Interviews

Tyler Houchins, UArts Class of 2014 Senior Showcase. Photo by David Fertik.

Up and Over the Rainbow: The Impact of Judy Garland on the work of Tyler Houchins

From being bullied to falling in love with Judy Garland. Tyler Houchins takes us down the yellow brick road.

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A Passion for Dance and Music: Bryan Koulman talks ahead of his 4th annual show

Phindie interviewed director and choreographer Bryan Koulman about the program and his passions for dance and music.

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Cirque on Ice: Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

Lemire talks to Debra Danese about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

Jumatatu Poe photo by Gemma Galiana.

It’s a Philadelphia Thing: A new performing arts festival fosters artistic exchange

There’s new performing arts festival in town: Trade School PHL/LAX runs June 5-8

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Rennie Harris Gets Funky: Interview with the choreographer ahead of FUNKEDIFIED

Rennie Harris: Funkified is inspired by the funk music of his youth.

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Blonde Brief: Sean Thompson stars in LEGALLY BLONDE

Sean Thompson returns to the Walnut Street Theatre in the new production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, an adaption of the hit comedy film.

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Missionary Position: Interview with BOOK OF MORMON star Liam Tobin

Broadway veteran Liam Tobin will lead the cast of Book of Mormon as Elder Price when the show returns to Philly this month.

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Interview Over Morning Coffee with Ian Hussey, departing Principal Dancer at Pennsylvania Ballet

Since he met ballet at age of 8 when his parents brought him to the Academy of Music to see the Nutcracker by Pennsylvania Ballet, Ian Hussey lived a life…

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“It’s all a marathon, not a sprint”: Interview with Keith Illidge on Inis Nua’s production of UNTITLED

Tina Gill interviews Keith Illidge about his work and role in Inis Nua’s UNTITLED

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Getting to Know Annie Wilson

Annie Wilson has proven to be among the freshest, funniest, and fearless choreographers in Philadelphia. She talks to John Rosenberg.

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Dance, Philly Style: Interview with PHILADANCO founder Joan Myers Brown

“If you really look at dance, look at Soul Train. “

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Tsarina on Tour: Lila Coogan visits Philadelphia in ANASTASIA

Lila Coogan transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to 1920’s Paris in her role as Anya in the touring production of Anastasia.

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A Curious Role: Austin Nedrow on playing Christopher in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

A dog, a mystery and a curious mind! Austin Nedrow steps into the inquisitive mind of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time.

Photo by Wide Eyed Studios.

“Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK

Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.

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The People’s Champ: Getting to know Chris Davis

A long-form interview with Philly’s favorite solo theater artist.

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Examining Janis Stevens as Katharine Hepburn

Janis Stevens IS Katharine Hepburn in Kate: The Unexamined Life

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Getting to Know Erlina Ortiz of Power Street Theatre

A long-form interview with the resident playwright at Power Street Theatre.

LaNeshe Miller. Photo by Lori Waselchuk.

Getting to Know LaNeshe Miller of Theatre in the X

A long-form interview with actor and theatermaker LaNeshe Miller.

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A Fairy Tale Role: Lukas James Miller in CINDERELLA

Lukas James Miller takes on the role of his dreams as Topher in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.