Category Archives: Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

One of the Top Ten Podcasts for Theatre Fans, according to Broadway World. And The Telegraph (UK) called it “a bright, breezy, and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features, and excerpts from the shows!” when it named the RSC Podcast one of its Best Comedy Podcasts. Backstage drama. Touring trauma. Famous Guests. Infamous quests. Literary analysis. No urinalysis. All this and less – on the Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast. Find old podcast episodes here. It’s “All Things Reduced” every Monday – and it’s free!

Episode 478. Reading Stage Directions

Are you the kind of actor or director who boasts, “I don’t read stage directions”? Playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor have some thoughts for you about the value of stage directions, plus helpful tips, lessons for playwrights too, favorite … Continue reading

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Episode 477. Directing Other Shows

Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor discuss the rewards and challenges, and the differences and similarities of directing shows away from the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Featuring tricks to directing musicals, switching roles, Hamilton-related name-dropping, cool discoveries, the importance of listening with energy, … Continue reading

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Episode 476. Remembering Alan Rickman

RSC Company Manager Alli Bostedt and RSC UK actor John Schwab are joined by our old friend Bill Chott (left) as they describe their professional and personal encounters with the late great Alan Rickman. Featuring brushes with greatness, missed opportunities, surprising kindness, spoiler … Continue reading

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Episode 475. Our Poster (L)Artist

Lar DeSouza (known as @lartist on Twitter) is the cartoonist and caricaturist who created the poster art for our last three stage shows: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), and William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First … Continue reading

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Episode 474. The Bicycle Men

Joe Liss is an actor, writer, and sort of the improviser’s improviser, a Second City alum who’s performed onstage in Chicago, LA, off-Broadway, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He’s also written for film and television and is the co-author … Continue reading

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