Tag Archives: Back Room Shakespeare

Episode 473. Meet Aaron Posner

Playwright and director Aaron Posner (Stupid F*cking Bird) talks about his celebrated production of The Tempest at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, his upcoming production of Midsummer at the Folger Theatre, and his ongoing exploration of the classics using both reverence and irreverence. Featuring the importance of populism, the … Continue reading

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Episode 461. Juggling For Jesus

Before he was an actor, director, master carpenter, and Jeff Award-winning rigger, Isaac Schoepp (top left) performed as a juggler with the Fitz Family Ministries, touring the country with a company made up of his father, his mother, and his siblings. … Continue reading

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Episode 455. BackRoom Shakespeare Backstage

RSC Managing Partner Austin Tichenor performed with the Back Room Shakespeare Project in their production of The Merchant of Venice in July 2015 at the Radler Bar & Restaurant, and because his roles were relatively (thankfully) small, he roamed the backstage … Continue reading

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Episode 447. Our Favorite Shakespeares

We have Shakespeare on the brain these days (perhaps workshopping the new script William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) has something to do with it), so Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor discuss their favorite Shakespeare plays, productions, and performances. Featuring … Continue reading

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Episode 437. Back Room Shakespeare

Chicago actor and now author Samuel Taylor chronicles the origins of the Back Room Shakespeare Project in his new book My Life With The Shakespeare Cult. Part cri de coeur, part call to arms, Sam’s book is a brief and … Continue reading

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