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Playwrights Horizons alum Laura Heisler discusses her character, Aubrey, what she considers her typical roles, and what it means to play "more animal, less human." Original music by Darron L West. Produced by 2013/14 Marketing Resident Nicole D
Back for her third show at Playwrights Horizons, THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS, Blackburn prize winner Marlane Meyer talks about returning to PH, her own Patron Saint, and why writing just may have saved her life (and someone else's). Origin
MR BURNS actor Colleen Werthmann discusses playing a Simpson, the process of creating the show, and moonlighting as a comedy writer. Produced by 2013/14 Marketing Resident Nicole Dancel.
MR. BURNS' Obie Award-winning composer Michael Friedman discusses his role in the play's development and the fascinating intersection of "The Simpsons" theme with Bernard Herrmann. Music: Mr. Herrmann's score from "Cape Fear." To listen to
MR. BURNS playwright Anne Washburn on the origin of the play, its unique development process, and how "The Simpsons" came to represent the high culture of the future. Music from "Cape Fear" by Bernard Herrmann. To view a shorter, video versio
The composer and lyricist of the musical FAR FROM HEAVEN, based on the 2002 film written and directed by Todd Haynes, discuss the genesis of the piece, their fruitful collaboration with Kelli O'Hara, and how PH has become their artistic home.
FAR FROM HEAVEN's Raymond, Isaiah Johnson, recounts his experience growing up military, working with Al Pacino in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and discusses the benefits of originating a role in a major new musical at Playwrights Horizons. Featurin
Listen to Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, star of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and XANADU, talk about performing for ice cream, her common ground with Daniel Day-Lewis, and her personal connection to her role in THE CALL. Produced by 2012/2013 season M
Playwright Tanya Barfield and Obie Award-winning director Leigh Silverman discuss Barfield's play THE CALL, international adoption, and the struggle to write. A co-production between Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages, through May 19, 201
Listen to an interview with the Playwrights Horizons 2011/12 Season Residents (Marketing, Directing, Literary, Casting, Musical Theater, Development, and Stage Management) discussing their experiences at Playwrights Horizons. A co-production by
THE FLICK's Matthew Maher on thinking critically about the movies from an early age, and how it feels to be originating a role in an Annie Baker play. Produced by Marketing Resident Katie Stoppiello. (2012/2013 season)
THE FLICK author Annie Baker discusses her writing process, her love of film, and how she came to understand the fascinating lingo of movie theater employees. To hear our previous conversation with Annie (2009), visit https://soundcloud.com/pl
THE GREAT GOD PAN's Jeremy Strong discusses his character, the role theater plays in his busy television and film schedule, and the artists that have inspired him along the way. Produced by Marketing Resident Katie Stoppiello. (2012/2013 seaso
THE WHALE's Reyna de Courcy discusses her character, how she's supported herself as an actor in the city, and the effect LeVar Burton and "Reading Rainbow" had on her decision to act. Produced by Marketing Resident Katie Stoppiello. (2012/2013
THE GREAT GOD PAN author Amy Herzog on the joys of memory plays, dodging hot-button issues, and why it's (sometimes) necessary to torture your characters. (2012/13 season) To hear Amy's 2010 interview re: AFTER THE REVOLUTION, go to http://so
"Most of the plays that I write, I think, come out of a deep fear to write the play. " Sam Hunter on THE WHALE's central character, writing as a window to the soul, and what scared him about writing a play whose protagonist is a 600-pound man.
Eisa Davis talks Yoga, her character in Melissa James Gibson's THIS, and preserving her family's rich legacy. Produced by Marketing Resident Courtney Beam. (2009/10 season)
Heidi Schreck on switching hats between acting and writing, her character in CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, and why kidney transplant centers make for great inspiration. (2009/10 season)
Justin Wildung interviews actors Zachary Booth and Preston Sadleir, who discuss their roles as twin brothers otto and OTTO in Edward Albee's ME, MYSELF & I. (2010/11 season)
Katharine Powell, AFTER THE REVOLUTION's Emma, talks to Casey York about what attracted her to the play, the close-knit cast, and her misadventures in the NYC restaurant industry. (2010/11 season)
A SMALL FIRE's Celia Keenan-Bolger on her fellow cast members, working on new plays and musicals, and playing a bridesmaid and bride-to-be in back-to-back plays. (2010/11 season)
Kristen Bush, KIN's Anna, talks to Casey York about how she prepares for her role and her journey from Kansas to the Big Apple. (2010/11 season)
Casey York talks to GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE actor Brian Hutchison about his role, what it's like to work with director Leigh Silverman and David Greenspan, and how he manages to keep his cool in this business. (2010/11 season)
Casey York talks to THE SHAGGS' Annie Golden about her experience singing with The Shirts, making the transition to acting, and her familiarily with New England bands. (2010/11 season)
Christina Anderson on chicken feet, the mix of the personal and the political in INKED BABY, and the joys of nabbing one's first off-Broadway production. (2008/09 season)
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