production to Mexico, Nicole Burgio and Melanie Hsu settle into their space at Assembly Festival for this experience. Here is my interview with Nicole Burgio and Melanie Hsu of XOXO Moongirl.

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BSR_S03E22 - #EdFringe - Right In The Eye_Jean-Francois Alcolea

On today’s podcast, Musician, Jean-Francois Alcoléa talks about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe offering, Right In The Eye, a live musical production featuring the works of Georges Méliès, the inventor of cinema and special effects. This production, featured at the French Institute in Edinburgh, tours all over the world. Here is my interview with Jean-Francois Alcoléa.

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S03E16 - Interact's "The Great Leap" by Lauren Yee

On today’s podcast, Richard Chan and Bi Jean Ngo talk about Interact’s production of “The Great Leap” by Lauren Yee.  The aftermath of The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution lay the foundation for a rival Basketball game 18-years in the making. Here’s my interview with Richard Chan and Bi Jean Ngo. Stay Tuned. 

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Emily Acker's "Boycott Esther" - S03E14

On today’s podcast, playwright Emily Acker,  who you may know as a founding member of Orbiter3, talks about Azuka Theatre’s world premiere of “Boycott Esther”, an urgent response to the #metoo movement. We discuss the pros and cons of social media,  and conversations that shaped the piece. Here’s my conversation with Emily Acker. 

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James Ijames - Gem Of The Ocean - Part 1

On today’s podcast, we caught up with James Ijames, director of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” at Arden Theatre Company. James makes everyone think a little bit deeper about the intentions of characters and the worlds they inhabit. We talk about crafting a vision on an already layered piece, sharing that vision with an amazing design team, audience responses and the through-lines of Wilson’s work.

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Niya Colbert and Theatre in the X's "The Colored Museum"

On today’s podcast, we meet Niya Colbert to talk about Theatre in the X’s production of “The Colored Museum” at the African American Museum of Philadelphia which, sold out as soon as tickets became available.  We also learn about how the X makes its mark on the community and a little background on Niya. Part of Philly Theatre Week. Stay Tuned!

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Breaking Down and "Break Beat" Play - Interact's "HYPEMAN"

On today’s podcast, we visit The Proscenium at The Drake to talk about Interact Theatre Company’s production of “HYPEMAN: A Break Beat Play” written by Iris Goodwin and directed by Ozzie Jones. Kyle Glenn (Pinnacle) and Bianca Sanchez (Peep One) sit in to break down this piece and talk a bit about hip-hop culture and its connection to their lives. We even get a sample rap from the piece as a tease at the end. Stay Tuned!

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Oleanna - Walnut Street Theatre

On today’s podcast, Johnnie Hobbs Jr. and Jessica Johnson stop by to talk about David Mamet’s “Oleanna”. We discuss a challenging piece as society continues to talk about privilege and power, sexual assault and rape. No talkbacks for this piece. Deb Marcucci’s direction places this production in new light. Stay Tuned.

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MacMillan directs Pinter's "Betrayal" - Lantern Theater Company

On today’s podcast, we sit down with Director Kathryn MacMillan to talk about Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”. Beginning in late 70’s London, the story is told backwards to reveal the clues that were hidden in plain sight the open doors that expose the lies that bind together a triangle between Emma, Robert and Jerry in a piece that is presented in the middle period of Pinter’s career and his masterpiece. Stay Tuned!

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