Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Saycon Sengbloh on “In the Blood” by Victoria Myers

Saycon Sengbloh is currently playing the demanding role of Hester La Negrita in "In the Blood." We talk to her about her process, the demands of the role, the play’s politics, and more.

Linked From The Interval at 09:37AM
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Carrie Coon, Liza Colón-Zayas, Danaya Esperanza, Susan Pourfar, and Brenda Wehle on “Mary Jane” by Victoria Myers

We talk to the cast of the new play "Mary Jane"-- Carrie Coon, Liza Colón-Zayas, Danaya Esperanza, Susan Pourfar, and Brenda Wehle-- about their process, themes of the play, and more.

Linked From The Interval at 09:42AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7 Women of Theatre History You Should Know: Part Four by Victoria Myers

Profiles of Hallie Flanagan, Barbara Ann Teer, Shauneille Perry, Elisabeth Marbury, Wakako Yamauchi, Aline Bernstein, and Silvia Brito. Women from diverse backgrounds and a range of theatre …

Linked From The Interval at 09:55AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Betsy Wolfe is Absolutely Fine. And Other Concerns. by Victoria Myers

Ten years after making her Broadway debut and working consistently, Betsy Wolfe is on the brink of becoming a true Broadway star. We talk to her about her current role in "Waitress," her nex…

Linked From The Interval at 09:46AM
Monday, September 11, 2017

How Do You Direct a Play About Sexual Assault? How Do You Direct Two of Them? by Victoria Myers

This past year, director Tyne Rafaeli has had a slightly unusual theme in her work: stories surrounding sexual assault. Earlier this year, Tyne directed "Actually" and currently she’s dire…

Linked From The Interval at 09:59AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Julie White on “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Victoria Myers

We talk to Julie White about stepping into the role of Nora in "A Doll's House, Part 2," playing an unapologetic woman, the pressure to be likeable, and more.

Linked From The Interval at 09:29AM
Monday, August 28, 2017

Laurie Woolery, Shaina Taub, Sonya Tayeh, and Andrea Grody on “As You Like It” by Victoria Myers

Public Works might be theatre-making of the largest scale in Manhattan. This year, the production is "As You Like It," and it has all women at the helm: director Laurie Woolery, composer Sh…

Linked From The Interval at 09:24AM
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An Interview with Karen Ziemba by Victoria Myers

Karen Ziemba is currently appearing in "Prince of Broadway," a musical revue that celebrates the work of Hal Prince. Between preview performances, we sat down with Karen to discuss her caree…

Linked From The Interval at 09:10AM
Monday, August 21, 2017

Behind the Scenes of “Primer for a Failed Superpower” by Victoria Myers

We go behind the scenes of "Primer for a Failed Superpower," a concert/event that will feature protest songs performed by an ensemble made up of teenagers, baby boomers, members of The TEAM,…

Linked From The Interval at 09:39AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An Interview with Karen Pittman by Victoria Myers

We talk to Karen Pittman, currently starring in "Pipeline," about what drew her to the play, her acting process, her path to acting (it's actually her third career), and more.

Linked From The Interval at 09:23AM
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Celia Keenan-Bolger: Three Years Later by Victoria Myers

Celia Keenan-Bolger was one of the first women interviewed for The Interval. Three years later, she's starring in the new play "A Parallelogram," has a two-year-old son, and is still trying…

Linked From The Interval at 10:03AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An Interview with Dominique Morisseau by Victoria Myers

We talk to Dominique Morisseau about her inspiration and process for writing her new play "Pipeline" at Lincoln Center Theater, bringing new audiences to the theatre, themes in her work, an…

Linked From The Interval at 09:40AM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An Interview with Jenn Colella by Victoria Myers

We talk to Jenn Colella about how she created her characters in "Come From Away," how she cultivated her attitude about the theatre business, the Tony Awards, and more.

Linked From The Interval at 08:54AM
Monday, July 17, 2017

Women of NYMF 2017 by Victoria Myers

Throughout July and the beginning of August, we will once again feature women involved in this year’s New York Musical Festival. First up, the women behind "Painting Faye Salvez."

Linked From The Interval at 10:00AM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

An Interview with Kirsten Childs by Victoria Myers

In a few weeks, Kirsten Childs' cult hit musical "The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin" will be revived as part of Encores! Off-Center, and earlier this summer her musical "Bella" …

Linked From The Interval at 09:19AM
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

An Interview with Lynn Ahrens by Victoria Myers

Lynn Ahrens is one of the few female lyricists/book writers currently making a living in the theatre. We sat down with her to discuss "Anastasia", her process, how her thoughts on gender hav…

Linked From The Interval at 07:47AM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

An Interview with Rebecca Taichman by Victoria Myers

On Sunday, June 11th, 2017, for the seventh time in the history of the Tony Awards, a woman’s name was announced as the winner of Best Director of a Play, and that woman was Rebecca Taichm…

Linked From The Interval at 09:37AM
Monday, June 19, 2017

Lillian Hellman’s Regina Giddens: The Theatre’s Original “Nasty Woman” by Victoria Myers

Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" is the only revival of a play by a woman on Broadway in 2016-17. But historically how did critics write about the play's protagonist? Was she held to a d…

Linked From The Interval at 09:47AM
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Photo Essay: Behind the Scenes of “(Not) Water” by Victoria Myers

"(Not) Water" is an immersive theatre piece that explores people’s relationships with water, climate change, and how to create a play about both of those things.During a day of tech, photo…

Linked From The Interval at 09:58AM

A Slice of (professional) Life: Colby Minifie by Victoria Myers

This week we’re highlighting some emerging artists in theatre and finding out how they view their careers and structure their lives. Colby Minifie is currently appearing on Broadway in "Si…

Linked From The Interval at 09:57AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Emerging Artists: Morgan Green and Taibi Magar by Victoria Myers

This week, we’re highlighting some emerging artists in theatre and finding out how they view their careers and structure their lives. Morgan Green and Taibi Magar are two directors on the …

Linked From The Interval at 10:17AM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

May Adrales and Chisa Hutchinson on “Somebody’s Daughter” by Victoria Myers

We talk to playwright Chisa Hutchinson and director May Adrales about their process for writing and staging the new play "Somebody's Daughter."

Linked From The Interval at 09:31AM
Monday, June 5, 2017

An Interview with Rachel Bay Jones by Victoria Myers

Rachel Bay Jones is currently giving a layered and surprising performance in "Dear Evan Hansen." We talk to her about how she shaped her character, what she wishes people would talk about wh…

Linked From The Interval at 09:48AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

An Interview with Lila Neugebauer by Victoria Myers

A name that popped up a lot in “Who Should Have Been Nominated for a Tony” discussions was director Lila Neugebauer. We talk to Lila about her process, her career trajectory, her respons…

Linked From The Interval at 09:56AM
Monday, May 29, 2017

Reviving Ophelia with Sherie Rene Scott and Sheila Vand by Victoria Myers

We talk to Sherie Rene Scott and Sheila Vand, who are appearing in Waterwell's production of "Hamlet," about reinterpreting classic female roles and how to take up space.

Linked From The Interval at 10:14AM
Thursday, May 25, 2017

An Interview with Quincy Tyler Bernstine by Victoria Myers

We talk to actress Quincy Tyler Bernstine about her latest role in "Intimate Apparel" and her career.

Linked From The Interval at 09:23AM
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Is This When Something is Supposed to Happen: Young Women in New York Pursuing Theatre by Victoria Myers

We talk to young women about their experiences, all college students or recent grads and all from different backgrounds, to try to get a feel of what it is like to be a young woman starting …

Linked From The Interval at 09:19AM
Thursday, May 18, 2017

An Interview with Michelle Wilson by Victoria Myers

We talk to Tony nominee Michelle Wilson about her process for "Sweat," audience conversations, development of new work, and more.

Linked From The Interval at 09:49AM
Monday, May 15, 2017

An Interview with Lear deBessonet by Victoria Myers

Director Lear deBessonet has become known for her large-scale productions with Public Works. She's currently directing a revival of "Venus." We talk to Lear about her process for "Venus," Pu…

Linked From The Interval at 09:57AM
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Searching for Charlotte Zaltzberg: the Legacy of a Lost Female Writer by Victoria Myers

Who was Charlotte Zaltzberg? In 1974 Zaltzberg was nominated for a Tony Award for "Raisin", a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play, but very little information exists about her…

Linked From The Interval at 09:36AM

Anna Ziegler on “Actually” and More by Victoria Myers

Anna Ziegler's new play "Actually" tells two perspectives of a campus sexual assault hearing. We talked to Anna about her writing process, the challenges of perspective, and more.

Linked From The Interval at 09:35AM