Another Day’s Begun

Author, journalist, and theater advocate Howard Sherman talks about his new book, Another Day’s Begun: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the 21st Century, a fascinating oral history featuring conversations with over a hundred theater artists talking about productions of this seminal work from Chicago to Miami, from off-Broadway to the UK, and from professionals to students to Kate Powers’ transformative production at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Featuring the two plays that framed World War II; how Howard’s opinion of Our Town changed during the writing of this book; how every production is telling its own story to its own community; how the play prompted dramatic new considerations about the American criminal justice system; and how the community of Grover’s Corners is always populated anew by the community of actors and audience members coming together at every performance. (Length 28:07)

Episode 498. Year Of Shakespeare

”Director Kate Powers talks about her work on the 400 Dreams Initiative with the Shakespeare Theatre Association and how her work with Rehabilitation Through the Arts led to a production of Twelfth Night in Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Featuring Shakespeare in space, Bard Badges, celebrating Shakespeare in all its forms, the greatness Read more…