Interviews

Kash Goins stars as Willy Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. (Photo credit: Katie Balun)

Building a Diverse Audience for Theater: Interview with playwright/actor/director Kash Goins

How can theater attract people of all socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds?

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Second Acts: Top Philly playwright Bruce Graham talks FUNNYMAN and life in the theater

When you think Philadelphia theater, you think Bruce Graham. He shares his thoughts about his latest play, the state of theater in Philadelphia, and the art of writing plays.

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Between the Bars: Playwright Kash Goins on V TO X and prison life

One of Philadelphia’s most talked about new playwrights, Kash Goins has developed a series of dramas about life in the black community that are attracting a lot of attention.

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K.O. DelMarcelle: Maintaining versatility with an eye on the future

Barrymore Award-nominated actress and choreographer K.O. DelMarcelle talks about her past experiences, current life, and future aspirations.

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EXCLUSIVE In-depth interview with Sir Tom Stoppard about his life and work

In this exclusive interview, Sir Tom Stoppard shares his thoughts on theater and life.

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Reflections on Playwriting: A personal interview with Walt Vail, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced playwrights

Part two of a multi-part interview with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prolific playwrights.

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Chatting with the Lantern’s Charles McMahon about his new play on Oscar Wilde

Charles McMahon discusses the inspiration, themes, and format of his new play on Oscar Wilde, prior to its world premiere with Lantern Theater Company.

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Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

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2016 is almost knocking at the gate: Interview with LAFFERTY’S WAKE playwright Susan Turlish

In this, the second of a two-part interview (read part one here), Henrik Eger talks to playwright Susan Turlish about her work.

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Our Man in Havana: Gerard Hooper takes Drexel film students to Cuba

Interview with a Drexel professor taking 10 students to study with Cuban filmmakers.

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“No Irish Wake is considered a success without one mighty, knockdown, knockout fight!”: Interview with LAFFERTY’S WAKE playwright Susan Turlish

Part one of the first-ever interview with Susan Turlish, playwright of Society Hill Playhouse’s smash hit LAFFERTY’S WAKE

The Boyle matriarch, Kirsten Quinn as Juno, with Ethan Lipkin as her husband Captain Jack, and Kevin Rodden as son Johnny. Photo by ALEXIS MAYER AND ARMEN PANDOLA

Peggy and the PAYCOCK: Interview with Peggy Mecham of Irish Heritage Theatre

Henrik Eger interviews Peggy Mecham about JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, the second part of playwright Sean O’Casey’s “Dublin Trilogy”.

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BEYOND 20, beyond boundaries: Complexions Contemporary Ballet kicks off its 21st season in Philadelphia

Desmond Richardson, cofounder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, talks about the company as it starts its 21st season with three premieres in Philadelphia.

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Old Friends and Frequent Collaborators Get HOOKED! An interview with Tom Reing and Charlie DelMarcelle

Director Tom Reing and actor Charlie DelMarcelle talk about their childhood, their collaborations, and Inis Nua’s upcoming production of HOOKED!

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HEDDA Gets Styled to Rock: Interview with designer Autumn Kietponglert

TV-famous fashion designer Autumn Kietponglert created a gorgeous mourning dress for an upcoming production of HEDDA GABLER.

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From the UK to Philadelphia to Broadway: An interview with actor Harry Smith

British-born actor Harry Smith talks about his background in the UK, his life and career in Philadelphia, and his upcoming debut on Broadway.

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“Performing Ionesco is a sport”: Interview with EXIT THE KING director Tina Brock

Henrik Eger talks to director Tina Brock about this intriguing Fringe production.

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Take It to the Bank: Jack Tamburri on Fringe, non-profits, and theater

Ferdinand creator and producer talks about his Fringe show NOT FOR PROFIT and the art of creating art in the non-profit world.

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Dance Remains: Choreographer Olive Prince on her anticipated Fringe show OF OUR REMNANTS

Olive Princes OF OUR REMNANTS is one of the premiere dance pieces of this years Fringe. She talks to Phindie about the literary inspiration and collaboration behind it.

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Fringe Wayback Machine: Brain Shapiro revisits online predictions from 1995 in A FEW THOUSAND UPGRADES LATER

What did the future of the internet look like in 1995? This Fringe show takes a look.