Monday, March 25, 2019

Kate Baldwin on Superhero, Developing New Musicals, and More by Victoria Myers

Kate Baldwin first gained major attention for Finian’s Rainbow, which earned her first Tony Award nomination. She then went on to originate roles in Giant, Big Fish, and Songbird, and rece…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Danya Taymor on the Rise by Victoria Myers

Danya Taymor is a director on the brink of firmly establishing herself as no longer emerging, but a sought after interpreter of new work. For the last few years, she’s worked consistently …

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sara Mearns Dances into Musical Theatre by Victoria Myers

Sara Mearns joined the company of the New York City Ballet in 2004, having already apprenticed and studied at the School of American Ballet, and by 2008 she became a principal dancer with th…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rehana Lew Mirza on Hatef**k and More by Victoria Myers

Rehana Lew Mirza is a playwright, bookwriter, and filmmaker whose work often focuses on highlighting the South Asian experience. Her latest play Hatef**k, which was featured on the 2017 Kilr…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sofia Alvarez and Sheila Vand on Nylon, Blockchain Theater Project, and More by Victoria Myers

In the new play Nylon, written by Sofia Alvarez, Anna, a woman in her early thirties played by Sheila Vand, has to confront the choices she made in her twenties and how they reverberate into…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Directing Roundtable with Arpita Mukherjee, Christa Scott Reed, and Colette Robert by Victoria Myers

Out of the 21 plays currently on Broadway or are upcoming this season, only three (a dismal 14%) are directed by women. However, Off-Broadway, there is a vibrant group of emerging new direct…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kamilah Forbes on By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and More by Victoria Myers

Kamilah Forbes is currently making her Signature Theatre debut directing a revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. A theatre and television producer, as well as director, Kamilah is also in …

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury on Marys Seacole and More by Victoria Myers

In Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play Marys Seacole, currently receiving its premiere production at LCT3 at Lincoln Center, the concept of care—who gives it and what it means—is explored…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lear deBessonet, of Great Faith by Victoria Myers

When Lear deBessonet was ten years old, she made the decision to live for God. Now deBessonet is responsible for some of the largest and most inclusive theatre productions in NYC. On the hor…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The One With Hurricane Diane by Victoria Myers

We speak with members of the cast and creative team of Hurricane Diane, the new play by Pulitzer finalist Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. With a nod to Greek drama, Hurrica…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Women in Theatre in Business: a Case Study with Bohemia Realty Group by Victoria Myers

Continuing the exploration of women in the arts who also own businesses, we speak with four women with diverse backgrounds—some arts related, some not—who run Bohemia Realty Group, a rea…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Shariffa Ali and Victoria Clark on Directing and Strindberg by Victoria Myers

Mies Julie, an adaptation of Miss Julie by Yaël Farber set in post-Apartheid South Africa, and The Dance of Death, adapted by Conor McPherson, are currently being presented at Classic Stage…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Leah Nanako Winkler on God Said This, Kentucky, and More by Victoria Myers

Leah Nanako Winkler’s new play, God Said This, is just beginning performances at Primary Stages. We speak with her about her growth as a writer, what it was like to revisit the world of Ke…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Beth Leavel on The Prom and More by Victoria Myers

In the new musical The Prom, Tony winner Beth Leavel plays the character of a Tony winning Broadway actress. This is not the first time that Beth has portrayed a satirical theatre diva; her …

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Season of the Female Music Director by Victoria Myers

The 2018/19 Broadway season has a record number of female music directors. However, jobs still tend to go to white men. Recently, there have been efforts made to change that. We speak to mus…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Prophet Arrived: Heidi Schreck by Victoria Myers

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me is an extraordinary, singular work of genius. It's electrified the New York theatre, and speaks to the past, present, and future all at once…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christine Lahti, Emily Mann, Diane Paulus, and Daryl Roth on Gloria: A Life by Victoria Myers

The new play Gloria: A Life depicts Gloria Steinem looking back on her remarkable life and all of the women who shaped it. The show is written by Emily Mann, directed by Diane Paulus, and pr…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams with Hansol Jung by Victoria Myers

In playwright Hansol Jung’s world of glorious magical realism, the Internet is portrayed by people singing in binary code and fathers turning into penguins who have lost their wings. Those…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Usual Girls: An Interview with Ming Peiffer and Tyne Rafaeli by Victoria Myers

Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer and directed by Tyne Rafaeli centers around Kyeoung, a young Asian-American woman coming of age in the ‘90s and early 2000s, and the messy, sometimes dangerous,…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Natural Shocks: An Interview with Lauren Gunderson, May Adrales and Pascale Armand by Victoria Myers

Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in America, but her plays have almost entirely been produced outside of NYC. Presented this fall at The Women’s Project, in a produ…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Caitlin Kinnunen on The Prom and More by Victoria Myers

In the new musical, The Prom, Caitlin Kinnunen plays a teenager who just wants to take her girlfriend to the high school prom. It’s Caitlin's first lead role in a Broadway musical. She…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Letter from the Editor: On Why We Have Political Content by Victoria Myers

Have you ever wondered why The Interval, a theatre site, has political content? Editor Victoria Myers explains why The Interval considers spotlighting the politics of the community part of a…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Miranda Rose Hall and Margot Bordelon on Plot Points in Our Sexual Development by Victoria Myers

Playwright Miranda Rose Hall and director Margot Bordelon to discuss their latest work, "Plot Points in Our Sexual Development" at LCT3. The show, which is described by LCT as “a contempor…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Interval’s Midterm Election Guide by Victoria Myers

With the midterm elections approaching, we wanted to do our part to help save democracy. We asked people we’ve interviewed to tell us about candidates, issues, and races that they care abo…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Larissa FastHorse on The Thanksgiving Play and More by Victoria Myers

The Thanksgiving Play, currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons, marks the New York debut of Larissa FastHorse and is believed to be the first time a play by a Native American has been …

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Carmel Dean on Renascence and Edna St. Vincent Millay by Victoria Myers

The new musical, Renascence, is about Edna St. Vincent Millay and is the first musical by Carmel Dean. We speak to Carmel about her love of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry, what it was l…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Roundtable with Laurie Woolery and the Women of El Huracán by Victoria Myers

In Charise Castro Smith’s new play El Huracán, hurricanes both literal and figurative bear down on four generations of women as they confront their history, what they’ve lost, and what …

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Midautumn Night’s Dream with Jenny Koons by Victoria Myers

Jenny Koons is not interested in playing by the rules of traditional theatre. Her productions are rooted in activism and community, like her A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Public Theate…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mental Health and Working in Theatre: a Roundtable Discussion by Victoria Myers

A life in the theatre has unique challenges for people dealing with mental health conditions including instability, rejection, lack of financial resources, intense emotion, and more. We gath…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Days of Awe: Leigh Silverman and Broadway’s First All-Female Design Team, a photo essay by Victoria Myers

Director Leigh Silverman put together Broadway's first all-female design team. Photographer Tess Mayer spent two afternoons with them at tech documenting these individuals in a room together…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Letter from the Editor: September 2018 by Victoria Myers

We now have a monthly Letter from the Editor! This month's is about the need to view women as individuals who do not need to justify their existence in creative fields. 

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