In Episode 13, Lucas Hnath is joined by actress Deirdre O’Connell who plays his mother in DANA H.. They talk about the origins of the play, the unique challenges of creating and performing a piece of theatre which relies on the art of lip-synch, and the influences that have shaped and informed their work today. Kevin Winebold hosts.
In Episode 12, Tina Satter is joined by actress Emily Davis, who stars as Reality Winner, the former intelligence linguist who was arrested in 2017 for leaking evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. voting system. The word-for-word transcript of Reality Winner’s FBI interrogation forms the text of IS THIS A ROOM. Tina and Emily talk about what it took to develop the FBI transcript into a play, bringing it to life, and why this story is an important one to be told. Kevin Winebold hosts.
In Episode 11, Mara Nelson-Greenberg and Margot Bordelon talk about the origins of DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, keeping pace with an ever-shifting political landscape, the influence actors have on a new script, and the mutual respect and trust necessary for a collaborative director/playwright relationship. Kevin Winebold hosts.
In Episode 10, Jeremy O. Harris and Danya Taymor discuss the origins of “Daddy”, how they have grown as artists since their first meeting two years ago, the differences between working in the theatre and other mediums, and the personal and artistic relationships that shape their work today. Kevin Winebold hosts.
In Episode 9, playwright/actor Ngozi Anyanwu and director Awoye Timpo talk about how GOOD GRIEF developed and changed, the advantages and challenges for Ngozi to be both the playwright and leading actor of the show, the influence August Wilson has had on both of them, and how their previous and current productions have allowed them to develop a dynamic, collaborative relationship. Kevin Winebold hosts.