S10E03 - "Among The Dead" in Exile
S10E02 - Jerrell L. Henderson talks about "Untitled" by Inua Ellams - Inis Nua Theatre
On today’s podcast, Deborah Block talks about the Philadelphia Premiere “Among The Dead” by Hansol Jung. The piece uses a bit of theatre magic to craft the story’s past, calling on a higher power to show the way. Stay Tuned for my interview with Deborah Block.
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S10E01 - 1812 Presents "The God Project"
On today’s podcast, director Jerrell L. Henderson talks about Inis Nua’s production “Untitled” by Inua Ellams featuring Keith Illidge about two brothers born on Nigerian Independence Day. On the night of their naming, one brother cries out and refuses to be. We talk about first impressions, relevance and how this American Premiere continues to serve Inis Nua’s mission. Here’s my conversation with Jerrell Henderson.
James Ijames - Gem Of The Ocean - Part 2
On today’s podcast, I head over to 1812 Productions to talk about the new play, “The God Project” where two pastor’s kids find unexpected common ground at a Swedish furniture store. Writers and Performers Sean Close and Jenn Childs talk about similarities growing up in this “God Couple” of a play featuring Joilet Harris. Here’s my conversation with Sean Close and Jenn Childs.
Robin Rodriguez takes us to "A Good Place NOT To Be"
On today’s podcast, we return with part 2 of my chat with James IJames, director of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” at Arden Theatre Company.
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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.
So, here is part two of my interview with James Ijames.
“An Oak Tree” grows in Exile’s new home!
On today’s podcast, I touch base with Robin Rodriguez, local playwright who has decided to to go beyond the traditional staged reading in order to visualize a new play in progress titled “A Good Place Not To Be”. An earlier piece presented in the 2009 SPARK Showcase brought to life the work that after life happened, began to show signs of a through line in totalitarianism and reflection of power dynamic, miss-information and relationships. Stay Tuned!
Inis Nua's American premiere of "Box Clever" by Monsay Whitney
On today’s podcast, Deb Block met me outside the new “Exile Building” for an audible tour as Theatre Exile prepares to open “An Oak Tree” by Tim Crouch featuring Pearce Bunting and a slew of notable Phialdelphia Artists and special guests like Evan Jonigkeit, Zosia Mamet and Paul Giamatti. Stay Tuned!
Jess Conda represents 1812's "Broads"
On today’s podcast, I spoke with Tom Reing about the Inis Nua American Premiere of “Box Clever” by Monsay Whitney. We explore first impressions, how this piece resonates with past roles, current situations in the U.K. and the U.S. and how Philly Theatre Week presents opportunities for new audiences to engage in the conversation. Stay Tuned!
CJ Higgins and Jenn Adams unpack "My Gay Agenda" and "We'll Sleep When We're Dead"
On today’s podcast, I sat down with Jess Conda to talk about 1812’s production of “Broads”. We talk about some fierce women, whether anything has changed, why are we so prude and drop a few F-Bombs so, you are hearby warned. Stay Tuned!
Let's talk about "Clown Sex Ed" with a Tribe of Fools
On today’s podcast, we explore “My Gay Agenda”, a podcast features members of the creative LGBTQIA community. CJ Higgins and Jenn Adams talk about the origins of this podcast and where their other creative pursuits lie, including “The Hum”N”Bards Theatre Troupe’s production of “We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead”. Stay Tuned!
An Idiopathic "DreamGirl"
On today’s podcast, Tara Demmy and Zachary Chiero stop by to fill in the gaps on some terrible sex education received growing up. Using clowning as the vehicle, Tribe of Fools aims to educate, entertain and have a little fun at the expense of everyone’s favorite topic in Health class. Stay Tuned!
Jessica M. Johnson - The Color Purple, Theatre Horizon
On today’s podcast, we return to Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium to talk with Tina Brock and Brittany Holdahl about Elmer Rice’s “DreamGirl”, set in one of the chapels of St. Mary’s Church at Hamilton Village on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. We discuss the production itself and dive into the church and its history. Stay Tuned!
A little "Salt Pepper Ketchup" with playwright Josh Wilder
On today’s podcast, I sit down with Jessica M. Johnson who plays “Celie” in Theatre Horizon’s Regional Premiere of “The Color Purple” directed by Amina Robinson. To say this production “Gave Me Life” is a huge understatement! To see a celebration of artists of color on stage with such a dynamic production team laying the foundation, it’s no wonder why the production has been extended twice! Listen as I try to contain myself and breakdown this piece with Jessica. We even get a sample of her voice but, you have to listen all the way through to hear!! Stay Tuned!
On today’s podcast, I sit down with local playwright , Josh Wilder to talk about the co-production of his play, “Salt Pepper Ketchup”, which focuses a lens on the gentrification of the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia where we both live. We talk about the journey of this piece and the changes to the neighborhood that make this piece so relevant right now. Stay Tuned!
Crafting "In-Between" with Ibrahim Miari
On today’s podcast, Jeff Gorcyca, James Kern and Kevin Glaccum drop in to chat about Azuka’s production of “Warplay” by JC Lee. You may know a bit about Achilles but, how much do you know about Patroclus? Stay Tuned!
Basically, a conversation about "Basic Witches"
On today’s podcast, I sit down with Ibrahim Miari whose production “In Between” is on stage at Walnut Street Theatre’s independence Studio on 3. We talk about the origins of the piece today’s political distractions and the inner struggles that resonate and relate to us all. Stay Tuned!
1812 shares a few "Broken Biscuits"
On today’s podcast, Robi Hagar and Sav Souza stop by to talk about “Basic Witches”. We talk origins of the piece, gender identity and dream roles to play. Stay Tuned!
Close Your Legs, Honey!
On today’s podcast, I take a trip to Plays and Players Theater to meet and chat with the cast, Amanda Jill Robinson, Leigha Kato and Mike Macri for the season opener of 1812 Productions, the American Premiere of “Broken Biscuits” by Tom Wells. We discuss cafeteria politics, being weird and why #TheatreKidsAreTheBestKids, Stay Tuned!
On today’s podcast, Hanna Parke and Shamus McCarty drop in to talk about the new musical and FringeArts offering, “Close Your Legs, Honey”. The creative team talk about origins, songs, who’s this for and lessons learned on this blitz to Fringe presentation. Stay Tuned!