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Gather by the Ghost Light
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Jonathan Cook is heavily involved in the fine arts as an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in South Carolina. Many of his short plays have been produced in theatres around the World and, most notably, he was a semi-finalist in the 37th annual Samuel French Off Broadway Festival in New York with his post-apocalyptic play LOBSTER MAN. He is a four-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award in the playwriting category and several of his works have been published in anthologies by Smith & Kraus. Aside from playwriting, he has also written and directed several short films that have been presented in regional film festivals and, most recently, his short film DON’T YOU DARE was licensed for distribution by ShortsTV network. In 2020, he launched the radio theater podcast called GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT where he is the host and producer. ...Read More
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L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) was founded in 1974 to give voice to underrepresented groups, bring attention to new plays and playwrights, and produce plays that address critical historical, cultural and social issues. In the 1990's, LATW embraced audio recording in lieu of conventional theatrical presentation. Today, LATW is the nation's leading producer of audio theatre. We produce world classics, modern masterpieces, contemporary and original works that speak to the issues of our times. Home to the largest collection of professionally produced audio theatre in the country, LATW builds on this unique resource with an evolving range of programs that bring an immersive theatre experience to a diverse audience regardless of geographic and economic barriers, https://latw.org ...Read More

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Gather by the Ghost Light GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is storytelling podcast in radio theater format. Think of the Ghost Light as your campfire. Gather around and listen to stories from a variety of genres. Award-winning playwright, Jonathan Cook, is the host of the series and most of the stories you hear were originally written as short stage plays that have been produced in theatres around the World. Short play festivals have become wildly popular in recent years and they have given emerging playwrights a platform for their work. The audio plays produced on this podcast are mostly selected from Festival Award Winners giving these talented playwrights an even wider audience for their stories. We welcome you to join us in this journey as we extend the voices of emerging playwrights!
L.A. Theatre Works Welcome to L.A. Theatre Works! We've recorded over 500 plays live in performance, everything from Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Arthur Miller and recent Tony winners, all with top-name actors. We then turn these recordings into podcasts, streaming audio, radio shows, and CDs, so you can listen to great theatre anywhere.

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Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast Hear short, contemporary stage plays with first-rate casts. Playing on Air brings together award winners and emerging young talent, and each play is followed by a conversation with the playwrights and cast. Tune in for great American plays with great American actors, hosted and produced by Claudia Catania.
‎Theatre Theater Three Los Angeles based theatre makers dissect, debate and disseminate works of the great Playwrights as well as anything and everything of, or related to, the art of Theatre.

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Each week the nerds get together and discuss  3 plays by a specific playwright as well as their cultural impact and context in the hosts' own personal lives. Also they spotlight the beautifully burgeoning LA Theatre Scene as it grows into the new home for experimental theatre makers.

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 Between each Playwright a bonus series called Theatre Theater 'N Stuff! provides a break from play reading. The nerds get to choose a theatre adjacent topic for discussion.

Always interesting, sometimes vulgar and never too serious these three friends may just convince you to like reading plays again.

Cj Merriman - Sacred Fools Theatre Company

Scott Leggett - Sacred Fools Theatre Company

J. Bailey Burcham - Pasadena Playhouse, Sacred Fools

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‎Archiving Technical Theater History This free podcast is a long form conversation hosted by traveler, writer and curiosity seeker Assistant Professor Rich Bryant with friends and guests that include artists, designers, authors and whoever steps up to the mic.

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Best of THEATER GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT creator and host Jonathan Cook introduces the "Best of Theater" playlist. This podcast playlist includes all things theatre and Broadway related from radio theater audio plays to playwright interviews and tips for all the aspiring writers out there. You'll hear a bit of comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and all genres in between! So take a seat. Join the audience. And enjoy the show! Gather by the Ghost Light
LATW Favs: 10 Podcast eps featuring actor & playwright alums A list of some our of favorite episodes featuring wonderful actors and playwrights we had the pleasure of recording. L.A. Theatre Works

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No-No Boy (Part 1) No-No Boy is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.Ken Narasaki's adaptation of the novel by Japanese-American author John Okada is set during the aftermath of the U.S. government's incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II, and the resettlement of Japanese Americans to the West Coast. In the play, Ichiro returns to Seattle, where he struggles to transition into post-war life.Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKurt Kanazawa as TaroEmily Kuroda as Mrs. Kanno, Mrs. KumasakaJohn Miyasaki as Freddie, Voice 3, Radio DJKen Narasaki as Kenji, Kumasaka-san, Voice 1, JudgeSharon Omi as MaJoy Osmanski as Emi, 2ASab Shimono as PaGreg Watanabe as IchiroPaul Yen as Eto, Jun, Cop, Voice 2, Drunk GuySenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonPrepared for Audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSound Design by: Mark Holden and Neil WogensenRecording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil WogensenMixed by: Charles Carroll and Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerEditor: Neil WogensenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
No-No Boy (Part 2) No-No Boy is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.Ken Narasaki's adaptation of the novel by Japanese-American author John Okada is set during the aftermath of the U.S. government's incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II, and the resettlement of Japanese Americans to the West Coast. In the play, Ichiro returns to Seattle, where he struggles to transition into post-war life.Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKurt Kanazawa as TaroEmily Kuroda as Mrs. Kanno, Mrs. KumasakaJohn Miyasaki as Freddie, Voice 3, Radio DJKen Narasaki as Kenji, Kumasaka-san, Voice 1, JudgeSharon Omi as MaJoy Osmanski as Emi, 2ASab Shimono as PaGreg Watanabe as IchiroPaul Yen as Eto, Jun, Cop, Voice 2, Drunk GuySenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonPrepared for Audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSound Design by: Mark Holden and Neil WogensenRecording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil WogensenMixed by: Charles Carroll and Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerEditor: Neil WogensenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
For Us All (Part 2) A team of lawyers uses a little-known legal writ to fight and overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced for resisting the WWII mass incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast.For Us All is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library.The play draws much inspiration from Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and his Quest for Justice by Lorraine K. Bannai (University of Washington Press 2015) and Justice Delayed by Peter Irons (Wesleyan University Press 1989).Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergEdward Asner as John J. McCloyBrooke Ishibashi as Karen Korematsu, ClerkTess Lina as Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Times Analyst, ClerkMike McShane as Lt. General John L. DeWitt, CBS News Anchor, ABC News Anchor, NBC ReporterDerek Mio as Dale MinamiJoy Osmanski as Lorraine (Lori) Bannai, MayaJeanne Sakata as Aiko Herzig-YoshinagaAndré Sogliuzzo as Edward Ennis, Victor Stone, NY Times ReporterJosh Stamberg as Peter IronsGreg Watanabe as Fred Korematsu, Eric YamamotoPaul Yen as Don TamakiSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonPrepared for audio by Mark Holden and mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodRecording Engineer, Sound Designer, Editor: Neil WogensenSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
For Us All (Part 1) A team of lawyers uses a little-known legal writ to fight and overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced for resisting the WWII mass incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast.For Us All is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library.The play draws much inspiration from Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and his Quest for Justice by Lorraine K. Bannai (University of Washington Press 2015) and Justice Delayed by Peter Irons (Wesleyan University Press 1989).Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergEdward Asner as John J. McCloyBrooke Ishibashi as Karen Korematsu, ClerkTess Lina as Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Times Analyst, ClerkMike McShane as Lt. General John L. DeWitt, CBS News Anchor, ABC News Anchor, NBC ReporterDerek Mio as Dale MinamiJoy Osmanski as Lorraine (Lori) Bannai, MayaJeanne Sakata as Aiko Herzig-YoshinagaAndré Sogliuzzo as Edward Ennis, Victor Stone, NY Times ReporterJosh Stamberg as Peter IronsGreg Watanabe as Fred Korematsu, Eric YamamotoPaul Yen as Don TamakiSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonPrepared for audio by Mark Holden and mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodRecording Engineer, Sound Designer, Editor: Neil WogensenSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
For Us All Bonus Interview In For Us All, a team of legal experts used a creative strategy to overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced for resisting the WWII mass incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast.Now, meet the real-life attorneys from that landmark case: Lori Bannai, Peter Irons, Dale Minami and Don Tamaki, in conversation with playwright Jeanne Sakata.For Us All is sponsored by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Relativity Series: Franklinland This modern, comic take on the American Revolution puts the spotlight on the relationship between the brilliant and domineering Ben Franklin and his son William. As Ben plants the seeds of a new republic, King George III appoints William as Royal Governor of New Jersey - a change in affairs that creates a revolutionary family rift.Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in November 2021.Franklinland is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergAn L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance Featuring:Gregory Harrison as Benjamin FranklinKurt Kanazawa as William TempleLarry Powell as William FranklinSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonPrepared for Audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodRecording Engineer, Editor and Mixer: Charles CarrollSound Design: Charles Carroll and Austin HaltermannSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Franklinland Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Playwright Lloyd Suh We spoke with playwright Lloyd Suh about his inspiration for Franklinland.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sisters Matsumoto (Part 1) Stockton, California 1945. Three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.Sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.Directed by Tim DangProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKeiko Agena as Rose MatsumotoJune Angela as Grace MatsumotoRon Bottitta as Mr. HershamKurt Kanazawa as HenrySuzy Nakamura as Chiz MatsumotoGreg Watanabe as BolaRyun Yu as HideoAssociate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse EriksonRecording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerProduction Manager: Nikki HydeEditor: Mitchell LindskoogSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sisters Matsumoto (Part 2) Stockton, California 1945. Three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.Sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.Directed by Tim DangProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKeiko Agena as Rose MatsumotoJune Angela as Grace MatsumotoRon Bottitta as Mr. HershamKurt Kanazawa as HenrySuzy Nakamura as Chiz MatsumotoGreg Watanabe as BolaRyun Yu as HideoAssociate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse EriksonRecording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerProduction Manager: Nikki HydeEditor: Mitchell LindskoogSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sisters Matsumoto Post-Play Discussion with George Takei Actor and activist George Takei joined us for a panel discussion after a performance of Sisters Matsumoto in 2018, along with playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and director Tim Dang.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Relativity Series Bonus: Interview with Playwright Laura Maria Censabella A conversation with Paradise playwright Laura Maria Censabella.Paradise is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series: Paradise (Part 1) Yasmeen is a Yemeni-American high school senior with big dreams. Dr. Guy Royston is her science teacher with a mysterious past. When Yasmeen asks Dr. Royston for an important favor, it sets off a series of events that challenges their core beliefs about science, faith and the nature of love.Paradise is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergAn L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance Featuring:Jeff Marlow as Dr. Guy RoystonMedalion Rahimi as Yasmeen al-HamadiSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonSound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerRecording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil WogensenEditor: Neil Wogensen
The Relativity Series: Paradise (Part 2) Yasmeen is a Yemeni-American high school senior with big dreams. Dr. Guy Royston is her science teacher with a mysterious past. When Yasmeen asks Dr. Royston for an important favor, it sets off a series of events that challenges their core beliefs about science, faith and the nature of love.Paradise is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Anna Lyse EriksonProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergAn L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance Featuring:Jeff Marlow as Dr. Guy RoystonMedalion Rahimi as Yasmeen al-HamadiSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonSound Designer and Mixing Engineer: Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerRecording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil WogensenEditor: Neil Wogensen
The Relativity Series Bonus Episode: Interview with Sports Physician Dr. Robert Cantu A conversation with preeminent sports physician Dr. Robert Cantu about the risk of brain injuries.
The Relativity Series: Headstrong Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport.Headstrong is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Bart DeLorenzoProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergDeidrie Henry as Sylvia GreenErnie Hudson as Duncan TroyNtare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Dr. Moses OdameScott Wolf as Nick MerrittRecorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in January 2013.
Exploring Sound with Matthew Tibbs and Alex Brock Matthew Tibbs and Alex Brock discuss their journeys in theatre, sound design and their ongoing professor/student alliance.
matthewtibbs.com matthew.tibbs@uc.edu
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The Communication Hub with Lizz Bender What is a stage manager anyway? This week's guest helps define that very question in her roles in and out of the theater. Lizz talks about seeing the big picture and maintaining that vision by being the communication hub.
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Follow the Things That Excite You with Lexie and Jesse Sharp Meet Jesse and Lexie - actors, teachers, mentors and husband and wife. They are known for sharing their talent and experience in private voice and actor coaching sessions with their students at Sharp Studios. This power couple talks all about their journeys into their amazing careers and how they’ve managed to find that beautiful thing we’ve been highlighting this whole season - work life balance, baby!!! This one you can’t miss!
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Gods Laugh in the Face of Plans with Violet Smith In a dark theatre, there's not much of a show without light. In comes lighting designer Violet Smith to paint the stage with light and breath life into sets, costumes and actors. Hear her journey from school to work and back for more school to purposefully gain more skills and enhance her artistic mind.
Check out Violet’s website: https://violetsmithdesigns.com
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The Relativity Series: Arcadia (Part 3) Part 3 of 3. Tom Stoppard's Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the connections between two modern scholars, the house's current residents and the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.Arcadia is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Additional funding is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.Directed by John RubinsteinProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKate Burton as HannahMark Capri as ChaterJennifer Dundas as ThomasinaGregory Itzin as Bernard NightingaleDavid Manis as Captain BriceChristopher Neame as Noakes/JellabyPeter Paige as ValentineDarren Richardson as AugustusKate Steele as ChloeSerena Scott Thomas as Lady CroomDouglas Weston as Septimus
Backstage Guru with Justin Petito Justin Petito knows electric. He's taken his skills on tour with classics like Beauty and the Beast, Once and Phantom of the Opera. Like so many of our guests, he makes working with good people a high priority and makes sure he's the type others want to work with.

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The Relativity Series: Arcadia (Part 2) Part 2 of 3. Tom Stoppard's Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe's influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationships between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.Arcadia is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Additional funding is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.Directed by John RubinsteinProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKate Burton as HannahMark Capri as ChaterJennifer Dundas as ThomasinaGregory Itzin as Bernard NightingaleDavid Manis as Captain BriceChristopher Neame as Noakes/JellabyPeter Paige as ValentineDarren Richardson as AugustusKate Steele as ChloeSerena Scott Thomas as Lady CroomDouglas Weston as Septimus
The Relativity Series: Arcadia (Part One) Tom Stoppard's Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe's influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationships between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.Arcadia is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by John RubinsteinProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKate Burton as HannahMark Capri as ChaterJennifer Dundas as ThomasinaGregory Itzin as Bernard NightingaleDavid Manis as Captain BriceChristopher Neame as Noakes/JellabyPeter Paige as ValentineDarren Richardson as AugustusKate Steele as ChloeSerena Scott Thomas as Lady CroomDouglas Weston as Septimus
It's About You, Not the Talent with Jackie Blasting NYC based actor and fitness guru Jackie Blasting reminds us that our best asset in the audition room is our authentic self and we will eventually land a project that is a perfect fit.
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Make Your Soul Sing with Mary Ragus Originating the role of Audience Engagement Specialist, meet Mary Ragus. Mary shares her journey from college to theater, charting a path that teaches her self-awareness and ways to ensure her career makes her soul sing.

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Into The Woods: A Movie Review Join us as we discuss the star-studded musical movie Into The Woods with Greg Barnard, our favorite Broadway megafan and repository of all things Broadway, and how it differs from the stage productions.

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Let Me Ramble with Matt Densky This week it's Matt Densky, most notably from the National Tour of Wicked, whose best advice is not to do a one man show the week of your wedding. Check him out @mattydoesntinsta and his website Matt's Material Makeovers.



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#bookedandblessed With Ryan Howell With his specialty and set design, people have seen this week’s guest’s work not only in traditional theatre but in TV and opera as well.
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Filling The Well With Tom Vendafreddo Music Director Tom Vendafreddo shares his story from educator to music director and actor, but did he really leave education behind? The value of always being nice is his main advice to anyone looking for success in theater and life, and hopes that the time off during the pandemic returns us with a better sense of self worth.
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Wigging With Queen Cassie Williams Wigs aren't the only thing up Cassie Williams' sleeves. This hair, makeup and costume designer has a love for nails too, but specializes in keeping us laughing on this episode.
Visit Cassie's website Cassiejwilliams.com and her Instagrams @cassiejanaywigs @claws.by.cassie

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Work...Life..."Waitress" With Bailey McCall Being an actor doesn't have to mean being a waitress according to this week's guest, Bailey McCall. We talk all things work-life balance with Jenna from the recent North American tour of Waitress and learn what she does to maintain herself during and between bookings.
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Presenting Eurydice With Bailey Bass Director Bailey Bass joins us for the next step in our journey of developing character work and costume designs for a fictional staging of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. Peek behind the curtain of how directors realize their vision by communicating with their people in a kind and direct way to bring out their best work.

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The Relativity Series: Bump (Part 1) When Claudia gets pregnant she has a very clear plan for how she wants to give birth. Her pre-natal anxieties inspire her father to create a device for safer deliveries and Claudia realizes that nothing ever goes quite as expected.Bump is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Rosalind AyresProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergLucy DeVito as Mary, Apple, ReceptionistAnna Lyse Erikson as Lemon, Third WomanAlma Martinez as MariaAnna Mathias as Midwife, Avocado, DoulaAna Ortiz as ClaudiaMoira Quirk as Walnut, Mama, Second WomanHerbert Sigüenza as LuisAndré Sogliuzzo as YouTube GuyDevon Sorvari as Grapefruit, Waiting MotherInger Tudor as Narrator, Plum, Different Mama
The Relativity Series: Bump (Part 2) When Claudia gets pregnant she has a very clear plan for how she wants to give birth. Her pre-natal anxieties inspire her father to create a device for safer deliveries and Claudia realizes that nothing ever goes quite as expected.Bump is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Rosalind AyresProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergLucy DeVito as Mary, Apple, ReceptionistAnna Lyse Erikson as Lemon, Third WomanAlma Martinez as MariaAnna Mathias as Midwife, Avocado, DoulaAna Ortiz as ClaudiaMoira Quirk as Walnut, Mama, Second WomanHerbert Sigüenza as LuisAndré Sogliuzzo as YouTube GuyDevon Sorvari as Grapefruit, Waiting MotherInger Tudor as Narrator, Plum, Different Mama
The Relativity Series: Bump Interview with Chiara Atik and Dr. Judith Reichman A conversation with Bump playwright Chiara Atik and renowned OB/GYN Dr. Judith Reichman, former medical correspondent for The Today Show
The Prom: A Movie Review With Connor MacDowell and Dylan MacDowell They're back and we couldn't be happier. It's another quadruple podcast host event and this time we're reviewing the recent movie version of the musical, The Prom.
Check out Connor and Dylan on their podcast Drama With Connor MacDowell and Dylan MacDowell wherever you listen to podcasts, visit their website and follow them on Instagram and Twitter.

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Dancing to Her Own Beat With Lindsey Hanson Performer, choreographer and teacher Lindsey Hanson shares stories of her life and career, and shows us all the value of being resilient. 

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Timeless Broadway With Greg Barnard Who do Hugh Jackman, Chita Rivera and Sutton Foster have in common? Well it's our guest this week, Greg Barnard. A man of a million stories, Broadway lover and Michaela's Uncle Greg has an ultimate love for musical theater, but finds it most enjoyable to share it with others. He finds himself in the company of stars, whether backstage, in the audience or at a party with mutual friends. Something amazing always seems to happen to Uncle Greg. Listen in, you'll see!

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Timeless Broadway with Greg Barnard Who do Hugh Jackman, Chita Rivera and Sutton Foster have in common? Well it's our guest this week, Greg Barnard. A man of a million stories, Broadway lover and Michaela's Uncle Greg has an ultimate love for musical theater, but finds it most enjoyable to share it with others. He finds himself in the company of stars, whether backstage, in the audience or at a party with mutual friends. Something amazing always seems to happen to Uncle Greg. Listen in, you'll see!

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Eurydice Work With Director Bailey Bass This episode is part 2 of a 3 part series which began with last season's Act 1, Scene 6 - "The Work Behind Our Art" where we analyzed the play "Eurydice" by Sara Ruhl. To prepare for this episode we asked Director Bailey Bass to work with us on a fictional staging of this play to exercise our directing, acting and costume design muscles. Join us as we get deep into the process.

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Enjoying the Process With Tyler McKenzie Learn more about Tyler at his website and follow him on Instagram @tylrmckenzie

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Dressing Room DRAMA with Connor MacDowell and Dylan MacDowell What's better than two theatre people each on their own podcast? Four theatre people on this one! Listen in to our talk with Connor and Dylan MacDowell from the Drama! podcast as we explore their start in the industry.
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Roadmap... Crushed it. Following up on the Roadmap! episode--a project that we started at the end of season 1-- this episode follows the journey of putting our thoughts and ideas into physical form. If you haven't listened to that episode, you may find listening to that gives the backdrop to what we discuss here.
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The Relativity Series: Extinction (Part 1) A zoologist in Australia gets funding to save an endangered species from the very company that threatens its existence. Will this deal with the devil allow her to save the species, or will it destroy her entire life's work?

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in September 2020.

Directed by Martin Jarvis
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Seamus Dever as Harry Jewell
Sarah Drew as Dr. Piper Ross
Darren Richardson as Andy Dixon
Joanne Whalley as Professor Heather Dixon-Brown

Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Recording Engineer, Editor and Sound Designer: Neil Wogensen
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
Mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood

Extinction is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series: Extinction (Part 2) A zoologist in Australia gets funding to save an endangered species from the very company that threatens its existence. Will this deal with the devil allow her to save the species, or will it destroy her entire life's work?Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in September 2020.Extinction is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Martin JarvisProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergSeamus Dever as Harry JewellSarah Drew as Dr. Piper RossDarren Richardson as Andy DixonJoanne Whalley as Professor Heather Dixon-BrownSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonRecording Engineer, Editor and Sound Designer: Neil WogensenSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerMixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
The Relativity Series Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Hannie Rayson and Martin Jarvis Hear our conversation with Extinction's playwright Hannie Rayson and director Martin Jarvis.
The Relativity Series: Life on Paper (Part 1) One of the world’s wealthiest men has died in a plane crash. The insurance company representing the airline assigns math genius Mitch Bloom to the case to minimize their payout – but Mitch finds himself facing a formidable opponent in Ida Watkins, a small town actuary who challenges his ideas about the value of a human life.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Kevin Daniels as Ivan Blumenthal
Seamus Dever as Mitch Bloom
Sarah Drew as Ida Watkins
Mark Jude Sullivan as Michael Watkins
Summer Spiro as Maggie Jones
Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Recording Engineer, Editor and Sound Designer: Neil Wogensen
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
Mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Music for Maggie’s song written and performed by Summer Spiro
Cello accompaniment by Anna Lyse Erikson

Life on Paper is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series: Life on Paper (Part 2) One of the world’s wealthiest men has died in a plane crash. The insurance company representing the airline assigns math genius Mitch Bloom to the case to minimize their payout – but Mitch finds himself facing a formidable opponent in Ida Watkins, a small town actuary who challenges his ideas about the value of a human life.Life on Paper is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Rosalind AyresProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergKevin Daniels as Ivan BlumenthalSeamus Dever as Mitch BloomSarah Drew as Ida WatkinsMark Jude Sullivan as Michael WatkinsSummer Spiro as Maggie JonesSenior Producer: Anna Lyse EriksonRecording Engineer, Editor and Sound Designer: Neil WogensenSenior Radio Producer: Ronn LipkinFoley Artist: Jeff GardnerMixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West HollywoodMusic for Maggie’s song written and performed by Summer SpiroCello accompaniment by Anna Lyse Erikson
The Relativity Series: Life on Paper Interview with Playwright Kenneth Lin Hear our conversation with playwright Kenneth Lin.
The Relativity Series: The Ruby Sunrise (Part 1) Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gem,” The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves?The Ruby Sunrise is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in March 2007.Directed by Brendon FoxProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergAsher Book as Henry/Paul BenjaminKatharine Leonard as Suzie TyroneKate McGregor-Stewart as Lois/Ethel ReedElisabeth Moss as Ruby Sunrise/Elizabeth HunterJason Ritter as Tad RoseKate Steele as LuluHenry Winkler as Martin Marcus
The Relativity Series: The Ruby Sunrise (Part 2) Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gem,” The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves?The Ruby Sunrise is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in March 2007.Directed by Brendon FoxProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergAsher Book as Henry/Paul BenjaminKatharine Leonard as Suzie TyroneKate McGregor-Stewart as Lois/Ethel ReedElisabeth Moss as Ruby Sunrise/Elizabeth HunterJason Ritter as Tad RoseKate Steele as LuluHenry Winkler as Martin Marcus
A Sneak Peek at LATW's All-Digital Season L.A. Theatre Works presents nine new plays in our 2020-21 Digital Season. Get sneak previews of "Life on Paper" by Kenneth Lin, "Extinction" by Hannie Rayson, and "Bump" by Chiara Atik. To learn more please visit www.latw.org.
Act 1, Scene 10 - Roadmap! Project Michaela and Grace finish up Season 1 - Act 1 with a project titled Roadmap! Join them as they lay out the entire process of creating a map of your life. They know this project seems super intimidating, but it is so useful to write out and visualize all of things you want in your life!
What is NoMarking? Created by NYC Casting Director, Kate Lumpkin, The NoMarking Society is an attempt to cultivate community and encourage wellness and growth during this time of uncertainty. Visit their site and learn more about the free health, wellness, and business classes for working professionals (18+) in the theatre community.
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The Relativity Series: Tooth and Claw (Part 1) In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named ‘Lonesome George’, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands. Tooth and Claw is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Jessica KubzanskyProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergJaime Alvarez as Pedro/ChicoStephanie Beatriz as Ana OrtegaDaniel Chacón as Park Official/Tour Guide/AlbertoRichard Gallegos as Tito/BernardoDaniel Guzman as Gonzalo ReyesJustin Huen as Jorge/ManuelJay Montalvo as Miguel MendozaW. Morgan Sheppard as Malcolm GearyJos Viramontes as Carlos ZavalaCynthia Watros as Schuyler Baines
The Relativity Series: Tooth and Claw (Part 2) In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named ‘Lonesome George’, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands.Tooth and Claw is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Jessica KubzanskyProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergJaime Alvarez as Pedro/ChicoStephanie Beatriz as Ana OrtegaDaniel Chacón as Park Official/Tour Guide/AlbertoRichard Gallegos as Tito/BernardoDaniel Guzman as Gonzalo ReyesJustin Huen as Jorge/ManuelJay Montalvo as Miguel MendozaW. Morgan Sheppard as Malcolm GearyJos Viramontes as Carlos ZavalaCynthia Watros as Schuyler Baines
The Relativity Series: Tooth and Claw Bonus Interview with Michael Hollinger Tooth and Claw author Michael Hollinger tells us about what inspired him to write the play.Tooth and Claw is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series: Tooth and Claw Bonus Interview with Carol Ann Bassett A conversation with Carol Ann Bassett, the author of Galápagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution.
Act 1, Scene 9 - Spiritual, Mental and Emotional Health with Colleen Vanderzyden "Be your most authentic self." Something we all need to embrace and Colleen Vanderzyden, registered medium and life coach puts it beautifully in this episode. Grace and Michaela chat with her about her origin story, her new book coming out this year, "Courageously You", and how to move forward in life every day showing up as yourself and embracing these challenging and unknown times.
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Intermission - Christmas Movie Review Chosen by our listeners, we watched Jim Carrey's 2000 hit, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. We offer our review of the movie, share some behind the scenes facts and talk about our favorite scenes and characters.

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Act 1, Scene 3 - Hustlin’, Get Prepared! Join Michaela and Grace as they discuss the opportunities and strategies pertaining to life after theater school.

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Act 1, Scene 4 - Constructive not Destructive Have a listen to Michaela, Grace and their first ever guest Erin as they discuss the negative stereotypes surrounding artists and how to prevail through the criticism.

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Dressing Room Talk Preview Meet Michaela and Grace, and find out more about what's to come.

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Intermission - Movie Review: Pride and Prejudice This week the ladies review Pride and Prejudice, but which version? The majority vote of listeners determined the choice. Listen in to find out! (As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.)

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Act 1, Scene 5b - Relationships Mini Series, Professional Relationships with Lindsay Schmeling This week we're joined by Lindsay Schmeling, Resident Costume Designer at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN to discuss how to navigate professional relationships as a mentor, colleague, boss, teacher and friend.

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Intermission - Halloween Movie Review: "Hocus Pocus" It's Halloween y'all! Join us as we give a review and some juicy details on one of our favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus! (As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.)

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Intermission - Christmas Movie Review: How The Grinch Stole Christmas Chosen by our listeners, we watched Jim Carrey's 2000 hit, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. We offer our review of the movie, share some behind the scenes facts and talk about our favorite scenes and characters.

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Act 1, Scene 8 - Practicing Yoga in the New Year with Corinne Tramuta As part of our mini-series on health, Corinne Tramuta joins us to talk about the physical and mental benefits of a yoga practice in our lives.
Find Corinne and other inspiring teachers at Beacon Hill Yoga to join a class.
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Check out some of Corinne's favorite podcasts, YogaGirl Conversations From the Heart, Unrolled, Yogaland, On and Off Your Mat, J. Brown Yoga Talks, Unlocking Us (Brene Brown) Oprah's SuperSoul, SmartLess
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Act 1, Scene 1 - "Let's Get Creative!" Michaela and Grace discuss their journey and exploration of life and creativity inside and outside of the theatre industry. This episode introduces the winding path that took them to where they are today.
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Act 1, Scene 6 - "The Work Behind Our Art" Hey, we're going back to the theatre today! Join us today as we guide you through our process and what works for us when working on a show. View our character/costume work we prepared for this reading of Eurydice by Sara Ruhl here on our website. (As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.) Check out the online version of the play here.

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Act 1, Scene 7 - FOOD for Thought with Sara Bond This week, Michaela and Grace talk to Certified Holistic Nutritionist Sara Bond about what it really means to have balanced nutrition whether you're in theater or not, and how to steer clear of diet culture. Don't miss this! Books mentioned: The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Donner, Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Visit our show site for more information and links. https://puddledropmedia.com/dressingroomtalk

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Act 1, Scene 8 - Practicing Yoga in the New Year As part of our mini-series on health, Corinne Tramuta joins us to talk about the physical and mental benefits of a yoga practice in our lives.
Find Corinne and other inspiring teachers at Beacon Hill Yoga to join a class.
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Act 1, Scene 5b - Relationships Mini Series, Professional Relationships This week we're joined by Lindsay Schmeling, Resident Costume Designer at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN to discuss how to navigate professional relationships as a mentor, colleague, boss, teacher and friend.

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Act 1, Scene 5c - Relationships Mini Series, Romantic Relationships Our guests this week are Eli and Tyler who give insight into what has made their romantic relationship so strong these past five years as they prepare for their wedding and the rest of their lives together.
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Act 1, Scene 5a - Relationships Mini Series, Friendships Jill Kowalski, a childhood friend of Michaela's, comes on to chat about the history of their friendship! Both ladies and Grace speak to the importance of who's in your circle while you journey through not only your career, but also life.

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Act 1, Bonus Episode - Q&A with Dressing Room Talk Creators In this episode, Grace and Michaela answer some questions about theater and their lives. Give us feedback and we will collect your questions for a future episode.

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Act 1, Scene 2 - EDUCATED! In this episode, Michaela and Grace take you through their college program decision process and give advice/ provide research for finding the right theatre program for you.

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The Relativity Series: Dr. Carrie Bearden Interview for Proof Listen to clinical psychologist Dr. Carrie Bearden talk about Proof in an interview from 2010.
The Relativity Series: Proof (Part 1) An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn’s dynamic play. Proof won both a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Proof is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Jenny SullivanAnne Heche as CatherineJeremy Sisto as HalRobert Foxworth as RobertKaitlin Hopkins as Claire
The Relativity Series: Proof (Part 2) An enigmatic young woman. A manipulative sister. Their brilliant father. An unexpected suitor. One life-altering question. The search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof is the perplexing problem in David Auburn’s dynamic play. Proof won both a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Proof is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Jenny SullivanProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergAnne Heche as CatherineJeremy Sisto as HalRobert Foxworth as RobertKaitlin Hopkins as Claire
The Relativity Series: Dr. Steven Strogatz Interview for Proof Hear mathematician Dr. Steven Strogatz talk about Proof in an interview from 2010.
The Relativity Series Bonus Episode: Brenda Maddox for Photograph 51 Listen to our interview with Rosalind Franklin biographer Brenda Maddox.Photograph 51 is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series: Spill (Part 1) In April of 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price, and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered.Based on actual interviews and testimony, Leigh Fondakowski has created a chilling and intimate look at the people and ecosystem affected by the incident.Spill by Leigh Fondakowski. Starring Elisa Bocanegra as Arleen Weise, Andrea Fleytas; Gilbert Glenn Brown as Obama, Jorey Danos, Christopher Pleasant; Nicholas Hormann as Bob Bea, Pat O'Bryan, Gary Bartholemy, Wyman Wheeler; Travis Johns as Keith Jones, Steve Bertone, Jonathan Henderson; Jane Kaczmarek as Narrator, Lillian Miller; James Morrison as Bill Anderson, Randy Ezell, Billy Nungesser; Darren Richardson as Tony Hayward, Jimmy Harrell, Gordon Jones, Don Vidrine: Kate Steele as Shelley Anderson, Jolene Danos; and Mark Jude Sullivan as Jason Anderson, Mike Williams. Directed by Martin Jarvis.L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series is presented with the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series Bonus Episode: Interview with Robert John Russell for End Days Listen to our conversation about End Days with Robert John Russell, founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.This piece is part of LATW's Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
The Relativity Series: End Days (Part 2) In Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days, a suburban family is undergoing a spiritual crisis following the September 11th attacks. Sylvia Stein has turned to Christianity to save her disaffected husband Arthur and her rebellious teenage daughter Rachel. And as Sylvia races around preparing for the Rapture, Rachel is learning that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in her philosophy.End Days is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Michael Hackett;Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg;Josh Clark as Jesus/Stephen Hawking;Shannon Cochran as Sylvia Stein;Dane DeHaan as Nelson Steinberg;Arye Gross as Arthur Stein;Kenneth Houston as the Bully;Kate Rylie as Rachel Stein
The Relativity Series: End Days (Part 1) In Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days, a suburban family is undergoing a spiritual crisis following the September 11th attacks. Sylvia Stein has turned to Christianity to save her disaffected husband Arthur and her rebellious teenage daughter Rachel. And as Sylvia races around preparing for the Rapture, Rachel is learning that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in her philosophy.End Days is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Michael Hackett;Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg;Josh Clark as Jesus/Stephen Hawking;Shannon Cochran as Sylvia Stein;Dane DeHaan as Nelson Steinberg;Arye Gross as Arthur Stein;Kenneth Houston as the Bully;Kate Rylie as Rachel Stein
Of One Blood David Schwimmer stars in Andrew White’s poignant and disturbing play about the infamous murder of three civil rights workers―James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner―in Mississippi in 1964. Originally produced by the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.Directed by Andrew WhiteProducing Director: Susan Albert LoewenbergLee Arenberg as Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price/Governor Johnson/Mr. SchwernerJohn Cothran, Jr. as Mr. Cole/Bob Moses/CoronerJudyann Elder as Mrs. Chaney/Mrs. ColeArye Gross as Andrew GoodmanValerie Landsburg as Rita Schwerner/Girl in CORE TrainingMacon McCalman as Sam BowersBruce Norris as Bobby Buford/Reporter #1/FBI OfficerDavid Schwimmer as Michael SchwernerJoey Slotnick as Alton Wayne Roberts/Reporter #2/Resident #2Brian Wesley Thomas as James ChaneyRenée Victor as Mrs. Goodman/Mrs. Herring/Reporter #3/Resident #1/Woman
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (Part 2) The threat of a "radical leftist agenda" is nothing new in American politics; in the McCarthy-era 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. Based on the hearings' original transcripts, playwright Eric Bentley and a distinguished cast bring to life one of America's most unsavory chapters - in a docudrama that is still uncomfortably relevant today."Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" features Edward Asner, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Dreyfuss, Hector Elizondo, Harry Hamlin, James Earl Jones, James Whitmore and Michael York leading an all-star cast. A co-production with the BBC.
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (Part 1) The threat of a "radical leftist agenda" is nothing new in American politics; in the McCarthy-era 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry.Based on the hearings' original transcripts, playwright Eric Bentley and a distinguished cast bring to life one of America's most unsavory chapters - in a docudrama that is still uncomfortably relevant today."Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" features Edward Asner, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Dreyfuss, Hector Elizondo, Harry Hamlin, James Earl Jones, James Whitmore and Michael York leading an all-star cast. A co-production with the BBC.
The Relativity Series: Fake (Part 2) Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated writer and director Eric Simonson explores the most famous archeological hoax in history. Alternating between 1914 and 1953, journalists and scientists set out to uncover who planted the Piltdown Man skull. Everyone’s a suspect, including legendary Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally produced at Steppenwolf Theatre 2009 with Martha Lavey as Artistic Director.Fake is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Eric SimonsonProducing Director Susan Albert LoewenbergKate Arrington as Rebecca/KatarinaCoburn Goss as Chardin/Doug ArntFrancis Guinan as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle/Jonathan ColeAlan Wilder as Arthur Woodward/Paul MoodyLarry Yando as Charles Dawson/Henry Billings
The Relativity Series: Fake (Part 1) Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated writer and director Eric Simonson explores the most famous archeological hoax in history. Alternating between 1914 and 1953, journalists and scientists set out to uncover who planted the Piltdown Man skull. Everyone’s a suspect, including legendary Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally produced at Steppenwolf Theatre 2009 with Martha Lavey as Artistic Director.Fake is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.Directed by Eric SimonsonProducing Director Susan Albert LoewenbergKate Arrington as Rebecca/KatarinaCoburn Goss as Chardin/Doug ArntFrancis Guinan as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle/Jonathan ColeAlan Wilder as Arthur Woodward/Paul MoodyLarry Yando as Charles Dawson/Henry Billings
Stick Fly (Part 2) In Lydia Diamond’s powerful comedy-drama, sensitive ‘Spoon’ LeVay and his brother, Flip, see their weekend at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard as a perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper class African-American parents. Instead, they stumble into a domestic powder keg that exposes secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy, and adultery.Directed by Shirley Jo Finney.Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg.Justine Bateman as Kimber Davies,Dulé Hill as Kent 'Spoon' LeVay,Tinashe Kajese as Cheryl Washington,Carl Lumbly as Joseph LeVay,Terrell Tilford as Flip LeVay,Michole Briana White as Taylor Bradley Scott.
Stick Fly (Part 1) In Lydia Diamond’s powerful comedy-drama, sensitive ‘Spoon’ LeVay and his brother, Flip, see their weekend at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard as a perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper class African-American parents. Instead, they stumble into a domestic powder keg that exposes secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy, and adultery.Directed by Shirley Jo Finney.Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg.Justine Bateman as Kimber Davies,Dulé Hill as Kent 'Spoon' LeVay,Tinashe Kajese as Cheryl Washington,Carl Lumbly as Joseph LeVay,Terrell Tilford as Flip LeVay,Michole Briana White as Taylor Bradley Scott.
Dinah Was (Part 2) In a white fur coat, Dinah Washington sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It’s 1959—the legendary star can’t enter the hotel without a white escort. So in her inimitable style, she takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her OBIE Award-winning performance in this passionate play by Oliver Goldstick that reminds us “What a Difference a Day Makes."Directed by Gordon Hunt,Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg,Paul Eiding as Spinelli/Sam Greenblatt,Yvette Freeman as Dinah Washington,Adriane Lenox as Maye/Mama Jones/Violet,Bud Leslie as Frick/Rollie,Darryl Reed as Boss/Chase Adams/DJ
Dinah Was (Part 1) In a white fur coat, Dinah Washington sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It’s 1959—the legendary star can’t enter the hotel without a white escort. So in her inimitable style, she takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her OBIE Award-winning performance in this passionate play by Oliver Goldstick that reminds us “What a Difference a Day Makes."Directed by Gordon Hunt,Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg,Paul Eiding as Spinelli/Sam Greenblatt,Yvette Freeman as Dinah Washington,Adriane Lenox as Maye/Mama Jones/Violet,Bud Leslie as Frick/Rollie,Darryl Reed as Boss/Chase Adams/DJ
The Divine Sister (Part 2) A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer.The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. Directed by Carl Andress.Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg.Emily Bergl as Agnes,Charles Busch as Mother Superior,Maxwell Caulfield as Jeremy/Brother Venerius,Alison Fraser as Sister Walburga/Mrs. MacDuffie,Julie Halston as Sister Acacius,Juliet Mills as Mrs. Levinson/Timothy
The Divine Sister (Part 1) A crumbling convent school is on the verge of insolvency, when a young postulant begins to display strange heavenly powers. And when a dashing film executive arrives to buy the rights to her story, the Reverend Mother refuses to put profits over prayer.The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. Directed by Carl Andress.Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg.Emily Bergl as Agnes,Charles Busch as Mother Superior,Maxwell Caulfield as Jeremy/Brother Venerius,Alison Fraser as Sister Walburga/Mrs. MacDuffie,Julie Halston as Sister Acacius,Juliet Mills as Mrs. Levinson/Timothy
The Divine Sister Bonus: A Conversation with Charles Busch and Carl Andress Listen in as we talk with playwright/star Charles Busch and director Carl Andress.
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