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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

An Interview with Katrina Lenk by Victoria Myers

In the last few years, the actress Katrina Lenk has become a growing sensation in the theatre by playing women from other cultures, including in "The Band’s Visit," for which she received …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

An Interview with Ashley Park by Victoria Myers

Ashley Park has been working non-stop since graduating college. This year, she's racking up a slew of award nominations and wins for her work in "KPOP" and "Mean Girls," including a recent T…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

An Interview with Kristolyn Lloyd by Victoria Myers

Kristolyn Lloyd is currently starring in In Dominique Morisseau’s "Paradise Blue." It marks a notable change from her last New York role as one of the teenagers in the Broadway hit "Dear E…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lauren Ambrose and Condola Rashad in Conversation by Victoria Myers

How much agency does Eliza Dolittle have in "My Fair Lady"? How much does Joan of Arc have in "Saint Joan"? And where does that agency come from? We talk to Lauren Ambrose and Condola Rashad…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

An Interview with Lauren Ridloff by Victoria Myers

We speak with Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff, currently making her Broadway debut as Sarah in "Children of a Lesser God," about the ways in which Lauren relates to Sarah, how the play helps her…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Leslye Headland on Writing, Directing, and Creating by Victoria Myers

Leslye Headland is a playwright, screenwriter, director, and creator. We speak with her about her process for writing the play "Surfer Girl," taking an indirect path to directing, and what i…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Go Down, Miss Moses: Quiara Alegría Hudes, Erin McKeown, and Lear deBessonet by Victoria Myers

"Miss You Like Hell" is an ambitions and expansive musical about mothers and daughters. It has book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, music by singer-songwriter Erin…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Taylor Louderman on Mean Girls and More by Victoria Myers

"Mean Girls"—the movie that quickly became part of the canon of high school films—is now a Broadway musical. Stepping into the role of Regina George, the chief mean girl of "Mean Girls,"…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Lindsey Ferrentino’s Spring Doubleheader: “This Flat Earth” and “Amy and the Orphans” by Victoria Myers

Less than three years later after making her Off-Broadway debut, playwright Lindsey Ferrentino has two productions running Off-Broadway: "Amy and the Orphans" at the Roundabout and "This Fla…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Marisa Michelson on “One Thousand Nights and One Day” and More by Victoria Myers

Marisa Michelson is a composer and vocal philosopher who often adapts myths, folklore, or biblical stories into interdisciplinary, experimental musical works. Her latest piece is "One Thousa…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sharon Washington on “Feeding the Dragon” and Growing Up above the NYPL by Victoria Myers

For years, people told actress Sharon Washington that she should write about her childhood growing up in an apartment above the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library, where her fat…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Barrett Wilbert Weed on Mean Girls and More by Victoria Myers

When the movie "Mean Girls" was released in 2004, it quickly became a cultural touchstone. Now, over ten years later, it’s a highly anticipated Broadway musical. Barrett Wilbert Weed plays…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What I Wore to Get (and keep) the Job: 12 women on the intersection of appearance and professional aspirations by Victoria Myers

In theatre, issues of appearance affect women both on and off-stage, and on both sides of the curtain. We spoke to Tala Ashe, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Halley Feiffer, Anne Kauffman, N…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kenita Miller on “Once on This Island” by Victoria Myers

Kenita Miller is currently playing Mama Euralie in "Once on this Island." We spoke with Kenita about how her own mom’s missionary work in hurricane-ravaged Haiti inspired her current portr…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Cara Cooper, Jessica Rush, and Celia Keenan-Bolger on Broadway Baby Mamas by Victoria Myers

On March 15th, a group of women will gather at 54 Below to present Broadway Baby Mamas, two concerts—one at 9:30pm and one at 11:30pm—featuring working mothers of theatre. The concert st…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Aleshea Harris on “Is God Is” by Victoria Myers

The new play "Is God Is" has become an early hit of the spring Off-Broadway season, earning rave reviews and multiple extensions. We talk to playwright Aleshea Harris about her inspiration a…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Women of “Folk Wandering” by Victoria Myers

We speak to the women of the "Folk Wandering" creative team: Pipeline Artistic Director Ari Schrier, Pipeline Producing Director Natalie Gershtein, Jaclyn Backhaus , and songwriters Jo Lampe…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Martyna Majok and Danya Taymor on “queens” by Victoria Myers

In the new play "queens," written by Martyna Majok and directed by Danya Taymor, a group of female immigrants find their paths crossing in a small apartment in Queens. We talk to Martyna an…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bernadette Peters: Young and Cute, Forever and Never by Victoria Myers

Bernadette Peters turns 70 this week. Her name is synonymous with American musical theatre—and the moniker "young and cute forever." How did that happen? And has she ever really gotten the…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jo Bonney, Purva Bedi, Angel Desai, and Rita Wolf on “An Ordinary Muslim” by Victoria Myers

In Hammaad Chaudry’s new play, "An Ordinary Muslim," the characters navigate their family, faith, and the complicated nature of assimilation. We sat down with director Jo Bonney along wit…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Maria Dizzia in the Director’s Chair by Victoria Myers

Maria Dizzia is making her professional directing debut with "The Loneliest Number" by Lizzie Vieh, which begins performances on February 22nd. We recently spoke with her about her directing…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Women of EST’s Spring Season: Chiara Atik, Sylvia Khoury, and Abby Rosebrock by Victoria Myers

We talk to Chiara Atik, Sylvia Khoury, and Abby Rosebrock to discuss their plays, their experiences with Youngblood/EST, and the ways in which their offstage pursuits have impacted their dra…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Gaze of María Irene Fornés: Michelle Memran on Her Documentary “The Rest I Make Up” by Victoria Myers

On February 16th, "The Rest I Make Up," a documentary about the playwright María Irene Fornés will have its premiere. It’s the first documentary about Fornés, a playwright who was instr…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

An Interview with Dr. Indira Etwaroo by Victoria Myers

In 2015, Dr. Indira Etwaroo became Executive Director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and The Billie Holiday Theatre, which is part of the organization and was founded in 1…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dael Orlandersmith on “Until the Flood” by Victoria Myers

In 2015, playwright Dael Orlandersmith went to St. Louis to interview people about their thoughts on race and the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a police office…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

An Interview with Tina Landau by Victoria Myers

"SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical" has become one of the most well-reviewed and popular musicals of the 2017-18 Broadway season. It came from the mind of Tina Landau, who not only…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Ngozi Anyanwu on “The Homecoming Queen” by Victoria Myers

The new play "The Homecoming Queen" marks Ngozi Anyanwu's Off-Broadway playwriting debut. We spoke with her about her inspiration for the play and how current events changed it, her writing …

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Fire This Time Festival: A Roundtable by Victoria Myers

Founding artistic director Kelley Girod, director Candis Jones, and playwrights Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Shelley Fort, Gethsemane Herron-Coward, Charly Evon Simpson, and Mona R. Washington t…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Female Lighting Designers: Past, Present, and Future by Victoria Myers

In the last century, women were at the forefront of lighting design’s major changes, both technological and conceptual, and yet men have dominated its ranks. We look at the history of wome…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

An Interview with Split Britches: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver by Victoria Myers

Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver founded Split Britches and the WOW Café in the East Village, which was a home for and central to the development of feminist and queer theatre. They’re now pres…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ladies Who Launch: Four Actresses Who Started Their Own Businesses by Victoria Myers

There’s a group of women who have combined their artistic and business skills to create their own businesses in addition to their careers in the theatre. We talked to four of them—Jeanna…

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