Interviews

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Not Going Gently: 1812 rocks with an album and a play

Harriet Power sits on a stool at a lightly stocked semi-circle bar in the corner of a spacious music room a block from the Ninth Street Market. She’s watching as…

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A Monstrous Creation: Whit MacLaughlin on NPL’s O MONSTERS First Draft

Artistic director Whit MacLaughlin describes the inspiration behind the O MONSTERS First Draft.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Chris, Bruce, and Doug: Interview with three playwrights restaging a Fringe favorite

We talk to Chris Davis, Bruce Walsh, and Doug Williams ahead of their relaunch of HOLLY’S DEAD SOLDIERS.

Photos by Dudu Quintanilha.

Good Maneries: interview with choreographer Luis Garay

Colombian choreographer and director Luis Garay brings Maneries, performed by (and created for) the fiercely captivating dancer Florencia Vecino, to FringeArts April 14-16, 2016

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Putting the fight in DOGFIGHT: Interview with JP Dunphy, multitalented actor, singer, and dancer

Part two of our interview with JP Dunphy details his preparations as an actor for a wide range of demanding roles

Kyle Segarra as Bernstein, JP Dunphy as rough Tattoo Artist in DOGFIGHT. Photo by Maura McConnell.
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Agitate This! Bastion Carboni (aka Pilar Salt) on a new showcase melding theater and burlesque

A theater artist is bringing “a new kind of showcase to the Gayborhood”.

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Revolution Shakespeare: Interview with Rev Shakes director Griffin Stanton-Ameisen

On today’s podcast, we touch base with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, artistic director of Revolution Shakespeare.

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Getting to know you: Interview with Gabrielle Revlock

The choreographer talks about SHOW NO SHOW, a lively and intimate portrait of two people getting to know each other for the first time.

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It’s Family Friendly But It Still Has Hot Cowboys: Quince director Rich Rubin on RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Quince artistic director Rich Rubin about his company, its latest production, and the unique challenges of staging a family show.

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Two Tickets to Cannes: Twin Philly filmmakers Eli and Lu Bevins talk about their France-bound short

An absence of opportunity is a window for growth: Interview with filmmakers Eli and Lu Bevins

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Tennessee Williams in Space? Caitlin Weigel talks about writing a play she doesn’t call a play

When does a sketch become a play? How you know when something is funny? Caitlin Weigel might know.

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The Taliban Shuffle, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, and other wartime dance crazes: Interview with writer Kim Barker

The NYTimes reporter behind Tina Fey’s new movie talks to Phindie about her work.

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[podcast] Lobby “Hero”?

On today’s podcast, Akeem Davis and Brian Radcliffe are joined by Mark Bookman and Dana Cook of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation to dig deep into the matter of LOBBY HERO by: Kenneth Lonergan.

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Protect the #SPINE

On today’s podcast, we get to know Claire Moyer, director of Inis Nua’s SPINE, discuss the issues that make up the piece, and talk about some of the first books that moved us.

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Hot Tamales! Playwright Chris Davis talks Mexican food and history ahead of his butcher play

If there are two things Chris Davis knows they are good theater and good Mexican food.

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[podcast] Theatre Exile’s safe word is #SMOKE

Darnelle Radford chats to Deb Block about Theatre Exile’s production of SMOKE by Kim Davies

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S&M, Sexual Politics, and SMOKE from a Female Perspective: An interview with Theatre Exile’s Deborah Block

Director Deborah Block discusses her approach to the socio-sexual themes in Theatre Exile’s Philadelphia premiere of Kim Davies’ SMOKE.

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How Commedia dell’Arte Maestro Antonio Fava influenced my teaching and my life: Interview with Craig Tavani

Maestro Antonio Fava has taught Commedia dell’Arte to quite a few Philadelphia-area actors and directors, including Immaculata University instructor Craig Tavani.

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Corruption Then, Corruption Now: Interview with IRC director Tina Brock about Gogol’s THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR

IRC director Tina Brock shares her insights and experiences in producing and directing Gogol’s THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR.