Tag Archives: Casting

Episode 549. Remembering A.R. Gurney

Our good friend Howard Sherman remembers his good friend A.R. Gurney, the celebrated playwright and so-called “chronicler of contemporary America’s most unfashionable social stratum — upper-middle-class WASPS” (according to Frank Rich), who died this week at the age of 86. … Continue reading

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Episode 514. Streamlining ‘Julius Caesar’

Chicago’s Writers Theatre opened its first full season in its award-winning new performance space with a glorious and timely production of Julius Caesar. Actor, co-director, and adaptor Scott Parkinson discusses the process of streamlining this classic by focusing on its dual protagonists, finding echoes … Continue reading

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Episode 462. Certain Pet Peeves

The most recent addition to the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Jason Ryan Lovett, talks about his dream roles, his acting background, the differences between knowing your lines on stage and in your kitchen, transposing pop-culture characters into Shakespeare plays, being a … Continue reading

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Episode 433. American Acting ‘Crisis’

Emmy-nominated Casting Director Sandi Logan (Cristela, Monk, Boomtown, several tours for the Reduced Shakespeare Company) talks about the business of casting film and television, and the alleged ‘Crisis in American Acting’ (find the link to the essay that talks about this … Continue reading

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Episode 387. Lookingglass Theatre Company

Phillip R. Smith, the Producing Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company, talks about the core values that drive the work of this highly respected institution. Featuring the wisdom of grand adventures, multiple artistic directors, shared Edinburgh origins, … Continue reading

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