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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Father, Son, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Interviews with Producer/Director Harry Dietzler and Director Jeff Dietzler of Upper Darby Summer Stage by Henrik Eger

Harry Dietzler, the executive and artistic director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, one of America’s oldest and most successful theater programs for young adults, founded the Summer Stage in …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:14PM
Saturday, July 15, 2017

From Bethlehem to Philadelphia: An Interview with Rami Khader, Director of the Diyar Dance Theatre by Henrik Eger

Director Rami Khader, along with a group of talented and committed artists, both male and female and of differing ages and backgrounds, founded Diyar Dance Theatre in 2008. Based in Bethlehe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:49PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017

‘Hamlet’ at Laurel Hill Cemetery: An Interview with Rosey Hay and Rudy Caporaso of the REV Theatre Company by Henrik Eger

Every year, the REV Theatre Company fills Laurel Hill Cemetery — Philadelphia’s resting place of the rich, the powerful, and the famous — with an almost cult-like following of theaterg…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:33PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Romping Around the Globe: An Interview with Damon Bonetti, Director of Hedgerow Theatre’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by Henrik Eger

Damon Bonetti, a popular Philadelphia actor and director at various theaters and Co-Founding Artistic Director of The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (The PAC), is directing a new product…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:39PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Celebrating the Lives of the Emanuel Nine: An Interview with the Cast of New Freedom Theatre’s ‘Mother Emanuel’ by Henrik Eger

During a prayer service on June 17, 2015, nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, were killed by a 21-year-old white s…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:46PM
Friday, June 9, 2017

The Dream Team that Made a Small Town Big: Interview with Erin Reilly and Matthew Decker of Theatre Horizon by Henrik Eger

Theatre Horizon (TH) is a professional nonprofit theatre company headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 20 miles west of Philadelphia. Since its inception, TH has presented critically-ac…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:08PM
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Repairing and Healing the World Through Theater: An Interview With the Actors of IRC, Philadelphia’s Surreal Theater Company by Henrik Eger

Near the end of each year, Philadelphia’s only surreal theater, The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC) —with their deeply philosophical mission statement, “We Bring Good Nothing…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:12PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017

From the Artful Dodger and Peter Pan to Romeo: An Interview with Brandon O’Rourke of The Media Theatre’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger: You left quite an impression portraying the Artful Dodger in Oliver! (2009) and Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher (2016) — both at the Walnut Street Theatre. Seen from the pe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:57PM
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Philadelphia Chorus’ ‘The Voice of Peace” by Henrik Eger

German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), in his 1949 essay, “Cultural Criticism and Society,” claimed, “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” (transl. by Samu…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:30PM
Thursday, December 22, 2016

‘Wilde Tales’: An Interview with Director Jeremy Bloom, on the Quintessence Production by Henrik Eger

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), famous and controversial Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, also authored thought provoking fairy stories for children that appeared in various magazine…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:44AM
Saturday, December 10, 2016

An Interview With Aaron Cromie and Matthew Mastronardi on Dylan Thomas’ ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ at Walnut Street Theatre by Henrik Eger

I have seen many Christmas shows, each one enjoyable in its own way, but I’ve never seen a production as moving, as unusual, and as artistically satisfying as this unique version of A Chil…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:10AM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

An Interview with the Producers and the Creative Team of ‘In My Body’ at The Prince Theater by Henrik Eger

The popular creative team of composer and musician Dan Martin and lyricist and artist Michael Biello, well-known for their many artistic ventures in both New York and the City of Brotherly L…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:54AM
Friday, October 28, 2016

Life as ‘The Other Place’: An Interview with Jane Ridley by Henrik Eger

Life as THE OTHER PLACE: An interview with Jane Ridley, actor and theater professor. Background: UK and US Childhood Henrik: You were born in the UK and were briefly transplanted to the US a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:59PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

An Interview with Actress Michele Loor Nicolay about Appearing in ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ at Allens Lane Theater by Henrik Eger

I had the honor of speaking with Michele Loor Nicolay who is playing Alice Croll, in Rapture, Blister, Burn  at Allens Lane Theater. Henrik: If you could rapture, blister, and burn about …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:39PM
Friday, September 30, 2016

‘Look at Me!’ Meet the Cast of Media Theatre’s ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ by Henrik Eger

The latest offering at the Media Theatre, the popular musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel, with a book by Marsha Norman, music and lyric…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:45AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: REV Theatre Company’s ‘Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret’ at the Laurel Hill by Henrik Eger

Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret, or: When the dead come alive at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with REV Theatre Company Death, dying, and the supernatural have fascinated the …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:24PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Revolution Shakespeare’s ‘King John’: An Interview with Director Dan Kern by Henrik Eger

Revolution Shakespeare, aka RevShakes, a Philadelphia-based company, founded by Artistic Director Griffin Stanton-Ameisen in 2013, started out with a number of fascinating programs, includin…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:24PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival: ‘PANGAEA’: Interviews with the Cast and Director by Henrik Eger

PANGAEA, connecting people, life, and historical times through a post-apocalyptic folk opera: An interview with the musicians-actors and the director PANGAEA: “About 300 million years ago,…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:02AM
Monday, September 19, 2016

An Interview with FringeArts President and Producing Director Nick Stuccio by Henrik Eger

Henrik: What inspired you to create FringeArts, Philadelphia’s annual theater arts festival—“a city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance”? Nick: …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:36PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Renegade Company’s Mike Durkin on ‘Animal Farm to Table’ at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Henrik Eger

Mike Durkin, innovative Philadelphia director who has opened many doors, starts out this interview by giving a brutally honest self-assessment on the ongoing fluctuating weight issues in our…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:36PM

FringeArts’ 2016 Fringe Festival: ‘Feed’: “Bring Your Appetites.This is a Play You Can Eat!” An Interview with the Applied Mechanics Collect by Henrik Eger

Applied Mechanics (AM) is a Philadelphia-based collaborative ensemble that has been making original, immersive theater since it was founded by Director Rebecca (Becky) Wright and Designer Ma…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:00PM
Monday, August 22, 2016

Interviews with Participants of Tonight’s 7:30 PM’s Anti-Violence Charity Concert ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ at Plays & Players by Henrik Eger

The violence in the US and overseas has rattled millions of people, making many of us feel vulnerable. Sarah Gafgen, well-known actor, singer, and director, took the initiative and, with the…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:55PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016

An Interview with The Bang Group’s David Parker on ‘Stuck on You’ at Philadelphia’s GayFest! 2016 by Henrik Eger

“Dance theater with a queer sensibility, high spirits, and a spirit of adventure”: An interview with The Bang Group Co-Founder David Parker, performing at Philadelphia’s GayFest! 2016 …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:54PM
Friday, August 12, 2016

An Interview With ‘My Favorite Husbands’ Playwright Andrew Marvel-Playing at GayFest! 2016 in Philadelphia by Henrik Eger

Just when the US is in a political freefall, with Trump and Clinton battling it out, while Stein and Johnson are waiting in the wings, Playwright Andrew Marvel opens a Pandora’s box with G…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:49PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Interviews with The Playwrights of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival 2016-Opening Tonight 8/3/16 and Playing Through Sunday 8/7/16 by Henrik Eger

The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival 2016 (PWTF) opens tonight, August 3rd and runs through this Sunday, August  7, 2016. It offers the following Staged Readings, introducing Phila…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:15AM
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Meet the Swingin’ ‘Summer Club’ Team by Henrik Eger

Discovering secrets of The Summer Club: Interviews with some of the best big band swinging performers on the East coast “Come swing with us back to an era when life was cooler, music was s…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:36AM
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Taking Flight With The Cast of ‘Boeing Boeing’ at Hedgerow Theatre by Henrik Eger

Boeing Boeing, a 1960’s French farce by Marc Camoletti, translated into English by Beverley Cross, features Bernard, a self-styled Parisian Lothario who has Italian, German, and Americ…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:58PM
Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Divine Chat with Mother Superior: Mary Martello of Walnut Street Theatre’s ‘Sister Act’ by Henrik Eger

“I live my life as a flawed character” Mary Martello started performing at the age of seven and “has continued through four kids and fifty years.” She began in Michigan (where she t…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:20AM
Friday, June 24, 2016

‘Happy Days’ by Samuel Beckett: An Interview with E. Ashley Izard Who is Playing Winnie at Quintessence Theatre Group Through this Sunday by Henrik Eger

The much talked about Quintessence Theatre Group, one of the few ensemble theaters in Philadelphia, under the direction of Alexander Burns, is featuring two of its actors—E. Ashley Izard a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:37PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

An Interview with Jeff Coon: Part 2: Raising His Two Children in His Own Special Secret Garden by Henrik Eger

In this two-part interview, we look into some corners of the secret garden in the life of the much talked about Jeff Coon at a time me when American family structures are changing and expand…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:01PM

An Interview With Jeff Coon On The Arden’s ‘Secret Garden: Part 1: An Outstanding Father On and Off the Stage by Henrik Eger

In this two-part interview, we look into some corners of the secret garden in the life of actor Jeff Coon at a time when American family structures are changing and expanding. Jeff talks abo…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:42PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards