Sunday, February 1, 2009

Parker, Simpson, Edelstein, and Clancy Answer Your Questions on Upcoming Podcast

A while back I told you about our planned nytheatrecast episode in which a panel of directors will answer questions posed by readers/listeners/audience members. Well, I am now happy to announce who will comprise our panel--it's quite a distinguished group! We have:
  • John Clancy - 2006 Obie winner for sustained excellence in direction; co-founder of the New York International Fringe Festival
  • Barry Edelstein - Director of the Shakespeare Initiative at the Public Theater
  • Cat Parker - Producing Director, T. Schreiber Studio
  • Jim Simpson - 1999 Obie winner for direction; Artistic Director of the Flea

All four of our panelists have long and impressive lists of directing credits and years of experience working as directors in the theatre. So they will have enormous insight to offer as they respond to the queries posed by our audience.

We will record this podcast on Thursday, February 5th. So there is still time to send in your questions! Please email them to me. The completed episode will be available for download at or iTunes on February 11th.

And while we're on the subject of our nytheatrecast series... let me quickly mention some of the other programs we are planning for the month of February. We've just released a terrific episode featuring The Nonsense Company, a Madison, Wisconsin-based troupe who are visiting NYC this month with their double bill of Great Hymn of Thanksgiving and Conversation Storm. They perform a brief, electrifying excerpt from Conversation Storm in the podcast.

Coming up later this month will be an interview with Brian Rogers and Sheila Lewandowski of the Chocolate Factory Theatre in Long Island City; a discussion with director Jose Zayas and playwright Caridad Svich about their collaboration at Repertorio Espanol, a stage version of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits; the second installment of our series of talks with authors from Plays and Playwrights 2009, featuring Chris Harcum and Tim Collins; and a preview of this year's FRIGID Festival, hosted by Trav S.D. Stay tuned to to keep up to date; or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single episode!

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