Onstage/Offstage Theatre Podcast

Onstage/Offstage Theatre Podcast

Monthly podcast featuring interviews with theatre professionals of all types--from playwrights to techies to producers. If it has to do with theatre--in any part of the world--we have it covered! We also do readings of short plays. Since 2013! #theatre #theater #playwriting #acting #directing #dramaturgy #producing. Questions? Comments? Email us at onstageoffstagepodcast@gmail.com!

Episodes

July 1, 2024 31 mins

Chloe Riederich is a playwright, director, and theatre practitioner, whose play "Decisions, Decisions," a sensitive, humorous comedy, is the first of our 2024 "Missing Home" plays. Catch our production and a way-fun interview with Chloe themselves!

Chloe's Homepage  |  Facebook

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Isaiah St. Cyr, Enoch Chapman, and Montana Miller are three of the members of the Native American theatre company Natives of the Apocalypse. In the summer of 2023, this Santa Fe troupe produced an indigenized version of Lyle Kessler's "Orphans." Being one of the very few Native American theatre groups in the U.S., NOTA now embarks on a five-year plan to not only bring theatre to native Americans but enable more indigenous folks to ...

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May 1, 2024 38 mins

Lily is a theatre critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. I came across an article she wrote back in October of 2023 entitled “What responsibility do critics bear when a theater company closes?” I was struck that anyone, let alone a theatre critic, would voice that out loud. But it's a legitimate question, especially after Covid-19 ravaged the theatre scene worldwide.

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Florida-based playwrights/actors/producers of the challenging hit play, "Dissonance," which begs the question, "Can a Black woman and a White woman--who have been friends for 20 years--have an honest, open conversation about race?" #theatre,#race,#friendship,#privilege,#dissonance, #equality, #blacklivesmatter, #racism, #whitefragility, #thisisamerica, #systemicracism, #blm, #america, #socialjustice

Dissonance The Play

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March 1, 2024 34 mins

Dionne Lea is a Broadway World award nominated actor, singer, producer. She does improv, variety shows, theater, commercials, television, voice-over, film and is currently bringing her show "The Way It Is...Now," an evening of stories and musical numbers, around the united states to enthusiastic audiences. We have a great chat about so many different things--come tune us in!

IMDB  |  Dionne Lea  |  Podcast: The Way I Am Now

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February 1, 2024 44 mins

Ekaterina Wagner is a playwright, art critic, and editor based in Moscow, Russia. Her articles appeared in Robb Report, ELLE and other media outlets in Russia, Ukraine, and India. She worked as an editor and deputy editor-in-chief of several international publications in Russia, including ELLE Decoration, Harper’s Bazaar Art, and The Art Newspaper. She is currently a deputy editor-in-chief of Art Focus Now, an English-language webs...

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January 1, 2024 49 mins

Welcome to 2024! Jan Carpman and Mary Ann Nichols Hubbard are the movers and shakers behind Playzoomers, an online theatre company founded in 2020. They present 20 live online plays per year on Zoom - from full-length plays to multiple short plays – featuring professional theatre artists. As of this broadcast they will have produced and aired over 100 plays.

Playzoomers  |  Instagram

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December 1, 2023 58 mins

Anne is a true gift to the theatre community. Since 2015 she's run The Depot, a production company featuring Zoom play readings. We talk about teaching, her life in theatre, her writing, and the Coast Guard!

https://www.thedepot.space

#theatre #drama #teaching #writer #thedepot #coastguard #zoom

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November 1, 2023 40 mins

Kelly is a playwright whose work explores various cultures and belief systems. Her full-length plays are about, as she says, women and events you’ve likely never heard of. She goes on to say that she's lived in a few different places, and enjoys getting to know a place through its often obscure history. She has at least one play for every region she's lived in.

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This month our guest is Michael Burgan, a playwright, novelist, and professional writer with over 250 published books. (We will explain that impressive number!) His short play, "Nothing to Declare," is our October '23 play selection. And we talk with Michael about his other work, including textbooks and “Celebrating Survival,” an evening of staged readings of short plays about cancer, benefitting the Cancer Foundation for New Mexic...

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In the waiting room of a DNA testing laboratory, Oliver and Larry meet to hear results of their DNA tests. Plus an interview with Christine Benvenuto.

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August 1, 2023 27 mins

is a playwright and junior in high school from Houston, Texas. I had the privilege of reading her play Tell Us Your Story (A Tale of Family Lost and Found) not long ago. Tell Us Your Story describes what it's like for one young woman when she discovers that her birth mother has been looking for her. Sophie is also a theatre enthusiast and has been learning all of what it takes to make the magic happ...

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FJ Hartland is a playwright, director, and professional actor whose plays have won awards too numerous to mention. His play "For the Record," the next selection in our 2023 theme of Exploration, is a story of two people finding a way to connect and reach an understanding. Join us for a great conversation after the play!

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Playwright / reading. When is a gift worth twice as much? When it includes your partner and helps you conquer a phobia. 

Facebook / Twitter / Unborn Children of America / Heuer Publications

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May 27, 2023 51 mins

Midge Guerrera is a playwright, blogger, travel consultant, memoirist, university education planner, arts management/public relations and much more. Our talk this month is chock full of stories, anecdotes, and inspiration.

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April 1, 2023 49 mins

Playwright, public defender. Claude Jackson's play “Cashed Out” recently had its world premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse. The play deals with Rocky, a mother and an accountant, who has a gambling addiction.

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March 1, 2023 44 mins

Playwright, producer, novelist. Patrick Gabridge is a busy man; he writes site-specific plays, historical novels, and runs the PlaywrightBinge, an online group for playwrights to share information and support.

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February 1, 2023 38 mins

Claire Lebowitz King's play "Outside the Gates", about two mothers, one Iranian, the other American, appeared at the '22 Edinburgh Fringe. An indomitable activist, Claire has also written other insightful social works as well as being a co-founder of Occupy Broadway.

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January 1, 2023 48 mins

Happy New Year, all! We bring you a thrilling talk with playwright Sarah Shourd. Her play "The Box," about prisoners in solitary confinement, toured the US and Europe and was so impactful, it helped changed laws in California.

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December 1, 2022 43 mins

Producer--New Plays for Young Audiences Associate Professor, Bronx Community College.

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