Interviews

Chris Davis

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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Q&A with Jesse Cline of Media Music Theatre

Jesse Cline, the artistic director of Media Music Theatre opened the doors of the theater to answer questions about his life, his career as an actor, singer, and director

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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.

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From Spain, with Love: Angel Corella and PA Ballet’s Don Quixote

“There was really only one option,” laughs the Spaniard. “It could only be Don Quixote.”

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Inspecting the Circus Sideshow of Government: IRC director Tina Brock talks Gogol

In this two-part interview with Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC) director Tina Brock shares facts and her insights on Gogol’s The Government Inspector,

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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

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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”.