Episode 634. Marya’s New ‘Tempest’

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Marya Sea Kaminski is the new artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater and just opened her ambitious all-female production of The Tempest. Marya discusses how her production of is inspired by the Pittsburgh community and engages in fun and fantastical contemplations, reimagining a great text, honoring Shakespeare’s role as a producer and crowd-pleaser, developing partnerships with Pittsburgh’s civic and creative communities, recognizing the importance of time to reflect, and sharing her thoughts about what makes a great season and how one prepares them. Read Christopher Rawson’s rave in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here. (Length 20:00) (PICTURED: Tamara Tunie as Prospero and Shammen McCune as Caliban in the Pittsburgh Public Theater production of The Tempest, directed by Marya Sea Kaminski. Photos by Michael Henninger.)