Interviews

Anthony Heald in GYPSY: Journeyman actor makes his way to Philadelphia

In a casting coup, Anthony Heald has come to Philadelphia to play Herbie in GYPSY at Arden Theatre.

Let’s Dance: Talking DIRTY DANCING with star Jennifer Mealani Jones

DIRTY DANCING returns to Philadelphia this month with several new new cast leads, including Jennifer Mealani Jones in the role of Penny Johnson

Many Happy Returns: Trey Lyford wishes you HAPPY BIRTHDAY (1812 Productions)

Three married couples in a romp about infidelity who all have years of stage work and accolades to their names.

Lighting Up the Kimmel Center: Daniel Alexander “Jomama” Jones talks BLACK LIGHT

2015 Kimmel Center Theater Resident alumnus Daniel Alexander Jones’s fierce alter ego Jomama Jones will make her Kimmel Center debut in BLACK LIGHT

Marriages of Figaro: Opera Philadelphia stars are partners on and off stage

Layla Claire and John Chest appear as Mozart’s unhappily married Count and Countess weeks before their own nuptials.

Stef Smith and SWALLOW: A word with the Scots playwright of Inis Nua’s new production

We checked in with Stef Smith to find out how she approaches her work.

James Ijames

WHITE: James Ijames on PlayPenn and Playwriting

James talked to Phindie about the genesis of WHITE and its development at PlayPenn, a Philadelphia-based organization for the development of new plays.

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

THE KING AND I and I: Interview with star of touring production

Anthony Chan spoke with Phindie about his role as Prince Chulalongkorn.

Playwrights Under Pressure: Part 2 of interview with OSLO playwright J.T. Rogers

“The American theater is chock full of inward looking plays that fester over small, personal family dramas”

CABARET Couple: Talking to the married stars of a Broadway tour

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony award-winning production of CABARET will make its Philadelphia premiere at the Academy of Music April 4-9

A Different Type of Theatrical Experimentation: PARROT TALK with Julius Ferraro

Philly theater creators experiment with physical theater, but use TV-type language. Julius Ferraro goes down a different path.

Beyond PlayPenn: Former conference interns come into their own, part 3

Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.

IT’S SO LEARNING is Even Berserker!

Republished by kind permission from FringeArts. Bradley Wrenn, co-founder of The Berserker Residents, talks about how the company is revamping their 2015 Fringe hit It’s So Learning to reflect our new, terrifying…

Under the wing of America’s most promising playwrights: PlayPenn interns speak, part 2

PlayPenn interns describe what its like to work with top playwrights.

Interning PlayPenn, part 1: What theater students do behind the scenes of the playwriting conference

We hear from PlayPenn interns about the daily goings on of the conference.

The Curious Incident: Gene Gillette on acting in the Tony-winning play making its Philly debut

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its Philadelphia debut February 28-March 5, 2017, at the Academy of Music.

Edgar Anido on his Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

Some of the talented choreographers took a moment to talk to Phindie about their choreographies and their thoughts.

Russell Ducker on his Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

My choreography is inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poetry and its style is musical

Alexandra Hughes on Her Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

Pennsylvania Ballet II is performing four new dance works created on the dancers of the company by four talented choreographers with deep connection to Philadelphia ballet scene.