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


September 1, 2023 39 mins

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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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 happe...

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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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Play reading: "Jokers in the Pack"--an inside look at what dogs really talk about while we sip our soy lattes. And a lovely convo with Tony about writing and community activism!

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Playwright, teacher.  We read Dierdre's play, "Letting Go, our final "Pets" play, and talk about commissions and wooooo...horror-themed plays!

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September 1, 2022 35 mins

Playwright/Actor/Director. We have a smashing conversation with Lisa Villamil about her play "Sirens," getting started in writing, producing work, and making it in today's theatre world!

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Playwright Rand Higbee joins us for the first of our 2022 plays based on "Pets."

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July 1, 2022 47 mins

Playwright, Actor, Storyteller, Journalist, Community Activist. Mike Sockol and I talk about many things: arts in education, journalism, play critique, his play "In Danger of Falling in Love," and his fight against cancer.

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June 1, 2022 60 mins

Playwrights, actors, producers. Joshua Fardon, Patricia Mario, and Connie Kuntz are the driving forces behind Naked Angels (Chicago branch) which hosts Tuesdays@9, a forum for reading new works.


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May 1, 2022 40 mins

Theatre Maker!/Playwright/Actor/Musician. Katie Hartman is many things: a playwright, actor, singer, musician. Her career has taken her around the world (as one-half of The Coldharts) with such macabre works as Edgar Allan and the Unrepentant Necrophile (a musical). Now she's taken the production reins of the Cincinnati Fringe.

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April 1, 2022 54 mins

Playwright/Editor/Teaching Artist. Debbie is the editor for Smith and Kraus's books: Best 10-Minute Plays of 2021, Best Women's Monologues 2021, Best Men's Monologues 2021. She also writes plays for young adults!

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March 1, 2022 50 mins

Theatre maker/director/producer/documentary maker/ Asst. professor/Head of M.F.A. Directing - Univ. Texas @ Austin.

KJ uses interviews and historical research to glean material for her plays, which cover a multitude of engrossing subjects.

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February 1, 2022 53 mins

Playwright, Mental Health Counselor. John's having a remarkable year as a playwright--winner of the 2021 Panowski Award!


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