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Boston Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Boston.

Elizabeth Addison & Maurice Emmanuel Parent on BOSTON'S BLACK-OUT PERFORMANCES Interview Elizabeth Addison & Maurice Emmanuel Parent on BOSTON'S BLACK-OUT PERFORMANCES
by Andrew Child - October 21, 2020, Boston

The first time composer/ lyricist Elizabeth Addison saw Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play on Broadway, she felt self-conscious. The piece takes an unflinching swipe at racial tensions in ways that famously ignited passions of theatre goers of all races....
David Dower, David Howse, Tonasia Jones, And Harold Steward on SHIFTING LEADERSHIP IN Interview David Dower, David Howse, Tonasia Jones, And Harold Steward on SHIFTING LEADERSHIP IN A SHIFTING CLIMATE at ArtsEmerson & The Theater Offensive
by Andrew Child - October 16, 2020, Boston

As organizations convene to release comprehensive anti-racism plans, put out public relations fires as past transgressions come back into focus, and tighten their deadly clutch around maintaining a season subscription model, op eds and interviews circulate as leaders are asked, “what’s next?”...
Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Bo Interview Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Boston Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - September 02, 2020, Boston

Following their 2017 documentary theatre project exploring the impact of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, Finish Line, Boston Theatre Company has commissioned a new piece of documentary theatre about the varied experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, The Gay Agenda....
Jasmine Brooks And Summer L. Williams of BETTER FUTURE SERIES at Company One Theatre Interview Jasmine Brooks And Summer L. Williams of BETTER FUTURE SERIES at Company One Theatre
by Andrew Child - July 15, 2020, Boston

Summer L. Williams, associate artistic director and co-founder of Company One Theatre is, among other goals, using this time as a chance to reset. She ponders, a?oeHow do I take advantage of this chance to reimagine the way I think or work? I am finding things that I thought were internal pressures ...
Michelle Aguillon, Quentin Nguyen-duy, Sarah Shin on ZOOM THEATRE by Asian American T Interview Michelle Aguillon, Quentin Nguyen-duy, Sarah Shin on ZOOM THEATRE by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston
by Andrew Child - July 09, 2020, Boston

AATAB is not a theatre company. They were originally founded in 2018 as a social collective connected by a Facebook group. In response to Boston's need to embrace local Asian American artists she explains she would rather see established organizations do the work to welcome and elevate members of th...
Elle Borders, Caley Chase, And Kate Snodgrass of OVERTURE at Huntington Theatre Compa Interview Elle Borders, Caley Chase, And Kate Snodgrass of OVERTURE at Huntington Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - July 07, 2020, Boston

When Kate Snodgrass was asked by the Huntington Theatre's director of new work, Charles Haugland, to contribute to a series of short audio plays called Dream Boston, she jumped at this new opportunity. a?oeI have always been fascinated by radioa??, she grins at me via Zoom....
Dayenne CB Walters of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at WaltersWest Project Interview Dayenne CB Walters of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at WaltersWest Project
by Andrew Child - June 24, 2020, Boston

a?oeThis project wouldn't neatly fit into any of the niches I'm really familiar with in Boston theatre. Black actors are still discussing permission. How is permission granted? Who gives out the permission? I realized there is really no permission needed throughout this process.a??...
Composer/ Librettist Toshi Reagon on THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at ArtsEmerson Interview Composer/ Librettist Toshi Reagon on THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at ArtsEmerson
by Andrew Child - May 22, 2020, Boston

Toshi Reagon didn't go to college herself, but when her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, was tapped by Toni Morrison (yes, that Toni Morrison) to teach a creative course at Princeton, Bernice explained that she would accept the position if her daughter could teach collaboratively alongside her....
Part 1: Making Space for Gender-Queer Voices (and Making Sure to Pay Them Too) Interview Part 1: Making Space for Gender-Queer Voices (and Making Sure to Pay Them Too)
by Andrew Child - January 27, 2020, Boston

What do young artists (many with intersecting, marginalized identities) think about where Boston theatre will go in the 2020s? a?oeNo one's gonna want to work with me after reading this,a?? Geena Forristall laughed when asked. Although a light-hearted comment, it is backed up with an all too unfortu...
Creators of SHEAR MADNESS at The Charles Playhouse, the Longest-Running Play in US Hi Interview Creators of SHEAR MADNESS at The Charles Playhouse, the Longest-Running Play in US History
by Andrew Child - December 10, 2019, Boston

Sitting down to chat with Shear Madness' creators Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan provides exactly what one might expect from a conversation with two inherently funny people who, 40 years ago, produced a murder mystery/ improv comedy at a little theatre in Boston that currently holds the Guinness Wo...