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Episode 479. Designing Stage Sets

As Austin Tichenor begins to direct his adaptation of Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair at Valparaiso University, Assistant Professor of Design/Theatre Alan Ernstein talks about the job of the set designer and about the fun and challenges of creating a space … 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 435. Nerd Noir Novelist

Ian Tregillis has quite possibly created a new genre with his recent novel Something More Than Night, a murder mystery detective novel with an angel protagonist set in Thomas Aquinas’ vision of Heaven. Ian talks about his supportive writers group (featuring a … Continue reading

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Episode 383. Meet The Darwins

Playwright Sara Gmitter talks about her new play In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story (now getting its world premiere at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago), which explores the long and successful romance between Charles and Emma Darwin: A … Continue reading

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Episode 173. Shades of Grey

A series of mini-reunions this week! New York Times bestselling novelist Jasper Fforde (the Thursday Next series, the Nursery Crime series) has written Shades of Grey and was good enough to chat about it. Then we reconnected with several RSC … Continue reading

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