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.Read More
On today’s podcast, Alaina Johns, Editor-in-Chief, talks about her role at Broad Street Review. We discuss getting into journalism, dealing with feedback and finding a balance when not curating the intersection where art and ideas meet. Here is my interview with Alaina Johns.
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.Read More
On today’s podcast, meet Austin Nedrow who plays Christopher Boone in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime”. You may remember the Broadway hit or the 2017 One Book Philadelphia focus on Mark Haddon’s book turned play by Simon Stephens.
I spoke with Austin about turning 18 on opening night, being a triplet, college plans and juggling the demands of a regional production all while finishing senior year of high school. So, what are you doing with your life? Here’s my interview with Austin Nedrow.Read More
On today’s podcast, I head to Rose Valley to experience Hedgerow Theatre’s adaptation of Herman Mellville’s Moby-Dick directed by Kittson O’Neil. How do the themes of vengeance and persuasion speak to the society we live in today? Robert Smythe, who plays Ahab, is my guest. Pity Ahab. Pity Starbuck. Pity them all. Here is my interview of Hedgerow Theatre’s production of Moby-Dick.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More